At the time when India is battling with second wave of COVID-19, over 40 countries have come forward to offer assistance to the country. During a press conference in Delhi, Foreign Secretary of India, Harsh V Shringla on April 29 said, "We also have a flight coming in from Ireland with 700 concentrators. France's flight will be coming in on Saturday. Over 40 countries, not just developed countries but also our neighbours Mauritius, Bangladesh, Bhutan have all come forward to offer assistance." "We're also expecting tomorrow and over the next couple of days three special flights from the US. President Biden spoke to the PM and offered extensive assistance. We have a cargo flight arriving tonight from UAE with ventilators and carrying Favipiravir medicines," he added.
Bangladesh closed borders with India for 14 days amid surge in COVID-19 cases. "Bangladesh borders have been sealed for two weeks. Although movement of passengers has been restricted, we're considering movement of stranded Bangladeshis particular patients and their attendants. Bangladeshis, who are stranded in Tripura, will be taken care by Bangladesh Assistant High Commission," said Bangladesh Assistant High Commissioner Mohammad Jobayed Hosen.
Indian Army has established a 20-bed high dependency unit (HDU) for COVID-19 patients in Baramulla district. The hospital will be running in collaboration with Civil Administration of Baramulla. Indian Army also opened 20-bed unit in Uri. "There are 5 critical care beds, rest are for patients with moderate symptoms. A 20-bed unit also opened in Uri," said Paul M Varghese, Col, medical team to ANI.
Delhi government has sought the help from different sources including the Indian Army for transportation of medical oxygen in the national capital, said Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on May 03. A petition has also been filed in Delhi High Court seeking direction for handing over of management of oxygen supplies, including logistical aspect, in and around Delhi to armed forces for ensuring uninterrupted supply to hospitals and COVID facility.
Shantir Ogrosena, multinational military exercise, concluded in Bangladesh on April 12.The armed forces of India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Sri Lanka participated in the exercise. Observers from the US, UK, Turkey and Saudi Arabia also participated. The multilateral UN-mandated counterterrorism exercise was held from April 4-12. The Indian Army contingent that participated comprised of 30 personnel. Indian Army chief Gen M M Naravane attended the closing ceremony of the exercise. The Army chief also interacted with the members of the Indian Army contingent. Watch the full video for more.
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A 10-day multinational military exercise named 'Shantir Ogrosena' in which troops of four countries including India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Sri Lanka participated, culminated on April 12 in Bangladesh. The exercise also included observers from the US, UK, Turkey and Saudi Arabia and others. The exercise from April 4-12, was organised to pay tribute to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on his birth centenary and celebrate the golden jubilee of the liberation of Bangladesh. The aim of the exercise was to strengthen defence ties and enhance interoperability amongst neighbourhood countries to ensure effective peacekeeping operations, the Indian Army said on April 12.
Sri Lanka beauty pageant video is going viral on the social media for the most unprecedented turn of events.
The winner of the Mrs. Sri Lanka pageant is allegedly recovering from a head injury after a last-minute struggle over her new crown on Sunday, when another beauty queen ran up on stage and tried to stripher of her victory. The bizarre beauty-pageant row broke out at the end of a ceremony on national TV in Colombo, just moments after Pushpika De Silva was crowned Mrs. Sri Lanka.
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The controversy surrounding Mrs Sri Lanka 2021 came to a dramatic end on Tuesday (April 6) after the winner of the country's top beauty pageant was re-crowned as the champion.A video of the Sunday (April 4) event opened with the 2019 winner of the competition and reigning Mrs World, Caroline Jurie, speaking to the audience shortly after the winner and runners-up were announced in Colombo. Jurie declared that Pushpika De Silva was ineligible as the winner because she was divorced, and forcibly removed her crown.National Director of Mrs Sri Lanka World told the media on Tuesday the crown would be returned to De Silva after pageant organisers confirmed she was not a divorcee.
The contingent of 30 Indian Army personnel arrived Bangladesh's in Dhaka on April 03. They were welcomed by Bangladesh Army Officers. A thirty member Indian Army delegation will participate in multinational military exercise Shantir Ogroshena 2021 (Front Runner of the Peace) in Bangladesh from April 4 to April 12.
Acknowledging the work done by Bangladesh for Rohingya refugees, India on March 27 said Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina discussed the issue during their bilateral talks in Dhaka, and both the sides have an understanding on the refugee provided to more than a million displaced people from Myanmar's Rakhine state. "This issue does come up and should come up. There was an understanding between both sides that Bangladesh has done a lot to provide refuge to over a million displaced persons from Myanmar's Rakhine state," said Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla in Dhaka. "Among the 109 ambulances that we just gifted, a few of them are for the camps where these displaced persons (Rohingya refugees) are housed," he added. "There is very active collaboration and cooperation among India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan under BBIM group. We spoke about Motor Vehicle Agreement that is in fairly advanced stage. We want to take it further. We are facilitating Bangladesi exports to both these countries via India," Harsh Vardhan Shringla further stated.
IAF continues its efforts towards Covid relief as India fights a devastating second wave. IAF IL-76 aircraft airlifted 3 cryogenic oxygen containers from Singapore on Saturday. As per official statement, the oxygen tankers landed at Panagarh Air base, West Bengal. An IAF C-17 is also bringing 3 oxygen containers & 3 pallets of respirators from Israel. The IAF aircraft will reach Hindan Air base in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. Meanwhile, IAF aircraft are already ferrying oxygen tankers within the country. With over 4.1 lakh new cases, India again reported highest single-day spike on Thursday.
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A flight carrying medical supplies from Singapore arrived in India. IAF IL-76 reached Panagarh in WB with COVID aid. Singapore is among several countries that sent several emergency COVID-19 relief shipments to India.
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