According to a study by the US? Duke University, India – the world’s second most populated country – has emerged as the biggest buyer of COVID-19 vaccine as it has secured 1,600 million doses of the vaccine.
While the European Union is at the second position with nearly 1,600 million doses, the United States, which continues to be the worst affected nation, has managed to purchase 1,000 million vaccine doses.
On November 30, the study, Launch and Scale Speedometer, analysed the vaccine procurement data and showed that the world would need more than five billion doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to stop the spread of the virus.
Countries like India and Brazil, having manufacturing capacity and infrastructure have been successful in negotiating the terms and conditions with the producers and distributors of the vaccine, the study noted.
The study further read that countries with less population like Japan, Canada and the UK had purchased less than 400 million doses of the vaccine; the world might not have enough doses to vaccinate the entire global population until 2023-24.
Countries having high-income hold 3.8 billion confirmed doses while countries with low income hold close to 1.7 billion doses, the study further added. Countries with a high income had been able to negotiate the purchase from the buyers due to availability of public funds; they had their own teams, labs and research centres to develop a cure of the virus, which had killed more than 1.5 million people globally.
At 9.57 million cases and 139k deaths, India is one of the most affected countries by the virus.
September 30, 2022 | Nagpur News | नागपुर समाचार | Hindi News Bulletin | Nation Next
Shashi Tharoor is capable of bringing Congress back in power, says Congress leader Ashish Deshmukh
Former MLA and Member of Parliamentary Board, MPCC Dr Ashish Deshmukh speaking about the nomination filed by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor for the post of Congress President on Friday, said, “Dr Shashi Tharoor is a popular Congress MP who has done remarkable work for the nation at the international level. It’s very welcoming thing that the election of Congress President is being done in a democratic manner. This is an important step for decentralisation in the party and the future of Congress is bright. Soniaji and Rahulji Gandhi contributed a lot to strengthen the party.”
Congress leader Deshmukh added, “This is an important step taken by the Congress elites for the elections in a democratic manner so that the party can take a higher flight. Dr Shashi Tharoor has cordial relations with everyone in the party; he has the ability to give a new direction to the party. I believe that he will be able to handle the responsibility of bringing the Congress to power in the country by taking the party forward with new strength. If he seriously deals with issues like unemployment, industry, agriculture, inflation then Congress will have fruitful days. By doing transparent politics, he will definitely convey the thought of Congress to the people at the grassroots level. If you want a rejuvenated, bigger and dynamic Congress party, Dr. Shashi Tharoor is the right candidate. He has the open support of Congress delegates in 12 states and is getting the support of Congress leaders and activists from all over India. He will be elected for sure.”
Deshmukh informed that Tharoor would be visiting Nagpur on October 1 and 2 to hear out all thoughts of Congress delegates.
Nagpur citizens to revel The Raaas Garba next year!
Since The Raaas enchanted and enthralled Nagpur with its quality garba in its first year in 2018, the demand for encore has been reverberating the city. To cater to the huge public demand, the organisers of the king of garbas have decided to continue The Raaas next year on. Like its first year, The Raaas Garba will be presented to Nagpur in association with Nation Next in 2023. Mahesh Kukreja, the key organiser said, “Because of some reasons, we, earlier, thought of giving the event a break.”
He added, “Then COVID-19 struck the world. Now we plan to continue it from next year onwards. While I express my gratitude to Nagpurians to make the event a huge hit, I request the city’s garba revellers to not get fooled as a few garbas are falsely claiming to be The Raaas. We’ll be back next year for sure!”