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Girls must shun make-up and fashion,says Karnataka Governor

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In remarks that could stoke a controversy, Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala has advised girl students to get rid of fashion while going to colleges, saying they are not taking part in any beauty competition and there is no need of doing eyebrows or wearing lipsticks.

“You come to college for studying, not to take part in any beauty competition. There is no need to get your eyebrow done to come to college, there is no need to do your hair (style)…..,” he said.

His remarks came on the concluding day of the five-day Indian Science Congress here yesterday as he laced his speech with humour which sent the audience into peals of laughter.

“There is intelligence in both gents and ladies, but the seriousness that is there in ladies is not seen among gents,” Vala said, emphasising girls were more serious in studies than boys.

Highlighting the importance of seriousness that one should have in whatever he or she is doing, he said “… To achieve something in life you will have to lose something.”

“… I advise male students here that that they have to get rid of (wrong) habits. For ladies I advise that they have to get rid of fashion.”

In more lighter comments, Vala also said the present generation scored very high marks with 90 to 95 being a norm but “when we were studying, such high marks would be total of three years”.

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Delhi reports 51 cases of minor adverse events post vaccination

As many as 1,91,181 people were vaccinated on day one of India’s first phase of the coronavirus vaccination drive.

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Hours after the Health Ministry announced on January 16 that India has reported no case of post-vaccination hospitalisation yet, 51 persons complained of minor adverse events in Delhi. Another person developed severe adverse event following immunization and had to be referred to the AEFI centre.

Out of a total of 4,319 healthcare and frontline workers who were vaccinated on Jnauary 16 in the National Capital, two healthcare workers at NDMC’s Charak Palika Hospital reported mild adverse event post-vaccination including mild tightness in the chest. They were kept under observation by AEFI team and discharged 30 minutes later after they felt at ease. The two other cases were reported from Northern Railway Central Hospital, of which one was referred to the AEFI centre, the Delhi government has informed.

As many as 1,91,181 people were vaccinated on day one of India’s first phase of the coronavirus vaccination drive.

Beneficiaries from 11 states and union territories across India received Covishield or Covaxin shots on the first day of the vaccination drive, namely, Assam, Bihar, Delhi, Haryana, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Odisha, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, and Uttar Pradesh.

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AIIMS security guard reports allergy post COVID vaccination, in hospital care

Delhi has reported 52 adverse events following events of which one is serious and could involve the guard hospitalised today.

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New Delhi, January 16

A 22-year-old security guard at AIIMS, New Delhi reported allergic reaction and is learnt to be in intensive care, moments after the government said there was no post-vaccine hospitalisation.

The 22-year-old guard developed headache, rash, respiratory distress, tachycardia after vaccination. He is in ICU and his condition is stable, hospital sources said.

Delhi has reported 52 adverse events following events of which one is serious and could involve the guard hospitalised today.

All beneficiaries vaccinated at AIIMS got indigenous COVAXIN.

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Earthquake of magnitude 4.1 strikes Jammu and Kashmir

They said while the tremors caused panic among people, there were no reports of any loss of life or injury or damage to property.

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Srinagar, Jan 16 : An earthquake of magnitude 4.1 hit Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, but there was no report of any damage, officials said.

At 10:01 pm, the earthquake struck at a latitude of 33.03 degrees north and a longitude of 75.93 degrees east — 93 kms east of Katra, they added.

The depth of the earthquake was 10 kms, the officials said.

They said while the tremors caused panic among people, there were no reports of any loss of life or injury or damage to property.

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