Government launches CoWIN challenge to improve vaccine rollout system, prizes up for grabs up to ₹40 lakh

CoWIN

A ‘CoWIN’ Challenge has been launched by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare co-ordinating with Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. This challenge has been launched to improve the system of the COVID-19 Vaccine Intelligence Network (CoWIN). The challenge will be on a digital platform that is intended to be used as an effective rollout method and enhance the mechanism for nationwide COVID-19 vaccine delivery system. According to the information, the winners of this Challenge will be awarded gifts worth of ₹3.85 crore. Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad…

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Everything About New COVID-19 Variant You Need to Know

Covid 19

The rapid spreading of a new variant of the COVID-19 virus has been blamed for the introduction of the new Tier 4 rules and forming new rules for Christmas bubbles in England, Scotland, Wales, and the UK. After finding this new variant, the government said that now it is on high alert and will try its best to stop its spreading at its early stage and will not allow it to reach the next level. There were a lot of questions from many people and we tried to answer the major ones. We hope…

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Maharashtra Government imposes night curfew, mandates 14-day quarantine for European, Middle-East arrivals

Maharashtra Curfew

To prevent the spread of the new strain of Novel Coronavirus and control the current situation of the pandemic, the Government of Maharashtra took a major decision on Monday and announced the imposition of night curfew in all the municipal corporations of the state. The government said that the night curfew will be imposed from December 22 to January 5. The night curfew will be in effect from 11 PM to 6 AM. Along with the imposition of night curfew, the state government has also made it mandatory for people…

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Maharashtra Government initiates vaccination-drive planning, aims full vaccination in six months

Uddhav

The Maharashtra government has already initiated planning for it’s COVID-19 vaccination drive. The state is aiming to vaccinate it’s 3.25 crore citizens within a span of six months. The vaccination drive will be conducted in three phases. In the initial phase of vaccination, health-care workers, Corona-Warriors, citizens above 50 years of age and people suffering from other diseases will be considered. However, it is unclear whether the vaccines will be free of cost or citizens will have to pay for it. The vaccination drive will be conducted in a systematic…

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PM Modi makes big announcements regarding COVID-19 vaccine after ‘All-Party’ meeting, read here

PM Modi

On Friday, PM Modi led ‘all-party’ meeting was organized in which several important topics were discussed including the COVID-19 vaccine. Members of Parliament of both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha took part in this important ‘all-party’ meeting. Significantly, some prominent leaders of the opposition parties too participated. PM Modi made some big announcements regarding the COVID-19 vaccine, after the meeting. He said that a potential vaccine is expected to roll out in a few weeks of time. PM Modi also specified that on a prior basis, the vaccination will be…

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UK Approves the First Covid-19 Vaccine in The World – Pfizer-BioNTech

Covid Vaccine

Affected immensely with Covid-19, UK became the first country to approve a Covid vaccine by clearing Pfizer Inc and BioNtech SE’s shot. The vaccine will be available in Britain by 15th of december. Hailing the decision, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that the Coronavirus vaccine will be made available across the country from next week. PM Johnson took to Twitter and wrote, “It’s fantastic that @MHRAgovuk has formally authorized the @Pfizer/@BioNTech_Group vaccine for Covid-19. The vaccine will begin to be made available across the UK from next week,” tweeted…

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‘Compulsory community service’ at Covid-19 centers for those not wearing masks: Gujarat High Court

Community Service India

On Wednesday, the High Court of Gujarat ordered the local government to obligate community service at the patient care center of COVID-19 along with charging a fine, for the people who breach the guideline of wearing masks on public premises. This decision was taken by a bench of Chief Justice Vikram Nath and Justice JB Pardiwala. The bench mentioned in an order that the COVID-19 patient care center should impose a duty on the violators under the community service rules for up-to 15 days. The duty must be served for…

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COVID-19 negative test report mandatory to enter within Maharashtra from these 4 states

Covid Maharashtra

On Monday, The Government Of Maharashtra has taken a major decision considering the condition of COVID-19 pandemic within the state. As per the decision, from now onwards, people coming to Maharashtra from Delhi, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Goa will have to show the COVID-19 negative report in order to enter the state. People coming from these four states will not be able to get admission without a negative report of COVID-19. However, the state government has made some arrangements for those who will not be able to produce a negative report…

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Random testing on the Delhi-Noida border results in three positives on Day 1

Delhi Covid

Random COVID-19 testing on the Delhi-Noida border found three citizens, traveling from Noida to Delhi, as positive for the virus. This was the first day of the random testing for coronavirus on the Delhi-Noida border. Around 165 tests based on rapid antigen technology were carried out on two locations of Delhi-Noida cross-line. Eleven samples were tested to be positive, out of which three samples were of people entering Noida from the capital. Whereas, at the DND flyway, total eighty-one samples were tested and one sample tested positive. At the cross-line…

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PM Modi to attend the 12th BRICS Summit on November 17

PM MODI

On Monday, the Ministry of External Affairs announced that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the 12th BRICS summit after receiving an invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin. The summit will be held on 17th November through virtual means. The Ministry informed that this time, the theme of the conference will be Global Stability, Shared Security and Innovative Development. In the organization of BRICS, there are five countries with fast emerging economies. The counties that constitute BRICS are Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. This organization was created on…

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