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Maharashtra’s political crisis now appears to be in its final stages with more and more Shiv Sena MPs joining the side of rebel Eknath Shinde. On Thursday evening, it was claimed that around 37 MPs including Sanjay Rathod, Dadaji Bhuse and others were present with Shinde at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Guwahati.
Draupadi Murmu will submit his candidacy for the presidency
NDA presidential candidate Draupadi Murmu arrived in New Delhi on Thursday and will file her nomination on Friday. During this, she also met Prime Minister Modi and Vice President Venkaiah Naidu. After meeting Murmu, Prime Minister Modi said NDA’s decision to nominate Draupadi Murmu as a candidate was appreciated by all sections of society. His understanding of the problems on the ground and his vision for India’s development are commendable.
Health minister to hold review meeting to discuss rise in Covid cases
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya will chair a high-level review meeting with a team of experts on Friday regarding the rise in Covid-19 cases in the country. Over the past few weeks, there has been an increase in cases of coronavirus infection in India.
The team of experts will include Dr. Randeep Guleria, Director of AIIMS, Dr. Balram Bhargava, Director General of ICMR and Sujit Singh, Director of NCDC. Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan, Biotechnology Department Secretary Rajesh S Gokhale, Pharmaceutical Department Secretary S Aparna and others will also attend the meeting.
At the review meeting held last week, states/UTs were asked to submit a “large number” of samples for whole genome sequencing from districts and regions that have an increase in Covid-19 cases. over a period of seven days. The directive was issued to investigate the possibility of any emerging new form or sub-form and to find out the reasons for the infection.