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Genome sequencing lab launched in view of new COVID-19 strain at Delhi airport

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Genome sequencing lab launched in view of new COVID-19 strain at Delhi airport

Genome sequencing lab launched in view of new COVID-19 strain at Delhi airport

CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (CSIR-IGIB) and SpiceHealth launched genome sequencing lab at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport on January 14.

It has been launched to identify and contain the new mutant variant of COVID-19.

The number of persons found infected with the mutant UK strain of COVID-19 rose to 109.


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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said that the government has identified more than 1,100 schools for National Cadet Corps (NCC) training in the border and coastal areas of India. Singh was speaking at the annual National Cadet Corps rally at NCC Parade Ground in Delhi on January 21. "Our Prime Minister has decided to expand the National Cadet Corps. There should be training of cadets at the border and coastal areas. We have identified more than 1,100 schools to begin NCC training. The participation of girls cadets in NCC has also increased from 28 per to 33 per cent. We are moving towards women's empowerment through NCC," he said. “The cadets played a tremendous role in the second line of defence. I have seen how cadets have helped armed forces during rescue operations,” he added. Watch the full video for more.

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'Covishield' arrives in Delhi Ahmedabad [Video]

'Covishield' arrives in Delhi Ahmedabad

On January 12, the COVID-19 vaccine 'Covishield' arrived to Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport. It was dispatched by Pune's Serum Institute of India today. CEO of Delhi International Airport (DIAL), Videh Kumar Jaipuriar said, "Temperature-controlled facility, ranging from -20 degrees Celsius to +25 degrees Celsius, at our two Cargo terminals can efficiently and safely handle COVID-19 vaccines. Both terminals can handle around 5.7 million vials in a day." The first consignment of vaccine will also arrive to Gujarat's Ahmedabad. The Additional Director of Family Welfare Department of Gujarat, Dr Nilam Patel said, "2.76 lakh doses arriving here today will be given to Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar and Bhavnagar zones." The COVID-19 vaccination drive will start in India from Jan 16.

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