Union External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met his Maldivian counterpart Abdulla Shahid in Delhi on April 16. Minister held delegation-level talks on bilateral, multilateral issues of mutual interest. He is on a two-day visit to India.
Foreign Minister of Maldives, Abdulla Shahid, arrived in the national capital on April 14. During his visit to India, Shahid will meet External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar. Both the dignitaries are expected to discuss on enhancing Maldives-India partnership. The Foreign Minister of Maldives is on a two-day visit to India.
As India battles a second COVID wave, Union Law and Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad called the 2nd wave a 'global phenomenon'. "The second wave of COVID19 is a global phenomenon. What is important is how the government is responding. Till today, around 11 crore doses of vaccine have been administered. It is a satisfactory speed," he said.
The Vice President of India, Venkaiah Naidu released a commemorative postage stamp in honour of former chief of Brahma Kumaris, Rajyogini Dadi Janki. Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad was also present at the event. "We should draw inspiration from Dadi's life which was devoted to God and selfless service of humanity. The world needs more healing voices like Dadi Janki ji," said Venkaiah Naidu.
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad attacked congress leader Rahul Gandhi over vaccine shortage charge. RS Prasad, in a series of tweets, countered Rahul Gandhi’s vaccine shortage claim. The union minister also asked why Rahul has not yet taken the vaccine. This comes after Rahul Gandhi earlier attacked PM Modi over ‘tika utsav’. Rahul wrote a letter to PM Modi over vaccine procurement and distribution. “Shortage of vaccine is a grave issue amid rising covid cases. Not utsav, is it right to risk Indian citizens and keep exporting vaccines? Central government should help all state governments without any bias. We all have to stand together to beat the pandemic,” he said.
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Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar on April 15 took the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Patna. The vaccine was administered at Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS). Bihar CM got the first jab of the vaccine on his 70th birthday on March 01.
Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar on April 09 said he is in a favour of the COVID-19 vaccination to journalists of all age groups after the sudden surge in COVID-19 cases in country. "I am in the favour of the vaccination of journalists of all age groups. They go everywhere to cover news and should be included among frontline workers," CM said.
Amid COVID-19 surge in the country, Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar on April 09 informed that people coming by trains from Maharashtra will be tested for COVID-19 at the railway stations in the state. "For those from Bihar who are returning to the State due to the current COVID19 situation, arrangements are being made for them. Those coming by trains from Maharashtra will be tested for COVID-19 at the railway stations," CM said during a press conference in Patna. Bihar has reported around 1900 fresh cases of COVID in last 24 hours.
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav on March 25 slammed JDU government in Bihar over the action against opposition MLAs and sharply criticised Bihar Special Armed Police Bill 2021. "Bihar Police has become JDU's and Nitish Kumar's Police. Officers and CM should realize that we aren't BJP that we'll be scared of batons. Nitish Kumar will have to take back the black law or amend it," Tejashwi said.
Pakistan Cabinet rejects ECC decision to allow imports from India. West Bengal reports more than 80%, Assam reports more than 73% voter turnout. Mamata Banerjee asks BJP to control the ‘goons’ who are heckling women journalists. PM Modi says people have decided that Mamata Banerjee has to go. The third phase of vaccination begins, cases keep surging. All this and more news at 9 PM.
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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison reshuffled his Cabinet on Monday as he sought to repair his standing following a series of damaging allegations about the mistreatment of female lawmakers and staff. Libby Hogan reports.
The ICSE board exams for Classes 10 and 12 have been postponed amid the surge in COVID-19 cases across the country. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was today briefed about the efforts being made by the government to import medical grade oxygen. Scam-accused billionaire Nirav Modi's extradition to India has been cleared by the British government. UK Home Secretary Priti Patel signed the extradition order on Thursday. Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday. Tamil Actor Vivekh is still in critical condition and will be observed closely for the next 48 years at the SIMS Hospital in Vadapalani.
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The Central Government has given permission to Haffkine Institute to produce Bharat Biotech's Covaxin. CM Uddhav Thackeray thanked PM Modi through a tweet by CM office, Maharashtra on April 15, "The Dept of Science and Technology, Government of India, has granted approval to Haffkine Institute to produce Bharat Biotech's Covaxin vaccine on a transfer of technology basis. CM Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray has thanked the Hon'ble PM Shri@narendramodi for approving this request."
Bihar government has geared up and took several steps amid surge in coronavirus cases including converting Nalanda Medical College and Hospital (NMCH) as a dedicated COVID facility. "We have increased beds in hospitals in view of surge in COVID cases. We have decided to make Nalanda Medical College and Hospital (NMCH), a dedicated COVID facility. We are also increasing number of beds in PMCH, AIIMS, IGIMS and other medical colleges. Testing has also increased. District Control Units established for assistance to patients," said Bihar Health Minister Mangal Pandey to ANI.
Family members of a COVID-19 patient, who died in ICU ward on April 14, allegedly vandalised Mayaganj hospital in Bihar's Bhagalpur. Narrating the incident, patient's nephew Pravin said, "My uncle lost his life due to negligence by doctors and nurses." Further details are awaited.