Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan flagged-off first supply of UCO-based biodiesel blended High Speed Diesel (HSD) under Expression of Interest (EoI) scheme. The event was held via video conferencing on May 04.
United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry on April 07 met Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan in the national capital. Both the dignitaries had a fruitful talk on several issues. Kerry is on a four-day visit to prepare for United States President Joe Biden's Climate Change Summit on April 22. The United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate recently said that US is committed to halt global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius and hopes to help India cut emissions as well. On April 06, John Kerry met Finance Minister Sitharaman and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar.
The key facts behind the day's headlines on May 6 after US President Joe Biden’s administration threw its support behind efforts to waive intellectual property protections for Covid-19 vaccines in an effort to speed up the end of the pandemic.
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CNN’s Chris Cuomo compares Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s recent comments on blocking the Biden administration’s agenda to comments he previously made about the Obama administration, and analyzes what it could mean for Democrats.
President Joe Biden on Wednesday threw his support behind waiving intellectual property rights for COVID-19 vaccines, bowing to mounting pressure from Democratic lawmakers and more than 100 other countries, but angering pharmaceutical companies. Jonah Green has more.
The fifth flight from United States arrived in India with covid medical aid. A US flight carrying 545 oxygen concentrators reached New Delhi on May 4. On May 2, a flight from the US carrying 1.25 lakh vials of remdesivir landed in India. A US flight arrived with 1,000 oxygen cylinders & other equipment on May 1. On April 30, US deployed its first two planes carrying the initial emergency relief supplies. The United States Department of Defense has said that the final two flights of Covid-19 aid slated for India have been delayed. US Transportation Command on Monday said that the delay is due to maintenance issues. Watch the full video for more.
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A flight from Italy, carrying Covid-19 medical aid, arrived in New Delhi on May 3. The shipment included 1 oxygen generating plant and 20 ventilators. Ambassador of Italy to India, Vincenzo De Luca said, “We're going to deliver an oxygen production machine to a hospital in Noida. It'll provide oxygen to 100 patients at one time and to thousands in the days to come. Italian companies operating in India are helping the Indian government in the production of oxygen.” Ambassador of European Union to India, Ugo Astuto said that the focus is on supplying oxygen and drugs to the country as Covid aid amid second wave of coronavirus. Watch the full video for more.
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India’s devastating Covid-19 outbreak broke new records last weekend, with authorities reporting more than 400,000 cases for the first time on Saturday and a record-high number of deaths on Sunday. CNN’s Sam Kiley answers your questions from New Delhi.
CNN’s Sam Kiley reports from a hospital in New Delhi where eight people, including one doctor, died after the facility ran out of medical oxygen. India has recorded over 18 million cases since the pandemic began — and its health care infrastructure has crumbled under pressure, with hospitals running out of oxygen and medicines.
With the Coronavirus pandemic putting up many challenges in front of the authorities, feeding the hungry remains a tough one. Extending a helping hand in such a scenario are the members of the Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee who are preparing 'Langar' or free food for Covid-19 patients and families that are facing a crisis of food scarcity. Volunteers, including both men and women, are preparing and packing food on a mass scale in the kitchen of New Delhi's Famous Sikh Shrine, Bangla Sahib Gurudwara to distribute them among the needy people. The members of the Committee have also issued a toll-free helpline number where the patients could contact and get free food after producing the COVID-19 positive report. At present, when the whole country is in the grip of the pandemic, in such a situation, a number of people cutting across the religious lines are coming forward and extending their helping hand to those in need.
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar rejected claims of shortage in Covid-19 vaccine supply. Javadekar accused the Maharashtra government of wasting five lakh doses during the vaccination process. This comes as health ministers of some states said that there is a shortage of vaccines and demanded more doses from the Centre. Maharashtra Health minister Rajesh Tope accused the Centre of supplying less number of vaccines. Tope said that the state has only two days of stock of Covid-19 vaccines. Watch the full video for more details.
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Union Minister and BJP leader Prakash Javadekar lashed out at Maharashtra government over extortion allegations against Anil Deshmukh and Sachin Waze case. "It is clear that Maharashtra's Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) is actually 'Maha Vasooli Aghadi'. Its common minimum programme is 'collect money through police'," said Prakash Javadekar.
Union Health Ministry concerns about reducing RT-PCR in Maharashtra. States record more than 50% voter turnout. Biden’s special envoy for Climate meets Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar. Union External Affairs Minister holds delegation-level talks with Russian counterpart. NIA takes Sachin Vaze for scene recreation. All this and more news at 9 PM.
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