Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 22 said country's per capita carbon footprint is 60% lower than the global average. "Today, as we discuss global climate action, I want to leave one thought with you. India's per capita carbon footprint is 60% lower than the global average as our lifestyle is still rooted in sustainable traditional practices," PM said during Leaders' Summit on Climate.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the Leaders' Summit on Climate via video conferencing on April 22. During the summit, PM said, "Humanity is battling a global pandemic right now and this event is a timely reminder that grave threat of Climate Change hasn't disappeared. It is a lived reality for millions around the world." "President Biden and I are launching 'India-Us Climate and Clean Energy Agenda 2030 partnership'. We will help mobilise investments, demonstrate clean technologies and enable green collaborations," he added.
More than a year into the pandemic, we’ve all felt fatigued over COVID-19 safety rules. And now that many of us are getting the vaccine, you may want to know when it’s safe to loosen up on safety measures like wearing a mask.
Assam government has procure 2 crore vaccine from Serum Institute of India and Bharat Biotech and will provide free vaccines to everyone from 18 to 45 years of age, informed state Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on April 21. "Government of Assam has decided to procure 2 crore vaccines, 1 crore vaccine from Serum Institute of India and another from Bharat Biotech so that we can give free vaccines to the citizen belonging to 18 to 45 years group. We want to start vaccination drive early as possible," said State Health Minister Sarma.
1710 doses of COVID-19 vaccine including 1270 of Covishield and 440 of Covaxin and files were stolen from PPC centre at Civil Hospital in Jind in Haryana. Deputy CMO of Jind, Dr Ramesh Panchal said, "I'll also check our main store that keeps supply for entire district. I'll also inform officials." Police started investigation in the matter and said, "The video footage shows two people committing the crime. We are investigating the matter."
The national capital is the worst hit city by COVID-19. Delhi registered 26,169 new COVID infections on April 22 which took the total COVID caseload of the city to 9,56,348. 306 new fatalities were reported in Delhi, therefore the death toll mounted to 13,193. Currently there are 91,618 active cases in the city. So far, 8,51,537 people have won the battle against COVID in the national capital. Amid surge in COVID cases, Delhi is facing the shortage of oxygen.
As reports of oxygen shortage continue in Delhi, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia spoke over the delay in the supply of oxygen from neighboring states of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. Sisodia said that oxygen trucks were stopped by officials in Uttar Pradesh and Haryana. Meanwhile, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said that a system has been created to allocate oxygen supply to Delhi. Watch the full video for more details.
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Amid the prevailing second wave of COVID, the arrangement of makeshift COVID hospital at Delhi's Radha Soami Satsang Beas (RSSB) is in full swing. Delhi is reporting over 20,000 daily cases from past few days. Around 5,000 beds are about to be ready in a few days. "As per the orders of DM south, beds will be available at the earliest," Vivek, in-charge, Civil defence at RSSB, Bhati Mines told ANI.
Amid increasing demand of Remdesivir injections across the country, Delhi AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria on April 21 advised countrymen don't consider Remdesivir as a magic bullet as it requires for only small percentage of COVID patients. "It is important to understand that most of us who are either in home isolation or in the hospital, because panic, don't actually need any specific treatment. Only small percentage requires Remdesivir. Don't consider this as a magic bullet," said Dr Guleria while addressing issues related to COVID-19 in the country. "By rushing to the hospital, you are creating more chaos and not helping yourself and you are actually denying a bed to fellow citizen who may need it but may not get it because of unnecessary hospitalisation of people who don't need to be in hospital," Dr Guleria further added.
As the vaccination drive against COVID-19 is underway across the country, Delhi AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria on April 21 said, "The vaccine prevents you from getting the disease in the form of severe illness. It may not prevent you from getting the infection. Important to understand that even after the vaccine we may have a positive report, it is why important to wear a mask even after vaccine."
Telangana Governor and Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan cast her vote at a polling station in Virugambakkam in Chennai on April 06. Congress leader Karti Chidambaram also cast his vote at polling booth number 276 in Tiruppathur in Sivaganga district. 234 seats are undergoing voting in the state today.
The voting for Assembly elections is underway in Puducherry on April 06. All India NR Congress chief N Rangaswamy visited Appa Paithiyam Swamy Temple and offered prayers today. Then, he cast his vote at Govt Boys Middle School in Thilaspet. Rangaswamy is contesting Puducherry elections from Thattanchavady and Yanam constituencies. Meanwhile, BJP Puducherry president V Saminathan exercised his right to vote today. He is candidate from Lawspet constituency. 30 constituencies are undergoing voting to choose 15th Puducherry Assembly today.
The voting is underway to decide fate of 15th Puducherry Assembly on April 06. Former CM and Congress leader V Narayanasamy cast his vote today. 30 constituencies are undergoing voting to choose the next CM of the Union Territory today.
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