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Covid 19 Top 10 News Updates for Bangalore – 28 September 2021

News Updates for Bangalore - 28 September 2021

  1. Govt. notifies COVID compensation
    Following a Supreme Court judgment, the Union Home Ministry has issued orders for an ex gratia of Rs.50,000 to the next of kin of those who died of COVID-19.
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  2. Private hospitals across India come with novel ways to clear COVID vaccine stocks
    Struggling with the poor demand of COVID vaccines that comes at a price, many private hospitals across India have come up with a novel way of attracting beneficiaries: letting go of the service fee that the government permits them to charge.
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  3. Bandh hits road, rail traffic in many States
    Farmers blocked highways and rail lines, shut down markets and institutions in some cities and States and held mass rallies across the country in response to the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM)’s nationwide strike call on Monday.
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  4. ‘Do we even have a democratic govt.?’
    Farmers’ leaders in Karnataka on Monday vowed to fight the farm laws enacted by the Union government, however long it may take. With Dalit, labour and Kannada organisations joining the rallies on Bharat Bandh day to oppose the farm laws, the protests expanded into a wider critique of “privatisation and pro-corporate policies” of the Centre in various parts of the State.
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  5. Modi launches digital Ayushman health IDs
    The Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM), through which every citizen can voluntarily create a unique digital health ID containing all medical records, has begun rolling out nationwide, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Monday.
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  6. Indian scientists working on 1st ever dengue DNA vaccine
    The world’s first DNA vaccine was given emergency approval in India recently. Developed by the Ahmedabad-based Zydus Cadila, ZyCoV-D is a vaccine against Covid-19. Now, some researchers believe the technology.
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  7. B’luru police extend Covid curbs despite a dip in daily cases
    Even as the city continues to see a dip in Covid cases, police commissioner Kamal Pant on Monday extended prohibitory orders in Bengaluru till October 11, 6 am. Night curfew will now be from 10 pm till 5 am.
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  8. SC pulls up govt over changes in NEET-SS entrance pattern
    The Supreme Court on Monday told the Union government not to “treat doctors like footballs”, and gave it a week to reconsider its decision on last-minute changes in the entrance examination pattern for super specialty medical courses.
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  9. Bharat Bandh gets lukewarm response in Karnataka
    The Bharat Bandh call given by Samyukta Kisan Morcha protesting against the Centre’s farm laws evoked a lukewarm response across Karnataka on Monday, while some parts experienced traffic snarls. The bandh was limited to rallies and protests, without affecting business or transport.
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  10. Coronavirus live updates: Govt allows enrolment of 7-11 yr old children in vaccine trial
    India on Tuesday reported 18,795 new Covid-19 cases, the lowest daily count in 201 days. Meanwhile, the number of active Covid-19 cases in the country has declined to 2,92,206
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