Category Articles: India

PM launches Six Customized Crash Courses for Covid19 Frontline workers

June 18, 2021
PM launches Six Customized Crash Courses for Covid19 Frontline workers

New Delhi: The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi launched ‘Customized Crash Course programme for Covid 19 Frontline workers’ today via video conferencing. The training programme would be conducted in 111 training centres spread over 26 states. About one lakh frontline workers will be trained in this initiative. The Union Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey, and many other Union Ministers, Ministers from States, experts and other stakeholders were also ...Read More

Now a common format for Issuance of PUC (Pollution Control Certificate) across India

June 17, 2021
Now a common format for Issuance of PUC (Pollution Control Certificate) across India

New Delhi: Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has issued a notification dated 14thJune, 2021 for a common format of the PUC (Pollution Under Control) Certificate to be issued across the country, under Central Motor Vehicle Rules 1989.The salient features of the PUCC are as under- (a) Introduction of uniform Pollution Under Control Certificate (PUC) format across the country and linking the PUC database with the National Register. (b) The concept of Rejection slip is being introduced...Read More

PM to launch ‘Customized Crash Course programme for Covid 19 Frontline workers’

June 16, 2021
PM to launch ‘Customized Crash Course programme for Covid 19 Frontline workers’

New Delhi: Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will launch ‘Customized Crash Course programme for Covid 19 Frontline workers’ on 18th June 2021 at 11 AM via video conferencing. The launch will commence the programme in 111 training centres spread over 26 states. The launch will be followed by the Prime Minister’s address. Union Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship will also be present on the occasion. The programme aims to skill and upskill over one lakh Covid warriors acro...Read More

Final vaccine product of COVAXIN does not contain newborn calf serum at all

June 16, 2021
Final vaccine product of COVAXIN does not contain newborn calf serum at all

New Delhi: Regarding some social media posts regarding composition of the COVAXIN vaccine where it has been suggested that COVAXIN vaccine contains the newborn calf serum, the Government of India has today clarified that facts have been twisted and misrepresented in these posts. The Government said: Newborn Calf Serum is used only for preparation/ growth of vero cells. Different kinds of bovine and other animal serum are standard enrichment ingredient used globally for vero cell growth. V...Read More

“Decision to increase gap between COVISHIELD doses taken on scientific evidence”

June 16, 2021
“Decision to increase gap between COVISHIELD doses taken on scientific evidence”

New Delhi: Chairman of India's COVID-19 Working Group of the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (NTAGI), Dr. N K Arora, spoke to DD News, on India's COVID-19 Vaccination Drive. Increase in Gap between two doses of COVISHIELD based on Scientific Evidence Dr N K Arora explained that the decision to increase the gap between two COVISHIELD doses from 4-6 weeks to 12 - 16 weeks lay in the fundamental scientific reason regarding behaviour of adenovector vaccines. “In the last we...Read More

“Patients may experience post-COVID symptoms up to 3-6 months after recovery, do not panic”

June 15, 2021

New Delhi: Does the fight against COVID-19 really end once a negative report comes? What early warning signs to look out for? What sort of food or nutrition should be taken? PIB’s Webinar held today (June 15, 2021) had answers to all these questions. Nutritionist Ishi Khosla and Pulmonologist Dr. Nikhil Narayan Bante explained about Post-COVID symptoms, how to tackle it and also how nutritious food can help us to fight COVID and in recovery post-COVID. Dr. Nikhil Narayan Bante, Lungs an...Read More

Ixigo launches Real Time COVID-19 ‘ Vaccine Slot Finder ’

June 14, 2021
Ixigo launches Real Time COVID-19 ‘ Vaccine Slot Finder ’

New Delhi, 14th June 2021: Vaccination drive against COVID-19 in India is currently in full swing. With citizens flocking to the government portals to find and book relevant slots, it sometimes becomes a challenge to get your preferred slot with such high demand. To increase the chances of getting a vaccination appointment, ixigo has launched ‘Vaccine Slot Finder’ tool on its flights & trains app displaying real-time slot availability from the CoWIN website. This tool can be easily ...Read More

On the second day of G7 Summit, Prime Minister takes part in two sessions

June 14, 2021
On the second day of G7 Summit, Prime Minister takes part in two sessions

New Delhi: On the second day of the Outreach Sessions of the G7 Summit, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi took part in two sessions titled ‘Building Back Together—Open Societies and Economies’ and ‘Building Back Greener: Climate and Nature’. Invited to speak as a Lead Speaker in the session on Open Societies, PM recalled that democracy and freedom were a part of India’s civilizations ethos. He shared the concern expressed by several Leaders that open societies are particularly vul...Read More

PM Modi participates in first outreach session of G7 Summit

June 12, 2021
PM Modi participates in first outreach session of G7 Summit

New Delhi: Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi participated in the first Outreach Session of the G7 Summit today. The session, titled ‘Building Back Stronger - Health’, focused on global recovery from the coronavirus pandemic and on strengthening resilience against future pandemics. During the session, Prime Minister expressed appreciation for the support extended by the G7 and other guest countries during the recent wave of COVID infections in India. He highlighted India's ‘who...Read More

GST rate cut on goods being used in Covid-19 relief and management

June 12, 2021
GST rate cut on goods being used in Covid-19 relief and management

New Delhi: The 44th GST Council met under the Chairmanship of Union Finance & Corporate Affairs Minister Smt Nirmala Sitharaman through video conferencing here today. The Council in its meeting has decided to reduce the GST rates on the specified items being used in Covid-19 relief and management till 30th September, 2021. The meeting was also attended by Union Minister of State for Finance & Corporate Affairs Shri Anurag Thakur besides Finance Ministers of States & UTs and sen...Read More

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