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What is the impact of the Covaxin V/S CoveShield controversy? Which major update was added to the Kovin portal and what is the government’s corona leave policy for central employees? This morning we have brought such special news for you. So let’s start the morning news brief…
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Big blow to Congress before the elections in UP
Congress has suffered a major setback. Jitin Prasada, a strong leader of the party and close to Rahul Gandhi, has joined the BJP. On Wednesday, Union Minister Piyush Goyal got him the membership of the party at the BJP headquarters in Delhi. Earlier, Jitin Prasad also met Home Minister Amit Shah at his residence. After taking membership of the party, Jitin took a jibe at the Congress. Said, now only BJP is the party working in the interest of the country. The rest of the parties have become individual and region-specific. If there is any party in the country in the name of national party, it is only BJP.
Bharat Biotech to trial Phase IV of Covaxin
Corona vaccine maker Bharat Biotech has said that it will trial the fourth phase of Covaxin. The company has taken this decision after the controversy in which CoveShield was being said to be better than Covaxin. The company said that we will publish the results of the third phase of the trial of Covaxin in July. First this data will be sent to the Central Drug Standard Control Organization. The fourth trial will also be done, so that the reality of the effect of our vaccine in the world comes to the fore.
Heavy rain in Mumbai due to monsoon
The southwest monsoon reached Mumbai on Wednesday. It is raining heavily in many areas of the city. Due to the incessant rain since morning, knee-deep water has accumulated on the roads. Meanwhile, IMD Mumbai has said that according to satellite observations, there is a possibility of rain at the rate of 2-3 cm per hour during the next 3-4 hours in Mumbai city and suburbs. Apart from Mumbai, the Meteorological Department has also issued a red alert of rain for June 10 in Thane, Palghar and Raigad districts.
Now mistakes will be rectified on the covin portal itself
The central government has added a new feature on the Kovin portal. With this, if any mistake has been made in the vaccination certificate of the person who got the vaccine, then it can be corrected through the Kovin portal. Through this, mistakes related to name, date of birth or gender can be rectified. Vikas Sheel, Additional Secretary, Union Health Ministry gave this information on Wednesday.
For this you have to go to cowin.gov.in. After this login with the registered mobile number and click on the option of ‘Raise an issue’.
Twitter agreed on the guidelines of the Center, appointed 2 officers
After WhatsApp, Facebook and Google, now Twitter has also said to follow the social media guidelines issued by the Centre. Twitter wrote to the government that they are in the stage of finalizing the appointment of Chief Compliance Officer i.e. Grievance Officer in India. News agency ANI quoted sources as saying that Twitter said that to fulfill the purpose of the guidelines issued by the Center, we have just appointed Nodal Contact Person and Resident Gravity Officer on contract. Soon we will make permanent appointment on these posts.
Trinamool MP Nusrat Jahan separated from husband
Trinamool MP Nusrat Jahan announced her separation from husband Nikhil Jain on Wednesday. He has accused Nikhil of withdrawing money from his account. Nusrat said that we had already separated, but I kept this thing in front of everyone today, because I wanted to keep my personal life to myself. Nusrat said that we had an intercaste marriage. It had to be registered under the Special Marriage Act to prove it legal in India, which never happened. So the question of divorce does not arise.
15 days special leave will be given if central employees become corona positive
Amidst the corona epidemic, the central government has given a relief to its employees. The Personnel Department has issued an order, according to which the central employee can take 15 days Special Casual Leave (SCL) if the parents or any dependent member in the family is corona positive or has to be admitted to the hospital. According to the order, if the employee himself is infected with corona, then he will have to remain in quarantine or isolation. He may have to be admitted to the hospital. In such a situation, the central employee can take special leave up to 20 days.
Government hikes minimum support price for Kharif crops
During the Corona epidemic, for the second consecutive year, the government has increased the Minimum Support Price (MSP) of Kharif crops. The new MSP for Kharif crops was approved in the cabinet meeting. The MSP of sesame has been increased by Rs 452, that of tur and urad dal by Rs 300. The MSP of paddy (general) has been increased from Rs 1,868 per quintal last year to Rs 1,940 per quintal i.e. Rs 72 more. The Center will spend Rs 25,000 crore on the new MSP. The MSP of 14 Kharif crops was increased on June 1 last year.
No history of Kovid, yet 20% of children got antibodies
A shocking revelation has come to the fore in Patna AIIMS amidst fears of children being affected more by the third wave of Corona. During the vaccine trial, 20% of children have been found to have developed antibodies. These children have no history of corona. In such a situation, if the figure of antibodies in children remains the same, then the third wave will not be as dangerous for them as is being feared. Dr. CM Singh, who supervises the trial, says that so far in the first phase, 27 children aged 12 to 18 years are being tested.
Mehul’s alleged girlfriend said – the theory of kidnapping of Choksi is wrong
New revelations are being made every day about Mehul Choksi, accused in the Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam. This time his conspiracies have been busted by his alleged girlfriend Barbara Jaberica. Barbara rubbished Mehul’s kidnapping theory. In an interview to news agency ANI, he revealed Mehul’s plan to escape to Cuba. Barbara said that in media reports, I am being told as Mehul’s girlfriend. I would like to clarify that I was not his girlfriend nor have I had any relation with him.
Gadkari said – preparations have to be made for the third and fourth wave
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari virtually attended the foundation stone laying of an oxygen plant in Uttar Pradesh’s Prayagraj on Wednesday. Gadkari said that we have to prepare for the third and fourth wave from now. He gave the motto ‘Think for the best, prepare for the worst’. Gadkari gave the example of Maharashtra, how he started vaccination in large complexes and vacant places. Started the tradition of vaccinating senior citizens in the vehicle itself and giving them water bottles and flowers.
Biden lifts ban on Chinese apps
US President Joe Biden made a big decision before leaving for his first foreign trip. He has removed the ban on Chinese apps installed in the US for the time being. This ban was imposed by former President Donald Trump on January 5. Then a total of 9 Chinese apps including Tiktok were banned. Trump had called these apps a threat to the security of American citizens and America. However, the White House is now preparing a new strategy for China’s apps and companies.
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