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Centre May Soon Fly Drones to Deliver Covid Vaccines in ‘Hard to Reach’ Areas, Bids Invited

Centre May Soon Fly Drones to Deliver Covid Vaccines in ‘Hard to Reach’ Areas, Bids Invited

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The Centre has come up with a novel plan to deliver Covid-19 Vaccines by Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to areas in the country with difficult terrains, after a study by the Indian Institute of Technology, (IIT) Kanpur said it is feasible.The HLL Infra Tech Services Limited, a subsidiary of Government-owned HLL Lifecare which is procuring all vaccines in the country for the government, has on the behalf of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) invited an Expression of Interest (EOI) on Friday (June 11) for delivery of vaccines and drugs by UAVs to select locations in India which have difficult terrains. So far, only Telangana was toying with this idea of UAV vaccine delivery.UAVs have been sought by ICMR which can travel upto 35 kms with the supplies and fly at an altitude of a...
After Mukul Roy quits BJP, Rajib Banerjee meets TMC leader triggering speculation of return to old party

After Mukul Roy quits BJP, Rajib Banerjee meets TMC leader triggering speculation of return to old party

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Kolkata: Bharatiya Janta Party leader and former West Bengal minister Rajib Banerjee met Trinamool Congress (TMC) state general secretary Kunal Ghosh on Saturday amid speculation of return to his old party. Though, Ghosh claimed that it was a 'courtesy meeting'. Rajib Banerjee, who switched over to BJP and had unsuccessfully contested assembly polls on a BJP ticket from Domjur seat, went to Ghosh's residence in the northern part of Kolkata where the two had a meeting for more than 1.5 hours. The development comes a day after BJP national vice president Mukul Roy returned to TMC in the presence of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. The absence of Rajib Banerjee at the recent meeting of the party’s West Bengal unit triggered speculations of his return to the old party. Rajib Banerjee even wr...
Jaa jee le apni zindagi: Delhi Metro uses DDLJ meme to reply to man wanting to meet girlfriend

Jaa jee le apni zindagi: Delhi Metro uses DDLJ meme to reply to man wanting to meet girlfriend

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New Delhi: The Delhi Metro's witty reply on Friday (June 11, 2021) using a Bollywood movie Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge's meme to a man wanting to meet his girlfriend has gone viral. The man was worried whether the metro services will be available on the weekend or not and decided to ask the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on the micro-blogging site. "Will the metro be working on the weekend? Please tell me because I've to meet the GF. If I don't meet her, then the break-up is confirmed," the Twitterati asked in Hindi. The DMRC came to his rescue and responded using a famous DDLJ dialogue, "Metro chalu hai mere dost, jaa jee le apni zindagi (Metro will be working my friend, go live your life)." मेट्रो चालू है मेरे दोस्त I जा जी ले अपनी ज़िन्दगी I pic.twitter.com/BRJNzT2Wap — Delhi Me...
CISF Promotes 2,100 Personnel to Head Constable Rank

CISF Promotes 2,100 Personnel to Head Constable Rank

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As many as 2,100 officials of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) were promoted on Friday in a ceremony conducted by the paramilitary force that secures airports, Delhi Metro and other important government installations in the country.A spokesperson from the force said the 2,100 constables have now been promoted to the rank of head constable. Director General, CISF, Sudhir Kumar Saxena attended the ceremony to put ranks to the promoted CISF personnel during a promotion-cum-pipping ceremony held at the force headquarters. Senior officers including additional director general Arvind Deep, additional director general (airport sector) P S Phalnikar were also present among others during the ceremony. The spokesperson said that keeping in view of the COVID pandemic and following the ...
India records 3,403 deaths in last 24 hours, reports 91,702 new COVID-19 cases

India records 3,403 deaths in last 24 hours, reports 91,702 new COVID-19 cases

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New Delhi: India recorded 91,702 new COVID-19 cases and 3,403 deaths in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry informed on Friday (June 11, 2021). India's total coronavirus caseload has now increased to 2,92,74,823, of which, 3,63,079 have succumbed to the virus, while 11,21,671 are active cases. India reports 91,702 #COVID19 cases, 1,34,580 discharges & 3,403 deaths in last 24 hrs, as per Health Ministry Total cases: 2,92,74,823Total discharges: 2,77,90,073Death toll: 3,63,079Active cases: 11,21,671 Total vaccination: 24,60,85,649 pic.twitter.com/0wrWOFIe29 — ANI (@ANI) June 11, 2021 Meanwhile, Doctors from AIIMS and members from the national task force on COVID-19, have recommended that there is no need to vaccinate people who had documented COVID-19 infection and underlined...
Chinese intruder arrested in West Bengal’s Malda, laptop, mobile phones, Indian and foreign currency seized

Chinese intruder arrested in West Bengal’s Malda, laptop, mobile phones, Indian and foreign currency seized

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New Delhi: The Border Security Force (BSF) on Thursday (June 10) apprehended a Chinese intruder along the India-Bangladesh international border in  Malda district of West Bengal while he was trying to cross the border illegally. The 35-year-old man, dressed in a black sweatshirt, pants and shoes, was intercepted by a BSF party around 7 am when he was infiltrating into the Indian territory. Upon being challenged by the forces, the intruder tried to run away from spot, but he was chased, nabbed and brought to the Border Out Post Mohadipur for questioning. A Chinese passport bearing a Bangladeshi visa, a laptop and three mobile phone SIM cards were found on the man who was identified by security officials as Junwei Han. He has been kept at the Kaliachak post of the border guarding force, ...
US to Buy More Than 500 Million Pfizer Vaccines to Share Globally: Report

US to Buy More Than 500 Million Pfizer Vaccines to Share Globally: Report

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The US will buy 500 million more doses of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine to share through the global COVAX alliance for donation to 92 lower income countries and the African Union over the next year, a person familiar with the matter said Wednesday.President Joe Biden was set to make the announcement Thursday in a speech before the start of Group of Seven summit. According to the source, 200 million doses enough to fully protect 100 million people would be shared this year, with the balance to be donated in the first half of 2022.The person confirmed the announcement on the condition of anonymity. The news was first reported by the Washington Post. The announcement comes days after the White House unveiled its plans to begin sharing the existing U.S. vaccine surplus with the world.Read all...
Jammu Kashmir board exam 2021: JKBOSE class 11, 12 exams cancelled

Jammu Kashmir board exam 2021: JKBOSE class 11, 12 exams cancelled

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board exams 2021 Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha announced decision to cancel the JKBOSE board exams for class 11 and 12 in view of the COVID-19 situation in the UT. He said a detailed procedure for publishing of results along with a scheme of marking will be completed by the Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (JKBOSE) shortly.Representational Image (Pixabay) (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[...
Southwest Monsoon Sets in Over Maharashtra, Will Reach Telangana, Andhra in 2 Days

Southwest Monsoon Sets in Over Maharashtra, Will Reach Telangana, Andhra in 2 Days

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The southwest monsoon set in over several part of Maharashtra, including Mumbai, on June 9 (Wednesday), the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. The weather department added that monsoon is likely to advance into more parts of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, some parts of Odisha and more parts of West Bengal during the next two days.“Monsoon has arrived in Mumbai. Normal arrival date is June 10 every year, so it has arrived prior to the average arrival date," said Dr Jayanta Sarkar, deputy director general (DDG), IMD Mumbai. The weather department has predicted cloudy sky with moderate rain/thundershowers in the financial capital and suburbs. There is possibility of heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places.Mumbai’s Colaba and Santacruz recorded 65.4 mm and 50.4 mm of rainfal...
Jammu and Kashmir: Special vaccination drive launched in villages adjacent to LoC

Jammu and Kashmir: Special vaccination drive launched in villages adjacent to LoC

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New Delhi: In the areas adjacent to the Line of Control, door to door Covid-19 vaccination drive is in full swing. In the Boniyar block of Uri, having a population of more than 80,000 and most of the villages are situated adjacent to the Line of Control and people of those villages cannot come to the vaccination centers, the health workers with Asha workers of Boniyar block have started a special vaccination drive to provide door-to-door vaccination to these villages population. Department has achieved 80% target In the first dose. Dr Parveez Masood, Block Medical Officer of Boniyar, says, "The population of Block Boniyar is more than 80 thousand at present and most of it about 60 percent population are living in the villages adjacent to the Line of Control and at this time our main t...