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Govt releases data on Covid infections after taking Covishield, Covaxin vaccines

As per the data shared by the government, 67.5 percent of people aged 30 and above tested positive for the infection in the first wave of Covid-19, while in the second wave, the data raised to 69.18 per cent.

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As India is witnessing a massive surge in Covid-19 cases, the government on Wednesday released the data of people who tested positive for the virus after taking first and second doses of vaccines. More than 21,000 people tested positive for Covid-19 after taking the first dose of either Covishield or Covaxin, while over 5,500 contracted the infection after taking the second dose, the Centre data revealed.

Addressing a press conference late evening, the ICMR Director General Balram Bhargava said 0.03 percent of 1,57,32,754 people, who took the second jab of Covishield tested positive for Covid-19, while 0.04 percent of 17,37,178 individuals, who received the second dose of Covaxin, contracted the coronavirus infection.

So far, 1.1 crore doses of Covaxin have been administered. Out of which 93 lakh received the first dose and 17,37,178 people received the second jab. A total of 4,208 (0.04 per cent) people got the infection after the first dose which is four per 10,000 individuals, while, after the second dose, 695 (0.04 per cent) tested positive for Covid-19, Bhargava said.

Of Covishield, 11.6 crore doses have been given. Ten crore received the first dose and 17,145, which is 2 per 10,000 people tested positive for the deadly virus. About 1,57,32,754 individuals took the second dose of covishield and of that 5,014 (0.03 per cent) contracted the infection. Two to four per 10,000 breakthrough infections have occurred, a very small number. This was mainly healthcare workers prone to more occupational hazards, he said.

The government also shared the comparative data of the first and second wave of coronavirus pandemic.

As per the data shared by the government, 67.5 percent of people aged 30 and above tested positive for the infection in the first wave of Covid-19, while in the second wave, the data raised to 69.18 per cent.

The government data showed that in the age group 20-30 years, 20.41 per cent of coronavirus infections were registered in the first wave of of the pandemic, while 19.35 per cent of the cases were recorded in the second wave

In the age group 10-20 years, 8.07 per cent of COVID cases were reported in the first wave, while 8.50 per cent of cases were registered in the second wave, the government said.

4.03 per cent Covid-19 cases were reported in the first wave in those below 10 years, while 2.97 per cent cases were registered in the second wave, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said while addressing the nation on the coronavirus situation.

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Addressing the press conference, the Union health secretary said the government of India and States/Union Territories are trying their best to come out of the pandemic. There are 21.57 lakh active cases, which is 13.82 per cent of total cases. Over 85 per cent people (1.32 crore) have been cured. More than 13 crore people have been vaccinated in the country which also include 30 lakh doses administered in the last 24 hours.

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Chhattisgarh BJP leader killed by Naxalites with ax-knife in front of family members

Neelkanth Kakkem along with his family had gone to native village Pekaram on Sunday to see the preparations his sister-in-law’s wedding.

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Chhattisgarh BJP leader killed by Naxalites with ax-knife in front of family members

BJP’s Mandal President Neelkanth Kakkem was killed brutally in Bijapur, Chhattisgarh, on Sunday. Reports claim that Naxalites brutally killed the BJP leader while he was returning from his native village along with his family members. Meanwhile case has been registered at Awapalli police station.

If reports are to be belived then the Naxalites stopped BJP leader’s vehicle on the way. After this, a group killed Kakkem with an ax and knife in front of his family members. After this they fled into the forest. The Small Action Group of Naxalites has carried out the incident.

According to the information, Usur BJP Mandal President of Bijapur, identified as Neelkanth Kakkem along with his family went to his native village Pekaram on Sunday to see the preparations for the marriage of his sister-in-law. This area comes in the extreme Naxalite affected area. Later, everyone was returning to Awapalli around 3 pm. Meanwhile, the Naxalites surrounded him on the way, got him down from his car and killed him by continuously attacking him with ax and knife, and later escaped from there.

BJP leader was active in politics for 30 years

Neelkanth Kakkem was in politics for almost 30 years. He was a strong leader of the Bhartiya Janta Party at the local level and for the last 15 years was handling the work of BJP Mandal President. He was also the former Janpad Panchayat member. The incident took place at Pekaram, about eight kilometers from Awapalli police station. Due to this there is an atmosphere of panic was noticed among the people. The incident has been confirmed by Bijapur SP.

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IND vs AUS: Team India in action for Border Gavaskar Trophy, Coach Rahul Dravid talks about Nagpur training camp | Watch

This series is very important for India in terms of the World Test Championship final.

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IND vs AUS: Team India in action for Border Gavaskar Trophy, Coach Rahul Dravid talks about Nagpur training camp | Watch

There are only a few days left for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy between India and Australia. The 4-match Test series is starting on February 9. At the same time, under the leadership of Rohit Sharma, Team India is sweating profusely at Nagpur in nets. The first Test match against Australia will be played at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur.

Indian head coach Rahul Dravid shared the things related to the team before the series, which was shared by the BCCI from its official Twitter account. Dravid said that the pitch was really good, the fielding side is also good. Dravid also reminded that catching catches will be an important part of the series.

“We are focusing a lot on slip catching. We had some really long sessions. I think it’s very exciting as a coaching staff. You don’t get time off for camps or for extended periods, where you can work with players and coach effectively. I am glad that it all came together very well which we will finish with all our hard work,” said head coach Rahul Dravid.

Team India is sweating it out at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur. Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, all the players of the India vs New Zealand series are practicing hard in the nests. During this, chief Rahul Dravid and batting coach Vikram Rathor were constantly seen with the team.

Important series in terms of WTC final

This series is very important for India in terms of the World Test Championship final. India is currently at number two in the World Test Championship points table while Australia is at number one. Team India is in excellent form at present, they have won all the series in the year 2023 by performing well in the recent white ball series. Significantly, Team India has not lost any Test series at home since 2012. Hence, they would want ton continue the winning streak and make it to the World Test Championship finals.

IND vs AUS: Team India squad for the first two Tests

Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KS Bharat (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), R Ashwin, Akshar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj , Umesh Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat and Suryakumar Yadav.

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Men brandish guns, dances at Ghaziabad elevated road, video goes viral, police takes cognizance | Watch

The video also shows the men consuming liquor as they continue to dance and brandish guns on the elevated road. The video also shows the SUV they were travelling with.

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A video has come to light from Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad where men can be seen brandishing guns as they dance on the on busy highway. According to reports, the men were reportedly on the Ghaziabad elevated road where they recorded dancing and brandishing guns.

After the video of the incident went viral, the police took cognizance of the issue and were able to trace down the culprits.

Two videos of the incident have come to light, in the first one the men can be seen driving the car with a gun as they fire it subsequently after some time. In the second video, the men can be seen dancing and brandishing the guns on the elevated road.

The video also shows the men consuming liquor as they continue to dance and brandish guns on the elevated road. The video also shows the SUV they were travelling with.

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Police actions

After the video went viral, the police took cognizance of the video and swiftly launched an investigation. The police were successful in nabbing down the culprits and found out that the car was registered under the name of Raja Chowdhary. According to reports Chowdhary is a resident of Chiranjeevi Vihar.

The police have registered a case against the man under needful charges and are probing the case further.

Another incident

Another incident story also came to light from Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad where a man can be seen performing stunts on the elevated road of Ghaziabad. According to reports, after the video was posted by the man on his social media, the police took swift actions and reprimanded the man.

In the video, a modified Wagon R car with tinted windows can be seen performing stunts on the elevated highway road. In the video, the driver can also be seen opening the door while driving and posing for the camera.

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