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Evening News

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  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi says, unprecedented capital outlay allocation in Budget shows government's commitment to provide better health care to every citizen.

  • IITs have to be taken to next level as per changing aspirations of 21st century India, Says Prime minister.

  • President Ram Nath Kovind attends 3rd convocation ceremony of central university of Gujarat. 

  • Defence Acquisition Council approves capital acquisition proposals worth over 13 thousand 700 crore rupees.

  • External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar says, terrorism continues to be one of the gravest threats to humankind; terms it a crime against humanity.

  • India and Mauritius sign Comprehensive Economic Cooperation and Partnership Agreement.

  • More than one crore 19 lakh COVID vaccine doses administered in the country so far.

  • Telangana Government decides to reopen schools for classes VI, VII and VIII from tomorrow after COVID lockdown.

  • BJP all set to retain power in all six major Municipal Corporations In Gujarat.

  • In Cricket, third Test between India and England to begin in Ahmedabad tomorrow.


As the nation fights the COVID-19 pandemic, we begin with a message of precaution to stay safe and protected by following these three simple steps --
  • Wear a face mask.
  • Maintain Do Gaz Ki Doori for social distancing.
  • Focus on hand and face hygiene. 

And now, the news in detail :


Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said the government has created a robust health infrastructure in a short span of time during the Covid-19 situation. He said an extensive network of testing labs has been created with the coordinated efforts of the government and the private sector which helps in dealing effectively with the corona virus disease. He was speaking at a webinar today on working towards a vibrant health sector

Appreciating  India's efforts during the Covid-19 pandemic, Mr. Modi said, the world has noted the strength which the country's health sector has shown during the corona virus pandemic. He said, reputation and confidence in India's health care system has reached  a new level in the world.

The Prime Minister said, unprecedented capital outlay has been allocated in the Union Budget for the Health sector and this shows the commitment of the government to provide better health care to every countryman. He said, strengthening of health infrastructure is necessary to deal effectively  with Covid-19 like health disasters in the future.

"कोरोना ने हमें ये सबक दिया है कि हमें सिर्फ आज ही महामारी से नहीं लड़ना है। बल्कि भविष् में आने वाली ऐसी किसी भी स्थिति के लिए भी देश को तैयार करना है। इसलिए हेल् सेक्टर से जुड़े हर क्षेत्रों को मजबूत करना भी उतना ही आवश्यक है। मेडिकल इक्विपमेंट से लेकर मेडिसिन् तक, वेंटीलेटर से लेकर वैक्सीन् तक... लेकर के सर्विलेंस इनफ्रास्ट्रक्चर तक, डॉक्टर से लेकर करके... तक हमें सभी पर ध्यान देना है।"

Mr Modi said, the government sees health issues in a holistic way and an integrated approach has been taken through increased investment in the health sector to provide health care facilities in  far flung areas of the country. He added that 70 thousand crore rupees will be spent on the health care sector which will improve health facilities and create more employment. Talking about the PM-Atmanirbhar Swasth Bharat Yojana, Mr. Modi said, it will create a robust health ecosystem in the country by focussing on research, testing and treatment.

The Prime Minister said, India is working together on four fronts to keep people healthy. 


Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that the requirements and aspirations of 21st century India have changed and now the IITs have to be taken to the next level as Institute of Indigenous Technology.

Addressing the 66th annual convocation of IIT Kharagpur through video conferencing today, the Prime Minister said, students, who have got degrees today, will not only have to start a new life but also act as the start up to change the lives of thousands of people of this country.

The medals and awards given to the pass outs are the charter of demands of the people of this country which they have to fulfill.

He said today is a significant day for building New India as the students who passed out from the prestigious institute are the representatives of the aspiration of 130 crores Indians.

 Mr Modi said that engineers have the ability to take things from pattern to patent. He said self awareness, self confidence and selflessness will be the key to success in life. There is no shortcut in the way of science, technology and innovation. Even if someone does not succeed, they will learn something new as failure is the pillar of success.

 Keeping in view the safety measures during the post pandemic situation, this year the Convocation is being organized in virtual mode. Union Minister of Education Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank and Minister of State Sanjay Dhotre also addressed the convocation.

75 students including nine Institute Gold medal winners and sixty six Institute Silver medal winners were awarded in person while more than two thousand and eight hundred students were awarded degrees in online mode.


President Ram Nath Kovind has said the people of Gujarat have established their unique identity by their global vision and entrepreneurship. Addressing the 3rd  Convocation Ceremony of the Central University of Gujarat at Gandhinagar this evening, he said the students of other states studying in Gujarat should learn and adopt the culture of self-employment and entrepreneurship from the people of Gujarat.

Mr Kovind said, all students should take the oath to make India - the best country in the world by the year 2047.


The Defence Acquisition Council, DAC today approved capital acquisition proposals of various weapons, platforms, equipment, and systems required by the Indian Army, Indian Navy and the Indian Air Force. Three Acceptance of Necessities, AoNs for an overall cost of 13 thousand 700 crore rupees were accorded. All these AoNs are in the highest priority category of Defence Acquisition, Buy Indian-IDDM-Indigenously Designed, Developed and Manufactured.

These acquisitions will include platforms and systems designed and developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation, DRDO.


External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar has said that human rights agenda continues to face severe challenges, most of all from terrorism. In his statement at the High Level Segment of the 46th Session of UN Human Rights Council, Dr Jaishankar said, terrorism continues to be one of the gravest threats to humankind it is a crime against humanity and violates the most fundamental human right, the Right to Life.  


India and Mauritius have signed the Comprehensive Economic Cooperation and Partnership Agreement. This is the first trade Agreement signed by India with a country in Africa. The Agreement is a limited agreement, which will cover Trade in Goods, Rules of Origin, Trade in Services, Technical Barriers to Trade, Sanitary and Phytosanitary  measures, Dispute Settlement, Movement of Natural Persons, Telecom, Financial Services, Customs Procedures and Cooperation in other areas. 


Welcome back to the evening News,

The Union Health Ministry today said that more than one crore 19 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered to beneficiaries so far. These include 64 lakh 71 thousand 47 health care workers who have taken the 1st dose and 13 lakh 21 thousand 635 health care workers who have taken the 2nd dose.

Briefing media in New Delhi, Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said, there are 12 States and Union Territories, in which first dose  has been administered to more than 75 per cent  of the registered health care workers. He said, two States - Maharashtra and Kerala account for 75 per cent of total active cases in the country.

The Health Secretary said that the Central Government will soon start administering COVID-19 vaccine to the third category of prioritized group comprising people who are above fifty years of age. He said, the government will use the services of private hospitals in large numbers to expedite the pace of the vaccination drive.

Member (Health) in NITI Aayog Dr. V. K. Paul said, 187 individuals have been detected with UK strain, six people with the South African strain and one with the Brazilian strain till date.


In Telangana, the State Government has decided to reopen schools for classes VI, VII and VIII from tomorrow after the COVID lockdown. Education Minister Sabita Indrareddy informed that the decision was taken following instructions from Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao. The schools will have to ensure strict compliance of COVID-19 guidelines and consent of the parents is mandatory for the students to attend classes.

State Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar directed the District Collectors to reopen schools for Class 6th to 8th tomorrow to the maximum extent possible and if not latest by 1st of March. He held a review meeting in this regard in Hyderabad today. About 17.24 lakh students will be studying in these classes in the state.


In Jharkhand, the State Disaster Management Department issued detailed Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) today for schools which will open from the 1st of March for Class 8th, 9th and 11th to avert the spread of COVID-19 during offline teaching. As per the new unlock guidelines, the State Government has instructed to ensure Health, Hygiene and Safety of students who will be attending offline classes from the 1st of March.

The State Government has issued a detailed advisory for Serving Mid-day Meals in schools and SOPs for learning with physical and social distancing. A special checklist for Safe School Environment, roles and responsibilities of stakeholders and capacity building has also been released for the schools.


The COVID-19 cluster outbreak in Bengaluru has put Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike on high . The Municipal Corporation conducted RT-PCR test of 501 people in the third cluster outbreak site and found 20 of them positive in Bengaluru.

"Bengaluru urban district has reported the highest numbers of 40,943 positive cases till date and out of them 4384 are active now. Apart from this 7484 persons are in active quarantine. The district has reported 1731 cases in the last seven days and has a recovery rate of 97.8 percent. It has recorded a positivity rate of 1.2 percent and case fatality rate of 1.1 percent.  On an average over 20000 tests are conducted in the city and the figure was 23,425 yesterday. The tests per million population in the last seven days was over 24000. Sudhindra AIR News Bengaluru"


In Maharashtra, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray today reviewed the COVID situation in a meeting with Municipal Commissioners of MMR region. He also asked the Washim District Administration to take strict action against those who organised a large gathering at a religious place today where the State Forest Minister offered worship. Besides this, various precautionary measures are being taken to control the rising Corona cases in state.

"Night curfew is imposed in Aurangabad city from today till 14th March. Schools, colleges and other educational institutions will be closed till 31st march in Jalana district. But 10th and 12th schools will remain open in Jalna. Dahiwadi village and the surrounding area in Satara district is declared as a containment zone. Various organisations have cancelled their events scheduled in near future to avoid public gathering. But Maharashtra’s education minister Varsha Gaikwad has clarified that the 10th and 12th boards exam will be taken in offline mode. Jeevan Bhawasar, AIR News, Mumbai"


Director General of Indian Council of Medical Research Dr Balram Bhargava today clarified that there is no direct relation between the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra and some other states with the mutant virus strains N440K and E484Q of COVID-19. He also clarified that these two virus strains have been detected in other countries too and are not specific to India.


In the wake of the sudden surge in daily COVID cases in Madhya Pradesh and neighboring state Maharashtra, the State Government has intensified surveillance in all the districts adjoining

"Indore and Bhopal are witnessing rise in Covid cases.  Use of Masks in both the cities have been made mandatory and strict checking is being made by administrative authorities. District collectors of adjoining state Maharastra held a meeting of Crisis Management Group and strategy regarding necessary precautions in view of the prevailing circumstances at the district level has been chalked out. District collector Balaghat Deepak Arya  informed that night curfew has been imposed from 10 pm to 6 am and prohibitory orders regarding assembly of five or more people at one place has also been issued. In rural areas of all the districts adjoining Maharashtra, all government teams including the Rural Development Department has initiated awareness campaign on prevention of Corona and Roko-Toko abhiyaan." Pooja P. Vardhan , AIR News Bhopal"


The News Services Division of All India Radio in its bilingual live phone-in programme tonight  will bring you a Special discussion on  Covid-19. This can be heard on FM Gold Channel and additional frequencies from 09:30 PM onwards.

Dr. O. P. Sundrani, Associate professor, Critical care medicine, Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru Memorial Medical College, Raipur will participate in the discussion. Listeners can ask questions to the expert on Toll Free Telephone No: 1800-115767.


The National Toy Fair is being held on the virtual platform from 27th of  February to 2nd March. It aims to boost toy manufacturing in India and improve its global market share. Our Correspondent from Mumbai reports that the exhibitors feel more such virtual toy fairs should be organised in future.


"With just a few days remaining before the National Toy Fair begins, we have been speaking to several exhibitors from Mumbai who are participating in the first-of-its-kind initiative of the central government. One such exhibitor is Mr. Manoj Gala of Manoj Stores, which has been in the business since 1987. It is one of the popular toy stores at Breach Candy in Mumbai providing 15000 varieties under one roof. Mr. Manoj feels the idea of virtual toy fair is a very good initiative by the central government as it will not only benefit toy manufacturers and retailers but also enable people all over the country to explore the varieties of toys that are made within the country and from where to order. Besides, he also highlighted challenges faced by the Indian Toy Industry. Let us listen to what he has to say…

  (Manoj Gala – Eng Byte

While the toy makers have welcomed this initiative, they also feel that the government should organise more such exhibitions or toy fairs in future.SWEETY JAIN, AIR NEWS, MUMBAI"


In Gujarat, Bharatiya Janata Party has emerged victorious in Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot, Bhavnagar and Jamnagar Municipal Corporations while it is leading in Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation for which counting of votes is underway.

"BJP has retained power in all the six municipal corporations. According to State Election Commission BJP won 469 seats while Congress got 45 seats of the total 575 seats of the six municipal corporations. Aam Aadmi Party which contested Civic polls for the first time in the state won 27 seats in Surat. Bahujan Samaj Party got 3 seats while 1 seat is won by an independent candidate. Gujarat Chief minister Vijay Rupani thanked voters for their trust in BJP after the party's victory in civic polls. On the other hand, BJP and Congress won one seat each of the Junagadh Municipal Corporation for which by-polls were also conducted on 21st February. Rallies are being organised by BJP workers across all the major cities to celebrate the massive victory of the party in the civic polls. APARNA KHUNT, AIR NEWS, AHMEDABAD"


Prime Minister Narendra Modi has thanked people of Gujarat for their support and trust in BJP in the Municipal elections. In a tweet, Mr Modi said, results of Municipal elections across the state clearly show the unwavering faith people have towards politics of development and good governance. He said, today’s win across Gujarat is very special. The Prime Minister said, for a party that is serving in a state for over two decades to record such a phenomenal win is noteworthy. He said, it is heartening to see widespread support from all sections of society, particularly the youth of Gujarat towards BJP.


Home Minister Amit Shah has said that BJP has won 85 per cent of seat in Municipal Corporation election in Gujarat and the state has once again become a stonghold of the Party. Speaking to media, Mr Shah said, by giving only 44 seats, people have sent a message to Congress leaders to do self-introspection. He said, BJP's win in over 85 per cent seats is a victory of BJP governments' functioning and its principles.


In Cricket, the third test of the four match series between India and England will be played at the world's largest Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera in Ahmedabad from tomorrow. A report --

"The world's largest Cricket Stadium, Sardar Patel Cricket Stadium at Motera in Ahmedabad is all set to make history by hosting its first day and night pink ball test match between India and England. President Ram Nath Kovind will inaugurate this newly built Sardar Patel Cricket Stadium on the occasion. The President is expected to watch the match along with Union Home Minister Amit Shah soon after the inauguration ceremony.


Sardar Patel Motera Stadium will be the largest cricket stadium in the world. Located in Sabarmati, Ahmedabad, the Motera Stadium is equipped with new decorations and the latest facilities. The stadium is spread over 63 acres, with a seating capacity of 1 lakh 10 thousand people. Currently, Melbourne is the largest cricket stadium in the world which can accommodate 90 thousand people. The Motera Stadium houses 76 corporate boxes, olympic level swimming pool, indoor academy, four dressing rooms for athletes and food courts. With the series levelled at 1-1 and the World Test Championship slot up for grabs, both the remaining matches are crucial India would be hoping that their formula in Chennai will be equally useful under different conditions. SANJEEV JASROTIA FOR News Desk."


Now, let us take a look at the weather forecast for tomorrow.

Srinagar will witness rain or snow. Temperature will hover between five and 15 degrees Celsius.

Jammu will have partly cloudy sky becoming generally cloudy towards afternoon or evening or night. The minimum temperature will be 13 degrees Celsius while maximum will be around 23 degrees.

Leh will have generally cloudy sky. The minimum temperature will be minus two degrees Celsius while the maximum will be around eight degrees.

Gilgit will have generally cloudy sky with light rain. The temperature will hover between three and 19 degrees Celsius.

Muzaffarabad will witness generally cloudy sky with light rain. The temperature will hover between nine and 18 degrees Celsius.

National Capital Delhi is likely to have shallow fog. The temperature will hover between 12 and 31 degrees Celsius.

Mumbai will have mainly clear sky. The minimum temperature will be 22 degrees Celsius while maximum is expected to be around 35 degrees.

Chennai is expected to have partly cloudy sky. The temperature will vary between 22 and 32 degrees Celsius.

In Kolkata, there will be fog in the morning and mainly clear sky later. The city will observe minimum temperature of 20 degrees Celsius and a maximum of around 33 degrees.

In Dehradun, the minimum temperature will be 11 degrees Celsius while the maximum will be around 27 degrees. The city will observe mainly clear sky becoming partly cloudy towards evening or night.


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हवामान आता

As on-26 Feb 2021
City MaxoC MinoC
दिल्ली 33.2 15.2
मुंबई 36.0 21.2
चेन्नई 32.2 20.4
कोलकाता 36.3 21.6
बेंगलुरू 33.0 17.4