The Dr. Reddy's Laboratories on May 14 rolled out the Russian COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V in India with the first dose administered in Hyderabad. The imported vaccine under current pilot project has been priced at Rs 995.4/dose including 5% GST. Expecting second and further impodted consignments in upcoming months, DRL said supply from Indian manufacturers will commence soon. DRL also hoped of probably cheaper price when local supplies begin… read-more
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Harry Potter series creator JK Rowling has donated a six-figure sum to the UK-based charity organization, Khalsa Aid, to help in India's struggle against COVID-19. The donation was made by her charitable trust 'The Volant Charitable Trust'. The author took to Twitter to express gratitude to her readers who made the donation possible. Notably, the charitable trust has donated to many such international charities earlier.
In an inhumane incident, a COVID-19 patient who was raped by male nurse at MP’s Bhopal Memorial Hospital and Research Centre died within 24 hours. Shockingly, the incident came into public domain a month after the arrest of accused. The 43-year-old deceased was a Bhopal Gas Tragedy survivor. Meanwhile, the police informed that the 40-year-old now jailed accused earlier also assaulted a female nurse of the hospital.
Former journalist and Aam Adami Party MLA Jarnail Singh passed away on May 14 due to COVID complications. He was admitted to a hospital in Delhi after contracting the virus in the last week of April. The 47-year-old was also an author and had worked with the ones who were affected by the 1984 riots. Meanwhile, many leaders, including Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, expressed their grief through Twitter.
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The woman, who was seen listening to song 'Love You Zindagi' in a recent viral video, passed away due to COVID-19 on May 13. The tragic news was shared by Dr Monika Langeh, who had also shared the viral video on May 8. The 30-year-old woman had been relying on NIV support. Soon after the news broke out, many people on social media, including actor Sonu Sood, offered their condolences.
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Chemical and Fertilizers minister DV Sadananda Gowda vented out his frustration when asked about the pertaining vaccine shortage in India. Talking to reporters on May 13, he said, "I want to ask you, if the court says tomorrow that you have to give this much (vaccine), if it has not been produced, should we hang ourselves?" He also discarded allegations of political motives and assured of improvement in the situation.
Fearing India like COVID crisis, Kenya is trying to scramble the oxygen availability in the country. Moreover, learning from the third COVID-19 wave in March 2021, the authorities and private medical facilities have started installing oxygen producing units. Reportedly, with vaccination rate of fewer than one million people, Kenya, which looked up to India for quality healthcare has received a major setback watching Indian medical system… read-more
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The Delhi government on May 13 sought the Centre to give Delhi’s surplus oxygen quota to other states. Deputy CM Manish Sisodia said Delhi’s oxygen requirement has dropped from 700 metric tonnes to 582 metric tonnes/day. Thanking the Union and Delhi HC for rendering help in crisis, Dy-CM Sisodia said the positivity rate in Delhi dropped by 14% along with an increased availability in number of beds and oxygen concentrators.
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
Crypto genius and Ethereum cryptocurrency co-founder Vitalik Buterin has donated $1 billion worth of Shiba Inu meme coins to aid India's COVID crisis. He pledged approximately 500 ETH and over 50 trillion SHIB that is worth $1.14 billion to a crypto fundraiser launched by Indian tech entrepreneur Sandeep Nailwal. Notably, despite being not legalized in the country, India has received six million dollars’ worth of crypto donations so far.
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Japanese automaker Toyota has offered an extension on its warranty and service plans owing to the lockdown-like conditions in India. Launching its 'Customer Connect Program 2.0', the company stated that the extension of up to one month will be applicable in cities where restrictions have been imposed. In a statement, Toyota said, "Our dealerships will continue their efforts to support our customers."
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