India News Live Updates April 30, 2021: SC Warns State Governments on Contempt of Court for Issuing FIR’s on Citizens for Issuing COVID Appeals on Social Media

10:37 pm (IST)

SC Warns State Governments on Contempt of Court for Issuing FIR’s on Citizens for Issuing COVID Appeals on Social Media

SC warned all state governments that no FIR can be registered against people appealing for help on social media. We cannot clamp down on voices or grievances being posted online. Justice DY Chandrahud further warned the state governments on contempt of court if such FIRs are registered.

10:35 pm (IST)

Health Infrastructure we Inherited 70 Years Ago not Adequate: Supreme Court

Supreme Court had asked state governments to file a report on health infrastructure. Justice DY Chandrahud agreed that the health infrastructure is not adequate and at a breaking point. Retired doctors and health officials could be re-employed to help India battle the second COVID wave.

10:28 pm (IST)

Supreme Court Asks Centre: Why Different Prices of Vaccines for States and Centre?

The Supreme court asked the central government about implementing lockdown, vaccine prices, oxygen distribution, and availability of medicines. Bench including

Justice DY Chandrachud, LN Rao and SR Bhat pulled the government on differential prices of COVID vaccines for the states, centre, and private hospitals.

05:15 pm (IST)

The Triple Mutant Variant May be the Cause for the Current COVID-19 Struggle in India: Experts

Viruses continue to evolve and mutate during the course of a pandemic. Only a few strains are dangerous; one such real concern strain could be the triple mutant variant, says the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention.

04:47 pm (IST)

Chinese President Xi Jinping Offers Help to India in his Letter to PM Modi

President Xi Jinping, in his letter to PM Modi conveyed condolences and offered aid to India to overcome the current COVID-19 struggle.

04:30 pm (IST)

Clevira Drug Now Repurposed for the Treatment for COVID-19

Clevira drug, originally developed for the treatment of dengue by Apex Laboratories, is now being approved to treat COVID-19. A clinical trial conducted recently proved that the tablet taken orally effectively treats mild to moderate COVID-19 cases.

03:47 pm (IST)

Government Permits Import of Oxygen Concentrators for Personal Use

02:17 pm (IST)

Delhi Officials are Forced to Find Crematories Sites

The morgues and crematoriums in the National Capital are overwhelmed by the number of COVID-19 deaths. There was over 3000 deaths in the country and over 400 deaths in Delhi alone. Recently, a senior police official had to be cremated at a crematorium not assigned for COVID-19. Owing to that and many similar instances, Delhi officials are searching for burial sites.

09:18 am (IST)

COVID Resource by IIT Delhi Alumni

This resource provides live tracking of vacant hospital beds, oxygen, plasma, and other necessary covid resources for multiple cities across India. Use the link below:

09:10 am (IST)

Twitter Compiles List of Verified COVID Resources

08:55 am (IST)

Bharat Biotech Cuts the Price of Covaxin by Rs 200, States will Receive the doses at Rs 400

The Indian COVID Vaccine maker, Bharat Biotech, stated that they were very concerned with the COVID second wave that has led to vast challenges to India’s public health care system. To help the government tackle the pandemic, the company cut the price of COVAXIN by Rs 200.

08:43 am (IST)

COVID-19 Helpline Numbers for Districts in Uttar Pradesh

08:40 am (IST)

COVID Second Wave May Reach Rural India and Hit Them Like Never Before

COVID Spread Expected to Reach Rural India Soon

08:39 am (IST)

Government Opens Emergency Helpline Number for Pregnant Women

National Commission for Women has launched a WhatsApp helpline number (9354954224) for providing emergency medical assistance to pregnant women.

08:26 am (IST)

PM Narendra Modi Discusses Current Situation With Russian President Vladimir Putin

Here is the link to the telephonic conversation

08:20 am (IST)

ASHA Workers Hard Work is Being Noticed and Appreciated by the Odisha Government

08:13 am (IST)

Uttarakhand Government Suspends Char Dham Yatra

The decision by the government to temporarily suspend Char Dham Yatra after receiving backlash from the public. COVID cases in Uttarakhand are breaking the single-day tally every day since April 10th. The state reported 6251 new COVID cases today and 85 COVID patients passed away.

08:06 am (IST)

Six People Caught in Karnataka for Stealing Remdesiveir Injections

The accused were doctors and nurses with over 18 Remdesiveir injections, reports Sandeep Patil, Joint CP crime, Bengaluru.

08:02 am (IST)

The US Issues Travel Advisory for its Citizens

The US today asked its citizens to completely avoid traveling to India. In their travel advisory statement, they strictly asked its citizens to not travel to India due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Further, they advised and requested US citizens currently in India to fly back.

07:45 am (IST)

How to Identify Fake Remdesivir? IPS Officer Monika Bhardwaj Shares a Tweet

07:41 am (IST)

COVID Resources in Punjab

As Punjab goes under evening lockdown from today here are a few verified resources:

Punjab Oxygen, Plasma, Bed Availability Resources

07:38 am (IST)

COVID Deaths in India Increasing at Unprecedented Levels

Cemeteries in India Overwhelmed Due to COVID Related Deaths

07:37 am (IST)

Mumbai Verified COVID Resources

Mumbai COVID Resources and Helpline Numbers

07:34 am (IST)

Bengaluru COVID Resources and Helpline Numbers

Bengaluru COVID Helpline Numbers

07:32 am (IST)

Karnataka Hospital Bed, Remdesivir and Government Helplines

Please check this verified sheet for COVID resources in Karnataka:

07:28 am (IST)

Oxygen Cylinder Resources in Delhi

Please check the below post on Instagram for Oxygen Cylinder refilling and new cylinder pick up places in Delhi:

Oxygen Cylinder Resource In Delhi

07:25 am (IST)

Customs Cooperation and Mutual Administrative Assistance in Customs Matters

Cabinet Approves the Solidarity Agreement

07:11 am (IST)

National Directives for COVID-19 management to be Strictly Followed Throughout India, Ministry of Home Affairs order to be effective till 31st May

Ministry of Health asks States and UTs in India to identify districts where either tests positivity had been more than 10% or more in last 1 week; or, where bed occupancy was more than 60%, districts fulfilling any of 2 criteria to be considered for containment measures.

07:05 am (IST)

Follow on Twitter for Verified COVID Resources Across India

07:11 am (IST)

The Worst of COVID Outbreak in India is Still to Come : Sundar Pichai

Google CEO Warned of Further COVID Crisis in India

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