The Magnificent Darbar of Bhagwan Shri Ramlalla Sarkar decorated with flowers, on the eve of Deepawali.Shri Ram Teerth
Pictures from Deepotsav celebrated at Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Complex in Ayodhya.Shri Ram Teerth
World Health Organization:
WHO has granted emergency use listing (EUL) to COVAXIN® (developed by Bharat Biotech), adding to a growing portfolio of vaccines validated by WHO for the prevention of COVID19.
The Technical Advisory Group, convened by WHO and made up of regulatory experts from around the world, has determined that the Covaxin vaccine meets WHO standards for protection against COVID19, that the benefit of the vaccine far outweighs risks & the vaccine can be used
Covaxin vaccine was also reviewed by WHO’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (SAGE), and recommended use of this vaccine in two doses, with a dose interval of four weeks, in all age groups 18 and above.
Available data on vaccination of pregnant women with the Covaxin vaccine are insufficient to assess vaccine safety or efficacy in pregnancy; studies in pregnant women are planned, including a pregnancy sub-study and a pregnancy registry.
Covaxin was found to have 78% efficacy against COVID19 of any severity, 14 or more days after the second dose, and is extremely suitable for low- and middle-income countries due to easy storage requirements.
Covaxin EUL expands the availability of, the most effective medical tools we have to end COVID19.
It was assessed under the WHO EUL procedure based on the review of data on quality, safety, efficacy, a risk management plan & suitability in low- & middle-income countries.
WHO’s EUL procedure assesses the quality, safety and efficacy of COVID19 vaccines and is a prerequisite for COVAX vaccine supply.
It also allows countries to expedite their own regulatory approval to import and administer COVID-19 vaccines.
Amit Malviya – National In-charge of BJP’s IT Dept.:
Now that GoI has slashed excise on fuel prices, will opposition States reduce VAT?
Delhi levies 30% VAT on petrol,
Mumbai (26% plus additional 10.12/litre),
Kolkata (25% or 13.12/litre, whichever is higher),
VAT in Congress ruled Rajasthan is 36% plus 1500/Kl!
Similarly, VAT on diesel is extremely high in opposition ruled States.
It is high time that the opposition run States match Center’s positive decision and commensurately decrease VAT rates on both petrol and diesel else all their talk will just be just that – mere talk!
Ministry of Finance:
Government of India has taken a significant decision of reducing Central Excise Duty on Petrol & Diesel by Rs. 5 and Rs. 10 respectively from tomorrow.
Prices of petrol & diesel will thus come down accordingly.
The reduction in excise duty on diesel will be double that of petrol.
The Indian farmers have, through their hard work, kept the economic growth momentum going even during the lockdown phase and the massive reduction in excise on diesel will come as a boost to the farmers during the upcoming Rabi season.
In recent months, crude oil prices have witnessed a global upsurge. Consequently, domestic prices of petrol and diesel had increased in recent weeks exerting inflationary pressure.
The world has also seen shortages and increased prices of all forms of energy. The Government of India has made efforts to ensure that there is no energy shortage in the country and that commodities such as petrol and diesel are available adequately to meet our requirements.
Driven by the enterprising ability of India’s aspirational population, the Indian economy has witnessed a remarkable turnaround post the COVID-19 induced slowdown.
All sectors of the economy – be it manufacturing, services or agriculture – are experiencing significant upward economic activity.
To give a further fillip to the economy, the Government of India has decided to significantly reduce the excise duty on diesel and petrol.
The reduction in excise duty on Petrol and Diesel will also boost consumption and keep inflation low, thus helping the poor and middle classes.
Today’s decision is expected to further spur the overall economic cycle.
States are also urged to commensurately reduce VAT on Petrol and diesel to give relief to consumers.
P Chidambaram – Former Union Finance Minister:
Here is another interesting analysis of the results of the by-elections
In states where the Congress won, it did so with a significantly higher vote share:
– In HP, the Congress vs BJP was 48.9% to 28%
– In Maharashtra, it was 57% to 35%
– In Rajasthan, it was 37.51% to 18.8%
In states where the Congress lost to the BJP, the spread was narrow:
– in MP: Congress’ vote share was 45.45% and BJP’s was 47.58%
– In Karnataka, where the two parties won one seat each, the vote share was Congress 44.76% and BJP 51.86%
There is a new wind behind the sails of the Congress. Will it gather strength and speed?
The vaccine remains the best way to defeat COVID-19.PM Narendra Modi
We have to take our vaccination drive to the next level.
For that, districts must also look at micro-strategies, to address local lacunae.
P Chidambaram – Former Union Finance Minister:
Here is a thought provoking analysis of the results of by-elections in 30 assembly constituencies.
BJP won 7 seats and its declared allies won 8 seats.
Congress won 8 seats.
Non-BJP parties won 7 seats of which only 1 seat was won by a crypto ally of the BJP, namely YSR Congress. The other 6 seats were won by parties opposed to the BJP.
The honours are even today.
Which way will the wind blow in 2022?
Pinarayi Vijayan – CM, Kerala:
Kerala has been ranked as the best-governed State in the Public Affairs Index (PAI) 2021 released by the Public Affairs Centre.
We are ranked among the top 3 States in all major pillars analysed in the index including equity, growth and sustainability.