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WHO chief welcomes US support for waiving COVID vaccine intellectual property...

MOSCOW, May 6 (Sputnik) - World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus welcomed the US support for waiving COVID vaccine intellectual property protections. Earlier, US Trade Representative Katherine Tai said the Biden administration supports waiving intellectual property protections for COVID-19 vaccines due to the global emergency triggered by the pandemic. "This is a monumental moment in the fight against #COVID19. The commitment by @POTUS Joe Biden & @USTradeRep @AmbassadorTai to support the waiver of IP protections on vaccines is a powerful example of US leadership to address global health challenges," Ghebreyesus said on Twitter.

Jaishankar meets Blinken, talks cover upping vaccine production, supply chain and...

New Delhi, May 4 (UNI) External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met US Secretary of States Antony Blinken in London and discussed a range of issues, including the Covid challenge, focussing on expanded vaccine production capacity and reliable supply chains. "We discussed first and foremost the strong support we are getting from the United States on dealing with the COVID situation.

Javadekar chides Congress for ‘muzzling’ freedom of press during emergency

New Delhi, May 3 (UNI) Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday slammed the Congress for 'muzzling' freedom of press during emergency. On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, Mr Javadekar tweeted, "Indian Constitution has given freedom of the press as part of fundamental rights. We cherish it! It was only during emergency days when this freedom was muzzled by Congress. Long live Press Freedom."

HC seeks Centre’s response to AAP govt’s request for Army’s help...

New Delhi, May 3 (UNI) The Delhi High Court Monday asked the Centre to apprise it of action taken on AAP leader and Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia's request to Defence Minister Rajnath Singh seeking armed forced help to set up Covid hospitals and supply of oxygen. A bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and Rekha Palli, 'We direct the Centre to report instructions on the communication by Delhi Deputy Chief Minister to the Defence Minister.'

Ernakulam NIA Court sentences accused to 6 years RI with fine...

New Delhi, May 3 (UNI) The anti-terror probe agency NIA on Monday said that Ernakulam NIA court convicted accused Ali Hossain alias Mohammed Ali Hossain in a Thrissur Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) case to six years of rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs 85,000. Accused Ali Hussain, a resident of Pada-Nutan Shibanagar in Murshidabad district of West Bengal was booked under sections 489B and 489C of IPC for his role in procuring, possessing and circulating FICN in Kerala.

फरीदाबाद : जिला रेडक्रॉस सोसायटी फरीदाबाद जल्द शुरू करने जा रही...

फरीदाबाद, 3 मई। कोविड- 19 महामारी के बढ़ते केसों के कारण बिस्तर, ऑक्सिजन और दवाइयों का अभाव होता जा रहा हैं जिससे दिन प्रतिदिन मानव जीवन की हानि हो रही है इसी को मद्देनजर रखते हुए मानवीय संस्था भारतीय रैड क्रॉस सोसाइटी ,हरियाणा राज्य शाखा चंडीगढ से प्राप्त निर्देशानुसार श्री यशपाल उपायुक्त फ़रीदाबाद के मार्गदर्शन मे जिला रेडक्रॉस सोसायटी फरीदाबाद के द्वारा फरीदाबाद में बेड के अभाव को देखते हुए रैड क्रॉस नशामुक्ति केंद्र सेक्टर 14 फरीदाबाद के प्रांगण मे स्थित विभिन्न भवनों मैं 40 बिस्टरो वाला कोविद केयर सेंटर बनाने जा रही है। इस केंद्र के संचालन की रूपरेखा तैयार करने हेतु सोसाइटी के सचिव विकास कुमार ,सहसचिव बिजेंद्र सौरोत तथा विमल खण्डेलवाल समन्वयक प्लाज्मा ,पुरषोत्तम सैनी की संयुक्त टीम ने प्रस्तावित केंद्र के लिए विभिन्न जरूरत की चीजों के लिए जगह का मुआयना किया ।सोसाइटी के सचिव श्री विकास कुमार ने बताया कि इस कोविद केअर सेंटर मे 40 कोविद मरीजो के रहने की व्यवस्था की जाएगी तथा उनके लिए भोजन की व्यवस्था निःशुल्क की जाएगी रेड क्रॉस सोसाइटी राष्ट्रीय मुख्यालय नई दिल्ली की निगरानी में संचालित होने वाले कोविद केअर सेंटर मे 40 कोविद मरीजो के मुफ्त ऑक्सीजन, मुफ्त दवाइयों के अलावा भोजन की सुविधा मुहैया करवाई जाएगी 40 मरीजो मे से 20 मरीजो के लिए सभी प्रकार की सुविधाओ के लिए होने वाला खर्च राज्य रेड क्रॉस सोसायटी की वाईस चेयर पर्सन श्रीमती सुषमा गुप्ता के द्वारा वहन किया जाएगा ।।इस केंद्र को सुचारू रूप से चलाने हेतु अन्य सामाजिक और धार्मिक संस्थाओं का सहयोग भी लिया जाएगा।।

Maharashtra reports 63,282new COVID cases, 802 deaths

Mumbai, May 1 (UNI) Maharashtra on Wednesday reported 63,282 new COVID-19 cases and 802 deaths in the last 24 hours. The fresh surge in cases has taken the infections tally to 46,65,754 while the death toll soared to 69,615. At the same time as many as 61,326 people recovered from the deadly virus, taking the number of recoveries to 39,30,302 in the state. The recovery rate which was rising in the previous month has now fallen to 84.24 per cent, owing to the sudden spurt in cases.

Farmers’ agitation to continue till Modi govt withdraw three farm laws...

Ambala, May 1 (UNI) Kisan Mahapanchayat leader Rakash Takait announced that the agitation of farmers against the three farm laws would continue till the Modi government withdraw these laws. He said that the farmers had been sitting in dharna on Delhi borders for the last five months and they would not lift their dharna till the three farm laws were withdrawn by the government.

COVID curfew extended in 4 J&K districts till May 6

Srinagar, May 1 (UNI) The Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday extended the 84-hour-long COVID curfew in four districts -- including Srinagar, Baramulla, Budgam and Jammu – till May 6 amid unabated rise in the number of fresh Coronavirus cases and deaths. The 84-hour-long curfew that commenced on Thursday evening was to end on Monday morning in J&K, which on recorded 47 deaths and 3832 fresh COVID-19 cases on Saturday. However, essential services were exempted from the lockdown.

COVID-19 vaccination for citizens in age group of 18-44 will begin...

New Delhi, May 1 (UNI) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday visited a polyclinic at Saraswati Vihar for the ''symbolic start'' of the third phase of the ongoing nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive and said that vaccination drive for the citizens in the age group of 18-44 will begin in the National Capital from May 3. Under phase III of the ongoing Covid vaccination programme beginning from May 1 onwards across the country, all people in the 18-44 age group will be eligible for inoculation. Mr Kejriwal said the Delhi government has already received 4.5 lakh vaccines and now they are distributing them in all districts. He appealed to every citizen that the vaccination is not walk-in yet, so please don't queue at the centres.
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