12
Wednesday
May 2021
7:45 PM IST
News Headlines
Tour of Sri Lanka: Two-way fight for India captaincy between Hardik and Shikhar        India projected to grow at 10.1% in 2022 but outlook for 2021 highly fragile: UN        Rockets kill 2 Israelis; 28 die in Gaza as Israel hits Hamas        Delhi reports 12,481 Covid cases, 347 deaths        Kerala woman killed in Palestinian rocket strike in Israel        Kerala''s ''Iron Lady'' K R Gowri Amma no more        Virat Kohli, Ishant Sharma get first dose of vaccination        Sensex surges over 350 pts in early trade; Nifty tops 14,900        Israeli police, Palestinians clash at Jerusalem holy site        Had govt done its job, it would not have come to this: Rahul on foreign aid        Himanta Biswa Sarma sworn-in as 15th Chief Minister of Assam        Obesity and Bariatric Surgery        COVID-19 pandemic: Centre releases Rs 8923.8 cr to Panchayats in 25 states        BJP announces Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma as Assam Chief Minister        Debris from China''s disintegrating rocket falls into Indian Ocean        Kerala poet''s FB account ''suspended'' for posting satire clip on BJP poll defeat        TV journalist Vipin Chandh dies of COVID-19        Kerala adds 35,801 new COVID-19 cases, 68 more deaths        US Navy seizes weapons in Arabian Sea likely bound for Yemen        EU doesn''t renew order for AstraZeneca vaccine        
Home   | Main News   | Kerala  | National   | International  | Business   | Sports   | Entertainment   | Columns   | Offbeat   | About Deepika 
International News
Biden admin urged to send 30 million US vaccine stockpiles to India
 
Washington: An Indian-American political advocacy group on Monday urged the Biden administration to send 30 million of its stockpiled COVID-19 vaccines to India as the country is battling a health crisis due to the deadly coronavirus. In a statement, IMPACT asked the White House to send at least half of the US'' stockpile of approximately 60 million surplus vaccines to India — where half of the world''s new COVID-19 infections are currently happening. “This is not just a crisis for India, it''s a global crisis and India has become the epicenter. A global crisis requires a global response,” said Neil Makhija, executive director of IMPACT.

“If the US does not act quickly, new COVID-19 variants will continue to spill over into countries across the globe and into our backyard. As the US has done in the past, it must lead in this time of crisis and send immediate relief to India,” he said. Makhija commended the Biden-Harris administration for providing critical medical supplies and lifting the embargo on vaccine raw materials necessary for India to produce the Covishield vaccine. “But the scale of the response should match the scale of the crisis, and we call on the administration to do more. Redirecting a majority of our surplus vaccines to India will save millions of lives and support ending the pandemic globally,” it said.

“By sending emergency medical supplies in addition to life-saving vaccines, the US can help fight against this global public health and humanitarian crisis. The Biden-Harris administration is uniquely poised to demonstrate America''s global leadership in the fight to end this pandemic,” he said. “Nearly half of the world''s new COVID-19 infections are happening in India. The US must deploy its resources in a proportional matter that meets the needs of this massive global crisis,” Makhija said. IMPACT said that it is engaged in regular conversations with the Biden administration and is supporting efforts to circulate a letter from Congress spearheaded by Representative Krishnamoorthi.

“We are also galvanising the Indian diaspora in the United States with a petition to call on the White House to take these urgent actions and fight against the COVID surge in India. With nearly 5 million Indian Americans in the US, nearly every family has relatives, friends, and loved ones across India suffering from this urgent health crisis,” it said.


Rockets kill 2 Israelis; 28 die in Gaza as Israel hits Hamas
Israeli police, Palestinians clash at Jerusalem holy site
Debris from China''s disintegrating rocket falls into Indian Ocean
US Navy seizes weapons in Arabian Sea likely bound for Yemen
EU doesn''t renew order for AstraZeneca vaccine
In tense Jerusalem, flag-waving Israeli march to go ahead
Nepal PM Oli to seek vote of confidence in Parliament on Monday
WHO China chief says approval for 1st Chinese vaccine a ''milestone achievement''
Disintegrated space rocket ''highly unlikely'' to cause any damage on earth: China
Russia has registered Sputnik Light, the single-dose vaccine against COVID-19
Brunei marks 1 year without COVID-19 local transmission
China silent on falling debris of its space rocket amid rising concerns
Netanyahu again fails to form new Israeli government
Nepal''s Oli govt loses majority support after Maoist party withdraws support
Facebook board upholds Trump suspension
Twenty-five killed in boat accident in Bangladesh
Nepal to suspend international and domestic flights to contain spread of coronavirus
44 killed in stampede at Jewish religious festival in Israel
Lawyer representing Navalny''s foundation detained in Moscow
Chinese mainland reports 13 fresh nCoV cases
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
George Clooney says Capitol attack put Trump family 'into the dustbin of history'
 Los Angeles: Hollywood star George Clooney has condemned the attack on the Capitol Hill in the US by  
'Mean Girls' won't be returning to Broadway
Ian McKellan is 'happy' Elliot Page came out as transgender
A R Rahman thanks fans for support during 'difficult times'
KERALA NEWS
Kerala woman killed in Palestinian rocket strike in Israel
 Idukki: A Keralite woman working in Israel was killed allegedly in a Palestinian rocket strike on Tu
Kerala poet''s FB account ''suspended'' for posting satire clip on BJP poll defeat
TV journalist Vipin Chandh dies of COVID-19
Kerala adds 35,801 new COVID-19 cases, 68 more deaths
NATIONAL NEWS
Delhi reports 12,481 Covid cases, 347 deaths
 New Delhi: The national capital continues to register a dip in daily COVID-19 cases, as the city rec
Had govt done its job, it would not have come to this: Rahul on foreign aid
BJP announces Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma as Assam Chief Minister
Mumbai civic body is suppressing COVID-19 death toll: Fadnavis
Untitled Page
Rashtra Deepika LTD
Copyright @ 2021 , Rashtra Deepika Ltd.