The Health and Family Welfare Minister of Tamil Nadu, Dr C Vijayabaskar took Bharat Biotech's Covaxin shot. He took the shot in Chennai on morning of January 22. Dr C Vijayabaskar requested all to get vaccinated and safeguard themselves from COVID-19 pandemic. Billed as the world's largest vaccination programme, covering the entire length and breadth of the country, the drive aims to first inoculate millions of its healthcare and frontline workers and reach an estimated 3 crore people by the end of its first phase. The mega COVID-19 vaccination drive began in India on January 16 (Saturday).
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan hailed scientists and doctors for their work in Covid-19 vaccine development. He said vaccines will be provided to the people of the country in the next few days. Harsh Vardhan was speaking during his visit to Rajiv Gandhi Govt General Hospital in Chennai. He reviewed arrangements for vaccine dry run which is taking place on Friday. Tamil Nadu Health Minister C Vijayabaskar was also present on the occasion. The second round of nationwide dry run is being held on Friday. The mock drill will be conducted across as many as 33 states. UP, Haryana and Arunachal Pradesh will not be participating in this dry run. The three states have already conducted dry run in all their districts.
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CNN’s Dana Bash says that Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) is doing everything in his power to delay President Joe Biden’s Covid-19 stimulus relief bill because Johnson believes that fighting Biden’s agenda will help get him reelected.
TV presenter Chris Kamara has urged people from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities to get the Covid-19 vaccine.The Sky Sports analyst said he was “feeling great” after getting his first jab and hoped it would accelerate a return to normal life.The 63-year-old said he understands why some people in minority communities may be reluctant to have the vaccination, and revealed that his Sierra Leone-born father was hesitant about needles.
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With the 2nd phase of vaccination being kicked off in India from March 1st, designated inoculation centres are brimming with people waiting to get the jab. We visited Max Smart Super Speciality Hospital in Saket to show you what to expect.
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As second phase of vaccination of COVID-19 is underway in India, Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal took the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at Tirath Ram Shah Hospital. Union Tourism Minister Prahlad Singh Patel also received the first dose on March 04 in Delhi.
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) has allotted six seats to its ally Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) to contest in upcoming assembly elections. Thirumavalavan said, "It is important to go along with Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) in this assembly polls as Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) are targeting Tamil Nadu and Puducherry in the absence of Kalaignar and Jayalalithaa. We won't allow them to come to power and develop here. We shouldn't break DMK led alliance." "We have signed for 6 seats with DMK today," VCK chief added. Tamil Nadu will go to polls on April 6.
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Bharat Biotech's COVID-19 vaccine, 'COVAXIN' has demonstrated an interim vaccine efficacy of 80.6% in its Phase 3 clinical trial. "Today is an important day for us, country and Indian science. COVAXIN has demonstrated an interim vaccine efficacy of around 80.6% in its Phase 3 clinical trial. The trials involved 25,800 subjects, the largest ever conducted in India, in partnership with ICMR," Bharat Biotech chairman Dr Krishna Ella.
After a video of government doctors in Rajasthan's Alwar dancing during their working hours went viral, a probe has been ordered to investigate the matter, informed Sushil Batra, Deputy Controller of Rajiv Gandhi Govt General Hospital, where the incident took place. "A committee has been formed to investigate the matter. Action will be taken accordingly," Batra told mediapersons on February 10. The staff members of the hospital were seen dancing in an empty ward on February.
Chennai custom officials seized gold & apple gadgets worth Rupees 1.88 crore at the airport. 3.42 kilograms of gold worth Rs 1.60 crore was seized, while Apple gadgets including iPhones, Airpods, watches were also seized. Three people have been arrested by authorities in the case. Watch the full video for all the details.
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India captain Virat Kohli has reacted angrily to ongoing debates around the pitch in Ahmedabad, blaming England’s two-day defeat in the third Test solely on “a bizarre display of batting”.Kohli has overseen two successive thumping victories on big-spinning surfaces since England took the series opener in gentler conditions in Chennai, concluding in a two-day finish last week.There has been no shortage of critique around the pitches, though much of the argument has settled along partisan lines, with most of the disapproval coming from outside India and the case for the defence coming from within the home camp.
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President of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), MK Stalin on his 68th birthday, paid floral tribute to his father and former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, M Karunanidhi at his memorial in Chennai on March 01. Stalin also paid tribute to DMK founder CN Annadurai in Chennai today.
Amid rising cases of COVID-19, Maharashtra School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad informed that board exams for classes 10th and 12th will be held as per the schedule. "Board examinations for classes..
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur received first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on March 04. Several ministers have taken their first jab of COVID-19 vaccine in past few days. The second phase..