Friday, 30 September, 2022
TopicCovid vaccination

Topic: Covid vaccination

Covid-19 vaccine given to 39 Madhya Pradesh schoolchildren with same syringe, FIR lodged

The incident occurred at the Jain Higher Secondary School in Sagar during a mega vaccination drive. The vaccinator escaped the scene after parents raised an alarm.

Modi govt Covid vaccination policy ‘sound’, but no one can be forced to take jab, says SC

Verdict came on petition filed by former member of National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation. He sought disclosure of Covid vaccine trial data & stay on ‘vaccine mandates’.

Nobody can be forced to get vaccinated, but policy not unreasonable, says Supreme Court

Top court asks states to recall restrictions on the unvaccinated and directed Centre to make public adverse effects of vaccines.

Persisting with masks after vaccination has major economic, health benefits, Lancet study says

Face mask use in public indoor spaces for at least 2 weeks after achieving 70% vaccination coverage reduces hospitalisation and deaths, the study says.

India’s cumulative Covid vaccination coverage exceeds 177.17 crore

23,598 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours and the cumulative tally of recovered patients is now at 4,22,70,482, according to the health ministry.

Biden’s faltering global vaccine push echoes his stalled domestic inoculation efforts

Secretary of State Antony Blinken has acknowledged that the globe isn't on pace to meet target of vaccinating 70% of human population by 2022-end, set in 2021 by Biden and WHO.

‘Freedom Convoy’ — why Canada truckers’ protest against Covid curbs spells crisis for Trudeau

Ottawa has declared a state of emergency. What began as a protest against a cross-border vaccination mandate is now turning into a movement against nationwide Covid regulations.

28% eligible recipients won’t take Covid booster right away, 14% won’t go for it at all: Survey

Results based on national survey of 22,000 people conducted by social media community platform LocalCircles. It sought to know why people eligible for Covid booster dose hadn't taken it.

Penalties and taxes for the unvaccinated aren’t working. Counselling is still the best way

Govt should promote policies to increase resources for proactive uptake to encourage vaccination, instead of basing policies on penalties.

85% govt school students in Delhi vaccinated, pvt schools going at ‘snail’s pace’: Dy CM Sisodia

Only 42% of eligible students have been vaccinated in private schools, and 57% in govt-aided schools till 21 Jan, Sisodia said. Vaccination for 15 to 18-year-olds began on 3 Jan.

On Camera

YourTurn

(L-R) Niharika NM, Danish Sait, Kusha Kapila and Tanmay Bhat on Koffee with Karan | YouTube screenshot

Koffee With Karan finale saves a boring season. Power has moved from Bollywood to influencers

The Koffee with Karan finale was finally entertainment, entertainment, entertainment, after the most boring season in a boycott-Bollywood world.
A file image of an Indian rupee note | Illustration: Thomas White/Reuters

Modi govt cuts planned borrowing to Rs 14.21 lakh crore for second half of FY23

Centre plans to borrow Rs 5.92 lakh crore in October-March period, compared with Rs 8.29 lakh crore of borrowing in the first half of the fiscal year that will end on September.

Defence

Pinaka is a multiple rocket launcher produced in India and developed by the DRDO for the Army | Twitter/@DRDO_India

As tensions rise with Azerbaijan, Armenia buys Pinaka rockets & ammunition from India

The government-to-government contract, valued at about Rs 2,000 cr, is learnt to have been signed earlier this month. Supplies to be fast-tracked according to Armenia's requirement.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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