Farmers observe June 26 as "Kheti Bachao, Loktantra Bachao Diwas"

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Farmers Call The Present Situation 'Undeclared Emergency'

Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) is going to observe June 26 as "Kheti Bachao, Loktantra Bachao Diwas" to mark the completion of seven months of disconcertment against Centre's three farm laws. Naming the present situation as an "undeclared emergency", the SKM will showcase their agitation through the protests outside Raj Bhavan on the date of emergency. Even after several rounds of talks, the issue remains unsettled.

Sat, 12 Jun 2021 - 06:00 PM / by Vanshika Sharma

Tags: Farmers, Farmers Protest, State of Emergency, Centre

Courtesy: The Print

Arvind Kejriwal.

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Delhi CM Questions Union Over Supplies Of Free COVID Jabs To All Adults

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on June 10 questioned the Centre that from where the Centre would procure so many COVID vaccine doses to innoculate all the adults for free from June 21. He also raised concerns over the Union’s decision to export vaccines rather than plugging India’s own shortage. Recently, Delhi government opened vaccination for people in the 18-44 age-group after two weeks of hiatus due to the shortage.

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 - 05:55 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: Centre, CM Arvind Kejriwal, Covid-19 Vaccine, Free vaccination

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

COVID-19 Vaccine.

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Centre Announces To Procure, Distribute COVID Jabs To States, UTs

The Union government in its new guidelines on June 8 announced free COVID-19 vaccine doses to the states and UTs. Reportedly, the vaccines will be allocated to the States and UTs based on their population, number of cases and the progress of vaccination drive. While the decision will be implemented in two weeks by June 21, the Centre also warned, “Wastage of vaccine will affect the allocation negatively.”

Tue, 08 Jun 2021 - 03:58 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: Union Health Ministry, Centre, Coronavirus Vaccines, COVID-19 outbreak

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Centre puts forward the problem of whatsapp users to Delhi High Court

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Centre Files An Affidavit In Delhi High Court Against WhatsApp

An affidavit has been filed in Delhi High Court by the Centre in consideration of the WhatsApp's cooperation with new IT guidelines. Stressing upon the instant messaging App, the Centre said, it is “indulging in anti-users practices by obtaining 'trick consent' from users for its updated privacy policy". Highlighting the notifications regarding 2021 updated privacy policy, the centre also put forward the trouble of Whatsapp users.

Thu, 03 Jun 2021 - 04:26 PM / by Vanshika Sharma

Tags: IT Guidelines, Centre, Delhi High Court, Affidavit, whatsapp policy

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Delhi HC

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Delhi HC Slams Centre, Asks To Prioritise Foreign Vaccine Procurement

In a plea that came up on May 18, the Delhi HC slammed the Centre for being negligent towards the collaboration and procurement of COVID-19 vaccines from foreign countries. Reportedly, the Centre is due to release funds for an Indian pharmaceutical company that collaborated with Russia's Sputnik vaccine manufacturers. HC said that the Central leaders are living in 'ivory towers' without knowing the ground reality of COVID-19 impact.

Wed, 19 May 2021 - 05:28 PM / by Vanshika Sharma

Tags: Covid Vaccination, Sputnik-V, Delhi HC, Centre

Courtesy: Times Of India


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Central Govt: Open Ration Shops Throughout The Month For Longer Durations

The Central government has urged the states on May 16 to ensure the ration shops are open throughout the month and for longer durations due to the pandemic. The Centre is also distributing food grains under the National Food Security Act and Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana. Several guidelines issued by Union Food Ministry also asked the Fair Price Shops to distribute the ration adhering to COVID-19 protocols.

Sun, 16 May 2021 - 07:39 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: Mobile Fair Price Shops, Centre, NFSA, pmgkay, COVID-19 outbreak

Courtesy: The Economic Times

Supreme Court of India

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SC Urges Centre, States To Consider Lockdown To Break COVID Chain

The Supreme Court has urged the Centre and state governments to consider imposing a lockdown due to a massive increase in COVID-19 cases. The court asked the Centre to formulate a national policy within two weeks so that none are denied hospitalization in any state due to lack of residential proof. It also urged the governments to review the COVID-19 measures; availability of oxygen, vaccines, essential drugs and their pricing.

Mon, 03 May 2021 - 05:34 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: Supreme Court of India, State governments, Centre, Lockdown


Delhi High Court

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Delhi HC Asks Center To Supply 490 MT Oxygen To Delhi Or Face Contempt

The Delhi HC on May 1 ordered the Central government to supply 490 metric tons of allocated oxygen to Delhi on same day or face contempt. Reportedly, the order came after the death of eight COVID-19 patients at Batra hospital due to oxygen shortage. Declining Centre’s request to defer the order till May 3 the court said "Much water has gone above head. Now we mean business. Enough is enough." 


Sat, 01 May 2021 - 07:22 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: Delhi High Court, Centre, Oxygen Supply, Oxygen Shortage

Courtesy: The Economic Times

Delhi High Court

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Delhi HC Asks Centre Why Maharashtra, MP Got More Oxygen Than Asked

The Delhi HC on April 29 asked the Centre why Delhi is receiving less oxygen supply than Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. Ordering to either give justification or "make amends" the court asked why Delhi’s oxygen quota was not raised despite Delhi government’s request. Accepting that several states received more oxygen than other, solicitor general Tushar Mehta said the government is rationalising the issue and will soon respond to court’s… read-more

Thu, 29 Apr 2021 - 04:42 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: Delhi High Court, AAP, Oxygen Shortage, Centre

Courtesy: The Economic Times

Delhi High Court

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Delhi HC Asks Centre, Delhi Govt About Remdesivir Crisis In Capital

The Delhi HC on April 27 questioned the Centre and Delhi government over scarcity of COVID-19 drug Remdesivir in Delhi. Noting that when entire procurement is done by the Centre and only hospitals can administer them, the court said how patients will get the drug if only beds are not available. The court heard a lawyer’s plea who received only three of six required Remdesivir doses due to shortage.

Tue, 27 Apr 2021 - 04:28 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: Delhi, REMDESIVIR, Delhi High Court, Centre

Courtesy: The Economic Times