Regarding the pricing of the vaccine, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at yesterday all-party meeting on Covid-19, said,” Our scientists are very confident of succeeding in their endeavour of making Covid vaccine. The world is keeping a watch on the cheapest & safe vaccine. That is why the world is watching India.”
In the all-party meeting, NCP chief Sharad Pawar had demand vaccine to be proved for free. Former Prime Minister and Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) supremo H.D. Deve Gowda also advocated for ‘free vaccine’.
With many from the opposition parties demanding that the vaccine should be distributed free and some proposing vaccine should be priced nominally, PM Modi, at the meeting, said, Centre was in talks with the state governments regarding this and public health priority will decide the price of the vaccine.
As there is still no clarity on the pricing of the vaccine, Maharashtra Minister & NCP leader Nawab Malik on Saturday raised question over the Modi-government and demanded free vaccine for all. “PM held all-party meeting & now they’re saying State & Centre will decide the price, how can it be? In Bihar, they gave an assurance that vaccination will be free. We demand vaccine should be given to each Indian free of cost,” he said.
In India, there are five potential Covid-19 candidates, including three indigenous one, are currently in the advanced stages of development. Prime Minister Narendra Modi last week visited the Zydus Biotech Park in Ahmedabad, Bharat Biotech’s plant in Hyderabad and Serum Institute of India in Pune to check the progress of Covid-19 vaccine development at these centres. He was quite happy with the development of the vaccine work.
Even as Covid vaccine is likely to be ready in the next few weeks, as informed by Prime Minister Modi himself, the decision over the pricing of the vaccine can create a major uproar in the country with many demanding it ‘free vaccine’. Who will bear the cost- the government or people? The question remains!
Server Down: Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, and WhatsApp users facing global outage
It’s not just you: Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp are all currently down for users around the world. We’re seeing error messages on all three services across iOS applications as well as on the web. Users are being greeted with error messages such as: “Sorry, something went wrong,” “5xx Server Error,” and more.
The outage is affecting every Facebook-owned platform, according to data on Downdetector and Twitter. This includes Instagram, Facebook, WhatsApp, and Facebook Messenger. The outages appear to have started around 9:00 pm IST and all of those services remain inaccessible.
The outages quickly started trending on Twitter as users flocked to the competing social network to check to see if other users were affected by the downtime. Humorously, the hashtag “#DeleteFacebook” is also trending on Twitter as the company battles continued pushback against the effects its platforms have on younger users.
While some Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp outages only affect certain geographic regions, the services are down worldwide today. This includes the United States, the UK, Brazil, Kuwait, and more.
The outage is also affecting platforms and services that use Facebook login. Niantic, the creator of Pokémon GO, says that it is “looking into reports of errors associated with Facebook login, and will update here once we have more information.”
Facebook has not yet publicly commented on the ongoing outages affecting all of its services. We’ll be sure to update this story as we learn more. The issue appears to be related to some sort of DNS problem affecting Facebook servers.
Instagram Down: Giving 5xx Server Error
Update 19 Mar 2021 23:38 IST: Instagram and other apps are now working fine.
Instagram is currently facing downtime and users from all around the world are reporting Instagram Server Down on Twitter. Some users are also facing downtime on WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger.
The Instagram app is showing “couldn’t refresh feed”. and the Instagram website is giving 5xx Server Error.
Earthquake in Nalanda, Patna – Bihar with 3.5 Magnitude
An earthquake of magnitude 3.5 was reported near Nalanda in Bihar on Monday night, according to India’s National Center for Seismology.
The epicenter of the earthquake was 20 km northwest (NW) of Nalanda, Bihar, India, the agency said. The earthquake struck at 9:23 PM IST at a depth of 5 km from the surface. Tremors were also felt in Gaya, Bhagalpur, Nalanda, Patna.