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Covid 19 Top 10 News Updates for Bangalore – 18 September 2021

News Updates for Bangalore - 18 September 2021

  1. India sets record with 2.5 cr. COVID-19 shots in one day
    India administered a record 2.5 crore COVID vaccination doses on Friday by midnight. In a late night tweet, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said, “Making historic record, India administers 2.5 crore vaccinations today. The nation has risen in honor of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s birthday”.
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  2. Wards see rise in children with respiratory infections
    The paediatric ward and ICU of KC General Hospital, Malleswaram, is filled to capacity. A majority of children aged 0-5 years suffer from lower respiratory tract infections, which are being reported by other hospitals in the city too.
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  3. State comes second after Bihar in vaccination drive
    Karnataka set a new record on the vaccination front on Friday by administering 27,80,032 COVID-19 vaccine doses by 9.30 p.m. during the mega vaccination drive, the second highest in the country.
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  4. Over 4 lakh people vaccinated in Bengaluru
    As many as 4.04 lakh people were vaccinated in the mega vaccination programme taken up in around 2,200 sites across the city on Friday to mark Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s birthday.
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  5. School fee row: HC gives partial relief to parents, private schools
    Giving partial relief to both the managements of private unaided schools and parents of students in such institutions, the High Court of Karnataka has directed the schools to give 15% discount in fee for the academic year 2020-21 in lieu of underutilised facilities during the relevant period of that academic year.
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  6. Petrol, diesel will not come under GST: Sitharaman
    The GST Council on Friday decided to keep petrol and diesel outside the ambit of GST, extended exemption on payment of tax on life-saving Covid-19 drugs and levied a 5% GST on food delivery platforms like Swiggy and Zomato. But the Centre said a firm no on payment of GST compensation to states beyond July 2022.
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  7. Bengaluru metro timings extended; last train at 9:30 pm
    BMRCL Managing Director Anjum Parwez said on Friday that the operations have been extended in the morning and evening hours.
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  8. Booster dose ‘unethical’ now, may be needed later: Adar Poonawalla
    While some countries have started rolling out booster shots, and the jury in India is still out on this, Serum Institute of India’s CEO Adar Poonawalla termed it “unethical” to roll out a booster dose in the country when a big section of the population is yet to be administered both doses.
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  9. BBMP wants to give flu vaccine to all children
    Working on the suggestion of the paediatric committee and Technical Advisory Committee, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and health department will soon send a proposal to the government on giving mandatory flu vaccine to all children.
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  10. Karnataka govt moves Bill to ban online gambling, moots three-year jail term
    Following the September 4 cabinet decision, Home Minister Araga Jnanendra tabled an important Bill in the Assembly on Friday which seeks to ban online gambling or betting on mobile phone applications by amending the Karnataka Police Act, 1963. However, lottery and betting on horse races will be exempted.
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