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News18 Evening Digest: AIIMS Delhi Sanitation Worker Gets First Covid-19 Shot and Other Top Stories

A medic administers a shot of Covishield vaccine to a frontline worker (PTI Photo)

A medic administers a shot of Covishield vaccine to a frontline worker (PTI Photo)

Here are the top stories we are covering this evening: India Launches Vaccination Drive With 1st Shot to Sanitation Worker at AIIMS Delhi; South Asia is Most Vulnerable to Conflict as Covid-19 Pandemic Causes an Unstable Global Scenario; Team India Fan Demands Justice After Being Subject to Racial Profiling by Guard at SCG; He's Not Worthy: Marvel Fans Not Pleased to See Thor Like Hammer with 'Trump' Written Over; Zayn Malik Sings Chaudhvin Ka Chand in New Song Tightrope, Fans Say 'Tum Lajawaab Ho'.

India Launches Vaccination Drive With 1st Shot to Sanitation Worker at AIIMS Delhi

India today launched the world’s largest vaccination drive against the Covid-19 pandemic, which has claimed more than 1.3 million lives, sunk economies, shuttered businesses and shattered daily life the world over. The government had granted approval to two vaccines, Covishield and Covaxin, developed by the Serum Institute of India and Bharat Biotech, respectively. In the first phase of the drive, 3 crore people will be vaccinated on priority. LIVE NOW

South Asia is Most Vulnerable to Conflict as Covid-19 Pandemic Causes an Unstable Global Scenario

There is a great deal of debate on whether wars between nations are declining around the globe. The Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP), a leading provider of statistics on conflict, shows that state-based conflict (where at least one of the conflict parties is the government) in 2019 was at its highest level since World War 2. However, of all the 54 state-based conflicts, only two were interstate. This does lend some credence to the argument that wars between states have become rare. READ MORE

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India vs Australia: Team India Fan Demands Justice After Being Subject to Racial Profiling by Guard at SCG

While India’s series against Australia Down Under has been marred by racial abuse of the players, there are now reports of fans being subject to racial profiling as well. The SCG officials are investigating the same, after the case of racial abuse of an Indian origin fan has surfaced. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, a fan, identified as Krishna Kumar, has accused the security staff at the stadium of ‘racial profiling’ and ‘unjustified frisking’. READ MORE

He’s Not Worthy: Marvel Fans Not Pleased to See Thor Like Hammer with ‘Trump’ Written Over it

United States President Donald Trump will conclude his term soon. Before President-elect Joe Biden takes up the office, Trump and his family are moving out of the White House, and pictures of their ‘moving out’ are already up on the Internet. One of the pictures shared online features a rare piece of pop culture collection. Along with Trump’s luggage, a person was spotted carrying a large hammer, very similar to that of Marvel’s superhero Thor with “TRUMP" written over it. READ MORE

Zayn Malik Sings Chaudhvin Ka Chand in New Song Tightrope, Fans Say ‘Tum Lajawaab Ho’

Zayn Malik has a surprise for his desi fans in his new song Tightrope. The track, released as part of his new album Nobody Is Listening which dropped on January 15, includes a verse from a classic Hindi film song. The former One Direction member has paid homage to his desi roots as Tightrope includes the chorus from Mohammad Rafi’s iconic 1960s song Chaudhvin Ka Chand. READ MORE

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