Today’s News Headlines: UP To Procure Vaccine Shots; Approaches Pfizer And Sputnik V
Uttar Pradesh Will Spend Over $1.36 Billion To Buy Covid-19 Vaccine Shots; In Talks With Pfizer And Sputnik V
Uttar Pradesh, having a population larger than Brazil, has decided to spend over $1.36 billion to buy covid-19 vaccine shots and held talks with vaccine companies such as Pfizer and Sputnik V, according to a state official. As part of the global tender to buy 40 million doses, the UP government also had pre-bid talks with Serum Institute and Bharat Biotech. Multiple states have released global tenders to procure covid-19 vaccine shots.
Extending The Gap Between Two Doses Of Covishield Is A Reasonable Approach Says White House Chief Medical Adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci
After the Indian government announced the extension of the gap between the first and second dose of the Covishield vaccine, White House chief medical advisor, Dr. Anthony Fauci, while appreciating the move, said: “You have to try and figure out ways to get as many people vaccinated as quickly as you can, so I believe that it is a reasonable approach to do so,” Earlier, the gap between two doses of Covishield was 6-8 weeks, which now has been increased to 12-16 weeks.
National Commission For Scheduled Castes (NCSC) Visits West Bengal To Inquire About The Post-Poll Violence In The State
After the West Bengal Assembly Election results, there had been videos and cases of post-poll violence in the state. To probe about the same, the head of the National Commission For Scheduled Castes, Vijay Sampla, is on a two-day visit to West Bengal. Though the state government had asked NCSC to cancel the visit given the pandemic, the panel chose to go ahead with their decision of visiting the state and inquire about the violence.
Covid Bulletin: India Sees A Dip In Active Cases; Total Vaccination Nearing The 18 Crore Mark
With 3,43,144 people testing positive for the virus in the last 24 hours, according to the data released by the Union health ministry, India has seen a dip in covid-19 active cases. Nine states and UT, including Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Assam, West Bengal, Puducherry, Kerela, Odisha and Manipur, have seen an increase in daily covid-19 cases, whereas other states such as Goa, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir have seen a decline. The country has so far administered a cumulative of 17,92,98,584 covid-19 vaccine shots.
📍India registered more than 3.4 lakh (3,44,776) #COVID19 recoveries in the last 24 hours.
☑️Together, we can win the battle against COVID-19.
— #IndiaFightsCorona (@COVIDNewsByMIB) May 14, 2021
OxyTaxi Services Launched To Deliver Oxygen Cylinders At Doorstep In Delhi Without Any Delivery Charges
Since the start of the second wave of the covid-19 pandemic, Delhi had been the worst-hit state with facing a shortage of oxygen cylinders and ventilators. UnitedByBlood, an NGO, has launched OxyTaxi services that will be delivering oxygen at the doorstep of citizens across Delhi NCR without any delivery charges. Citizens will have to log in to unitedbyblood.com and register their request.
Free Oxygen Delivery at your doorstep! #UnitedByBlood launches #OxyTaxi for Delhi Residents who are facing problems in reaching the refilling stations. Log in to https://t.co/KAFTZXpdGd and register your request. You will be intimated the estimated time of O2 home delivery! pic.twitter.com/TBXPLtgmeH
— unitedbyblood (@unitedbyblood18) May 13, 2021
International Cooperation Continues To Flow In To Support India In Its Fight Against The Covid-19 Pandemic
International cooperation continues to pour in as Germany sent 223 ventilators, 2500 vials of Remdesevir and other medical equipments. 3000 vials of Remdesevir arrived from the Netherlands, and 5500 vials of Remdesevir from Portugal. Kazakhstan’s shipment arrived carrying over 5.6 million masks/respirators.
EU solidarity & cooperation continues. Aircraft arrives carrying 223 ventilators, 25000 vials of Remdesivir & other medical equipment from Germany, 30000 vials of Remdesivir from Netherlands & 5500 vials of Remdesivir from Portugal. Value support of our 🇪🇺 partners. pic.twitter.com/JpBS4ZuXrG
— Arindam Bagchi (@MEAIndia) May 14, 2021
Further deepening our Strategic Partnership. Welcome shipment of over 5.6 million masks/respirators that arrived from Kazakhstan. pic.twitter.com/uSGDiBakB5
— Arindam Bagchi (@MEAIndia) May 14, 2021
Aadar Jain Says He Is In A Happy Space With Girlfriend And Female Actor, Tara Sutaria
Last year, on Sutaria’s birthday, both Aadar and Tara confirmed their relationship publicly. With indulging in occasional PDAs, the duo has been pretty inseparable. While giving an exclusive interview to Etimes, Aadar said, “The only thing I will say about me and Tara is that we are in a very happy space right now”. On the work front, Aadar was last seen in the film ‘Hello Charlie.’
A Day After Salman Khan’s Film ‘Radhe-Your Most wanted Bhai’ Released, #BoycottRadhe Trends On Twitter
Reviews have been pouring in for Salman Khan and Disha Patani Starrer, Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai. While fans were eagerly waiting for the film, the responses are not that great. A day after the film’s release, Twitterati have been calling to boycott the film. There have been no definite explanation as to why netizens are calling to boycott the film, but part of the reason is that some people have not liked using the Radhe word in the film’s title due to religious reasons. The movie is streaming on ZEE5.
— Shalu Pathak💃 (@comradeShalu27) May 13, 2021
A source close to the movie informed Bollywood Hungama, “Trade experts, critics, influencers etc have been called for this special screening”
— ShiNNe & tu 💫 (@shinnetu4747) May 13, 2021
Did You Know Which Desi Boy, Priyanka Chopra’s Aunt Wanted Her To Get Married To?
Global icon Priyanka Chopra has straddled the world, rose to victory, and is happily married to American singer and songwriter Nick Jonas. But it was not Jonas who Priyanka’s aunt wanted her to get married to; he was none other than Devon Ke Dev…Mahadev fame Mohit Raina. When Raina was told about the same, he was humbled and said Priyanka is a superstar, and he is just a television actor, while adding that he will definitely meet her in another lifetime.
International Cricket Council Released Their Annual Team Rankings; Team India Retaines The Number one Spot In Test Rankings
After team India secured the number 1 spot in test rankings, head coach Ravi Shashtri took to Twitter to express his thoughts and said: “This team has shown steely resolve & unwavering focus to be crowned No. 1. It is something the boys have earned fair & square. Rules changed midway, but #TeamIndia overcame every hurdle along the way. My boys played tough cricket in tough times. Super proud of this bindass bunch,”. Indian Cricket team captain Virat Kohli took the top spot with 121 rating points.
This 🇮🇳team has shown steely resolve & unwavering focus to be crowned No. 1. It is something the boys have earned fair & square. Rules changed midway but #TeamIndia overcame every hurdle along the way. My boys played tough cricket in tough times. Super proud of this bindass bunch pic.twitter.com/StzcsexCRF
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) May 13, 2021