Former AG Soli Sorabjee passes away
Soli Sorabjee, the Former Attorney General of India has passed away at the age of 91. He was detected positive for COVID-19 and was also undergoing treatment. The renowned and respected Jurist was honored with Padma Vibhushan for his work on defending the protection of human rights and freedom of expression.
Government issues revised guidelines for home isolation
The Ministry of Health has issued the revised guidelines for the home isolation of COVID-19 cases. The positive cases must be clinically assigned mild cases. The Union Health Minister tweeted that the majority of the patients do not require hospitalization and they can recover at home following precautions
In first, the United Kingdom has stated that it will be regulating self-driving vehicles at slow speed on motorways. As per the transport ministry, it has been working to update the highway code for the safe use of self-driving cars system. The UK Government plans on being at a forefront of autonomous driving technology.
Bharat Biotech slashes COVAXIN’s prices
India’s Bharat Biotech has decided to reduce the prices of its COVID-19 vaccine COVAXIN. The prices have been reduced for the state governments from Rs. 600 per dose to Rs. 400 per dose. The decision came after the Serum Institute of India reduced the cost of its Covishield vaccine.
China successfully launched the core module of its space station into orbit to complete the construction of the station by the end of 2022. Tianhe module was carried by the Long March- 5B Y2 rocket. The Chinese President congratulated the team on the launch of the module and stated that the construction of the space station has entered the implementation stage.