The first consignment of Covaxin developed by Bharat Biotech was carried from Hyderabad to Delhi via a flight on Wednesday. According to the officials, “The first consignment of vaccine from Bharat Biotech is being carried by Air India on AI 559 from Hyderabad to Delhi on Wednesday at 0640 hours.” Covishield and Covaxin, the two COVID-19 vaccines which have received Emergency Use Authorisation (EAU) have been tested on thousands of people and side-effects are negligible, Dr VK Paul, Member (Health), NITI Aayog, said on Tuesday and noted that the two “are safest of the vaccines”.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday is set to inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of various development projects in Varanasi via video conferencing. Taking to Twitter, the prime minister on Sunday said, “Tomorrow an important chapter is going to be added in Varanasi’s development journey. I will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of many projects through video conferencing at 10.30 am. These include agriculture and tourism as well as other infrastructure-related projects.”
The much-awaited cabinet expansion in Karnataka is likely to take place on January 13, Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa said on Sunday after he met top BJP leaders including its chief J P Nadda and Union Home Minister Amit Shah in New Delhi.
The Miami Herald is investigating how it published a paid insert with what it called racist and antiSemitic commentary and distributed to readers of its Spanishlanguage sister paper.