In a major boost to the ‘brand Bihar’, the government has outlined a plan to export Geographical Indication (GI) tagged ‘Shahi Litchi’ and ‘Langara aam’ to new overseas markets including New Zealand, Mauritius, Qatar and Bahrain.
“Momentum of the economy should be maintained. So it would be better to focus more on local containment,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi advised to states during a high-level meeting with Chief Ministers and Lt. Governors/ Administrators of States/UTs to review Public Health Preparedness to COVID-19 and National COVID-19 Vaccination Progress.
The government of India has launched Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission that seeks to provide a unique digital health ID to every Indian. The digital ID will contain all the health records of person. The Mission aims to create a seamless online platform to enable information-sharing within the digital health ecosystem.
A large number of population in India have not yet been administered Covid vaccine. However, for those who have received the prescribed two doses of the vaccine, the question remains what next? Should they take booster doses? There is no scientifically proven or official guidelines on booster doses, yet. The decision on booster doses should be taken on the basis of local evidence and studies conducted in different parts of the country and not based on the decisions taken in the western countries.
Between 2011-12 and 2018-19, the level of Per Capita Development Expenditure (PCDE) in Bihar has grown at 14.2 per cent, compared to the national average of 13.3 per cent.
Amidst all the gloom and doom of Covid-19 pandemic there is a positive development on India’s foreign exchange (forex) reserves. The country’s forex reserves crossed $500 billion mark for the first time. After China and Japan, India now has the third largest forex reserves.
As the elections bugle has been blown in the state of Bihar with start of virtual rally by Union Minister and BJP leader Amit Shah on June 9, the stage is set for a new style of political campaign and elections in the post COVID-19 scenario.
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