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India administers over 27 crore 23 lakh COVID vaccine doses to eligible beneficiaries in country            Centre provides over 28 crore 50 lakh Covid vaccine doses to States/UTs so far            Over 60 thousand new cases reported in last 24 hours; National Recovery Rate touches 96.16 per cent            Home Ministry cautions States/UTs not to lower their guard despite relaxation in Covid-19 restrictions            Indian Air Force Chief says Air Force undergoing monumental transformation with rapid infusion of technologies           

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11th June, 2021


  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi to virtually participate in the outreach sessions of G7 Summit for two days beginning tomorrow.

  • Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad criticizes Delhi Government's door to door ration delivery scheme; Says, it is in direct contravention with the National Food Security Act, 2013.

  • Country registers a sharp decline in active caseload and number of fresh COVID-19 cases.

  • National recovery rate of COVID-19 stands at 94.93 per cent.

  • Over 91 thousand new cases registered in the country during last 24 hours.

  • Railways deliver more than 29 thousand tonnes of Liquid Medical Oxygen to fifteen states across the country.

  • Road Transport and Highways Ministry notifies rules mandatory for accredited Drivers Training Centres.

  • Amid positive global cues, Sensex and Nifty record their all-time highs.

  • In French Open, top seed Novak Djokovic to take on defending champion Rafael Nadal in Men's singals semi-final match tonight.


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  • Wear a face mask.

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  • Focus on hand and face hygiene.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate in the outreach sessions of the G7 Summit on the 12th and 13th of June in a virtual format. Briefing media yesterday, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said, the UK currently holds the presidency of the G7 and has invited India along with South Korea and South Africa as guest countries for the G7 Summit.

This is the second time Prime Minister Modi will be participating in G7.


Senior BJP leader and Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today criticized the proposed door step delivery of ration scheme of Delhi Government. The Minister said that the door step ration delivery scheme is in direct contravention with the National Food Security Act, 2013. Raising serious questions over the intention of the ruling party in the National Capital Territory, Mr. Prasad asked as to why the One Nation, One Ration Card scheme has not been implemented in Delhi.

"The Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad  said that ration has to be given to the beneficiaries only from a fair price shop as per the National Food Security Act. He said, delivery of foodgrains to the doorstep to the beneficiaries will create avenues where ration can be siphoned off for black marketing.Mr. Prasad has informed that all the States and Union Territories have implemented the One Nation, One Ration Card scheme except three including Delhi.

The Union Government has said that Fair Price Shops are at fixed locations which can be monitored and inspected at any time by the authorities. However, in case of home delivery of ration, it is very difficult to monitor the delivery executives on the field and no check can be kept on them. The Union Government has also found no merit in claim that it is difficult for beneficiaries to visit Fair Price Shop in each and every part of Delhi. It said, there are about two thousand Fair Price Shops in Delhi which efficiently cover each and every location of the national capital. Bhupendra SINGH /AIR NEWS DELHI"


The Union Government has said that India is registering a sharp decline in active caseload and number of fresh cases. With this, the recovery rate is continuously improving in the country and it now stands at 94.93 per cent in the country.

Briefing the media in New Delhi today, Joint Secretary of Health and Family Welfare Ministry Lav Agarwal has said that the country had registered maximum number of over four lakh cases on 7th of May and since then daily cases are continuously declining in the country. He said, almost 78 per cent decline in cases has been registered as compared to highest peak. He said, India registered over 91 thousand new cases during the last 24 hours. He added that a decline of 31 per cent in average daily new cases had been registered in last week. He said, there are 335 districts wherein drastic reduction in fresh cases have been witnessed.

"देश में कन्टीन्यू और सार डिक्लाइन इन डेली न्यू केसेज। हम पिछले पांच हफ्ते से ऑब्जर्व कर रहे हैं, जहां 7 मई को देश में चार लाख 14 हजार प्रतिदिन औसत के हिसाब से केसेज नोट किए गए थे, वह घटते-घटते दो लाख से कम 25 मई के समय पर, उसके बाद 7 जून को एक लाख से कम होते हुए आज 11 जून में 91 हजार 702 केसेज रिपोर्ट हुए है यानी कि अगर हम पीक से कम्प्रेजन में ऑब्जर्व करें, तो हम पाते है 78 परसेन् जो रिपोर्ट देश में ऑब्जर्व की गई है, उससे केसेज में कमी आई है"

Mr. Agarwal said, the continuous decline in active cases has been reported in the country and at present, there are over 11 lakh active cases in the country. He said, almost 70 per cent reduction in active cases has been recorded in the country in the last one month.

Mr. Agarwal also said, the recovery rate is continuously improving in the country. He said, the recovery rate was over 81 per cent in the country on 3rd of May and now, it has reached nearly 95 per cent. He said, daily recoveries are outnumbering daily new cases from the last 29 days. He added that 29 States and Union Territories have witnessed more recoveries in comparison to fresh cases in the last few days.

Member (Health) Niti Aayog Dr. V.K. Paul said that all the arrangements have been made for conducting the National Sero Survey. He said, Indian Council of Medical Research, ICMR will start conducting the next round of National Sero Survey from this month. He said, this will help in identifying the intensity and impact of the Corona virus in the country.

Briefing media in New Delhi today, Dr. Paul said, states are also required to conduct their own Sero Surveys for better understanding of the impact of Corona virus. He said, apart from sero survey, emphasis must be given on surveillance, mutation of virus and genome sequencing of the virus.

"हमें एक नेशनल सीरो सर्वे को ही डिपेन् होकर ही नहीं करना होगा। हमें राज्यों को भी सीरो सर्वे करने के लिए प्रोत्साहित करना होगा। ये वक् है इस काम को करने का और सीवेलेंस जो है हर ज्योग्राफी में हो, क्योंकि फैसले जो है वो स्टेट एंड सब-स्टेट एंड डिस्ट्रीक लेवल पर होने चाहिए इन चीजों पे। उसी पर ही कंट्रोल करें"

On the COVID vaccination front, Dr. Paul said, the country will cross the landmark figure of administration of 25 crore vaccine doses within few days. He said, availability of vaccine doses have increased and it will further improve in the future with better coordination between Centre and State Governments. He urged the people to come forward for the administration of second dose. He also urged to avoid the wastage of vaccine doses.

"वैक्सीन की तरफ आप देख रहे है कि एक्सप्लोरेशन हो रहा है। 25 करोड़ का आंकड़ा एक-दो दिन में पूरा होने की पूरी उम्मीद है। सेन्टर और स्टेट का जो तालमेल है वह और भी बढ़ेगा, प्रीक्योरमेंट और आसान होगी, जिनको एक डोज मिली है वो प्लीज दूसरी डोज लीजिए हर डोज का हमने इस्तेमाल करना है। डोज की वेस्टेज का कोई मतलब नहीं है जहां भी वैक्सीन के सेन्टर बनेंगे, वहां जितना वैक्सीन जाता है वो यूज होना चाहिए। वैक्सीन हेजीटेसी को पीछे हटाना है"


Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office Dr Jitendra Singh has called for holding Public Awareness Campaigns about the co-relation between Diabetes and COVID. Delivering the inaugural address at the World Congress-2021 of Diabetes India, Dr Singh said, those suffering from Diabetes have an immuno-compromised status, which tends to reduce their resistance and make them more vulnerable to Corona like infections.

The Minister said, over the last two decades, India has seen a surge in Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus, which has now acquired pan-Indian proportions. Type-2 Diabetes, which was till two decades ago prevalent mostly in South India, is today equally rampant in North India. He said, it has also moved from metros, cities and urban areas to rural hinterland. Dr Singh also flagged off the need for a series of COVID-Diabetes Academic Meets to create awareness.


Railways has delivered more than 29 thousand tonnes of Liquid Medical Oxygen to fifteen states across the country. Oxygen Expresses had started their deliveries 48 days back on 24th of April in Maharashtra. Railway Ministry said, Railways is continuing its journey of bringing relief by delivering Liquid Medical Oxygen to various states and so far 409 Oxygen Expresses have completed their journey.

Oxygen Expresses have delivered more than 14 thousand 800 tonnes of Liquid Medical Oxygen to the southern states of the country.


In Tamil Nadu, the State Goverment has extended the lockdown period from 14th to 21st of this month. In a statement, Chief Minister M.K. Stalin said that lockdown period with specific regulations will be allowed in eleven COVID-prevalent districts and more relaxations have been permitted in other districts.

"The State Government has allowed functioning of beauty parlour, saloons and spas without airconditioning facilities with 50 per cent staff and customers. Government managed parks and play grounds will be opened from morning 6 to 9 p.m. only for walking exercise. Opthalmologist and mechanic shops will be opened from morning 9 to 2 pm. Agricultural shops, handicrafts manufacturers are allowed to function from morning 6 to 5 p.m. TASMAC will be opened from morning ten to evening five o'clock. Mobile phones and accessories, building materials, household furniture and utensils shops will be opened from morning 9 to afternoon two. Administrative activities on admission to schools, colleges and Universities have been allowed. Joy/AIR NEWS/Chennai".


In Assam, COVID-19 positivity rate has gone down to 2.16 per cent today. Official sources said that nearly one lakh 70 thousand tests have been conducted in the state today. A total of  three thousand 666 patients were found positive. Kamrup Metro district has reported a maximum of 341 cases. On the other hand,  88.83 per cent recovery rate has been reported. Twenty nine persons succumbed to COVID today in Assam.


In West Bengal, an all women organization has come forward to perform the last rites of the abandoned Covid corpses. In time of the pandemic, members of 'Muktodhara' have shown great social responsibility and grit and became the last hope for many hapless families.

"In 2018, Kaberi Sarkar of Siliguri had started the social service with just three ladies with her. Within three years, her association grew bigger and now she has formed a foundation called Muktodhara. Clad in white kurta and a red gamcha or towel around their necks, members of the all women organization have been carrying out the responsibility of performing the last rites of the persons died due to Covid-19 and deserted by their families. The fearless women are rendering the yeoman's service at a time when even relatives have been shying away from cremating bodies, in fear of contracting the Corona virus.With Chandana Chowdhuri this is Madhuparna Dhar Chowdhuri for AIR News, Kolkata."


Many heroes emerged during the second wave of Corona virus infections, helping patients and their families deal with the crisis. One such example is Purnwad Yuva Forum from Maharashtra’s Dhule district, let's listen in to their story --

"While hotels, restaurants and hawkers were forced to remain off-streets during the lockdown imposed to contain the second wave of Corona virus pandemic, it was Purnwad Yuva Forum that helped COVID- affected families with food packets and other essentials. It has been more than a month and a total of 200 food packets are being delivered daily to families whose kin is admitted to Shri Bhausaheb Hire Government Medical College in Dhule, due to COVID or other ailments. Speaking to AIR, Member of Purnwad Yuva Forum, Mr. Vikas Pathak said).

The food is freshly prepared at Manikarnika Bhavan, provided by Shri Shukl Yajurved Brahman Mandal, thus helping families in their time of need. WITH DHULE PTC NITIN JADHAV, THIS IS NISHA RANEY, AIR NEWS, MUMBAI." 


Consequent upon capping of trade margin for oxygen concentrators, a downward revision in price of up to 54 per cent has been reported in 70 products and brands. National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority has capped trade margin for oxygen concentrators at 70 per cent on Price to Distributor level.

The Ministry said, trade Margin Rationalisation for Oxygen Concentrators has resulted in ensuring consumer savings by eliminating unreasonable profit margins in imported products. The revised MRP effective from 9th of this month on all the brands and specifications have been shared with the State Drug Controllers for strict monitoring and enforcement.


The Centre has been disseminating awareness of six national level helpline numbers created for the benefit of the citizens during the Covid-19 pandemic.

National Helpline of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare for Covid related queries is  -  1075, the Child Helpline Number of  Ministry of Women and Child Development is  - 1098.  For Senior Citizens of Delhi, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu,Telangana, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand,  the  Helpline number of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment is - 14567. The Helpline number of National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) for psychological support is  -  08046110007. Ayush COVID-19 counseling HELPLINE NO-14443 and My Gov Whatsapp Help desk no is 9013151515.


Road Transport and Highways Ministry has notified rules mandatory for accredited Drivers Training Centres. These rules will come into effect from 1st of next month. The Ministry said, this will help in imparting proper training and knowledge to candidates who enroll at such centers. The Accredited Driver Training Centres shall be equipped with simulators and dedicated driving test track to provide high quality training to candidates.

The candidates, who successfully pass the test at these centres, will be exempted from the driving test requirement at the time of applying for driving license, which is currently being taken at the Regional Transport Office.


Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will chair the 44th GST Council Meeting through video conferencing at 11 A.M. in New Delhi tomorrow. The meeting will be attended by Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur, Finance Ministers of States and Union Territories and Senior officers from Union Government and States.


Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has said, India is with all the nations in the  fight against the deadly HIV disease. Addressing the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly on prevention of HIV/AIDS, Dr Vardhan said, India is providing free anti-retro-viral treatment to close to 1.4 million people. He however stressed that there is a need to achieve zero new transmission of HIV if the promise of ending AIDS in the next 10 years is to be delivered. 


India has administered more than 24 crore 93 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccine in the country so far. Union Health Ministry said, more than 31 lakh 50 thousand vaccine doses were administered till 7 P.M. today. Out of which more than 28 lakh 48 thousand beneficiaries were vaccinated for 1st dose and more than three lakh beneficiaries received 2nd dose of the vaccine. The country had launched the world’s largest Vaccination drive on 16th of January this year.


Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited, IREDA has invited bids for setting up solar manufacturing units under the Central Government Production Linked Incentive Scheme. The Union Cabinet had earlier approved four thousand 500 crore rupees scheme to boost domestic manufacturing of Solar Photo-Voltaic modules. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has appointed IREDA as the implementing agency for the scheme. The last date for submitting application is 30th of this month.


President Ram Nath Kovind has expressed grief over the demise of Dr Ashok Panagariya. In a tweet today, he said, India has lost an eminent neurologist who made rich contribution through his clinical and academic work.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also paid condolences at the demise of noted neurologist Dr. Ashok Panagariya. In a tweet, Mr. Modi said that Dr. Ashok Panagariya made a mark as an outstanding neurologist.


Khadi and Village Industries Commission, KVIC has issued legal notices to over one thousand private firms so far, for misusing its brand name and selling products under the name of Khadi. Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises today said that Delhi High Court has directed a Ghaziabad-based trader, who indulged in fraudulent manufacturing and selling of counterfeit Khadi Prakritik Paint, to stop all such activities immediately.

KVIC Chairman Vinai Kumar Saxena said that KVIC has not outsourced the manufacturing or marketing of Khadi Prakritik Paint to any agency.


BJP National Vice President Mukul Roy today returned to Trinamool Congress in presence of Party Supremo Mamata Banerjee. He had joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in 2017 and was elevated to the post in run up to the Legislative Assembly elections in the state. Many TMC leaders including former State Ministers had joined BJP following his suit.

In a press conference held at TMC office in Kolkata, Ms Mamta Banerjee and party General Secretary Abhishek Banerjee welcomed him along with his son Subhranshu Roy.

Mukul Roy, former Rail Minister, won the Krishnanagar Uttar  seat in the recently held State Assembly elections.


The Sensex and the Nifty today logged modest gains to close all time highs. Amid positive global cues. The Sensex closed near the 52,500 mark while the Nifty settled around the 15,800 level. The rupee depreciated two paise against the US currency and Brent crude extended gains to a fresh multi-year high.

"The Sensex at Bombay Stock Exchange climbed 174 points to finish at 52,475. The Nifty at the National Stock Exchange also surged 62 points to close at 15,799.

In the forex market, the rupee weakened marginally by two paise to finish at 73 rupees and eight paise against the US dollar.

 Gold was trading at 49,200 rupees per 10 grams. However, silver prices gained 580 rupees to trade at 72,580 rupees per kilogram for July Contracts.

And... In intra-day trade, Brent crude prices were trading around 72 dollars and 80 cents per barrel....... for  ARJUN CHOUDHARY for AIR news. "


With 42 days to go for Tokyo Olympic Games, All India Radio today will talk about India’s prominent women archer, Deepika Kumari.

Union Government has decided to depute maximum additional support staff for Tokyo Olympics-2020, such as coaches, doctors, physiotherapists, to optimize the performance of the athletes. Sports Ministry said, visit of any person other than athletes, coaches and support staff will be taken up only if there is any protocol requirement. It said, participation of the Indian Teams and sportspersons for Tokyo Olympics is being reviewed round the clock.

In the light of the arrangement, it has been decided not to have any Ministry delegation for the Tokyo Olympics. The Ministry said, an Olympic Mission Cell is being set up in the Embassy of India in Tokyo, as a single window node to provide logistic support to the Indian Contingent bound for Tokyo, so that all possible assistance is rendered seamlessly.


In Cricket, Shikhar Dhawan will lead India on a six-match white-ball tour of Sri Lanka in July. The Indian cricket board said pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be vice-captain of the 20-member squad announced yesterday. The all-India senior selection committee picked the squad for three ODIs and three T20I series, to be played between July 13 and 25.

All matches will be played at the R Premadasa International Cricket Stadium, Colombo.


In the French Open Tennis Tournament, the 2018 Champions and second seeded pair of Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova won the first Women’s doubles semifinal today. They defeated the duo of Magda Linette and Bernarda Pera 6-1, 6-2.

In the second semi-final, the 14th seeded team of Iga Świątek and Bethanie Mattek-Sands won 6-3, 6-4 against the duo of Irina Begu and Nadia Podoroska.

In men’s section, Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece was leading two sets to one after three sets 6-3, 6-3, 4-6 against Alexander Zverev of Germany, in the men’s singles semi finals, when the news last came in.

In the second semi-final, top seed Novak Djokovic of Serbia will fight it out with defending champion Rafael Nadal of Spain in a repeat of the 2020 final. The players have faced each other 57 times, with Djokovic leading 29-28 after Nadal won the past two meetings.


According to the National Weather Forecasting Centre of the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Southwest Monsoon has further advanced into some parts of North Arabian Sea and some more parts of south Gujarat, south Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh today. It said that Southwest Monsoon has also advanced into most parts of North Bay of Bengal and more parts of West Bengal today. It has said that conditions are favourable for further advance of the monsoon into some more parts of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, remaining parts of Chhattisgarh and Odisha, entire West Bengal, Jharkhand and Bihar and some parts of east Uttar Pradesh and remaining parts of North Bay of Bengal during next 48 hours. It said that southwest monsoon is likely to advance over the remaining parts of the country outside south Rajasthan and Kutch region of Gujarat during subsequent three to four days.


Now, let us take a look at the weather forecast for tomorrow.

Jammu will have partly cloudy sky with possibility of rain or thunderstorm or dust storm. Minimum temperature will be around 26 degrees Celsius, while maximum will be high at around 40 degrees.

Srinagar will also have partly cloudy sky with possibility of rain or thunderstorm or dust storm. Minimum temperature will be around 19 degrees celsius and maximum 33 degrees Celsius.

Leh will have partly cloudy sky. Temperature will be hovering between 10 to 26 degrees Celsius.

Gilgit will also have partly cloudy sky with minimum temperature of 16 degrees Celsius and maximum expected to rise up to 39 degrees.

In Muzaffarabad, there will be partly cloudy sky with possibility of rain or thunderstorm or dust storm. Temperature will shift from minimum of 23 degrees to the maximum of 40 degrees.

National Capital Delhi will have thunderstorm with rain. Minimum temperature will be touching 24 degrees Celsius. Maximum will go up to 37 degrees. 

In Mumbai, there will be generally cloudy sky with heavy rain. Temperature will move from 24 degrees Celsius to 28 degrees maximum.

Chennai will have thunderstorm with rain. Minimum temperature will be around 28 degrees Celsius and maximum is expected at around 36 degrees.

Kolkata will have generally cloudy sky with a few spells of rain or thundershowers. Minimum temperature in the metropolis will be around 26 degrees Celsius while maximum is expected to be around 32 degrees.

Chandigarh will have partly cloudy sky with one or two spells of rain or thundershowers. Temperature will move from minimum of 23 to a maximum of around 34 degrees Celsius.

Dehradun may experience thunderstorm with rain. Temperature will move from minimum of 23 to  a maximum of 34 degrees Celsius.

In Hyderabad, there will be generally cloudy sky with moderate rain. Temperature will vary from minimum 21 degrees to maximum 29 degrees Celsius.

Ahmedabad will have partly cloudy sky. Temperature will hover between 28 and 40 degrees Celsius.

And Guwahati will have generally cloudy sky with a few spells of rain or thundershowers. Minimum temperature in the city will be around 26 degrees reaching up to a maximum of 33 degree Celsius.


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