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India has come up with more than one vaccine within a year to fight against the COVID-19; PM Modi



Addressing Rajya Sabha on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi  said that India has come up with more than one vaccine within a year to fight against the COVID-19 and is also providing it to the world which will further boost self-confidence.

The Prime Minister called Coronavirus an ‘unknown enemy’ due to which even family members were unable to help each other in the beginning and the world was worried as to how India will tackle the crisis. “With the grace of God, we have managed it well. The credit to win this war goes to the people of India, not an individual or any government,” he said.

“India has seen days when there was a large threat of polio and smallpox. Nobody knew whether India will get a vaccine or how many people will get it. From those days we are here, India has come up with more than one vaccine within a year. Our nation is making vaccines for the world. This increases our self-confidence,” said the Prime Minister while replying to the motion of thanks on the President’s address in the Rajya Sabha.

He further said that the COVID period has added new strength to the country’s federal structure and the spirit of cooperative federalism. “India is a pharma hub. We have exported drugs to over 150 countries,” he added.
He also lauded the world’s biggest vaccination drive being carried out in the country.

On Friday, the marathon debate in the Rajya Sabha on the motion of thanks to the President’s address concluded with 50 speakers from 25 political parties taking part in the discussion which was spread over three


No board exams for CBSE class Xth, class 12 exams postponed amid corona scare



In a significant development, CBSE Class 10 eams have been cancelled, while CBSE Class 12, Board Exams 2021 have been posotponed due to rising COVID-19 cases.

“The Board Exams for Class XIIth to be held from May 4th to June, 14th, 2021 are hereby postponed…The Board Exams for Class Xth to be held from 4th May to June 14th, 2021 are hereby cancelled,” the government said in a press release on Wednesday.

The decision was taken during a meeting of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Union Education Minister Ramesh Pakhriyal Nishank and other senior officials.

“Results of Class 10th will be prepared on the basis of an objective criterion to be developed by the Board. Class 12th exams will be held later, the situation will be reviewed on 1st June by the Board,” Ministry of Education said.


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