Daily NEWS Summary | 13-07-2021; The weekly immunization rate has fallen to nearly 60% from what was seen the week after June 21, when the Center took over the entire vaccine supply to the states. The weakening has led several states to complain about shortages and the inability to meet demand.
- On June 21, the first day of the new policy, nearly 91 lakh doses have been administered and as of June 27, approximately 4 crore doses have been administered.
- Although the following week did not coincide, between July 5 and 11, only doses of 2.3 crore were distributed. So far, around 38 crore of vaccines have been administered since the start of the campaign in January.
- In the week since June 21, six lakhs of vaccinations per day were the norm. However, the last time India crossed that daily figure was on July 3.
- To fulfill the Centre’s commitment to fully immunize all Indian adults by the end of the year, at least eight lakhs of doses must be administered each day.
- Several states have reported having had to close vaccination centers due to stockouts.
“We have 3,976,750 doses left. Then the total coverage will reach 1.70 lakh. It is certainly not enough … We need doses of almost 11.5 crore but we have received doses of 1.67 crore. We need 10 crore more doses. The government is continuing its efforts to obtain more vaccines, ”said Ma. Subramanian, Minister of Health and Family of Tamil Nadu.
- Maharashtra has so far administered doses of 3.7 crore. The state government claimed it had the capacity to administer doses of 15 lakhs per day.
- Health Minister Rajesh Tope said 70 lakh doses arrived last week, but were used up in just three days. The State Assembly recently passed a resolution demanding 3 crore doses per month from the Center for the next three months.
Uttarakhand cancels Kanwar Yatra for fear of third wave of Covid-19
Daily NEWS Summary | 13-07-2021; Uttarakhand has decided to cancel the Kanwar Yatra in view of the Covid-19 situation, “giving absolute priority to the protection of human life”, according to an official statement. The decision was made by Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami after a meeting with senior state officials on Tuesday evening.
- Chief Minister ordered the Minister of the Interior and the Director General of Police to take appropriate action. He also ordered officials from neighboring states to be urged to coordinate and take effective action so that they can successfully stop the pandemic.
India’s first Covid-19 patient is positive again
Daily NEWS Summary | 13-07-2021; A medical student at Wuhan University in China, who was the country’s first Covid-19 patient, has again tested positive for the virus. District doctor K.J. Reena confirmed that the student, from Mathilakam, near Kodungallur, tested positive.
- The student took the drug test to travel to Delhi for study. The third-year medical student at Wuhan University tested positive on January 30, 2020, becoming the first case of Covid-19 in the country, when he came to see her on vacation. house in Mathilakam. She was released from the hospital on February 20, 2020, after testing negative.
- The student was continuing her studies online at Wuhan University when she tested positive again. No one else in her family has tested positive so far, according to health officials.
Serum Institute to produce Russian vaccine Sputnik V
Daily NEWS Summary | 13-07-2021; The Serum Institute of India (SII) will produce at least 300 million doses of Sputnik V per year, and the first batch of the Russian Covid-19 vaccine from its facilities is expected to be launched in September.
- Those details emerged when Russian sovereign wealth fund RDIF on Tuesday announced a partnership with the vaccine maker to make Sputnik V for the Indian market, as well as for exports to various countries.
- The process of transferring technology to Serum has been underway for three months and the company is expected to launch the first batch of the vaccine in September.
- As part of the technical transfer process, the SII has already received samples of cells and vectors from Centro Gamaleya, the developer of the Sputnik vaccine. India is fast becoming a major production center for the Sputnik vaccine.
- RDIF’s partnership with Serum follows similar agreements it has signed with a group of other vaccine manufacturers in India, including Hetero Biopharma, Gland Pharma, Panacea Biotec, Stelis Biopharma, Virchow Biotech and Morepen, to manufacture around 850 million doses of the vaccine per year.
Sher Bahadur Deuba becomes Prime Minister of Nepal for the fifth time
Daily NEWS Summary | 13-07-2021; The president of the Nepalese Congress, Sher Bahadur Deuba, became the country’s prime minister on Tuesday for the fifth time after the intervention of the Supreme Court. President Bidya Devi Bhandari appointed the leader of the opposition as prime minister in accordance with article 76 (5) of the Constitution.
- This is the fifth time Deuba, 75, has returned to power as Prime Minister of Nepal. His appointment is in line with the Supreme Court ruling on Monday to accommodate his claim to the post of prime minister, replacing incumbent K.P. Sharma Oli.
- Previously, Deuba was Prime Minister of Nepal four times, from June 2017 to February 2018, from June 2004 to February 2005, from July 2001 to October 2002 and from September 1995 to March 1997.
- Deuba must request a vote of confidence from the House within 30 days of his appointment as Prime Minister, in accordance with the constitutional provisions. On Monday, the Supreme Court reversed Prime Minister Oli’s May 21 decision to dissolve the House of Representatives and ordered the appointment of Deuba as prime minister.
- The five-member constitutional bench led by Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher Rana said Oli’s claim for prime minister was unconstitutional.
- Restoring the House again – the court had reinstated the House in early February 23 after Oli dissolved it on December 20 – the court ordered the House meeting to be held before 5 p.m. July 18.
- In its order, the constitutional court said that President Bhandari’s decision to reject Deuba’s request to form a new government was unconstitutional.
1983 World Cup hero Yashpal Sharma dies of cardiac arrest
Daily NEWS Summary | 13-07-2021; 1983 World Cup hero Yashpal Sharma, who was admired as a fearless mid-level drummer at the peak of his prowess, died in New Delhi on Tuesday after suffering massive cardiac arrest. He was 66 years old and survived by his wife, two daughters and a son. According to sources, Yashpal collapsed in his home after returning from his morning walk.
- Throughout his international career, Yashpal contested 37 events, scoring 1,606 points and 42 ODI of which he completed 883. He was known for his daring demeanor and his punching half-century in the semi-final against England in the 1983 campaign at Old Trafford will forever remain in public memory.
- Former Indian captain Dilip Vengsarkar has expressed shock at the disappearance of his teammate. The 1983 team met on the sidelines of a book launch here a few weeks ago.
- He was also a national coach in the early 2000s and was part of the panel that gave MS Dhoni its first call-up in India in 2004.
- Yashpal was also part of the selection panel that selected the triumphant World Cup team. 2011 under the direction of Dhoni. So from being part of a World Cup winner to picking one who also won the trophy, Yashpal had seen it all.
- Meanwhile, he also witnessed a phase of immense turmoil in Indian cricket when then-captain Sourav Ganguly had a bitter dispute with the team’s Australian coach, Greg Chappell, in 2006. As a coach, he supported Ganguly at the time. .
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Covid Updates: The number of reported coronavirus cases in India stood at 3.09 32,374 at the time of this bulletin, with a death toll of 4,11,174.