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.
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."
20 tonnes oxygen was dispatched from Odisha's JSPL steel plant, located in Angul, to Visakhapatnam under police escort. Loading was carried out in presence of police staff. Amid surge in COVID cases, several states are facing oxygen shortage.
A man in Moradabad, dressed as Sai Baba, is creating awareness among people to follow COVID guidelines and wear masks. Every Thursday, Vipin Kumar stands outside a temple in his locality with a banner in his hand asking people to wear masks. He said, "I don't allow people to enter the temple without masks, if they don't have I give them masks."
Amid surge in COVID cases, shortage of oxygen was reported by several states. Ro-Ro express train carrying liquid oxygen moved out from the RINL Vizag steel plant and will be taken over by Indian Railways. The train is en route to Maharashtra, which is facing acute shortage of oxygen.
India breached another grim milestone in the battle against the Coronavirus pandemic, as it witnessed the deadliest day of the pandemic with over 1500 deaths reported and a record ever biggest single..