On the first day of ‘tika utsav’, more than 27 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses were administered till Sunday evening, taking the cumulative number of doses given in the country to 10,43,65,035, the Union health ministry said. The tika Utsav refers to the COVID-19 vaccination drive between April 11 and 14.
In a bizarre incident, a man admitted with a brain haemorrhage was declared dead by authorities at Patna Medical College Hospital (PMCH) and was also handed over a death certificate to his family. 40-year-old Chunnu Kumar who was admitted on April 3 at the Patna hospital and his relatives were told that he had passed away on Sunday due to Covid, ANI reported.
The current COVID-19 wave is worrying and people need to take all precautions and follow protocols, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Sunday at an all-party meeting, which was not attended by Samajwadi Party, the main opposition in the state. The meeting was held at the Raj Bhawan here, and Governor Anandiben Patel said the situation was grim and vaccination against COVID-19 should be ramped up.
With the fresh stock of anti-COVID 19 vaccines being made available by the Mumbai civic body, the halted vaccination drive will resume at 62 of the 71 designated private hospitals in the megapolis from Monday. In Mumbai, 49 civic and government-run institutions are designated as vaccination centres while 71 private hospitals have the facility to administer the anti-COVID 19 vaccines.
Elon Musk has set his sight on Mars… err, the moon. The Tesla CEO and SpaceX boss who has been obsessed with colonizing the red planet has now set his eyes on a different celestial body: The moon. But it may not be all literal, and it may be the result of the billionaire’s personal vested interest in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Dogecoin.
The Trinamool Congress on Sunday accused Union Home Minister Amit Shah of engaging in divisive politics over the death of five people in Cooch Behar district during the fourth phase of polling. Senior party leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sukhendu Sekhar Roy told reporters here that Shah was knowingly ”suppressing facts” and giving a communal twist to the incident for electoral gains.
A recent photo of Mars shared by The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) shows that the surface of the Red Plant is indeed blue. In an image that was taken by the Mars Odyssey orbiter shows cerulean blue dunes on the surface of Mars and were captured near the planet’s polar areas.