Interacted with media on the recent achievements & initiatives of Ministry of Commerce & Industry.
These will further drive economic growth, boost exports & create an ecosystem for industry to thrive.
India’s merchandise exports in June 2021 was $ 32.5 bn, an increase of 30% over $ 25 bn in June 2019.
PM Narendra Modi ji’s vision for Aatmanirbhar Bharat has given a boost to exports, despite COVID-19 challenges.
Furthering PM Narendra Modi ji’s vision of Aatmanirbhar Bharat, Startup India is scaling new heights with over 50,000 startups across India
India’s ranking for Ease of Doing Business has also significantly improved.
Growth in patents & trademarks is indicative of a self reliant India
Dr Harsh Vardhan – Union Health Minister:
Jungle Raj in West Bengal shall not be allowed to harm the Largest Vaccine Drive
LOP, WB Assembly Sh Suvendu Adhikari Ji visited Delhi yesterday to discuss repercussions of an alternative digital platform, not authorised by GoI, allegedly being used in WB to carry out Vaccination Drive
The matter is being investigated.
It’s alarming how satiating one’s inflated ego can take precedence over citizen welfare. Such a move shall give wind to distrust regarding Vaccination Drive, not to mention difficulties people may face in verifying authenticity of inoculation.
Just last week, after Sh Suvendu Adhikari Ji highlighted a grave irregularity, an enquiry was ordered in West Bengal at insistence of Union Health Ministry regarding vaccination sessions being held in Kolkata without following guidelines w.r.t. inoculation, recording of data & issuance of certificate
I would once again appeal to all State leaders to keep politics out of the Largest Vaccine Drive
Any steps to undermine the well planned process shall encourage racketeering & will be highly detrimental for the nation, all its citizens and our collective efforts to fight COVID19
Ministry of Health:
Daily new cases in the country continue to show a decline during the second wave. Average daily new cases declined from 3,89,803 cases between 1st-7th May to 46,258 cases between 26th June – 2nd July.
Total doses of COVID19 Vaccine administered – 34.01 crore
The average daily vaccination against Covid19 increased to 39.89 lakh doses in June, driven by a jump since the Centre took over procurement and supplies of 75% of domestically produced
We should not lower the guard; we must buy time to vaccinate a significant proportion of our people. Whether there will be a third wave or not, it is in our hands. We will be ready for it but we also need to be disciplined said Dr VK Paul, Member, NITI Aayog
The Union Government has been leading the fight against the global pandemic with a ‘Whole of Government’ and ‘Whole of Society’ approach.
As an ongoing effort to strengthen efforts of various State/UT Governments for COVID management, the Central Government has been deputing Central teams from time to time to visit various States/UTs.
These teams interact with the State/UT authorities and get a first-hand understanding of the challenges and issues being faced by them so as to strengthen their ongoing activities and remove bottlenecks, if any.
The Centre has today deputed multi-disciplinary teams to Kerala, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Manipur in view of the increased number of COVID-19 cases being reported by these States.
The Teams will be supporting them in their efforts for targeted COVID response and management, and effectively tackling the pandemic.
The two-member high level team to these states consists of a clinician and a public health expert. The teams will visit the States immediately and monitor the overall implementation of COVID-19 management, especially in testing, including surveillance and containment operations; COVID Appropriate Behaviour and its enforcement; availability of hospital beds, sufficient logistics including ambulances, ventilators, medical oxygen etc., and COVID-19 Vaccination progress.
The teams will monitor the situation and also suggest remedial actions.
Dr Ashwathnarayan – Dy CM, Karnataka:
Union Minister Smt. N Sitharaman ji interacted with representatives from biotech industry & startups at Inst. of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology Bengaluru along with Mr. Prashanth Prakash, Chairperson, Vision Group for Startups, Ms. Kiran Shaw, Chairperson, Vision Group for Biotechnology.
India’s Biotech industry at over $65 Billion is the third-largest in Asia-Pacific. Bengaluru is India’s Biotech capital and Karnataka has the first-mover advantage.
Our Millennium Biotech Policy II – 2009, has bolstered the Biotech ecosystem.
The sector has worked to find solutions to fight COVID19 which will not just aid healthcare but also bring in much needed revenues to tide over the current economic slowdown.
It is time to address the industry need from a policy perspective.
Biotech is dependent on infrastructure, funding & talent. Keeping these points in mind, we are on the path to launch Karnataka Innovation Vision 2030 that intends to build resilience and reap the benefits of next wave of innovation & industrial revolution.
Sukhbir Singh Badal – President, Akali Dal:
Devastation ahead for paddy plantation if water not supplied in next 2 days.
Capt Amarinder’s governance has spelt doom for Punjab.
The blame for suffering of farmers & the common man lies squarely with Capt Amarinder. He has as power minister presided over collapse of PSPCL which is now unable to provide adequate power to Punjabis even though the SAD led govt had made Punjab power surplus.
Will Capt Amarinder tell Punjabis when he last held a meeting to review the power situation?
He has been busy holding 5 star lunches in AC comfort even as the common man is on roads protesting against power cuts.
No one spared – be it farmers, domestic consumers or industrial sector.
Amit Malviya – National In-charge of BJP’s IT Dept.:
Calcutta HC’s five judge bench order on the post-poll violence in West Bengal, based on the interim report submitted by NHRC, is a stinging indictment of Mamata Banerjee government’s complicity.
People were denied treatment, ration and protection for making a political choice.
There are several damaging observations made by the Calcutta High Court based on the interim report submitted by the NHRC.
The most scathing and perhaps inhuman is the mention of sexual violence including those involving minor girls.
CM Mamata Banerjee hasn’t said a word on it.
Dr Sudhakar – Health Minister, Karnataka:
Covid cases in Karnataka today:
- New cases in Karnataka: 2,984
- New cases in B’lore: 593
- Positivity rate at 1.92%
- Daily deaths: 88 (B’lore- 11)
- Active cases in B’lore: 23,424
- Active cases in rest of State: 30,447
- Tests today: 1,55,101