‘My family, my responsibility’: Door-to-door anti-covid campaign launched in Udupi

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October 17, 2020

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Udupi, Oct 17: The Udupi district administration today launch a door-to-door anti-covid campaign under the slogan ‘My family, my responsibility’.

With Unlock 5, people have forgotten about the pandemic, and hence anganwadi workers and BLOs will visit homes to spread awareness on the issue, said Udupi deputy commissioner G Jagadeesha.

He told reporters that pamphlets will be distributed to every house, and health workers will speak about the preventive measures to be adopted to tackle Covid-19, read out a pledge on the measures to be followed, and take a signature from the family. A campaign by ASHA workers to check oxygen levels with pulse oximeter will be undertaken.

In a first of its kind initiative in the state, teachers who are taking online classes will have to speak for five minutes on how covid can be prevented. Zilla panchayat CEO Naveen Bhat said that the pamphlet will contain details on testing methods, contact details, hospital details and all aspects related to the novel coronavirus. The PDOs must ensure that the pamphlet reaches every house in the village.

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October 12,2020

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New Delhi, Oct 12: Actor-turned-politician Khushbu Sundar was dropped from the position of Congress national spokesperson by the party on Monday and is scheduled join to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in New Delhi.

The Congress through a release dropped the Tamil Nadu leader from the post of AICC Spokesperson today "with immediate effect."

Sundar, along with former Indian Revenue Services (IRS) Officer Saravana Kumar, who had taken voluntary retirement, will join the BJP at around 12:30 pm at an event in party headquarters in the national capital.

Sundar's crossover is taking place at a time when BJP is trying to expand its footprint in Tamil Nadu.

The Legislative Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu are scheduled to take place next year. BJP's ally All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) has already announced Edappadi K Palaniswami will be its chief ministerial candidate in the upcoming polls.

However, BJP leaders from the State have said that they want to have a bigger say, courtesy it being a national-level party.

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October 20,2020

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Bhatkal, Oct 20: Jewelry worth about Rs 40 lakh, which was donated to Durgaparameshwari Temple here by devotees was stolen from the temple premises.

Police said on Tuesday that the temple authorities, in a complaint, further added that a priest who was working at the temple was also missing ever since the incident came to light on Monday night.

The temple administration in the complaint has identified the missing priest as Sathish Bhat, a resident of Yellapur.

In the complaint, it is added that the incident came to the light when the Chief priest of the temple opened the jewellery box on the occasion of Navratri, to put the jewellery on the goddess.

The temple authorities reportedly tried contacting Sathish over the phone as he had the keys to a jewellery locker. Unable to contact him over the phone, the administration decided to break open the locker, as it was the ritual of the temple to put jewellery on the Goddess.

Sathish was working at the temple for the last year but had not reported to the duty for over a month now. The authorities further added that they last spoke to Sathish over the phone on Friday, but were unable to contact him on Saturday.

A case in this regard has been registered at Bhatkal Rural Police Station and investigations are underway. A special team has also been formed by Yellapur Police to trace Sathish Bhat.

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October 15,2020

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New Delhi, Oct 15: From being the people's President to spearheading the development of the most significant Indian missiles, late President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam has contributed to the development of the country in different spheres.

As an aerospace scientist, Kalam worked with India's two major space research organisations - Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

While, his work in the development and operationalisation of Indigenous guided missiles - AGNI and PRITHVI - earned him the title of the 'Missile Man of India,' there are many more ways in which Kalam has helped India in the division of science and technology.

On the 89th birth anniversary of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, here are 5 of his scientific contributions to the country: -

1. Directed the project to develop India's first Satellite Launch Vehicle (SLV)

Back in 1980s, when India had hardly dreamt of having its indigenous Satellite Launch Vehicle (SLV), Dr Kalam's over 10-year-long hard work as the project director for the development of the indigenous Satellite Launch Vehicle at ISRO led to the ground-breaking scientific development.

It was in July 1980, that India's SLV-III successfully deployed the Rohini satellite in the near-Earth orbit leading to the country becoming a member of the exclusive Space Club.

2. Directed projects for the development of ballistic missiles

Kalam also headed the projects Devil and Valiant which had the aim of developing ballistic missiles using the technology behind the successful SLV program. Under mission Kalam with other projects, members developed many missiles including AGNI which is an intermediate-range ballistic missile and PRITHVI which is a surface-to-surface missile.

3. Headed multiple nuclear tests at Pokhran

Serving as the Chief Scientific Adviser to the then Prime Minister, Kalam played a major role in heading the Pokhran-II nuclear testing leading to him being known as the best nuclear scientist of the country at that time. The nuclear testing under the supervision of Kalam during the period of July 1992 to December 1999 made India a nuclear-armed state.

4. He worked in making healthcare accessible to all

Working jointly with cardiologist Soma Raju, the late President developed a cost-effective coronary stent 'Kalam-Raju Stent' which helped in making healthcare accessible to all.

5. Developed the rugged 'Kalam-Raju tablet'

The duo of Kalam and Soma Raju later in 2012 designed a rugged tablet computer for better health care administration in the rural pockets of the country. They termed it the 'Kalam-Raju tablet.'

For his work in the stream of science and politics, the 11th President was also awarded India's highest civilian honour or the Bharat Ratna.

Kalam breathed his last on July 27, 2015, while delivering a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management Shillong when he collapsed and died from a cardiac arrest.

Five years after his demise, his contributions are still remembered as some of the best scientific and technological developments in the country.

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