Miscellaneous News

  1. Medical aid to India from Britain and Romania & Ireland
  2. Court asks Kerala govt to reduce cost of treatment The court cited the comment by a Covid patient who had remarked: “it is easier to survive the shock of the disease than what is inflicted by hospital bills.”
  3. UPPolice – Your extended family, shouldering you from cradle to graveyard, standing beside you against all odds & going beyond the call of duty to keep humanity alive!
  4. Hyderabad-based start-up @thephifactory has developed an efficient & cost-effective oxygen generating kit named #Vayuputra, making more oxygen available for patients being treated for Covid at home. Many congratulations
  5. Without labor, nothing prospers! On the occasion of #LabourDay, our best wishes to all the workers of the country working as a foundation stone in nation-building.
  6. Service to Mankind! Bhopal Man Turns Auto into Ambulance | to Provide Free Service |Amid Covid Surge
  7. Let’s pay our respects to the 101 journalists in India who lost their lives to Covid-19
  8. Nagar Vikas UP has launched a special sanitization drive in the state, spraying disinfectants like Sodium Hypochlorite, Bleaching Powder, and lime powder to control the spread of Covid-19.
  9. Easy to prepare & with fewer ingredients too, #BelaPana makes Odisha summers refreshing. Blended with bananas, the drink tastes even better when some shredded coconuts are sprinkled at the top. Why not savour a glass of it today?
  10. A beautiful state of hardworking citizens, best wishes to my Gujrati friends & all the people of #Gujarat on #GujaratDiwas. May the State continue to thrive under Shri @vijayrupanibjp ji
  11. Receiving SOS calls from people with families admitted in ICU in Sukhmani Hospital in Safarjung Delhi . Hospital in urgent need of #Oxygen supply. Fearing for lives of critical patients. Please help them @ArvindKejriwal
  12. Maharashtra: #COVID19 vaccination for people in the age group of 18 to 44 years of age, begins at Kamla Nehru Hospital in Pune.
  13. Wishing You A Very Happiest Birthday To Our Beloved #Thala #AjithKumar Sir.. Stay Blessed Always.. May All Your Dreams Will Be Fulfilled On This Wonderful Year
  14. Today, seizure of 10 packets of contrabands in white sack suspected to be #heroin (Wt–10.590 Kg) by vigilant troops of 116 Bn of @BSF_Punjab . 01/05/2021 #Ferozepur Vigilant troops of 116 Bn #BSF sensed suspicious activity near IB during the night and on searching by #bordermen in the morning seized 10 packets of contrabands in white sack suspected to be #heroin (Wt–10.590 Kg).
  15. Greetings to my friends & all the people of #Maharashtra on their Statehood day.
  16. Highly diabetic, Smt. Sheema Rizvi Ji (63), successfully battled COVID-19 and returned home on April 24 after a 17 day Stay at Era Medical College Lucknow.
  17. ICU beds available in Pritam Hospital, Bhosari #Pune contact 97665 88135 personally verified on 1st May at 9:30 am. Please amplify
  18. Waking up again this morning to the news of losing so many people..Esp journalists, all of whom should have been vaccinated as essential workers a while ago. Children left without parents, parents without children. As a nation I pray we recover but never forget this devastation
  19. 400 oxygen cylinders from USA, 10 lakh rapid testing kits & emergency equipment reached India
  20. Verified list for oxygen, plasma, medicines, ICU beds etc. Built by IIMB alumni. Forwarded to me in a group where I trust the people. Do check and share. Click on this link https://verifiedcovidleads.com
  21. US Travel Ban: Students, Academicians with valid F1, M1 Visas exempt, can travel to USA.
  22. Let’s all join hands to Save Lives.. Donate blood and Plasma. Join us tomorrow from 7 AM to 4 PM. Venue : Sai Mandir Hall, Malleswsram, Bangalore.
  23. Gurgaon admin looks to corporate companies to add Covid beds, set up temporary hospitals
  24. Japan’s northeastern coast hit by strong earthquake; no tsunami warning issued
  25. Sonu Sood fumes at China for ‘blocking’ his oxygen concentrators supply to India
  26. Watch the LIVE discussion on Treatment Protocols for COVID-19 by a panel of top doctors. Ask your queries on 011-23387031 DD News
  27. Months after the death of legendary Argentine footballer #DiegoMaradona, a commission of experts has made serious allegations against his doctors and nurses.
  28. The newspaper “La Nacion” cited a report by the medical commission on the last days of the star issued on Friday, “The conduct of Diego Armando Maradona’s medical team was inadequate, deficient and inconsiderate. The patient was left to his fate.
  29. About 35 per cent of all #Americans have been infected with #Covid19 over the past year, according to a new study of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  30. #Telangana reported 7,754 new #Covid19 cases and 51 deaths during the 24-hour period. The number of infections saw a slight increase from 7,646 on Friday.
  31. #Russian oil company #Rosneft has opened the world’s first Geonavigation School, designed to train highly qualified specialists in the field of drilling support.
  32. The #lockdown restrictions in #Rajasthan have been extended till May 17 with new guidelines where the number of guests in a marriage party has been reduced to 31.
  33. Prime Minister #NarendraModi (@PMOIndia) on Saturday expressed condolences over the loss of lives due to fire at a hospital in #Bharuch in which at least sixteen #Covid19 patients and two nurses were killed.
  34. Gandhinagar: At least 16 #Covid19 patients died due a fire at a #Covid designated hospital in #Bharuch district on Saturday morning. Over 50-60 patients were admitted in the Patel Welfare Hospital when the fire broke out in the ICU ward at midnight.
  35. Amid protests from #JeffBezos-owned #BlueOrigin (@blueorigin), the US space agency #NASA (@NASA) has suspended work on the $2.9 billion lunar lander contract given to Elon Musk-owned
  36. The World Health Organization (@WHO) on Friday listed the #Moderna#Covid19 vaccine for emergency use, making it the fifth vaccine to receive emergency validation from the WHO.
  37. The Finance Ministry (@FinMinIndia) has released an amount of Rs 8,873.6 crore in advance towards central share of the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) for FY22 to help states in their fight against #Covid19.
  38. The 77-year-old two time former #Congress Chief Minister, Oommen Chandy (@Oommen_Chandy) is confident that the electoral history of #Kerala will remain intact as in every election, the opposition returns to power.
  39. #India witnessed highest spike of 4,01,999 fresh cases of #Covid19 and 3,523 fatalities due to #coronavirus infection in the last 24 hours, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (@MoHFW_INDIA) said on Saturday.
  40. More than 62 million #Covid19 cases and over 1.5 million deaths have been reported in the region of the #Americas, combining North, South and Central America, in the last 15 months, a representative of the World Health Organization (@WHO) said.
  41. All Brazilians can be vaccinated against #Covid19 by the end of the year, Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga (@mqueiroga2) said.
  42. Amid the #coronavirus surge, thousands of devotees on Saturday paid obeisance at gurdwaras across #Punjab to commemorate the 400th #PrakashPurb celebrations of Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib.
  43. #Chile again registered more than 7,000 new #Covid19 infections in one day, despite a weekly drop, with 7,199 cases, for a total of 1,198,245, the Health Ministry said on Friday, adding that there were also 106 more deaths, to total 26,353.
  44. #Congress leader and former finance minister #PChidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) on Saturday attacked the union government over mismanagement of #Covid situation and said the boat with 130 crore people is sinking.
  45. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (@UNHCRLibya) on Friday said that some 340 illegal #migrants have been rescued off the coast of #Libya.
  46. #Lebanon registered on Friday 1,001 new #Covid19 cases, raising the total number of infections to 526,578, the Health Ministry reported. Meanwhile, the death toll from the #virus went up by 29 to 7,278 in the country.
  47. The overall global #Covid19 caseload has topped 150.9 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.17 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University (@JohnsHopkins).
  48. Prime Minister #NarendraModi (@narendramodi) on Saturday morning visited Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib in the national capital and offered prayers on the 400th Prakash Purab of Guru Teg Bahadur.
  49. Actress #KanganaRanaut (@KanganaTeam) is all set to make her digital debut as producer with the upcoming film “#TikuWedsSheru“, a love story and a satire. Kangana dives into web space with her production house Manikarnika Films, and launches its logo on Saturday.
  50. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been named as standby for the #T20WorldCup in case the worsening #Covid19 situation does not improve in India, a top official of the Indian cricket board (BCCI) confirmed.
  51. The #US is imposing restrictions on travel from #India amid a deteriorating #Covid19 situation there, starting on Tuesday, Vice President #KamalaHarris has said.
  52. Another 2,381 people in #Britain have tested positive for #Covid19, bringing the total number of #coronavirus cases in the country to 4,416,623, according to official figures released on Friday.
  53. The #IndianArmy, in its quest for harnessing renewable energy for its troops, installed the first green solar energy plant using vanadium-based battery technology in north #Sikkim at an altitude of 16,000 feet, a defence official said on Friday.
  54. #AndhraPradesh continued to reel under the #COVID19 onslaught on Friday, with the state registering yet another all-time high single-day spike of 17,354 coronavirus cases.
  55. The severity of the #COVID19 pandemic in #AndhraPradesh was underscored on Friday when a government employee died even as he was seated at his table in the office in East Godavari district.
  56. Amid the raging second wave of the #COVID19Pandemic in India, the country will start receiving consignments of Russian #SputnikV vaccine doses from May 1 onwards.
  57. #Haryana Health Minister #AnilVij (@anilvijminister) said on Friday that 112 #oxygen concentrators are being sent to the state by the US India Foundation. Vij said the US-based foundation has assured to send more concentrators and ventilators to the state.
  58. Facing a shortage of #COVID19 vaccines, #Punjab Chief Minister #AmarinderSingh on Friday deferred Phase 3 of the vaccination for the 18-45 age group, slated to begin on May 1, while also announcing that vaccination at private health facilities will remain suspended from Saturday
  59. #China on Friday assured India that it would do everything to support the latter’s fight against the second wave of #COVID19Pandemic which has taken a heavy toll on the country.
  60. Amid complete #lockdown across #JammuandKashmir on Friday, 3,532 new cases and 30 deaths pushed the number of active #COVID19 cases in the Union Territory to over 28,000.
  61. Considering the uncontrolled rise in the number of #COVID19 cases in the state, the #WestBengal govt on Friday decided to impose an indefinite prohibition on a number of things, including shopping malls, markets, restaurants, and bars, gyms, and swimming pools, with immediate effect.
  62. Prime Minister #NarendraModi (@narendramodi) on Friday held a virtual meeting to review the functioning of different Empowered Groups with regard to the issues related to the prevailing #COVID19 situation in the country.
  63. #Rajasthan Health Minister Raghu Sharma (@RaghusharmaINC) on Friday said that those aged 35-45 years will be administered #COVID19 vaccines from May 1 at 11 district headquarters under Phase 3 of the vaccination drive.
  64. #YesBank (@YESBANK) on Friday reported a standalone net loss of Rs 3,787.75 crore for the January-March quarter. Its gross #NPA was 15.41 percent during the fourth quarter of last fiscal, down from 16.80 per cent reported in the same quarter in FY20.
  65. A team of #US researchers has conducted a novel cell study that reveals mechanisms which result in lethal #COVID19, and may explain long-term complications and show how #Covid-19 differs from other infectious diseases.
  66. #Rajasthan Chief Minister #AshokGehlot (@ashokgehlot51) on Friday appealed to the Central government to extend its help to the state, which is facing shortage of #oxygen, #Remdesivir and other life saving resources due to the huge surge in active #COVID19 caseload in the state.
  67. India on Friday allowed the import of #oxygenconcentrators under the ‘gift’ item category, thereby exempting the crucial medical device from customs duty.
  68. The speed at which the world has administered one billion doses of #COVID19 jabs, just four months after the @WHO approved the first vaccine for emergency use, is remarkable, but unequal distribution of the vaccinations highlights global disparities, say researchers.
  69. Amid rumors around #PUBGMobile‘s comeback in India, a short teaser video of PUBG Mobile India showed up on the Indian #YouTube channel but it has now been taken down. This teaser did not reveal any release date or an approximate time frame, GSMArena reported on Friday.
  70. The #AndhraPradesh High Court on Friday asked the state government to reconsider its decision to conduct board examinations for Class 10 and 12 students.
  71. A #Delhi resident was arrested on Friday for driving his SUV along the popular Morjim beach amid the lockdown in #Goa. The Toyota Prado SUV driven by the man has also been seized by the officials of Pernem police station.
  72. With the existing stock of nearly one lakh #COVID19Vaccines to be used for those above the age of 45 years, both for 1st & 2nd dose, #Chandigarh Advisor Manoj Parida said that vaccination for the new beneficiaries would start only after adequate extra supplies are received.
  73. The #SupremeCourt said on Friday that the high courts should exercise restraint in making ‘off-the-cuff’ remarks.
  74. #Gujarat Governor Acharya Devvrat (@ADevvrat) on Friday launched a three-pronged approach in the fight against #coronavirus, comprising ration supply to Class-IV healthcare workers, providing #oxygen concentrators to hospitals and spreading awareness about getting vaccinated.
  75. The #MadrasHighCourt on Friday refused to restrain the media from publishing oral observations made by the court against the #ElectionCommission for the surge in #COVID19 cases.
  76. In a major step in the ongoing #COVID19 second wave, the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (@CSIR_IND) will carry out genome sequencing of samples from #Maharashtra on a regular basis, an officials said on Friday.
  77. #HimachalPradesh Governor Bandaru Dattatraya (@Dattatreya) on Friday urged Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Harsh Vardhan (@drharshvardhan) to increase #oxygen allocation to the state from 15 to 30 metric tonnes (MT) to avoid any humanitarian crisis.
  78. The #Telangana government, which on Friday received permission from the Civil Aviation Ministry to use drones for experimental delivery of vaccines within the visual line of sight, will undertake ‘Medicine from the Sky’ programme in the state’s Vikarabad district for 24 days.
  79. With daily #COVID19 cases touching new highs and the total number of active cases reaching 3,03,733 on Friday, #Kerala Chief Minister #PinarayiVijayan said time has come for districts with a high number of cases being placed under #lockdown with effect from the coming Tuesday.
  80. Following an initial complaint from #Spotify (@Spotify) back in 2019, the #EuropeanCommission is issuing antitrust charges against #Apple as it has found that the company broke EU competition rules with its App Store policies.
  81. #Jio Platforms on Friday reported 47.5 percent growth in its consolidated net profit for the January-March quarter at Rs 3,508 crore. During the same quarter of FY20, the company had reported a consolidated net profit of Rs 2,379 crore.
  82. In a major development, #Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Friday ordered inquiry into complaints of land encroachment against Health Minister E. Rajender (@Eatala_Rajender).
  83. #RelianceIndustries Ltd (RIL) on Friday reported a 108 per cent growth in its consolidated net profit for the January-March quarter at Rs 13,227 crore.
  84. Caught in the midst of an unprecedented spike in #COVID19 cases and fatalities, the #Goa government on Friday suspended the implementation of its flagship ‘#AtmanirbharBharat – Swayampurna Goa’ outreach initiative
  85. #China is planning to develop a massive defense logistics infrastructure in #Tibet that will turn the once independent kingdom into a military hub to dominate the #Himalayas.
  86. At least 90 #COVID19 patients in #Maharashtra‘s Raigad district, who were administered #Remdesivir doses of a particular brand, developed severe side-effects following which the state govt has imposed a temporary suspension on its use here, FDA Minister Rajendra Shingane said.
  87. Even as various parts of the country report shortage of #oxygen, the #IndianRailways (@RailMinIndia) on Friday said that more #OxygenExpress trains with 126 MT of the life-saving gas are on way to Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, and Telangana.
  88. The Centre and the #Tripura government have undertaken a Rs 1,200 crore ambitious project to rehabilitate 36,140 tribal #migrants who fled from #Mizoram 24 years ago following ethnic strife in the adjoining state, Chief Minister #BiplabKumarDeb (@BjpBiplab) said.
  89. Defence Minister #RajnathSingh granted emergency financial powers to top officers of all the 3 armed forces to fight the #COVID19 surge. These are in addition to the emergency powers delegated to medical officers of the #armedforces last week, a @DefenceMinIndia statement said.
  90. Tata Consultancy Services (@TCS) has announced that Samir Seksaria will take over as the company’s Chief Financial Officer on May 1. He will replace V. Ramakrishnan, who will be retiring from the services of the company effective April 30.
  91. There is an important absence of evidence regarding the effectiveness of a potentially cost-efficient intervention, like air filters, to prevent indoor transmission of respiratory infections, including #COVID19, warns a study.
  92. Taking stock of continuing #OxygenShortage in the state, Punjab CM #AmarinderSingh warned of strict action against black marketing, hoarding or Pvt profiteering of #OxygenCylinders or smuggling them out of the state, especially when its oxygen allocation was itself not being met.
  93. The Reserve Bank of India (@RBI) on Friday held a meeting with heads of small finance banks on credit flows to different segments of the borrowers and get a sense of emerging stress on #banks‘ balance sheet in view of the current economic situation.
  94. Ruling out a complete #lockdown in the state for now, #Punjab Chief Minister #AmarinderSingh (@capt_amarinder) on Friday directed the Deputy Commissioners of the six worst-affected districts to further tighten the micro-containment strategy and ensure 100 per cent testing.
  95. The #Chennai metro will continue to operate its services on Sundays in May from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., according to a release. A Chennai metro spokesperson said that the metro will operate its services on all Sundays in May as per the directive of the #TamilNadu government.
  96. The Nationalist Congress Party (@NCPspeaks) & its Nationalist Welfare Trust have donated Rs.1 cr each to the #Maharashtra Chief Minister Relief Fund (CMRF) for #COVID19 & the upcoming vaccination programme, Deputy Chief Minister #AjitPawar (@AjitPawarSpeaks) announced on Friday.
  97. The #Telangana government has taken control of distribution of #Tocilizumab injection for Covid-19 patients in the state. The state government on Friday constituted a committee for allocation of Tocilizumab drug to #COVID19 patients in govt and private hospitals in the state.
  98. Twenty officials of the GMR #Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHIAL) have been appointed as special police officers to help police in enforcement of #COVID19 safety guidelines
  99. The Director General of Police has authorised GHIAL officials to enforce the government orders to make sure passengers comply by wearing a mask at the airport at all times. Accordingly, 20 officials of GHIAL were appointed as SPOs.
  100. The #Telangana government on Friday extended #NightCurfew in the state till May 8 to check the spread of #COVID19. Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar issued a Government Order (GO), extending the night curfew by a week. The curfew will be in force from 9 p.m. till 5 a.m. the next day.
  101. The #Pakistan government has recalled its Ambassador in #SaudiArabia, along with other officials at the Pakistan embassy, to make them part of a high-level inquiry into complaints of demanding bribes from the Pakistani expatriates.
  102. #TamilNadu has formed a UCC to manage bed availability in coordination with all the depts & directorates. Functioning at the office of the NHM, the UCC is mainly to co-ordinate the bed availability for critically-ill patients as well as the #oxygen requirements in Pvt hospitals.
  103. Amid the surge in #COVID19 cases, the office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India, K. Vijay Raghavan, has curated information and brought a simple visual reference to manage mild symptoms of #COVID-19 at home — “Home care tips for managing Covid-19”.
  104. The #SupremeCourt on Friday continued its hearing on the #COVID19 situation and asked the #Delhi government to cooperate with the Centre. The top court also praised the work done by the officials to mitigate the effects of the unfolding crisis.
  105. #COVID19: The World Boxing Council (@WBCBoxing) India Championship fight between the country’s top women boxers — Chandni Mehra and Suman Kumari — which was to take place in Jalandhar on May 1 has been postponed
  106. #Google (@Google)-owned video streaming platform #YouTube (@YouTube) said that it is testing time-linked comments that will appear at the exact time users are watching a video.
  107. Taking note of the fast-rising #COVID19 cases in the state, the #KeralaHighCourt on Friday ordered that starting from Saturday till Tuesday there should be no gathering or celebrations anywhere in any form in the state. The court was acting on a bunch of petitions.
  108. #DMK President #MKStalin (@mkstalin) on Friday appealed to the party cadres to stay home on May 2 and enjoy the results and not to celebrate in gatherings at the counting centres as the state is under the grip of the #pandemic and fatality rates are rising.
  109. A #startup incubated at the University of Hyderabad (@HydUniv) has developed a unique technology to extract #DNA from any kind of biological sample — human, animal, plant or microbes – within five seconds, without the use of any equipment.
  110. Shooter #ChandroTomar, fondly known as Shooter Dadi, died after battling #COVID19. She was admitted to a hospital in #Meerut earlier this week. Actress #BhumiPednekar, who played Chandro in 2019 film “Saand Ki Aankh”, says Chandro Tomar’s death comes as a “personal loss” to her.
  111. There would be no #lockdown across the states as the Union Ministry of Home Affairs has advised them to go in for “containment” in districts and areas where the second wave surged.
  112. The ministry directed states & UTs to consider containment measures such as restrictions on gatherings, operations of markets, offices, schools & universities & intensified testing and tracking for immediate implementation based on their assessment of the situation until May 31.
  113. Prime Minister #NarendraModi (@narendramodi) chaired a meeting of the Council of Ministers to discuss the alarming #Covid situation in the country. The meeting noted that the present pandemic predicament is a “once in a century crisis”, which has thrown a big challenge to world.
  114. After the Indian Council of Medical Research (@ICMRDELHI), the #Telangana government on Friday received permission for deployment of drones to conduct experimental delivery of #COVID19 vaccines within Visual Line of Sight (VLOS) Range.
  115. The #DelhiPolice again presented its human face after it organised the cremation of the #NationalSecurityGuard‘s former Director General, K.L. Watts, who had passed away at his home on Friday.





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