Free vaccination policy for all adults to now expedite Goa's 'Tika Utsav'

Vaccination registration can now be completed at the site of inoculation.

The state of Goa has pledged to achieve 100% first dose vaccination coverage before reopening its tourism industry. The administration too, has resorted to several measures to expedite the overall inoculation process. In this light, the Union's free vaccination policy for beneficiaries over 18 years of age, has emerged as a catalyst to visualise the goal.


Goa's active vaccination drive

The COVID inoculation drive in Goa, famed as Tika Utsav, is set to accelerate at a bolstered speed given the initiation of the Centre's free vaccination policy. As per reports, the state administration is set to receive free vaccine vials to broaden the scope of the first dose of the anti-COVID jab. Thus, from today onwards, all state vaccination centres will administer the vaccine dose for free to all adults, while provisioning the benefit of on-site registration.

The step will boost Goa's total vaccination target and hasten the revival of the tourism industry and consequently the economy here. As yet, the state has administered over 7.5 lakh COVID vaccines, covering at least the first dose jab for 42.8% of its population. Around 6.6% of the total local citizens have completed their vaccination course, with both doses.

The COVID-19 arrest in Goa

Besides an active vaccination drive, Goa has simultaneously managed to scale down the threat of COVID spread. Around 207 people tested positive here on Sunday, extending the downward dip of the infection graph.

Recoveries surged over this tally, marking 406 cured patients- strengthening the healing trends here. The fatality toll clocked in 6 deaths in the last 24 hours, accumulating a total of 3,268 active cases now.

​IRCTC's Bharat Darshan tour starting Aug 29 to pass through Jaipur & other prominent cities!

Labeled "Splendors of India", the scheme entails a train journey along a route running through Hyderabad, Punjab, Jaipur & Gujarat.

In a bid to boost tourism across the nation, the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd (IRCTC) is initiating a Bharat Darshan special tourist train service. Labeled "Splendors of India", the scheme entails a train journey along a route running through Hyderabad, Punjab, Jaipur and Gujarat. As per reports, this interesting service being offered by the national authority will be functional from 29 August to 9 September.

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Lucknow Cantonment Area road to be widened with translocation of around 250 trees!

As per the available information, 180 out of these 250 trees are aged between 70 to 80 years.

In an attempt to allow easier traffic movement, the 3.7 km long Lucknow-Varanasi road between MB Club to Lalkurti in Lucknow's Cantonment area will be widened through the translocation of nearly 250 trees. As per the available information, 180 out of these 250 trees are aged between 70 to 80 years. Thereby, the officials have to take great care while executing the process and an approximate amount of ₹2 crores will be spent on the project.

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Get early morning doorstep delivery of milk, vegetables & much more with Gyan Fresh App!

Catering to your regular dairy and breakfast needs, Gyan Fresh is now delivering in Lucknow & Kanpur

Amid the troubled times of the pandemic, CP Milks through its brand Gyan Dairy came to the rescue of the city folks with the launch of its mobile-based application- Gyan Fresh. Driven by the love and patronage of consumers, this move was aimed at providing early morning milk and breakfast deliveries. And now, it has revolutionised the business with over 65 lakh successful deliveries!

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Lucknow, Kanpur & other UP districts to now ensure 24x7 availability of ambulance services

Directives have also been issued to improve the response time of ambulances in UP

In a bid to improve the medical infrastructure in Uttar Pradesh, all districts here will now have to ensure a 24x7 availability of the ambulance services. The directive has been issued to ensure an improved medical ferry system in the state ahead of the expectant rise of the 'third wave' of coronavirus. As per reports, relative orders to hasten the response time of these services have also be rolled out accordingly.

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Indore civic body to initiate serosurvey for detecting antibodies amongst kids below 18

As per reports, more than 1800 children from 25 different municipal regions of the city would participate in for the survey.

In an attempt to assess the state of the pandemic in Indore, the officials have planned to initiate a serosurvey amongst children below the age of 18. This process will help in detecting the presence of antibodies among minors and thereby, the officials will be able to gauge the level of immunity against the possible third wave of accelerated infections. As per reports, more than 1800 children from 25 different municipal regions of the city would be roped in for the survey.

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BMC begins door-to-door vaccination trial for bed-ridden people in Mumbai

The first phase of the doorstep vaccination has been rolled out in Mumbai's K-east ward.

The Brihannumbai Municipal Corporation on Friday launched the trial for door-step vaccination to strengthen its immunity drive for the bed-ridden people in Mumbai. As per reports, the first phase of the door-to-door scheme will be tested in the western suburb of Andheri (East), Marol, Chakala and other areas of the K-east ward. The information about these bed-ridden citizens will be aggregated at the covidvacc2bedridden@gmail.com, the civic body stated. So far details of around 4,466 such people have been received.

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