No reference to Covaxin However, as the WHO seeks more data, a final evaluation is likely to take place on 3 November.
The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday again postponed granting approval for India’s original Covid-19 vaccine, Covaxin, seeking more technical details for a final assessment of risks and benefits. The global body – which has been reviewing data on India’s Covaxin vaccine against Covid-19 to grant an emergency use list (EUL) – has requested additional information from Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech to make a final assessment of the risks and benefits of approving the vaccine for global use. The organization expects to receive the information by “the end of this week” and plans to conduct the final evaluation on November 3.
Exclusive | Government may get floor space like 2 Rashtrapati Bhavans in ongoing office cleaning process
Nearly twice the floor space of Rashtrapati Bhavan in terms of space in central government offices could be freed up by the end of this month as part of the massive October clean-up ordered by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, according to details learned by News18. As of its date, approximately 3.18 square feet of space has been freed in government offices by dumping about 7.3 liters of coils into a massive engine that started October 2. The floor area of Rashtrapati Bhavan is approximately 2 square feet. 9,31,442 government files are set to be disposed of by the end of this month. 78% of the work has been completed. “Work on the scale of war,” a senior government official told News18.
With growing national ambitions, TMC and AAP are taking different approaches to achieve the same goal
In any game or competition, perception plays a very important role. In political confrontation in particular, perception builds public support. Therefore, perception is very important for political parties everywhere. India has a multi-party system and there are many groups, but only a few have national status. Two parties away from the Congress have quickly gained momentum in recent days to challenge the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at the center. These two groups are the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Trinamool Congress (TMC). The AAP emerged from the anti-corruption movement led by activist Anna Hazari in 2012 with the stated goal of cleaning up society.
Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry gives full support to Mohammed Al-Shami: ‘Proud, strong, bullish and beyond’
BCCI has come out in support of India player Mohammed Al Shami who has been targeted by social media trolls since the day India lost to Pakistan by 10 wickets in the 2021 T20 World Cup Group A match on Sunday. Shami bore the brunt of Buck’s strike, giving 43 hits on 3.5 points on the field. Among them, he was taken to the task by Troll’s Twitter accounts that held him responsible for India’s loss. Some even questioned his loyalty to the nation. After hullabaloo, a lot of cricketers like Virender Sehwag, Aakash Chopra came with their support for the cricketer.
Kolkata Flags Center as ‘Area of Concern’ Amid COVID Spike Post Durga Puja; Review orders
On Tuesday, Federal Health Minister Rajesh Bhushan expressed his concerns about the spike in coronavirus cases and deaths recorded in the state over the past 30 days, to his West Bengal counterpart Narayan Swaroop Nigam. Bhushan has identified Kolkata as one of the main areas of concern, with its average daily case count and weekly positivity rate increasing in the past few weeks. This comes a day after Nigam told News18 that there is already an increase and all necessary steps are being taken to prevent the virus from spreading further. “We have set up different safe houses and announced containment areas in different places as we have noticed that the cases are on a higher side,” he said.
Anita Anand, of Indian origin, is Canada’s new Defense Minister as Prime Minister Trudeau Reshuffles Cabinet
Indo-Canadian politician Anita Anand was appointed the country’s new defense minister on Tuesday in a cabinet reshuffle by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, more than a month after his Liberal party returned to power in a snap election and amid calls for major military reforms. Anand, 54, will replace India’s longtime defense minister Harjit Sajjan, whose handling of the military sexual misconduct crisis has been criticized. According to a National Post report, Sagan was appointed Minister for International Development. She added that the new government maintains a gender balance and includes 38 members, one person more than before the elections.