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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh instructs to utilize defence medical facilities to treat civilian people for COVID-19

The Union Minister for Defence, Shri Rajnath Singh virtually chairing a meeting to review the preparedness of the Ministry of Defence & Armed Forces amid spike in COVID-19 cases, in New Delhi on April 20, 2021.

Newdelhi:20/4/20:Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has instructed to utilize the defence medical facilities to treat civilian people for COVID-19. He has also instructed to utilize additional capacity and resources to provide relief to the people in the wake of rising cases of Coronavirus in the country. The Defence Minister today chaired a meeting to review the Defence Ministry’s preparations and response ...

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PM Modi Virtual Meeting with Covid Vaccine Manufacturers

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi interacting with the Vaccine manufacturers, through video conferencing, in New Delhi on April 20, 2021.

Newdelhi:20/4/20:Prime Minister  Modi will be holding a virtual meeting with manufacturers of the vaccine against Covid-19 on Tuesday. This meeting will mark the third such interaction of PM Modi with focus groups amid a spurt in Covid cases. On Monday, the Prime Minister held a series of discussions with top doctors and representatives from the pharmaceutical industry, following which it was ...

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Satellite-based real-time monitoring of Himalayan glacial catchments can strengthen early flood warning

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Newdelhi:20/4/20:Satellite-based real-time monitoring of Himalayan glacial catchments would improve understanding of flood risk in the region and help inform an early flood warning system that could help curb disaster and save human lives, says a recent study. This should be the future strategy to reduce loss of human lives during glacial lake outburst floods (GLOF), said a study carried out ...

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Centre accepts Odisha Chief Minister’s suggestion on Covid vaccine

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Bhubaneswar:19/4/21: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on April 17 had written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggesting that Covid vaccines be made available outside the government supply chain in the open market so that citizens who can afford them can buy the COVID vaccines on their own. Patnaik had further stated that this would reduce the burden of ...

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Odisha Government formed flying squads to check hoarding and black marketing of drugs

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Bhubaneswar:19/4/21: Amidst the unprecedented rise in COVID-19 cases in the second wave of the pandemic, Odisha Government formed flying squads to check hoarding and black marketing of drugs and medical supplies for the treatment of the deadly disease. Total 22 flying squads have been formed, of which 7 teams will be deployed for Twin City Bhubaneswar and Cuttack and 15 will ...

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Hong Kong authorities have announced the suspension of flights from India, Pakistan and the Philippines for 14 days

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China:19/4/21:The Hong Kong authorities have announced the suspension of flights from India, Pakistan and the Philippines for 14 days starting from 20 April. The latest move comes after a local N501Y mutant Covid-19 strain case has been detected in the Asian financial hub. Passengers who have also stayed in these three countries for more than two hours even in transit ...

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Union Chemicals & Fertilisers Minister holds meeting to review availability of Remdesivir

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Newdelhi:19/4/21:The black marketing and hoarding of Remdesivir are being strictly monitored in the country and States have been asked to take strict action against those indulging in such malpractices. Union Chemicals and Fertilisers Minister D V Sadananda Gowda today held a meeting with Pharma Secretary in New Delhi to review the availability of Remdesivir. Mr Gowda said the Centre is ...

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All above age of 18 years to get COVID-19 vaccine from May 1

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Newdelhi:19/4/21:Everyone above the age of 18 years will now be administered COVID-19 vaccine from 1st of May. Centre today announced a liberalised and accelerated phase three strategy of Covid-19 Vaccination. A decision in this regard was taken during a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In this phase, the vaccination will continue as before in government of India vaccination ...

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Covid-19 cases in Odisha registered a big jump with total of 4,445 persons tested positive on Monday

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Bhubaneswar:19/4/21: The one-day surge in Covid-19 cases in Odisha registered a big jump on Monday when a total of 4,445 persons tested positive for the infection while four patients succumbed to the lethal virus in the last 24 hours, informed the State Information and Public Relations (I&PR) Department. This is the highest-single day spike in the State ever since the ...

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Odisha government announced a weekend shutdown beginning on April 24 at all the urban areas

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Bhubaneswar:19/4/21: In view of the unprecedented spike in Covid-19 cases in Odisha, the State government on Monday announced a weekend shutdown at all the urban areas across the State, beginning on April 24. However, all the essential services including hospitals, nursing homes, medicine stores will continue functioning as usual during the shutdown. The health workers will also be allowed to ...

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