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Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, while speaking in Rajya Sabha on the Covid-19 pandemic in India, said, “We are expecting that at the beginning of next year, a vaccine would be available in the country.” He added that there was a time when many used to say that the country does not have masks, PPE kits, ventilators and oxygen and hence people will have to face many problems. “The situation today is completely opposite to what was predicted,” he said.
Wishes and love for Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his 70th birthday poured in from leaders and celebrities across the world.
Kangana Ranaut, Anupam Kher, Virat Kohli, and Chetan Bhagat were some of the first celebrities to greet Modi. Kangana Ranaut and Anupam Kher posted videos with birthday messages for PM Modi on Twitter. Chetan Bhagat put a picture with the Prime Minister and wished him.
The National People’s Party (NPP) in Manipur, a partner of the BJP-led government in the state, has expelled the northeastern state’s Deputy Chief Minister from the primary membership of the party for six years.
Yumnam Joykumar Singh has been expelled “on the recommendation of the Disciplinary Committee (of the party) for six years under the constitution of the party”, the party said. With his expulsion, Singh has “ceased to be a primary member of NPP, Manipur, with immediate effect”, a statement said.
While India is celebrating the 70th birthday of the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, #NationalUnemploymentDay is trending on Twitter along with #HappyBirthdayNarendraModi. Netizens are protesting against the current government for their failure to create jobs in the market which has gone worse because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
India’s coronavirus cases tally crossed the 51-lakh mark on Thursday with a spike of 97,894 cases and 1,132 deaths in the last 24 hours. The case tally stands at 51,18,254 including 10,09,976 active cases, 40,25,080 cured/discharged/migrated & 83,198 deaths, as per the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), there are 29,444,198 confirmed cases of Covid-19 globally, including 931,321 deaths.
During a debate on the coronavirus crisis in Rajya Sabha, Congress MP Ghulam Nabi Azad said that the government wasted golden months to stop Covid-19.
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