Prime Minister Narendra Modi will probably inaugurate the country’s vaccination drive against the coronavirus by way of video conferencing, sources mentioned. The inoculation campaign, billed as the world’s biggest, is scheduled to get started from January 16.
PM Modi will probably practically interact with wellness workers at some places on the day of the launch of the vaccine drive, sources mentioned, adding choose hospitals in states like Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Delhi have been asked to make preparations.
Meanwhile, Donald Trump became the initially US president in history to be impeached twice when the House of Representatives voted Wednesday to charge him with inciting final week’s mob attack on Congress.
The US Senate will not hold a trial prior to January 20, when Democrat Joe Biden assumes the presidency, which means the true estate tycoon will escape the ignominy of becoming forced to leave early.
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The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS), led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday authorized the buy of 73 Tejas LCA (Light Combat Aircraft) fighter jets and 10 trainer aircraft for a expense of about Rs 45,700 crore.
The Tejas Mk-1A LCA is an indigenously made and manufactured fourth-generation fighter with crucial operational capabilities that include things like an Active Electronically-Scanned Array (AESA) radar, an Electronic Warfare (EW) suite, and is capable of air-to-air refueling (AAR).
“The LCA Tejas is going to be the backbone of the IAF fighter fleet in (the) years to come. LCA-Tejas incorporates a large number of new technologies, many of which were never attempted in India,” Defence Minister Rajnath Singh tweeted, adding that the deal was a “game-changer for self-reliance in the Indian defence manufacturing (sector)”.
Delhi recorded 357 fresh COVID-19 circumstances on Wednesday, taking the infection tally in the city to more than 6.31 lakh, even as the positivity price slipped to .50 per cent.
This is also the tenth time the everyday incidences count stood beneath the 500-mark in January.
The infection tally in the city stood at more than 6.31 lakh and the death count mounted to 10,718 with 11 new fatalities, they mentioned.
This month, 585 circumstances have been reported on January 1 and 494 on January 2 424 on January 3 384 on January 4, and 442 on January 5 654 on January 6 486 on January 7 and 444 on January 8 519 on January 9 and 399 on January 10 306 on January 11 and 386 on January 12.
The active circumstances tally on Wednesday dropped to 2,991 from 3,179 the earlier day, when the positivity price dropped to .50 per cent.