Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the valedictory function of the second National Youth Parliament Festival on Tuesday via video conferencing. Three national winners of the festival will also express their views during the event, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said on Sunday, adding that Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, and Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju will also be present on the occasion.
‘Adverse event’ takes place during Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin trials. Here’s what the company has to say
Covaxin, developed by Bharat Biotech, is currently undergoing phase-3 trials. But an “adverse event” took place during the phase 1 trial of its coronavirus vaccine candidate in August, when a patient was hospitalised after receiving a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The matter, however, was not made public.
In a big setback for the Congress ahead of the by-election in Madhya Pradesh, the Election Commission of India on Friday revoked the ‘star campaigner’ status of senior party leader and former chief minister Kamal Nath. The bypolls to 28 seats in Madhya Pradesh is scheduled to take place on November 3.
The seventh round of talks between protesting unions and government ended inconclusively on Monday as the farmers remained adamant on the repeal of the three contentious farm laws. The next meeting has been scheduled for January 8. After about one hour of discussions, the two sides took a long break, during which representatives of protesting farmers had their own food, arranged from langar. Unlike the last round of talks on December 30, the ministers did not join the union leaders for the langar food and were seen having their own discussion separately during the break, which went on for almost two hours. At 5.15 pm, the two sides resumed their discussions, but no breakthrough could be achieved as the talks remained focussed on the farmers’ demand for the repeal of the acts.