- State govt has paid ex gratia to only 11 families of 319 RTC pandemic victims
Of the 319 transport corporation employees who died due to Covid-19, families of only 11 have received compensation (ex gratia) of Rs 30 lakh each promised by the state government, while the others have not received even a word on their share.
- In Sept, avg daily doses touched 4.8L
When the Covid-19 vaccination drive began in January, Karnataka administered an average of a mere 21,013 doses a day. In September, average daily inoculations was more than 4.8 lakh, data from the state health department shows, a testimony to how the state accelerated the process ahead of a possible third wave of infections.
- Rain fury: Man killed, 25 trees uprooted, 40 houses flooded
A 71-year-old hotelier was killed, three cows died, 40 houses were flooded, 25 trees were uprooted and 13 cars were damaged across the city as the trail of destruction left behind by thundershowers late Sunday night spilled over to Monday.
- As Covid cases go up, Mizo elders seal Myanmar border
The frontier state of Mizoram has 15,270 active Covid-19 cases, the highest among all the northeastern states now. This late surge may have been triggered by the arrival of displaced refugees from Myanmar and trading activities across the porous border. Village leaders in Mizoram’s Champhai district have temporarily sealed the Mizoram-Myanmar border entry points following the rise in cases in the areas along the international border.
- UP crosses 11-cr doses milestone, Maha 2nd with 8.4 crore doses
The hard work put in by health workers showed up as another milestone on Monday with the state becoming the first in the country to have administered over 11 crore doses of the Covid-19 vaccine. Chief minister Yogi Adityanath took to social media to congratulate the health team engaged at various levels of the Covid-19 immunisation programme.
- SC: No state shall deny ₹50k ex gratia to kin of Covid dead
Approving Centre’s guidelines on granting payment of Rs 50,000 ex gratia compensation to family members of all who died within 30 days of being tested positive, either in hospital or at home and also to those who committed suicide while being infected, the Supreme Court on Monday directed the states to implement it and pay the amount to all aggrieved families
- World sees lowest Covid-19 death count in a week in almost a year
The weekly number of coronavirus deaths worldwide has fallen to levels unseen for almost a year, according to an AFP count on Monday based on official national figures. The 53,245 deaths recorded worldwide between September 27 and October 3, an average of 7,606 each day, showed that the global pandemic continues the downward trend that began at the end of August, after a peak of around 10,000 deaths per day.
- 70% of adult population has got first dose: Centre
Seventy per cent of India’s adult population has been administered the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Monday, as the total doses given across the country crossed 91 crore.
- Second wave impacts infrastructure finance
Total infrastructure credit by banks and NBFC-Infrastructure Finance Companies (NBFC-IFCs) remained sluggish in the first quarter of the current fiscal due to the disruptions caused by the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Icra Ratings said in a report.
- Farmers raise pitch, protest with bodies
A day after four farmers were mowed to death in a violent incident involving vehicles in the convoy of a Union Minister, hundreds of farmers predominantly from the Sikh community gathered at the site of the incident in Tikonia.