Due to COVID-19 complications, Rajasthan BJP MLA Kiran Maheshwari has passed away on November 29. The 59-year-old Kiran, who served as Education Minister in Rajasthan Cabinet, breathed her last at a hospital in Gurugram. She was the MLA from Rajsamand constituency and has also served as BJP's National General Secretary. Condoling to her demise, PM Narendra Modi said, "She made numerous efforts to work towards the progress of the state."
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The ongoing spat between Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar and his Punjab counterpart Amarinder Singh has indicated no halt yet. Khattar on November 29 said, "If any dangerous situation arises due to coronavirus, Punjab government will be responsible for it." Besides, Khattar also lashed out at Singh for lying about the phone call. Khattar said he had called Singh several times, a claim which the latter had denied on November 28.
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In a rescue mission by Indian Air Force, 50 Indian scientists including a few Covid-19 positive were airlifted from a central Asian country. The special 20-hour long rescue mission was carried out using the special C-17 Globemaster aircraft. As per reports, the scientists were under an official agreement between the two countries on an assigned project. Interestingly, this is the first time IAF underwent a mission to rescue COVID-affected… read-more
Highlighting the importance of masks, Indian Council of Medical Research chief Balram Bhargava on November 28 has said that masks work as a vaccine and would stay even after the vaccination. Addressing a webinar, Balram added, "India will develop a vaccine, not just for itself but for 60% of the developing nations". Touting mask as a ''Fabric vaccine'', Balram has emphasized its importance in keeping the COVID-19 recovered patients safe.
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For violating COVID-19 guidelines by protesting in groups during the pandemic, 155 people have been arrested by the London Police. The group named 'Save Our Rights UK' has protested against the lockdown and stay-at-home guidelines on November 28, which are extended till December 2 by the London Government. The arrests have been made on the grounds of assaulting a police officer, carrying drugs, and for violating the COVID-19 precautionary… read-more
Attending a review meeting, Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan urged citizens to follow COVID guidelines to avoid being kept in "open jail". Chouhan expressed gratitude towards Dr Shubham Gupta, a COVID warrior who died serving patients, and announced a financial aid of Rs. 50 Lakh to his family. Chouhan also asked the officials to strictly ensure that the home isolated patients are staying at home. He further stated that the government… read-more
Due to a fire allegedly caused by a short-circuit, five people have died in Uday Shuvanand Hospital in Gujarat's Rajkot in the wee hours of November 27. Reportedly, the deceased aged between 60 and 70. According to Rajkot Municipal Commissioner, three people have died on the spot. Additionally, two died while being shifted to another hospital. The fire department has rescued 30 patients and moved them to a private hospital.
A study by Booking.com revealed 86% of Indian travellers are planning to be more cautious regarding health during travel. About 71% are trying to avoid certain destinations due to the pandemic and 81% do not bother to visit a place where masks are mandatory. Besides, only 51% ready to undergo quarantine in a new destination. The report has mentioned that people prefer commuting in their own vehicles to public transport.
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Congress veteran leader Ahmed Patel passed away due to COVID-19 related ailments in the early hours of November 25, informed his son Faisal Patel. The 71-year-old was a Rajya Sabha MP from Gujarat. Senior political leaders, including PM Narendra Modi, Sonia Gandhi, and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh have expressed their condolences for Patel's demise. Sonia said, "I have lost an irreplaceable comrade, a faithful colleague and a friend."
A senior US government official has indicated that COVID-19 vaccinations in the country might begin in early December. Reportedly, the advisory meeting of the Food and Drugs Administration will be held from December 8-10 and the vaccination will start on "Day Two of the approval". The meeting will discuss two potential vaccines, 'Prizer and BioNTech', that have claimed efficacies of over 95%. Both the vaccines have completed the final stage… read-more