We have got for you important news and events that took place in India in the past two days in the Local roundup. Read all of them below!
Local roundup is the accumulation of news and events that happened in India. Check what major did you miss the past few days here.
1. Andhra Pradesh sets record for inoculating 1.3 million people in a day
By vaccinating more than a million people, Andhra Pradesh achieved a milestone on Sunday. A total of 1,256,215 people got the jab on Sunday up till 6 pm. Since the beginning of the vaccination drive, 11 million people in the state have taken the first dose of the vaccine so far.
2. Mumbai's first vaccination drive for transgender persons organised
In a first-of-its-kind initiative, S.L. Raheja hospital in Mahim organized the inoculation drive for transgender persons on Sunday. Supported by the famous transgender activist Laxmi Narayan Tripathi and Zainab Javid Patel, the drive inoculated more than 70 people on Sunday with the Covishield. People were also seen posing for pictures.
3. Cemetery built for police dogs in Kerala
In a heartwarming move, a dog memorial and cemetery have been built at the Kerala Police Academy in Thrissur. It is near the dogs rehabilitation center in 'Vishranthi' where the retired dogs are taken care of. The cemetery, on the other hand, has 10 tombs for the burial of dogs. The tombs are covered with granite stone slabs.
4. Delhi relaxes norms on COVID-19
In the new norms announced in Delhi on Sunday, the bars have been permitted to operate with 50% seating capacity. Along with this, the government has also allowed public parks, gardens, golf clubs, outdoor activities to continue. The norms include only 20 people at a wedding and funerals. However, cinema halls, gyms, schools, colleges, banquet halls will be closed.
5. Free vaccines for COVID-19 start from Monday
Now, free vaccines are available for people above the age of 18 years, as per the announcement by the center. Moreover, registration will not be mandatory on the CoWIN app. As per the government, the priority group will be healthcare workers, frontline workers, people above the age of 45 years followed by the ones left for the second dose and 18+ individuals.
6. Health worker from Jharkhand goes through hindrances to vaccinate Maoists
A story came into the light of a Manti Kumari, a contractual auxiliary nurse midwife (ANM), who carried her one-and-a-half-year-old daughter on the back and crossed rivers to vaccinate the kids in Maoist hotbed. The story reported by The New Indian Express is much heartwarming as the woman nearly travels 35 km in dense forests to reach the area.
7. Bihar cops help youth with competitive exams through, 'Police-Pathshala'
In an initiative aiming to train people for competitive exams, police personnel in Bihar have come at the front. Through 'Police Pathshala' started by the SSP of Bhagalpur Manoj Kumar, in December 2016, the police personnel continued to provide online free tuition for the BPSC exam to the students amid lockdown. The story reported by The New Indian Express mentioned that 18 girls and 15 boys have been qualified recently for the post of Bihar police sub-inspector and the police sergeant.
Stay tuned with Local Samosa for more such updates.