Switzerland sent medical supplies, including oxygen concentrators and respirators to India. A cargo aircraft carrying over 13 tonnes of medical supplies left Zurich for New Delhi. The supplies worth CHF 3 million (over Rs 24 crore) arrived at Delhi airport on Friday. The consignment comprises as many as 600 oxygen concentrators & 50 respirators. The medical supplies provided by Switzerland will be received by Indian Red Cross. Supplies will then be distributed to hospitals by the Health Ministry which is coordinating aid. Meanwhile, the first shipment from the Netherlands also arrived at Delhi airport on Friday. Aid contained 449 ventilators, 100 oxygen concentrators & other medical supplies. MEA informed that remaining medical equipment would be shipped over the coming days. India is currently dealing with a devastating second wave of Covid-19 pandemic. Several countries have come forward & an international aid operation has been launched to help India fight the coronavirus crisis.
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A flight carrying medical supplies arrived in the national capital from Netherlands on May 07. It is the first shipment from Netherlands that carried 449 ventilators, 100 oxygen concentrators and other medical supplies. "Over the coming days, remaining medical equipment would be shipped. Value this support from our friend," tweeted MEA Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi.
BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma was on Sunday elected as the next Chief Minister of Assam. India continues to battle a Tsunami of Covid cases as it recorded 4,03,738 fresh Covid cases and 4,092 deaths in the last 24 hours. Amid the rising COVID-19 cases in Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has announced an extension of the lockdown in the national capital till 5 AM, May 17 (Monday). The centre on Sunday released ₹ 8,923 crore for rural local bodies as the first instalment of the 'Untied Grants' for the year 2021-22. Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday, asking for tax waivers on the import of medicines and equipment needed to fight the Covid pandemic.
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U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in an interview that aired on Sunday that China had recently acted "more aggressively abroad" and was behaving "increasingly in adversarial ways." Bryan Wood reports.
President Joe Biden on Friday sought to present a united front with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga to counter an increasingly assertive China as the U.S. leader held his first face-to-face White House summit since taking office. Flora Bradley-Watson reports.
The Maldives has welcomed the Quad dialogue and said that it will bring stability to the Indian Ocean and the pacific region. Foreign Minister of Maldives Abdulla Shahid said: "It's good to see the dialogue between Quad is there because it provides stability to the Indian Ocean and Pacific region." The Quad is a strategic informal grouping of four democracies India, Australia, the United States, and Japan to counterbalance and check China's growing influence in the Indo-Pacific region. Shahid who is on a visit to India also thanked the country for providing COVID vaccines. Watch the full video for more details.
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Expressing the deep solidarity with India, Israeli's Ambassador to India, Ron Malka on May 09 said that his country will never forget the remarkable assistance that they got from India. "We will never..
A flight carrying medical supplies from UK arrived in India. Aircraft reached Delhi with COVID aid, including 3 oxygen generators and 1,000 ventilators. Several countries including US, Germany, Begium,..
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen expressed solidarity with India and said that European Union (EU) stands with the country in the challenging times of the Covid-19 pandemic. "It was..
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