Farm tractors are allowed to protest, but on multiple conditions
At a press conference organized by Delhi police on Sunday, the special commissioner for police intelligence, Deependra Pathak, said after several meetings with the unions farmers, the Delhi police had reached an agreement, in principle with them concerning the rally of tractors on the day of the Republic.
- It will start after the Republic Day parade in Rajpath. Mr Pathak said farmers will not be allowed to enter central Delhi and their presence will be limited to areas close to the city’s border.
- Therefore, Delhi Police has proposed three circular routes from the borders of Ghazipur, Singhu and Tikri. Farmers will be able to take a circular route from the city’s three entry points, which will be approximately 60 kilometers each.
- Authorities estimate that there are currently between 12,000 and 13,000 tractors at the Delhi border and expect their numbers to increase in the near future.
HAL says many countries are interested in acquiring Tejas aircraft
Delivery of Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) aircraft to Indian Air Force for less than Rs. 48,000 crore deal will start from March 2024 and About 16 planes will be launched each year until the total supply of 83 aircraft is completed, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited chairman and managing director R. Madhavan said on Sunday.
- In an interview with PTI, Madhavan also said that several countries have shown great interest in acquiring the Tejas aircraft and that the first export order will likely be placed in the years to come.
- Madhavan said the Tejas Mark 1A aircraft had higher performance levels compared to the Chinese JF-17 fighter jet because it has a better engine, better radar system, and war suit, electronics, as well as an overall technological advantage.
- The Cabinet Security Committee (CCS) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 13 approved Rs. 48,000 crore deal to acquire 73 variants of HAL’s Tejas Mk-1A and 10 LCA Tejas Mk-1 trainers to to strengthen the combat prowess of the Indian Air Force.
- Giving a breakdown of the cost items, Mr. Madhavan said the base price of the aircraft would be around Rs. 25,000 crore, while Rs 11,000 crore will be used for ground support equipment and d other infrastructure needed at the bases and around Rs. 7,000 for basic customs duties and exit GST.
- The president of HAL said that the cost of each combat version of the aircraft will be Rs. 309 crore and Rs. 280 crore for the trainer.
India and China hold ninth round of corps commander talks
The ninth round of corps commander talks between India and China are underway at the Moldo border staff meeting point on Sunday ahead of Chushul in eastern Ladakh as the two sides attempt to craft a phased and defused exit plan to end the nine-month standoff.
A defense official said talks started in Moldo at 10 a.m. Officials said a comprehensive disengagement plan had been drawn up, but had been delayed by specific issues.
The two sides will try to resolve this issue in negotiations, a second official said. This was the reason for the delay in planning the ninth round of talks.
The eighth round of talks took place on November 6 of last year. It must be a comprehensive disengagement plan that begins with all the sticking points in eastern Ladakh and then decreases along the royal line of control, the second official said, referring to the insistence from China to focus discussions on the southern shore of Pangong Tso first and then other areas of friction later.
Officials have repeatedly stated that any withdrawal will be gradual and will take time, given the large number of troops and equipment deployed by both sides and also to verify China’s compliance on the ground at every step.
The talks are guided by the five-point disengagement and de-escalation plan agreed between Foreign Minister S Jaishankar and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Moscow on September 10 last year.
Telangana health worker dies four days after being vaccinated
A 45-year-old health worker in Telangana died in the early hours of Sunday, four days after being vaccinated at the Urban Primary Health Center (UPHC) in New Shayampeta, Warangal Urban.
- This is the second death of a health worker in Telangana who received the vaccine. The woman received the vaccine on the afternoon of January 19.
- Four days ago, a 42-year-old health worker who received the COVID-19 vaccine at the Kuntala Primary Health Care Center (PHC), Nirmal District, on January 19, was transferred to a lifeless government hospital. early Wednesday morning.
- Citing the preliminary post-mortem examination report on him, senior public health officials said he was suffering from a myocardial infarction.
- Senior officials of the state health department said that the viscera, body fluids, parts of various organs, which they removed, had been sent to the Central Forensic Sciences Laboratory (CFSL) and the National Institute of Virology (NIV) -Pune, for know the cause of death. The procedure is followed for any death by AEFI.
Vaccinated people can still translate COVID-19, warns a British health official
One of Britain’s top doctors on Sunday urged the public to continue to follow strict lockdown rules, as any immunity from the COVID-19 vaccine takes up to less three weeks to activate. Professor Jonathan Van-Tam, England’s deputy chief medical officer, also cautioned that there is no clear evidence yet to show that those vaccinated cannot transmit the deadly virus to others. His warning comes as the UK recorded another high daily death toll of 1,348 from the virus over the weekend, bringing the country’s total to 97,329.
Covid Watch: The number of reported coronavirus cases in India stands at 1.06,61,838 at the time of publication of this bulletin, with a balance of 1.53,497.
It took India just six days to administer one million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, a figure higher than countries like the United States and the United Kingdom, the Health Department said on Sunday. Union as the number of beneficiaries who received the coronavirus vaccine beatings approached 16 lakh. The United Kingdom took 18 days, while the United States took 10 days to reach the 1 million mark, the ministry said. From January 24, until 8 a.m., nearly 16 lakh (15.82201) beneficiaries received the COVID-19 vaccine. In 24 hours, almost 2 lakh (1,916,609) people were vaccinated in 3,512 sessions. A total of 27,920 sessions have been held so far, the ministry said.