Local roundup: COVID-19 vaccine slot booking through WhatsApp, toilets for the disabled in Tamil Nadu, and more important stories for you!

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Local roundup is an accumulation of some important news and more important stories for you that take place in India. Check what major did you miss the past few days here.

1. COVID-19 vaccine slots can be booked through WhatsApp now

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To make it easy for the people struggling to get a slot for the COVID-19 vaccine, the Ministry of Health and MyGov has announced that it can be now done through WhatsApp. For this, one will have to add 9013151515 as a contact and send ‘Book Slot’ to this number, after which an OTP will be sent to take the process further.

2. Tamil Nadu collector takes initiative to build toilets for disabled people

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Collector J Meghanatha Reddy from Virudhunagar has taken an initiative to build accessible toilets for disabled people in their homes. The collector is working for eradicating the grievances of the disabled under the scheme ‘Udhayam’. He is also trying to provide solutions to other problems faced by them.

3. Andhra Pradesh cops put their own money to fill potholes

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Vijaywada, a district in Andhra Pradesh had potholes in Nuzvid highway due to which many residents were facing problems. As they complained about it, a few police personnel took it on themselves to work for it. They put their own money to work for the filling of the potholes when no other solution could be provided.

4. Hero stone from 16th century discovered in Tamil Nadu

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A 16th-century-old hero stone has been found in the Mutthupatti village of Sivaganga district in Tamil Nadu. It appears to be of a man who may have died by inflicting wounds on his body at nine places, also known as ‘Navakanda Sitpam’. In Tamil Nadu, it’s a tradition to erect a statue of people who lost their lives or sacrificed their lives for the welfare of society.

5. Hyderabad man starts NGO to help abandoned people

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Jasper Paul, a 26-year-old youth, has started an NGO named ‘Second Chance Foundation’ to rescue and rehabilitate the ones abandoned by their families. The NGO provides food, clothing, shelter, and medical facilities to the people. Even during the second wave, the NGO actively worked to provide oxygen and medical equipment.

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