21st April 2021

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Covaxin recipients have been asked to sign consent form in “clinical trial mode”

India began its Covid-19 vaccination campaign on Saturday with two approved vaccines, the Serum Institute of India’s Covishield, developed by Oxford-AstraZeneca and Covaxin from Bharat Biotech.

  • Those who receive Covaxin from Bharat Biotech have been asked to sign a consent form before being vaccinated, as the vaccine “has been cleared by the government in clinical trial mode.”
  • The screening and consent form adds that the company will pay compensation for serious adverse events if they are shown to be causally related to the vaccine.

“The clinical efficacy of Covaxin has not yet been established and is still being investigated in phase 3 clinical trials. Therefore, it is important to note that receiving the vaccine does not mean other related precautions to Covid-19 are not necessary. The Central Licensing Authority has authorized the sale or distribution of Covaxin for restricted use in emergency situations of public concern as an abundant precaution, in clinical trial mode, ”

the form states.
  • However, it indicates that in phase 1 and phase 2 clinical trials, Covaxin has demonstrated its ability to produce antibodies against Covid-19.

“In addition, I stress that any information provided by me before taking the vaccine will be filed in the database maintained by the government immunization program and the information provided by you will be kept private and confidential. “

The statement reads
  • Beneficiaries will receive an information sheet and a form for reporting adverse reactions, in which they should note symptoms such as fever, pain within seven days.
  • Currently, beneficiaries cannot choose the vaccine, and several Delhi central government hospitals (AIIMS, Safdarjung, Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, Kalawati Saran Children’s Hospital) administered Covaxin to their staff in the first round of vaccination.
  • Hours earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, launching the world’s largest Covid-19 vaccination campaign, said vaccines made in India were safe and called on people not to believe the rumors.

Three days before Balakot airstrikes, Arnab Goswami tells BARC chief that ‘something big is going to happen’

Three days before Balakot attack by Indian air force, Arnab said Goswami, editor of Republic TV his friend and former CEO of the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC), Partho Dasgupta, that “Something Big Will Happen”, indicating that he was aware of the confidential military action, reveals the transcript of WhatsApp messages between the two. The transcript is part of the additional indictment sheet submitted by Mumbai Police investigating the TRP manipulation case.

  • On February 26, 2019, the IAF attacked a Jaish-e-Mohammad training camp in the town of Balakot in Pakistan. The government claimed it was in response to the February 14 terrorist attack on Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir, where 40 CRPF members were killed after a car loaded with explosives driven by a suicide bomber entered collided with their bus.
  • At 10 o’clock in the evening on February 23, three days before the Balakot attack, the conversation begins with Goswami boasting that Republic TV bagged the first interview with then-Interior Minister Rajnath Singh after the Pulwama incident.
  • Goswami in a conversation told Dasgupta: “On another note, something big is going to happen.” What did Dasgupta ask, “Dawood?” Goswami responded by saying, “No, Mr. Pakistan. This time, something important will be done. “
  • Dasgupta, in response, said “it’s good for the big guys this season” and “then it’ll sweep the polls”. The 2019 general election was only a few months away.
  • Dasgupta insisted on clarity, asking Goswami, “Strike? Or bigger ”. And Goswami responded, saying it would be “bigger than a normal hit.” Then he added: “And at the same time, something important in Kashmir. In Pakistan, the government hopes to attack in a way that makes people euphoric. Exact words used “.

Former BARC CEO Partho Dasgupta hospitalized; Girl Alleges Torture

Partho Das Gupta, former executive director of the television rating agency BARC, who was arrested in the Television Rating Points (TRP) falsification case, was admitted to the USI d ‘a Mumbai hospital after his blood sugar soared, authorities said. the Saturday. A Mumbai court earlier this month dismissed his request for bail, saying he appeared to have played a vital role in the scam to rig the TRPs in the police case. Mumbai police previously told the court that Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami allegedly bribed Dasgupta with “rupees lakhs” to fraudulently increase the channel’s audience.

WhatsApp Delays Policy Release Until May 15

WhatsApp decided to delay the release of its new policy update until May 15 after massive criticism from users around the world, including India, for fear of the data.

  • It will be shared with its parent company Facebook, PTI reported. This move is important for users in India, given that the country is among the largest markets for WhatsApp with more than 400 million users. In a blog post, WhatsApp said it was pushing back the date that people will be asked to review and agree to the terms.
  • A heated debate ensues after WhatsApp announces that it will update its terms of service and privacy policy regarding how it handles user data and partners with Facebook to offer integrations across all products from the social media giant.
  • Concerned about the privacy of their data, many users have flocked to competing messaging platforms such as Signal and Telegram, which have seen millions of downloads in recent days.
  • WhatsApp rival Telegram has added 25 million new users in recent days, and while it did not specify specific user numbers from India, it said 38% of new users will come. Asia, followed by Europe (27%), Latin America (21%) and MENA (Middle East and North Africa with 8%). Signal also hopes to seize the opportunities in India with its “simple and straightforward” terms of service and privacy policy.

The NIA summons 40 people to be questioned as ‘witnesses’ in a new case against Sikhs for justice

The National Investigative Agency (NIA) summons about 40 people to be questioned as ‘witnesses’ in a new case brought against Sikhs for Justice (SFJ), a foreign-based group advocating for secessionist and pro-Khalistani activities in India.

  • A senior government official said the summons was made to “verify the details of the investigation.” Notifications sent on January 15 included those sent to a farm manager, television reporter, cable television operator, tour bus owner, actor, confectionery owner, and other businessmen, who have been invited to appear at headquarters. of the NIA in Delhi from January 18 to 21.

Sri Lanka’s Tamil parties seek an international mechanism to investigate ‘war crimes’

Sri Lanka’s main Tamil political parties have called for an international investigation, including the International Criminal Court (ICC), into allegations of human rights violations during the civil war, believing that there is “no possibility” of a national process that can “truly” address accountability.

  • It is significant that the various Tamil political parties that have so far been fiercely critical of each other (political or accountable) appear to have reached a consensus prior to the 46th session of the Council (February 22 to March 19).

Covid Watch: The number of coronavirus cases reported in India was 1,05,56,480 at the time of this bulletin, with a death toll of 1,52,321.

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