PM Visiting Vaccines Tri-Cities

PM Modi to oversee roadmap path of Covid Vaccine preparation.

PM visit Vaccines Tri-Cities
Zydus Cadila Biotech Park, Ahmdabad,ZyCoV-D Vaccine Progress.

Serum Institute,Pune, for production

Bharat Biotech,Hyderabad,Covaxin.

Zydus Cadila facility: 9:30 am

Bharat Biotech: 1:30 pm

Serum Institute: 4:30 pm

Three variant vaccines are being prepared in these pharma companies.

Bharat Biotech’s COVID-19 Vaccine ‘Covaxin’ Commences Phase-3 Trial At AIIMS:


PM Modi to talk to scientist in Tri-cities for updates on efficacy of vaccines safe preparation and administering distribution in India.

100 million doses per year of the #SputnikV vaccine will be produced in India , says Russia.

We’re engaged in real-time communication with domestic & global regulators, institutions, companies and other governments regarding COVIDVaccines. Our priority has been to save every life. Once vaccines arrive, we are committed to deliver them to everyone. – PM @narendramodi

N Chandrababu Naidu #StayHomeSaveLives·

Delighted that @PMOIndia will visit Genome Valley in Hyderabad tomorrow to review the production of COVID-19 vaccine. Proud that our vision to integrate strategic foresight into policy in the 90s has put India ahead in the race for COVID vaccine today.

The scheduled program of foreign envoys to Pune on Dec 4,stand cancelled: Pune District Administration About 100 envoys of different countries were scheduled to visit Pune’s Serum Institute and Genova Biopharmaceuticals Ltd on Dec 4 to review the development of COVID vaccines.

Self Reliant India

Self-Reliant India initiative deserves high attention, says SCO Secretary General

Secretary General of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Vladimir Norov has praised the “Self-Reliant India” initiative by Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that it deserves high attention.

Ahead of 19th Council of Heads of government of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) on November 30, 2020 hosted by India in video conference format, he spoke to Prasar Bharati Special Correspondent in Beijing, Anshuman Mishra in an Exclusive interview. He said that ‘Self Reliant India’ aims to strengthen industry, medium and small enterprises, which are the livelihood of millions of people in India.

I note that the “Self-Reliant India” initiative voiced by Mr. Modi deserves high attention. I am confident that the initiative will have a multiplier effect on the world economy, as well as will contribute to the early recovery of the economies of the SCO member States in the post-Pandemic period and to intensification of multi-faceted trade and economic cooperation within the Organization.

He said that with India’s accession to SCO, new opportunities for further development and deepening of full-scale cooperation have opened up.

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has put forward a number of important proposals to further deepen cooperation in a number of areas, including development of alternative energy sources, environmental protection, development of innovative technologies and start-ups, capacity building in telemedicine, pharmaceuticals, medical tourism, financial services, tourism, etc.

Mr. Norov noted that India continues to expand its trade and economic relations with the SCO countries. Since joining the SCO, bilateral trade of India with other SCO member states has increased by 27 percent between 2017 and 2018, compared to the previous period. He said, at a time when the world is suffering from coronavirus pandemic, India plans to seize opportunities presented by the crisis, which will also benefit peoples and countries of the SCO region.

India UK Post Covid-Brexit

India, United Kingdom look forward to enhance cooperation-partnership in post-COVID and post-Brexit- Era

India and the United Kingdom  reiterated their shared desire to impart a quantum jump to the partnership in the post-COVID, post-BREXIT era. During Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s telephonic talk with Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, the two leaders exchanged thoughts about the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Both the leaders  reviewed the promising cooperation between India and the UK in the area of vaccine development and manufacturing.

The leaders agreed that there was tremendous potential for enhancing collaboration in trade and investment, scientific research, mobility of professionals and students, and defence and security. They laid particular emphasis on India and the UK joining hands in the fight against Climate Change, and appreciated their collaboration under platforms like the International Solar Alliance and the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure.   The leaders also agreed that officials from both sides would continue their work to quickly finalise an ambitious long-term roadmap for the India-UK partnership.

India and the United Kingdom today reiterated their shared desire to impart a quantum jump to the partnership in the post-COVID, post-BREXIT era. During Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s telephonic talk with Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, the two leaders exchanged thoughts about the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Both the leaders  reviewed the promising cooperation between India and the UK in the area of vaccine development and manufacturing.

The leaders agreed that there was tremendous potential for enhancing collaboration in trade and investment, scientific research, mobility of professionals and students, and defence and security. They laid particular emphasis on India and the UK joining hands in the fight against Climate Change, and appreciated their collaboration under platforms like the International Solar Alliance and the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure.   The leaders also agreed that officials from both sides would continue their work to quickly finalise an ambitious long-term roadmap for the India-UK partnership.

Nivar Rescue Team

PM Modi speaks to Tamil Nadu CM; Central teams being rushed to state to assist in rescue & relief work in wake of Cyclone Nivar

@airnewssPrime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and discussed the situation in the wake of the cyclone and heavy rainfall in parts of the state. 

In a tweet, Prime Minister’s Office yesterday said, Central teams are being sent to Tamil Nadu to assist in rescue and relief work. Mr Modi expressed condolence on the loss of lives and prayed for a quick recovery of the injured.

An ex-gratia of two lakh rupees each would be given to the next of kin of the persons deceased and 50 thousand rupees each to the injured, from the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund.

Sushil Modi in RS Bye Election

Bharatiya Janata Paty on Friday named former Bihar deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi its candidate for the byelection to a Rajya Sabha seat in the state.

Modi’s election to the Upper House is all but certain as the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance has a majority in the state assembly.

Election to the seat is due for December 14 if the rival alliance led by the Rashtriya Janata Dal decides to contest.

The seat had fallen vacant following the death of Lok Janshakti Party founder and Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan.

With the Lok Janshakti Party out of the Bihar NDA after its decision to fight on its own in a bid to target Chief Minister Nitish Kumar-led Janata Dal-United, a BJP ally, the saffron party has decided to reclaim the seat which it had offered to Paswan from its quota.

The BJP leadership had decided to not have Modi, one of its most prominent leaders in Bihar, continue as deputy minister in the state government after the recent assembly polls.

India lost first Sydney ODI

TeamIndia played competitive Cricket in Sydney chasing 375 to win has been able to play explosive batting in 12 Over but able to reach 301 in 48.2 Overs. Warm up match for team. #ViratKohli need to inspire India lost another wicket Shami out for 13 runs Score 308/8 Jaspreet

Skippee Aaron Finch and Steve Smith hurricane centuries for Australia smartly laid foundation for fat score reaching record 374 first time against India with aid of David Warner 69 and Glenn Maxwell 45 amassed 374 in 50 overs.Indian bowlers cut a sorry figure with little assistance from the pitch.

India too began with some explosive batting scoring at the rate over average of 7 to be in play- combat.

Pandya’s 76-ball 90 and a 128-run stand with senior opener Shikhar Dhawan (74 off 86 balls) kept India in competition thereafter always a catch-up game after the team was reduced to 101 for 4 inside 14 overs.

Hazlewood’s bowling dashed hopes with oMayank Agarwal (22 off 18 balls), Kohli (21 in 21 balls) falling pray to calibre calculus.

Sagarmediainc

#IOD #IndVsAus #Sydney #TeamIndia Surrenders Miracle Impossibe #TeamIndia lost BhogPalo, Distribute Mandir Parshad 38.5:WICKET H Pandya (90) is out, c Mitchell Starc b Adam Zampa, 247/6 34.3:WICKET! S Dhawan (74) is out, c Mitchell Starc b Adam Zampa, 229/

Thus team India out of content after fall of two quickie.

India – 227/4 Overs – 34 overs kept hope intact.

#IndVsAus#India 168/4 in 23 over At Crease #ShekharDahwan 46 #Hardik Pandey 50 scores WICKET of KL Rahul (12) is out, c Steve Smith b Adam Zampa, 101/4

Vice-captain KL Rahul (12) couldn’t be congruous on full-toss from Zampa. India hope of being close to games caved after 15 overs had ended.

India lost by 66 runs in the first One-day International, in Sydney, on Friday.

First ODI in Sydney was complete in lap of host

Sagarmediainc tweeted, #IndVsAus IOD #Sydney 45.4: WICKET R Jadeja (25) is out, c Mitchell Starc b Adam Zampa, 281/7 #Shami scored sixes 298/7 Shami 13 Saini 20 TeamIndia will cross 300 in 50 over has played well against Australia.

India bowlers Shami scaled three wickets,Bumrah Chahal, Saini one.

Australian bowlers Hazelwood 3, Zampa 4, Starc 1, the chief wrecker.

TeamIndia will look to comeback strong in the 2nd ODI on Sunday

Kvarken Council

Finland and Sweden establish a European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation to promote the competitiveness of the Kvarken region

Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment 26.11.2020 18.01PRESS RELEASE

Finland and Sweden have established a European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation – the Kvarken Council EGTC. The aim of the grouping is to develop cross-border cooperation in the northern Baltic Sea and to promote the region’s competitiveness. 

On 26 November 2020, Minister of Economic Affairs Mika Lintilä approved the accession of Finnish members to the grouping and the Swedish Government approved the accession of Swedish members. Minister for Rural Affairs Jennie Nilssonsigns the agreement on behalf of Sweden. The domicile of the Kvarken Council EGTC will be in Vaasa.

Cooperation in the Kvarken region has taken place for a long time. The organisational structure of the Kvarken Council, which has operated since 1972, has now changed from a registered association to an EGTC. EGTC is an abbreviation of European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation, which is an instrument for cross-border cooperation within the European Union.

Tasks of the Kvarken Council EGTC

The aim is to develop the Kvarken region into a functioning, competitive and integrated border area in the north of the Baltic Sea, with good transport infrastructure and connections both within the region and beyond, and an active role in Nordic and European cooperation.

The aim of the Council is to develop the Kvarken region into a pioneer of European and Nordic cohesion policy in the following areas:

  • business and industry
  • transport connections and infrastructure
  • research and development, and education
  • culture
  • viable energy solutions
  • environmental, waste and recycling issues
  • tourism
  • sports
  • children and young people
  • health and medical care

The Kvarken Council EGTC can play a key role in European and Nordic cooperation programmes or similar schemes.

The purpose of the Council is not to generate financial profits for its members. The Group will implement its tasks by organising seminars and informational and discussion events related to its activities, by drafting reports and other publications, and carrying out non-profit project activities.

Founding members of the Kvarken Council EGTC:

in Finland:

  • Regional Council of Ostrobothnia
  • City of Vaasa
  • City of Jakobstad
  • Regional Council of South Ostrobothnia
  • City of Seinäjoki
  • Regional Council of Central Ostrobothnia
  • City of Kokkola

in Sweden:

  • Västerbotten County
  • Umeå Municipality
  • Örnsköldsvik Municipality

Abdullah bin Zayed meet EAM India

Abdullah bin Zayed, External Affairs Minister of India discuss advancing cooperation.

 26th November, 2020 (WAM) — H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, the External Affairs Minister of India, have reviewed the strategic relations between the two friendly nations and prospects of further growing cooperation in the fields of agriculture, healthcare, trade and food security.

This came as the UAE top diplomat received Dr. Subrahmanyam at the Ministry’s HQ where they exchanged views over the latest developments in the region and a number of international issues of interest, with Sheikh Abdullah underlining the privileged and long-standing relations between the two countries.

Sheikh Abdullah also hailed the steadily growing cooperation ties across all fronts thanks to the support of the leadership of the two countries. He hosted a dinner banquet in honour of the Indian minister and his accompanying delegation.

The meeting was attended by Khalifa Shaheen Al Marar, the Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for Political Affairs, and Pavan Kapoor, India’s ambassador to UAE.

Covid India

Worldwide coronavirus cases pass 60 million and Worldwide coronavirus deaths pass 1.4 million.

Coronavirus in India Cases: 9.095.000 Deaths: 133,263 Recoveries: 8,521,617

70% of India’s Active Caseload from Maharashtra, Kerala, Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, West Bengal, and Chhattisgarh

Posted On: 27 NOV 2020 11:21AM by PIB Delhi

The Active Caseload of India stands at 4,55,555 today Present contribution of Active Caseload to India’s total positive cases is 4.89%.

About 70% (69.59%) of the total Active Cases is contributed by eight States/UT i.e. Maharashtra, Kerala, Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, West Bengal and Chhattisgarh.  

Maharashtra leads the tally with 87,014 total active COVID cases, as of today. Kerala has recorded 64,615 active cases, while Delhi follows with 38,734 total active cases.

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The change in active cases for the States/UTs in the last 24 hours is in the figure given below.

Maharashtra recorded the maximum positive change with addition of 1,526 cases whereas Chhattisgarh recorded maximum negative change with a decrease of 719 active cases.

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43,082 new confirmed COVID cases have been registered in the last 24 hours in the country.

Of these, 76.93% is contributed by ten States/UTs.

Maharashtra leads the tally with 6,406 new COVID cases. Delhi has reported 5,475 new cases, while Kerala registered another 5,378 new cases in the last 24 hours.

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Total recovered cases in India have crossed 87 lakhs (87,18,517).The national recovery rate stands at 93.65% today.

39,379 recoveries have been registered in the last 24 hours in the country.

78.15% of the new recovered cases are observed to be concentrated in 10 States/UTs.

Kerala has reported the maximum number of single day recoveries with 5,970 newly discharged cases. 4,937 people recovered in Delhi followed by 4,815 in Maharashtra.

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83.80% of the total deaths are concentrated in 10 States/UT viz Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.

Maharashtra contributes maximum (34.49%) to the total deaths with 46,813 deaths till now.

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75.20% of the 492 case fatalities reported in the past 24 hours are concentrated in ten States/UTs.

Delhi with 91 deaths reported the maximum new fatalities. Maharashtra saw a fatality count of 65 followed by West Bengal with 52 deaths.

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Hungary,Poland to veto EU Covid Fund

Hungary and Poland are objecting the EU’s 750 billion euro rescue fund, which plans to tackle the block’s post-COVID-19 crisis. Irish PM Micheál Martin says he has “great concern” over their attitude.

Hungary and Poland blackmail the EU over a rule-of-law clause that does not suit them. European Union Slovenia has entered the fray. 

Hungary and Poland say they will oppose a mechanism that links a requirement to uphold the EU rule of law in member states with the trillion-dollar coronavirus recovery package. Both countries are at odds with Brussels.

Prime ministers Hungary Viktor Orbán and PM Poland Mateusz Morawiecki met in Budapest to discuss ways of persuading EU leaders to abandon the plan.

Hungary and Poland vowed Thursday to uphold their veto of the European Union’s next budget, which includes its massive pandemic relief fund.

The countries say a mechanism tying payment of the funds to rule of law principles risks derailing the bloc.

The EU had proposed to link its €1.8 trillion ($2.1 trillion) budget for 2021-2027 and coronavirus recovery package to a respect of the rule of law by its 27 members. This would allow funds to be denied to members that violated democratic norms.