25 Crore doses of Covishield and 19 Crore of Covaxin to be procured

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare:

Government of India has been supporting the efforts of States and UTs for an effective Vaccination drive under the ‘Whole of Government” approach since 16th January this year.

Based on the various representations received by the Union Government, the vaccination for all adults above 18 years of age was opened with the onset of Liberalized Phase III of India’s vaccination strategy on 1st May, 2021.

Now with the aim to further universalize the countrywide vaccination drive, all citizens above 18 years of age can receive the COVID19 vaccine doses free of cost at Government health facilities.

In immediate follow-up of the Prime Minister’s announcement of these changes in the Guidelines of National COVID Vaccination program yesterday, the Union Health Ministry has placed an order with Serum Institute of India for 25 crore doses of Covishield and with Bharat Biotech for 19crore doses of Covaxin.

These 44 crore (25+19 cr) doses of COVID-19 vaccines will be available till December 2021, starting now.

Additionally, 30% of the advance for procurement of both the Covid Vaccines has been released to Serum Institute of India and Bharat Biotech.

I have requested the Union Govt. to offer moratorium to MSMEs and small borrowers who are facing a crisis due to COVID19’s second-wave: MK Stalin, CM, TN

I have requested the Union Government to offer moratorium to MSMEs and small borrowers who are facing a crisis due to COVID19’s second-wave.

I have also written to the CMs of 12 states urging them to raise the demand together to Union Finance Minister N Sitharaman & RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das

MK Stalin, CM, Tamil Nadu

AP Govt deposits Rs 10,000/- each into the accounts of 3.7 lakh Small Traders under the ‘Jagannanna Thodu’ scheme

CMO Andhra Pradesh:

Andhra Pradesh CM YS Jagan released the second instalment of loans under the ‘Jagannanna Thodu’ scheme.

An amount of Rs 370 Cr was deposited into the accounts of 3.7 lakh Small Traders at the rate of Rs 10,000/- per Trader.

With this, a total of 9.05 lakh people would have received interest free loans totalling Rs 905 crore through the ‘Jagannanna Thodu’ scheme in two phases.

I personally witnessed during my Padayatra that many Small Traders who could not avail Bank loans depend on high interest private loans and end-up facing difficulties.

I gave a word that we will change the situation and accordingly announced the ‘Jagannanna Thodu’ scheme.

The interest burden on these loans will be borne by the Government, said AP CM YS Jagan

Banks have been instructed not to adjust this pandemic relief support to other loans availed by street vendors earlier.. : BS Yediyurappa

Initiated the financial disbursement of ₹2000 to 2.16 Lakh street vendors registered under Deendayal Antyodaya National Urban Livelihood Mission.

Banks have been instructed not to adjust this pandemic relief support to other loans availed by street vendors earlier.

BS Yediyurappa – CM, Karnataka

Assam Cabimet decides to confer Asom Ratna, Asom Bibhushan, Asom Bhushan, Asom Shree awards every year: Himanta Biswa

Himanta Biswa Sarma – Chief Minister, Assam:

Key decisions taken in Assam Cabinet meeting:

Asom Ratna Award to be given to 1 person every year for making significant contribution to society

Asom Bibhushan to be given to 3 people,

Asom Bhushan to 5 people &

Asom Shree to 10 people each year

The awards will carry a cash component of Rs 5 lakh, Rs 3 lakh, Rs 2 lakh & Rs 1 lakh respectively.

The awards will also include benefits like free medical treatment of critical illness, free stay at Asom Bhawans, free travel in ASTC buses etc.

To commemorate litterateur Homen Borgohain, Literary Pension shall be conferred on his name, every year on his Jayanti (December 7).

In the same way, Sports Pension to be conferred in the name of Arjun Bhogeswar Barua on his Jayanti (September 3)

Artiste Award to be conferred on January 17 every year from now onwards.

For smooth implementation of Batadrava Than Cultural & Tourism Project, an additional land measuring 35 bigha 2 katha 2 lecha to be alloted to the management committee.

Cultural Affairs Min Sri Bimal Borah to visit & review the status of the project every month.

It was recommended to hold the first Budget Session of the present Assam Legislative Assembly from July 12.

Photographs of President, Prime Minister and 1st Chief Minister of Assam Sri Gopinath Bordoloi to be displayed at all Govt offices of Assam

In order to curtail the overloading of coal trucks passing through Assam, it was decided to check the weights of trucks at Digharkhal and Srirampur inter-state border gates. This practice will continue on pilot basis till March 31.

Under chairmanship of MLA Padma Hazarika a committee will be formed to utilise 77K bigha of govt land freed from encroachers at Gorukhuti, Sipajhar in Darrang for agri purposes.

MP Dilip Saikia, MLAs Mrinal Saikia, Dr Paramananda Rajbongshi will be part of the committee.

Sharing revised Covid19 guidelines with you. These will be applicable till June 15: Capt Amarinder Singh

Sharing revised Covid19 guidelines with you. These will be applicable till June 15.

I strongly urge everyone to wear masks & continue to observe precautions.

While we are on the path to recovery, we must remain fully vigilant & disciplined to not let Covid19 cases rise again.

Capt Amarinder Singh – Chief Minister, Punjab

Watch Asian Games Gold Medalist and Khel Ratna recipient Manika Batra talk about her journey into Tokyo Olympics: Kiren Rijiju

Watch Asian Games Gold Medalist and Khel Ratna recipient Manika Batra talk about her journey into Tokyo Olympics and how she plans to fulfil her ‘Olympics Ki Aasha’

Kiren Rijiju – Union Minister for Youth Affairs & Sports

With industry, trade & hospitality sectors facing a severe financial crisis, it’s utmost crucial to give them a breather: Sukhbir Singh Badal

With industry, trade & hospitality sectors facing a severe financial crisis, it’s utmost crucial to give them a breather.

Punjab govt should waive off property tax & fixed charges on power bills for these sectors for a year to compensate them for LockDown induced losses.

Capt Amarinder Singh had promised to waive off fixed charges on power bills for 2 months last year but went back on the commitment.

If Congress govt remains insensitive & refuses to extend relief to these sectors, Akali Dal will implement these waivers once it assumes power in 2022.

Punjab govt must step in urgently & extend Rs 2 Lakh compensation to all COVID19 victim families & Rs 6000/month to all BPL families for 6 months.

Skilled workers, taxi/auto operators, rickshaw pullers & cobblers also need financial assistance from govt to tide over this difficult phase.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Sri Sri at Sunrise

Beauty is an inner feeling, an inner awakening. When the negativity and stiffness in you dissolve, and then deep inside you recognize the perfection in creation. Waves of beauty, waves of bliss rise through your entire Being:
@SriSri

Pic Credit: Sri Sri