On the day that India began inoculating members of the general population against Covid-19, RS Sharma, CEO of National Health Authority, spoke on the programme. He called the vaccination of Prime Minister Narendra Modi a 'major boost' for the drive. He also projected a daily vaccination target of 27 lakh in the near future. Sharma also explained the process of registration for vaccination for those aged 60 and above, and those aged 45+ with comorbidities. Watch the full video for more.
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After Prime Minister Narendra Modi was administered Bharat Biotech's COVAXIN, AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria said that the controversy comparing one vaccine to other has also been laid to rest. He said that the PM took "made in India" vaccine and showcased that both vaccines are safe and efficacious. "PM took COVID-19 vaccine and showed that we must do the same when turn comes. It will go a long way in getting over the issue of hesitancy. All over 60 years of age and those above 45 years with co-morbidities must take vaccine. It is the only way to come out of the pandemic," Guleria told ANI.
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on March 01 said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has replied to all the people questioning that when will he get vaccinated. He further requested Opposition to unite in efforts against Corona rather than using it as a political tool. "Modi ji had clearly said that our COVID warriors would be vaccinated first, and then us. To those who were questioning him, he has replied, "I was waiting for my turn." I want to tell the Opposition that you will have enough opportunities to do politics in elections and otherwise, can we not unite in efforts against Corona?," said RS Prasad while speaking to ANI on March 01. "We ministers have decided to avail paid vaccination facility," he added. PM Narendra Modi administered first dose of Bharat Biotech's COVAXIN today.
Ahead of the Assembly polls in Kerala, while addressing during 'Vijaya Yathra' in Kochi on February 28, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said, "Kerala budget was prepared and presented and all money is given to Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board (KIIFB). I don't know what budget they are making if all the money is given to KIIFB. What is this organisation?." "We make budget in the Union Government. We don't give all the money to one organisation and say 'thik hai, dekhte hai'. Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has criticized it. If this is budget making, no wonder Kerala is going into debt trap. It is a questionable affair," she added.
Ahead of the Assembly polls in Kerala, while addressing during 'Vijaya Yathra' in Kochi on February 28, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said, "Everyone knows Kerala is God's own country. But whatever is happening here is cause for severe concern. There is no law and order. I can go on elaborating things that are going against law and order of a peaceful, beautiful state like Kerala." "I ask Chief Minister that is this God's own country or is this CPI (M) violent culture, also spread in West Bengal. You are doing it here for several years. I am afraid to say that God's own country is now gradually becoming Fundamentalists' own country and government isn't worried," she added.
"I won't be able to say 'when' it is a 'dharam sankat,' said Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman when asked about reducing fuel prices during an event in Ahmedabad on February 25. Nirmala Sitharaman said that there is revenue for both Centre and state and "it is no longer competitive." "You have an excise duty then you have VAT of the states that is percentage driven. We can be picker about who earns more. Everything that the Centre earns, 40% goes to the states. So that is what we are left with of the total amount you see," FM added.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi enjoyed dancing with students of St. Joseph's Matriculation Hr. Sec. School in Mulagumoodu, Tamil Nadu during an interaction. Watch the video.
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During a roadshow in Tamil Nadu's Kanyakumari, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on March 01 criticized Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government by saying that his govt doesn't respect Tamil culture. He said, "Govt in Delhi doesn't respect Tamil culture. They've a CM who does everything they say. CM (E.K. Palaniswami) doesn't represent the state, he represents what Modi wants him to do. A person who bows before Modi can't represent Tamil Nadu.""He (CM) must not let RSS insult Tamil culture. Modi says '1 nation, 1 culture, 1 history'. Is Tamil not an Indian language? Is Tamil history not Indian or is Tamil culture not Indian? As an Indian, it's my duty to protect Tamil culture,"he added.
Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad lavished praise on Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing a function by Gujjar Desh Charitable Trust in Jammu. ‘I admire several things about a number of leaders. I am from a village and I am proud of it. A big leader, our Prime Minister, says he is from a village, he used to sell tea. We may have political differences, but at least he doesn't hide his reality,’ the Congress leader said. This comes after PM Modi had given an emotional farewell to the Congressman as leader of opposition in the Rajya Sabha last month. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain while speaking to ANI informed that Delhi government has begun free vaccinations in government hospitals and paid in private hospitals for senior citizens and people above 45 years with comorbidities. "There are 192 hospitals i.e. 56 governments' (Centre+Delhi) and 136 private with about 300 centres," informed Health Minister. "Registration being done on CoWIN software," he added.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took his first dose of the COVAXIN (Bharat Biotech) at Delhi's AIIMS on March 01 as the second phase of vaccination drive began in India today. Sister P Niveda, from Puducherry, administered first dose of COVID-19 vaccine to PM Modi. "Sir (PM Modi) has been administered first dose of Bharat Biotech's Covaxin, second dose will be given after 28 days. He asked us where do we belong to and after vaccination he said, "Laga bhi di, pata hi nahi chala", said sister Niveda who inoculated PM Modi today.
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