Monday, December 28, 2020

Students in Nepal perform vedic practice to mock government's 'unconstitutional move'

Students in Nepal perform Vedic practises against goverrnment against unconstitutional move

Kathmandu [Nepal], December 28: A structure was set at the front door of the Nepal Sanskrit University, a fire was set up to illuminate different contributions. Clerics clad in a "Pitambar" sat close to the fire and blew the conch to begin the Vedic petitions for the arrival of a decent sense to Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli. 

Understudies at that point began offering supplications before the fire, a combination of grain, sesame, paddy, rice and ghee was put onto the fire and the members were reciting "Swaha" which means a finish to terrible things. 

"Our exhibit is against the unilateralism of Oli who is taking strength in current time. He has tossed out the chosen individuals from the Parliament by settling on a choice singularly to break up it short-term, it is an immediate shamefulness to individuals and haughtiness is plainly found in his conduct," Hari Neupane, head of All Nepal National Free Students Union from rival Dahal-Nepal Faction who coordinated the occasion on Monday late evening told ANI. 

Understudies learning at the Sanskrit University or Balmiki Campus partnered with rival Dahal-Nepal group of administering Nepal Communist Party's understudy association took this exceptional method to show against the PM's transition to break up the Lower House. 

"He (Oli) has selfishness, kid like obstinacy and has been going about as an inebriated person," Neupane added. 

After the culmination of the long distance race three-level political race in 2017, the Federal Republic of Nepal got KP Sharma Oli as its first Prime Minister. Administering Nepal Communist Party got almost a 66% lion's share in the lower house though it is reigning in the Upper House. 

With rising break inside the decision Nepal Communist Party between the groups drove at this point overseer government PM KP Sharma Oli and co-seat Pushpa Kamal Dahal, the gathering is near the very edge of a split. 

The break inside the gathering expanded further with two-side fighting for authenticity after Oli prescribed President Bidhya Devi Bhandari to disintegrate the lower house requiring an early political decision. 

President Bhandari who speedily confirmed the proposition of Oli has set off fights everywhere on the Himalayan Nation. (ANI/Binod Prasad Adhikari)

Sunil Kumar takes charge as IG of BSF's North Bengal Frontier

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Darjeeling (West Bengal) [India], December 28: Sunil Kumar, an IPS official of Jammu and Kashmir 1996 cluster, assumed responsibility as Inspector General of North Bengal Frontier of the Border Security Force (BSF) on Monday. 

"On December 28, Sunil Kumar, IPS (JK-96) took the charge of 28th Inspector General of North Bengal Frontier Headquarters Border Security Force. He joined this HQ from FTR HQ BSF Mizoram and Cachar upon his perpetual posting. He joined Border Security Force on August 2, 2018 on Central nomination," as per an official statement of Frontier Headquarters North Bengal of the BSF. 

He has just served one residency at Siliguri as Inspector General of auxiliary instructional hub (STC) Baikunthpur, the delivery said. (ANI)

Jaishankar, Qatari Deputy Prime Minister discuss regional, multilateral developments

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar (file photo)

Doha [Qatar], December 28: Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar on Monday held talks with Sheik Mohammed receptacle Abdulrahman container Jassim Al-Thani, Qatari Deputy Prime Minister, and examined territorial and multilateral turns of events. 

"Express gratitude toward Sheik Mohammed container Abdulrahman canister Jassim Al-Thani, Deputy PM and Foreign Minister of Qatar for an exceptionally beneficial visit. Evaluated the whole array of our developing association. Talked about local and multilateral turns of events. Anticipating inviting him to India for the Joint Commission meeting," Jaishankar wrote in a tweet. 

"Visited Ahmed receptacle Ali Stadium at Al Rayyan. Praise Larsen and Toubro and their Qatari accomplices on a great task. Has gained notoriety for quality and conveyance. All the best to Qatar for FIFA 2022," Jaishankar wrote in another tweet. 

This is the primary visit of Jaishankar to Qatar as External Affairs Minister. 

As per an official explanation gave by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), India and Qatar appreciate solid monetary, social, and individuals to-individuals ties. 

"Qatar has in excess of 7 lakh Indians. The reciprocal exchange was USD 10.95 billion out of 2019-20. The two sides stay focused on increasing two-sided participation in different fields including energy and speculations," the assertion said. 

India and Qatar have additionally cooperated to confront the Covid-19 pandemic and facilitated smooth activity of trips under an Air Bubble plan, the service added. (ANI)

Six naxals arrested in Jharkahnd's Giridih

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Giridih (Jharkhand) [India], December 28: In a joint activity by Giridih police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), 6 Naxals were captured from the wildernesses of Manjira and Banaso under Pirtand police headquarters limits. 

As per Jharkhand police, Among them, three Prashant Manjhi, Prabha Di @Prabha Manjhi and Sudhir Kisku @Sulaiman Hansda were conveying a prize of Rs 10 lakh each. 

Arms and ammo were likewise recuperated from Giridih and Dumka locale. (ANI)

Afghanistan cannot achieve peace if Pak continues to meddle, says Australian professor

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Kabul [Afghanistan], December 28: Peace and security won't come to Afghanistan until the issue of Pakistan's steady mien to intrude in Afghanistan's undertakings is appropriately tended to, said Australian educator William Maley on Monday. 

"A central point of interest to seek after - the genuine glaring issue at hand - remains the basic help that the Afghan Taliban get from Pakistan and explicitly from the Pakistan military," Maley said. 

This comes after a progression of recordings surfaced indicating senior Taliban pioneers meeting their devotees and Taliban warriors in Pakistan. 

In the recordings, it was seen that Taliban appointee pioneer Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the top of the Taliban political office, was holding an instructions with the Taliban unit on the continuous harmony exchanges in Doha and recognizing the presence of the Taliban's top administration in Pakistan. 

Responding to the recordings, Afghanistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated, "The presence of Taliban pioneers in Pakistan plainly disregards Afghanistan's public sway". 

Afghanistan has additionally asked Islamabad "not to permit its region to be utilized by extremists and components who demand proceeding with the war and gore". 

"Important harmony and security won't come to Afghanistan until the issue of Pakistan's determined attitude to interfere in Afghanistan's issues is appropriately tended to, and it is unrealistic reasoning to trust otherwise,"Professor declared that Pakistan needs to repair its methodologies. 

The Australian educator and creator said that Kabul is right now under attack adding that the 'new Afghanistan' that has created in the course of the most recent twenty years is confronting an extraordinary assault. 

"These outrages have come amidst a purported 'harmony measure'. However on the off chance that the point of the cycle was to bring harmony and security, something has obviously turned out badly. To discover arrangements as imperfect as the 29 February US-Taliban bargain, one needs to go to the Munich Agreement of September 1938, the January 1973 Paris Agreement on Vietnam, or the Arusha Accords on Rwanda of August 1993, which were hailed as wins at that point yet now have hardly any protectors," he said. 

The teacher expressed that with the Afghan harmony measure had been delayed, "it pays to ponder why the cycle has unwound", and what different advances may best be sought after starting here. 

Pakistan is utilizing Taliban as a "instrument" for its predominance in Afghanistan under the guise of key profundity, said previous Pakistan representative Afrasiab Khattak, adding that the dread gathering's methodology towards the harmony cycle has stayed unaltered as it favors brutality in the nation. 

The UN Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team to the 1988 Sanctions Committee, which directs sanctions on the Taliban, in its 2019 report had recognized that almost 5,000 psychological oppressors having a place with Lashkar-e-Tayyiba, which is situated in Pakistan, were dynamic in Kunar and Nangarhar territories of Afghanistan alone. (ANI)

Two die in car accident in Shimla

Car gets damaged in an accident in Shimla (Photo ANI)

Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) [India], December 28: Two individuals passed on after a vehicle fell 200 feet down from the street in Kelvi panchayat in Shimla area on Monday. 

A police official from Theog said the driver lost the control of the vehicle while it was en route to Nera territories in Kelvi panchayat. 

"Four individuals were riding the vehicle from Jadun Road to Kelvi town. The driver lost control of the vehicle and it moved down and fell around 200 feet." 

The authority said that two individuals passed on the spot and two others were shipped off a common clinic in a private vehicle by local people. 

The individuals who passed on in the mishap have been recognized as Gerra, 64, and Happy, 22. 

The police are leading further examinations. (ANI)

Karnataka govt aims to build medical college in every district, says K Sudhakar

Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar. (File Photo)

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], December 28: The Karnataka state government is running after transforming the public medical care framework and planning to fabricate a clinical school in each region, said Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar on Monday. 

Talking at the introduction of the 'Arogya Soudha', the recently developed Administrative Building Complex of Health and Family Welfare Department at Magadi street in Bengaluru, Sudhakar said that Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa is reviving the wellbeing area in spite of monetary mash because of pandemic. 

"Regardless of the COVID-19 pandemic, in the last one and half year, the Chief Minister has endorsed four new clinical universities, out of which, three are now working," he stated, adding that the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Medical Sciences, Bengaluru will be initiated tomorrow. 

He further said that there are 18 government clinical universities in the state and nine regions don't have one. 

"The public authority is wanting to build clinical universities in these nine areas under an appropriate model. There will likewise be area emergency clinics and super claim to fame medical clinics joined to these schools," the Minister said. 

Considering the continuous COVID-19 pandemic, Sudhakar added that the state currently has 30,000 oxygenated beds, around multiple times more than it did when the Covid struck, adding that an exceptional stipend was being given to specialists and cutting edge staff at an expense of Rs 125 crores. 

"About 1.5 percent of the GDP is being spent on medical care in our nation. PM Narendra Modi has guaranteed that medical services spending will be expanded to 2.5 percent. Arogya Soudha will encourage better incorporation inside the Health Department by bringing 53 workplaces under one rooftop including NHM, SAST," the wellbeing clergyman added. 

Boss Minister BS Yeddyurappa, who introduced the new structure, acknowledged Sudhakar, saying, "He is investing legit amounts of energy to contain COVID-19 contamination and to change medical services in the state." (ANI)

Jaishankar visits 2022 World Cup venue in Qatar

Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar (File photo)

Doha [Qatar], December 28: Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar and Dr Deepak Mittal, the Indian Ambassador in Qatar, on Monday visited the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium which is a 2022 FIFA World Cup scene worked by an Indian firm. 

"Visited Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium at Al Rayyan. Compliment Larsen and Toubro and their Qatari accomplices on a great task. It has gained notoriety for quality and conveyance. All the best to Qatar for FIFA 2022," Jaishankar wrote in another tweet. 

As indicated by an official explanation, Hassan Al Thawadi and Nasser Al Khater, Chairman and CEO separately of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 LLC met the clerical designation at the arena and led a full visit through the offices including the pitch, rivalry regions, and VVIP seating zones. 

"Qatar and India have shared a cozy relationship for quite a long time, through exchange, culture, and individuals to-individuals ties, and the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, worked by Larsen and Toubro, is an image of this relationship and our shared history," Al Thawadi said. 

Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium was introduced as of late on December 18, 2020, when it facilitated the Amir Cup last between Al Saddand Al Arabi in a prominent occasion on Qatar National Day went to by a few dignitaries including FIFA President Gianni Infantino and All India Football Federation (AIFF) President Praful Patel, the assertion said. 

The 40,000-limit arena will have seven matches till the Round of 16 phases during the 2022 World Cup and will work as the home of Qatar Stars League (QSL) outfit Al Rayyan. 

The arena's veneer is shining and is made out of examples that represent various parts of Qatar - the significance of family, the excellence of the desert, local greenery, and nearby and worldwide exchange, it said. 

Qatar has a huge Indian exile presence with just about 25 percent of the Middle-East country's populace being Indians, the assertion further expressed. 

This was the first run through ever that an Indian firm has been engaged with any limit at all with regards to building foundation for a FIFA World Cup. (ANI)

Manmohan Singh, Sharad Pawar wanted to implement farm laws but could not stand pressure, influence: Narendra Tomar

Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar

New Delhi [India], December 28: Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Monday said that significantly previous executive Manmohan Singh and Nationalist Congress Party boss Shard Pawar needed to actualize changes in the farming area yet couldn't do as such because of outside "weight and impact". 

"During the UPA government, Manmohan Singh ji and Sharad Pawar ji needed to acquire ranch laws yet they couldn't bear pressuring and impact. We are lucky that today Modi ji is our Prime Minister who turns out sacrificially for the improvement of the nation and the government assistance of individuals. We have seen him fill in as a Chief Minister and as Prime Minister and he has no personal circumstance," Tomar said tending to agents of around 25 rancher associations . 

A joint council of different ranchers' associations had met the association serve today to stretch out help to the homestead laws. 

Tending to the ranchers, the Agriculture Minister stated, "I am sure that with your help, uplifting disposition, and understanding these laws will be actualized and we will prevail with regards to disclosing to the ranchers. Another way will be made and India's farming will thrive." 

The rancher appointments met Tomar to pass on help for the laws in front of the following round of talks between the public authority and fighting ranchers on December 30. The fighting ranchers are requesting cancelation of the three homestead laws brought by the public authority as of late. (ANI)

73-yr-old killed by her grandson in Delhi

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New Delhi [India], December 28: A case under area 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) was enrolled after a senior resident was purportedly killed by her grandson on Sunday, Police said. 

The police got a grumbling from an individual who said that somebody has hit on his grandma's head. 

Following up on the grumbling, Delhi Police work force arrived at Rohtash Nagar in East Delhi and found a woman sitting on the seat in an oblivious state with injury on his head and blood on the floor. 

The perished Satish Kumari was 73 years of age. 

Her senior child is likewise dwelling on the second floor of similar structure and was additionally present at the spot, police said. 

During the examination, it uncovered that the ground floor room was bolted from outside and the family entered inside in the wake of breaking the lock. 

The charged has been captured, and the weapon of offense recuperated. (ANI)

SII launches India's first fully indigenously developed pneumococcal vaccine

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Pune (Maharashtra) [India], December 28: Serum Institute of India, the biggest immunization producer on the planet by dosages, declares the dispatch of India's first natively created pneumococcal antibody - PNEUMOSIL. 

It was dispatched within the sight of Dr. Unforgiving Vardhan, Minister of Health and Family Welfare on Monday. 

PNEUMOSIL has been created through a cooperation traversing longer than 10 years among Serum Institute of India Pvt Ltd, PATH and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. This critical achievement is pointed toward improving pneumococcal form immunization reasonableness and empowering maintainable access for low-and center pay nations, read a press explanation. 

Driven by the altruistic responsibility of SII to secure each family with reasonable antibodies, PNEUMOSIL accompanies the upside of the presence of generalizations 6A and 19A. The piece of the WHO pre-qualified vaccineis uncommonly custom fitted according to the commonness of the Top 10 serotypes of S. pneumoniae in India and different areas of the world, which is the extraordinary component of this form immunization. The immunization will give powerful and dependable insurance for youngsters against pneumococcal infections. 

With this, SII further concretes its situation as the pioneer in the form immunizations. It has a few licenses identified with the assembling of this antibody shockingly. This makes PNEUMOSIL® generally cost-effective at high-volumes and more open over the long haul for the nations that need it most. 

Talking about the dispatch, Dr. Unforgiving Vardhan, Union Minister, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare stated, "It is an incredible snapshot of pride to observe Serum Institute take forward the 'Make in India' heritage, with the dispatch of India's first natively created Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine. It is a critical achievement for the nation's general medical services which will guarantee that kids are ensured better against Pneumococcal sickness with a reasonable and great antibody. I am certain, Serum Institute of India will proceed with their undertaking to create a lot more life-saving antibodies later on likewise on the lines of the clarion call of our Hon'ble Prime Minister "VOCAL FOR LOCAL" and satisfy our Hon'ble Prime Minister's fantasy 'ATMANIRBHARBHARAT'". 

Discussing the dispatch of Pneumosil, Adar Poonawalla, CEO of Serum Institute of India shared, "Throughout the long term our consistent undertaking has been to give great antibodies customary supplies which guarantees phenomenal vaccination inclusion to kids and families around the world. With that idea we have built up this PCV with a one of a kind arrangement dependent on the serotype commonness in India. This settles on our PCV an ideal decision for shielding our kids from pneumococcal illness." 

"While the immunization itself is best in class and grade accessible, antibody openness is of most extreme significance too, and to guarantee straightforward entry by making it accessible at a reasonable cost. With the best PCV, we plan to cut down the death rate essentially while additionally making our nation independent with a strong general medical services framework," he said. (ANI)

US airports screen record number of travellers over holiday despite COVID-19 warnings

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Washington [US], December 28: US air terminals screened a record number of travelers over the Christmas occasion end of the week in spite of admonitions from top wellbeing authorities about the danger of going in the midst of a flood in COVID-19 cases, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) representative Lisa Farbstein said on Monday. 

"TSA screened 1,284,599 individuals at air terminal checkpoints cross country yesterday, Sunday, Dec. 27," Farbstein said by means of Twitter. "It is the most noteworthy checkpoint throughput since the pandemic hit. It is likewise the sixth day in the last 10 that volume has outperformed 1M. On the off chance that you decide to travel, kindly wear a cover." 

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had recently asked Americans not to go during the Christmas occasion, cautioning of an "remarkable" increment in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and passings the nation over. 

Wellbeing authorities in the United States have recorded more than 19.1 million instances of COVID-19 since January, information assembled by Johns Hopkins University (JHU) appeared on Monday. 

In excess of 333,140 individuals have passed on of the infection in the nation since the beginning of the pandemic. (ANI/Sputnik)

UN Rights office calls for early release of Saudi women's activist

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New York [US], December 28: The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) brought in an assertion for the early arrival of unmistakable Saudi ladies' privileges lobbyist Loujain al-Hathloul after she was condemned on Monday to almost six years in jail. 

Prior in the day, media detailed Hathloul was condemned to five years and eight months in prison under Saudi counterterrorism law, which has drawn global analysis for its expansive meaning of psychological oppression. Hathloul has just three months to serve after the court suspended two years and 10 months of her sentence and antedated the beginning of the prison term to May 2018. 

"Conviction and [five years and eight months] sentence gave over to unmistakable ladies' privileges campaigner Loujain al-Hathloul as of now subjectively confined for [two and a half years,] is additionally profoundly disturbing," the OHCHR said by means of Twitter. "We see early delivery is conceivable, and unequivocally support it as matter of direness." 

A long-term lobbyist, Hathloul was first kept in 2014 for showing against the now-lifted Saudi prohibition on female drivers. She has likewise taken a stand in opposition to the male guardianship law that banned ladies from voyaging abroad without the consent of a male family member, which was facilitated a year ago. 

Hathloul was captured in May 2018. 

The privileges of ladies in Saudi Arabia, a traditionalist realm on the Arabian promontory, have been restricted even in contrast with different countries across the Muslim world. Common freedoms bunches have more than once reprimanded Saudi experts for smothering ladies' privileges activists. (ANI/Sputnik)

PM Modi flags off 100th Kisan Rail, says it has empowered small, marginal farmers

PM Modi speaking after flagging off 100th Kisan Rail on Monday [Photo/ANI]

New Delhi [India], December 28: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that more than 80% little and minor ranchers in the nation have been engaged with Kisan Rail as the base amount to be sent has not been fixed and a rancher can send even 50-100 kg bundle. 

The Prime Minister, who hailed off the 100th Kisan Rail from Sangola in Maharashtra to Shalimar in West Bengal today through video conferencing, said late changes in horticulture will prompt extension of agribusiness and Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) and helpful gatherings will be the greatest recipients. 

He said private interest in horticulture will uphold the public authority's work to help these gatherings. 

The Prime Minister noticed that he had perused some place that the littlest railroad transfer that has been conveyed by Kisan Rail is a three kg bundle of pomegranates and a rancher had additionally sent 17 dozen eggs through Kisan Rail. 

"The nation's 80% or all the more little and minor ranchers have a ton of solidarity because of Kisan Rail. This is on the grounds that there is no base cap on stacking the homestead produce through these trains. In the event that a little rancher additionally needs to send 50-100 kg of homestead produce, he can do as such through Kisan Rail," PM Modi. 

He said the main Farm Rail began in August and ranchers in all pieces of the nation are being associated through it. 

PM Modi said Kisan Rail hailed off today will give admittance to the business sectors of Maharashtra to the produce of ranchers of West Bengal. 

"Even with the crown challenge, the Kisan Rail network has arrived at the figure of 100 today. Today the 100th Kisan Rail started its excursion from Maharashtra's Sangola to West Bengal's Shalimar. In one manner, the compass of West Bengal's ranchers, anglers and animal guardians will be stretched out to Maharashtra's enormous business sectors like Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur. The individuals of Maharashtra have a modest method to interface with the business sectors of West Bengal," he said. 

"The railroads which associated the whole nation is likewise interfacing the horticultural business sectors. The Kisan Rail administration is a major advance towards raising the pay of ranchers of the nation. The cultivating framework will see a change. The virus inventory network will likewise be supported," he added. 

The Prime Minister said absence of sufficient cold storerooms have influenced ranchers. "Our administration is zeroing in on expanding the offices for cold stockpiling for ranch produce." 

He said that Kisan Rail and Krishi Udan (agribusiness flights) will reinforce the wages of ranchers the nation over. 

"Our approach is clear regarding giving better and greater business sectors to little ranchers at modest costs. We had declared the significant plans in spending plan with respect to this strategy - Kisan Rail and Krishi-Udan. We are conveying on our guarantees on the ground. Kisan Rail was week after week in the first place. Presently because of expanded interest the trains are being run on a tri-week by week premise. It is clear what the ranchers of the nation need." 

He said the work is being done in help of the ranchers and it is apparent that they are prepared to vanquish new outskirts. 

"Kisan Rail and Krishi Udan plans are encouraging the ranchers to sell their produce in different states. The ranchers of the north-east are receiving the rewards of Krishi Udan. Based on these strong arrangements, we have headed towards verifiable homestead changes," he added. 

He said Kisan Rail will help diminish costs of rancher and they will gain admittance to business sectors where there is an interest for their produce and refered to an illustration of how tomato ranchers have profited. 

PM Modi additionally said that railroads is a less expensive method of moving homestead produce. 

"Kisan Rail is moving cold stockpiling too. Transient food things like natural products, fish or milk are being shipped through these trains. Prior, these produce used to be shipped by street which was costlier. Regardless of whether it be the harvest producer or buyer, it used to be costlier for both," he said. 

"The train that left from Maharashtra to West Bengal is shipping food things like pomegranates, grapes, oranges and custard apples. This train will reach inside the following 40 hours to its objective. The transportation through streets takes longer," he stated, adding that ranchers of West Benal will likewise profit. 

He additionally alluded to the endowment in the transportation of products of the soil and said money crops and nutritious ranch produce will get a lift because of Kisan Rail. 

"To support work in country zones, new offices and new arrangements are significant. Considering this evenhanded, ranch changes are being started in the nation," he added. 

He said the specialists identified with farming are chipping away at coordinating new advancements in agribusiness. "Short-lived payload focuses are being framed close to the railroad stations in the nation. The ranchers can store their produce there." 

The Prime Minister said that under PM Krishi Sampada Yojana, super food parks, cold chain foundation, agro-handling bunches, preparing units numbering around 6,500 have been endorsed. 

"Under the Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan, Rs 10,000 crores have been authorized for miniature food handling units." 

PM Modi focused on the collaboration of youth and ladies self improvement gatherings for the homestead changes to be powerful. 

"The ranch changes depends on the collaboration of the ranchers. The greatest strength of the homestead changes is the support of the young people of towns. Regardless of whether it be Farm Producer Organizations, ladies' self improvement gatherings they are being given need. The new homestead changes will profit the young and ladies of the towns. The private interest in ranch changes will help the public authority's endeavors to reinforce ranchers and farming," he said. 

He said the public authority has been offering center to capacity connected foundation and preparing businesses related with esteem expansion in cultivating items. (ANI)

Fifty pc subsidy on transportation of fruits, vegetables on Kisan Rail

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New Delhi [India], December 28: The Government of India said on Monday that Kisan Rail has reinforced quick transportation of farming produce the nation over by giving a consistent production network of transitory produce and giving 50% endowment on transportation of leafy foods. 

"Kisan Rail has become a distinct advantage in guaranteeing quick transportation of rural produce the country over. It gives a consistent production network of short-lived produce," the Government of India said in a press note. 

"The Government of India has expanded a sponsorship of 50% on transportation of foods grown from the ground," it added. 

"Indian Railways presented the principal "Kisan Rail" from Devlali to Danapur on August 7, 2020. This train additionally expanded upto Muzaffarpur and furthermore expanded recurrence from week after week to three days in seven days because of good reaction from the ranchers exploiting to send their produce to the removed spots of northern India," it added. 

The Indian Railways are as of now running Kisan Rail on the accompanying areas - Devlali/Sangola-Manmad-Muzaffarpur (three days in seven days), Sangola-Daund-Nagpur-Narkher-Adarshnagar Delhi (week after week), Sanglola-Nagpur-Shalimar (two days in seven days). 

"The multi-ware train administration conveys vegetables, for example, cauliflower, capsicum, cabbage, drumsticks, chillies, onion and so forth just as organic products like grapes, oranges, pomegranate, banana, custard apple and so on," the public authority said. 

"The stacking and dumping of transitory items will be allowed at all on the way stoppages and no base or greatest size of transfer," it added. (ANI)

Mother Teresa Memorial Awards for Social Justice 2020 announced

Dr Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, USA

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], December 28: Harmony Foundation facilitated the Mother Teresa Memorial Awards for Social Justice yesterday, the 27th of December, 2020. The Awards in its sixteenth year is the lone honor supported by Sister Prema, the Superior General of the Missionaries of Charity, the association began by Mother Teresa. The subject during the current year's honors was, 'Observing Compassion In Times Of Covid '. 

Among our awardees this year are: 

Dr Anthony Fauci (USA) 

Eighty-year-old Dr Fauci is the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, USA. He and his team were among the initial ones to understand the earnestness of this pandemic. His unprecedented endeavors in driving his team to make mindfulness about the pandemic and proposing preventive estimates like the utilization of covers, social-separating, self-isolate and his endeavors in investigating for the antibody, has helped the whole way across the globe in enduring the fear of this pandemic. He turned into the 'true' general wellbeing representative to help and guide all nations, filling in to act as an illustration for medical services laborers and individuals all over the globe to follow. 

Fr Fabio Stevenazzi (Milan, Italy) 

48-year-old Father Fabio Stevenazzi's choice to re-visitation of clinical practice to help those contaminated with COVID 19 has pushed him to be the advanced illustration of St Charles Borromeo who in 1576 during the Great Plague that hit the city of Milan and cut the populace significantly, remained behind to nurture the wiped out and revamp emergency clinics. Thus his choice to change from recuperating spirits to mending bodies is a statement of peaceful empathy essential during circumstances such as the present. It is likewise an exemplification of the congregation as a "field emergency clinic". 

Dr Pradeep Kumar (Chennai) 

Despite the dangerous assaults, Dr. Pradeep Kumar willingly volunteered to give a befitting internment to his associate with the assistance of two ward young men, at a burial ground in the city in the evening. 

He did it notwithstanding the windscreen of the emergency vehicle in which the body was taken to the burial ground was crushed and the coffin was not saved all things considered. He in a real sense kept his associates' body a secret forever and covered him utilizing just one spade which was accessible at the graveyard. Placing his life in peril to respect a withdrew associate is surely a serious level of penance that has procured him a spot in the pantheon of the individuals who have separated themselves despite unfathomable chances. 

Cristian Fracassi and Alessandro Romaioli (Italy) 

Chief and Founder of ISINNOVA alongside his partner and designer Alessandro Romaioli assembled models on Isinnova's 3D printers, to make the pieces of the utilization and-toss valves for ventilators which were urgently required in Italy and given it to them to free assisted numerous patients with enduring the fear of this pandemic. 

Sanjay Pandey, IPS (DG Home Guards, Maharashtra) 

IPS Sanjay Pandey went past the obligation at hand as a cop to open the main help camp in the Mumbai city rural areas for traveler laborers whose occupation were upset by the lockdown to contain the pandemic. His respectable and generous activity of uniting corporates and different partners to give basic supplies is exceptionally honorable. 

Vikas Khanna (Manhattan, USA) 

Indeed, even from his home in Manhattan, New York culinary specialist Vikas Khanna's heart actually moves to serve the forlorn and oppressed here in India. It isn't just his supportive of animation in making the Feedlndia Initiative for the underestimated, for example, transsexuals and patients of HIV-AIDS among others however, he dropped everything in the push to give food to millions more than 135 urban areas in India. While food stays at the top for our fundamental necessities he likewise disseminated 400,000 shoes, 3,000,000 sterile cushions, and 2,000,000 veils to poor people. 

KK Shailaja (Minister of Health, Kerala) 

Her remarkable endeavors and supportive of liveliness in managing the pandemic by following specialists and logical exhortation helped endless Keralites endure the fear of this pandemic, filling in to act as an illustration for administrations of different states and nations to follow. 

Amicability Foundation is a worldwide NGO that works in the domain of Social Justice. It was established in October of 2005, with its raison d'etre, being the foundation, and reinforcing, of social attachment among different networks, and to run after the advantage of all, without victimizing any religion, belief, sex, or their roots. 

Established in 2005, these Awards, celebrate and recognize the memory and tradition of Mother Teresa, sanctified a Saint by Pope Francis in the Vatican. 

This story is given by Digpu. ANI won't be mindful in any capacity for the substance of this article. (ANI/Digpu)

President Kovind jogs on Diu's Ghoghla beach, urges people to remain fit, healthy

President Ram Nath Kovind Jogged on the pristine Ghoghla beach in Diu this morning.

Daman and Diu/Dadra and Nagar Haveli [India], December 28: Sending across certain vibes, President Ram Nath Kovind was seen wrapping up 2020 on a solid note with a running meeting on the perfect Ghoghla sea shore in Diu. 

On Monday, the President shared a video of running on Diu's Ghoghla sea shore on Twitter, saying that we should "rise together and make an undertaking to stay fit and solid" in the new year. 

"As we enter 2021, following a troublesome year that has tried us all, let us rise together and make an undertaking to stay fit and sound. May the coming year get great wellbeing and flourishing our lives," the President said in a tweet.

Run on the immaculate Ghoghla sea shore in Diu toward the beginning of today. 

As we enter 2021, following a troublesome year that has tried us all, let us rise together and make an undertaking to stay fit and sound. 

May the coming year get great wellbeing and thriving our lives. 

— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) December 28, 2020 

br/>, following a troublesome year that has tried us all, let us rise together and make an undertaking to stay fit and sound. <br><br>May the coming year get great wellbeing and thriving our lives. 

President Kovind showed up in the Union Territory of Diu for a three-day visit on Friday. 

On December 26, Kovind initiated and established framework stones for a few ventures, as indicated by the President's Secretariat. 

These incorporated the initiation of - first scholarly meeting of IIIT Vadodara-International Campus Diu; and Kamleshwar School, Ghoghla; establishing of the framework stone for - the development of a school at Saudwadi; improvement of 1.3 kilometers legacy walk-route on Diu City Wall; protection and veneer reclamation of legacy regions (Zampa and market region); up-degree of foods grown from the ground market at Fort Road; and advancement of coordinated civil strong waste administration framework for whole metropolitan and provincial territories of Diu. 

On Sunday, he visited Ghoghla sea shore and introduced a light-and-sound show at Diu Fort on the third day of his four-day visit. 

He additionally visited Diu Fort and introduced a light-and-sound show, and afterward observed a social program arranged there. (ANI)

Is Obesity Dangerous? Does Covid-19 Risk Increase With Obesity? Can We Control Obesity?

Dr Amar Vennapusa, Chief Consultant Bariatric & Metabolic Surgeon, Dr Amar Bariatric and Metabolic Center, Hyderabad, India

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], December 28: Dangers of Obesity: 

Do you realize that corpulence is second just to smoking in the main sources of preventable passings? That is the means by which hazardous and genuine corpulence is! Weight is an ongoing and reformist sickness that impacts each organ in the body, and effects pretty much every angle, be it physical, mental, or social prosperity of an individual. The vast majority experiencing heftiness don't think about overabundance weight as an issue. They look for master help just when they build up a few or the other clinical issue identified with overabundance weight. 

Heftiness is an antecedent to a few different infections, for example, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, coronary illness, stroke, specific kinds of malignancy, nerve bladder sickness, osteoarthritis, gout, barrenness, lung sicknesses, obstructive rest apnea, sexual brokenness, psychological wellness issues, for example, sadness, to give some examples. These co-horrible illnesses can be forestalled if weight is managed at the correct time, for example prior to the beginning of these issues. 

As far as COVID-19 danger, Public Health England has assessed that heftiness could expand COVID-19 related demise hazard by 40% to 90% contingent upon the seriousness of stoutness 

Moreover, the social inclination, bias, and separation looked by the people experiencing stoutness , may make them hesitant to look for clinical help - for heftiness as well as for any connected medical problems . Weight is pronounced as a worldwide pestilence by the World Health Organization (WHO), and the quantity of people experiencing heftiness in India as a level of absolute populace is quickly rising. 

Disgracing Doesn't Help: 

Social orders across the world name people experiencing heftiness as "sluggish", "lacking discretion," among numerous different things. Be that as it may, corpulence is frequently brought about by numerous variables, for example, hereditary inclination, damaged digestion, hormonal lopsidedness, symptoms of specific drugs and so on , which are outside the ability to control of these people. 

Independent of what set off weight pick up, most people with heftiness profit by looking for master clinical assistance. Before we investigate why clinical assistance is required for heftiness, how about we see how corpulence is characterized. 

Characterizing Obesity 

The most regularly utilized boundary to characterize heftiness is BMI (Body Mass Index). BMI is a proportion of your weight according to your tallness. 

World Health Organization (WHO) thinks about a BMI >= 30 kg/m2 as Class I weight. BMI >= 35 kg/m2 is Class II - extreme corpulence, and BMI >= 40 is Class III - serious stoutness. BMI slice untouchable to characterize stoutness are lower in Indians contrasted with those for western individuals. In Indians, BMI >= 25 is considered as Class 1 stoutness, while >= 30 is considered as Class II - serious corpulence. 

For what reason Do Diet and Exercise Fail To Control Severe Obesity? 

Low-calorie diet and exercise are the most well known strategies across the world to control heftiness. Albeit solid eating regimen and exercise can decrease weight trouble in overweight people or those with mellow stoutness, these strategies neglect to address serious corpulence over the long haul as body has gotten adjusted to a higher weight level in people with extreme heftiness. In these people, regardless of whether there is starting weight reduction with counting calories, weight will bob back prompting further weight gain and movement of stoutness . Calorie limitation is countered by the body components that diminish metabolic rate and increment hunger, guaranteeing the weight recover. 

Additionally, an audit of 80 examinations found that activity alone brought about negligible weight reduction. Individuals will in general indulge after exercise without acknowledging, as their bodies attempt to make up for the lost energy. 

Most people with serious corpulence who attempt diet and exercise, will have introductory achievement, however at last recapture shed pounds. This is more because of the impact of hormones controlling muscle versus fat and energy balance than because of their absence of resolution or some unacceptable eating regimen. 

There is a recorded perception that for a person with a BMI >= 35 kg/m2, the odds of accomplishing durable weight reduction with way of life adjustments alone is under 1% . 

What Is The Solution? 

The initial step is to perceive that heftiness is a genuine illness that requirements particular clinical assistance, much the same as some other infection, for example, type 2 diabetes and hypertension. The subsequent advance is to contact a heftiness master to look for fitting treatment alternatives. Patients with extreme osteoarthritis should be treated by a joint substitution specialist. Likewise, people with serious weight need bariatric and metabolic medical procedures. 

Insignificantly obtrusive bariatric (weight reduction) medical procedure is shown in Indians if BMI is >= 32.5 kg/m2 with diabetes or some other heftiness related co-sullen conditions; or if BMI is >= 37.5 kg/m2 even with no corpulence related co-dreary conditions. 

Bariatric and metabolic medical procedures bring about dependable weight reduction and long haul abatement from type 2 diabetes. Thusly, they additionally lessen danger of COVID-19 related horribleness and mortality. 

These medical procedures can forestall the beginning of a few co-dismal illnesses and can resolve similar sicknesses in a few people on the off chance that they previously built up these issues. 

Presently a-days because of COVID-19, numerous specialists offer online counsels. It is anything but difficult to book an arrangement at a corpulence focus of one's decision and examine one's weight issue with the master specialists, whenever the timing is ideal. 

Heftiness can be treated with dependable outcomes. Try not to disregard overabundance weight regardless of whether you are not experiencing some other clinical illness. Look for master help before it is past the point of no return. An opportunity to act against it is NOW! 

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PDM chief Fazlur Rehman calls meeting on January 1 to decide future strategy

Pakistan's opposition leader Fazlur Rehman (File Photo)

Lahore [Pakistan], December 28: Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) boss Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Monday said that the following gathering of the initiative of the coalition will be hung on January 1 in Lahore to figure its future system. 

PDM has requested the abdication of Prime Minister Imran Khan till January 31 and if there should be an occurrence of no renunciation, it has declared a long walk. 

Refering to the sources, Geo News announced that the resistance will meet at the home of PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz in Raiwind, planned for 1 pm. 

The gathering will be held to choose the future system of the PDM including abdications of administrators, and the issue of the long walk. 

On Sunday, PDM pioneers tended to an enormous assembling in Larkana to recognize the thirteenth passing commemoration of previous Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. 

The PDM is driving a meeting against Prime Minister Khan-drove government, to stop by January 31 or face increased developments by resistance groups, for example, a long walk to Islamabad. 

Maryam and Bilawal are among the significant pioneers who have said that they will ask the Imran-drove government to take a hike and have coordinated six PDM rallies in Peshawar, Gujranwala, Karachi, Quetta, Multan, and Lahore since October 16. (ANI)

Clashes in Southeastern Guinea leave 11 dead, 30 injured

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Nzerekore [Guinea], December 28: 'between two ethnic networks in the southeastern Guinean city of Macenta has left 11 individuals dead and 30 injured, Mohamed Ghare, the legislative head of the managerial district of Nzerekore, has said. 

The agitation raised on Saturday and carried on through Sunday between two nearby ethnic gatherings, Tomas and Manias, because of their long-standing disagreement about cases to the city of Macenta. Security powers were sent to end the threats, bringing about losses. 

"The brutality that occurred in Macenta left 11 dead and 30 injured," Ghare stated, as refered to by the Africa Guinee news source. 

The media source likewise refered to observers of the agitation, asserting that the quantity of casualties of the conflicts surpasses many individuals. Then, numerous inhabitants fled the city to the encompassing towns or woods. (ANI/Sputnik)

Germany opposes easing COVID-19 restrictions for vaccinated people

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Berlin [Germany], December 28: German Federal Minister of Health Jens Spahn has contradicted on Monday the debilitating of COVID-19-related limitations for people who have just been inoculated against the infection. 

On Sunday, an inoculation crusade started in Germany. As indicated by the public immunization plan received on December 18, people more than 80 and care laborers, just as clinical work force of serious consideration units and trauma centers who are at a high danger of presentation to COVID-19, will be inoculated first. 

"Some have a need presently to get inoculated first in light of the fact that were have a couple of antibodies accessible. The individuals who have not been inoculated can expect the individuals who need to show fortitude and not proclaim that they are not, at this point subject to something like wearing a face veil... We have stood up to the pandemic up to this point in fortitude as a general public, and we will go up against it in the coming months a similar path until everybody will be offered an antibody," the priest told the German ZDF telecaster. 

Prior in December, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that the experts in Germany had conceded to hardening the Covid related limitations in front of the Christmas season until January 10, shutting all unimportant organizations and forbidding liquor utilization in open regions. (ANI/Sputnik)

Centre demands licence fee of Rs 4,164 crore from DishTV

The ministry asked the company to remit the amount within 15 days

Noida (Uttar Pradesh) [India], December 28: Direct transmission satellite specialist organization DishTV has gotten a notification from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting for installment of Rs 4,164 crore as permit charge. 

In administrative filings at stock trades, DishTV said the service on December 24 implied the organization that premise the records and installment made towards permit expense from the period from the date of issuance of DTH permit till monetary year 2018-19, a measure of Rs 4,164.05 crore is payable. 

The service guided the organization to dispatch the sum inside 15 days. The sum incorporates permit expense payable and accumulated revenue. 

In any case, the organization said the service likewise referenced that the sum is further dependent upon confirmation and review and the result of different legal disputes forthcoming before the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT), the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir at Jammu and the Supreme Court. 

DishTV said the organization doesn't agree with the interest raised by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. 

"The organization is considering the correspondence dated December 24. The DTH permit charge matter has just experienced a few rounds of case, the ultimate results of which are yet to be contended and finished up," it said. 

On Monday, the supply of DishTV shut 5.94 percent lower on BSE Ltd at Rs 13.94 per unit. (ANI)

NGT seeks action taken report on 'Funicular Ropeway project' underway at Jivdani Devi Temple

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New Delhi [India], December 28: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has sought action taken report in an application seeking direction to take effective action to stop further construction, erection, development on the site of the purported Funicular Ropeway project at Jivdani Temple located on a mountain in Virar of Palghar district of Maharashtra.

The plea stated that the said project is allegedly underway without the requisite Environmental Clearance (EC).

A bench of NGT, headed by its chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel on December 24, while seeking action taken report in the matter states that "We are of the opinion that the matter ought to be first looked into by the MoEF and CC (Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change) and further appropriate action taken, in accordance with law within two months".

The petitioner Udaysankar Samuderala (a practicing advocate in Bombay High Court) through the plea states that the project is on forest land and falls in item 7(g) of the Schedule to the EIA Notification dated 14.09.2006. The EC was applied for on 30.09.2019 after substantial progress has been made.

The petition alleged that there is non-implementation of various environmental laws, more particularly non-implementation of the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980, the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986, and the Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, 2006, which has led to adverse impacts of climate change across the country, in the said project.

According to the petition, Funicular Ropeway project has been constructed on forest land near Jivdani Temple, by a company namely M/s Yashita Automotive Engineering Private Limited, without getting any necessary Environmental Clearance, which is a mandatory requirement for a project of this kind as it squarely falls within item 7(g) of the schedule of EIA notification, 2006. It also alleged that as on date of starting of the project sometime in the year 2018 and even as on day today i.e. when the project is almost completed and close to the commencement of commercial operation, the project does not have a clearance.

The plea also stated that there is a stark difference between the Funicular Ropeway project and Monocable Pulsated fixed-grip Passenger Ropeway in terms of its land use and the environmental damage to be sustained.

In the case of Monocable Pulsated fixed-grip Passenger Ropeway, the requirement of land, (in this case a forest land) is minimal since only two pillars are to be constructed on the ground

for the development of the terminal stations on both ends, it added.

In a Funicular Ropeway project, the entire project is built on land as it involves laying down of railway track on the ground. The land used and environmental damage is exponentially higher in the case of a Funicular Ropeway project, plea stated. (ANI)

No 'zero night' celebration on New Year's eve in Bhubaneswar

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Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], December 28: There won't be 'zero evening' festivity on New Year's eve in Bhubaneswar this year because of the progressing COVID-19 flare-up, said the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC). 

In its request, the BMC said the party time festivity in lodgings, clubs, caf├ęs, and mandaps just before New Year 2021 is denied. 

The choice has been taken notwithstanding the request gave on November 30, in which the Odisha Government had unequivocally precluded huge parties. 

The city body has additionally prohibited the New Year's Eve festivity in any open spot going under it's ward. It has encouraged individuals to praise the New Year with their loved ones at their private house/foundations by following all the COVID standards. 

Odisha has recorded 234 new COVID-19 cases, 319 recuperations and three passings on Sunday, as indicated by the State Health Department on Monday. 

The absolute number of positive cases has gone up to 3,28,738 cases, while the quantity of recuperations remains at 3,24,068. While there are 2,753 dynamic cases in the state, 1,864 people have surrendered to the dangerous infection till now. (ANI)

Indonesia reports 5,854 new COVID-19 cases, 215 deaths

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Jakarta [Indonesia], December 28: The COVID-19 cases in Indonesia rose by 5,854 inside one day to 719,219, with the loss of life adding by 215 to 21,452, the Health Ministry said on Monday. 

As indicated by the Ministry, 6,302 additional individuals were released from emergency clinics, bringing the all out number of recuperated patients to 589,978. 

The infection has spread to all the nation's 34 territories. 

In particular, inside the previous 24 hours, Jakarta recorded 1,678 new cases, Central Java 977, East Java 784, West Java 403, and South Sulawesi 337. 

Not any more new sure cases were found in West Kalimantan region. (ANI/Xinhua)

Indian Ambassador to Nepal congratulated Top Bahadur Rayamajhi for being appointed as Minister in Oli's new Cabinet

Indian Ambassador to Nepal Vinay Mohan Kwatra with Top Bahadur Rayamajhi. (Photo credit: Twitter/Vinay Mohan Kwatra)

Kathmandu [Nepal], December 28: Indian Ambassador to Nepal, Vinay Mohan Kwatra on Monday complimented Top Bahadur Rayamajhi for being named as the Minister in new Cabinet of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli. 

During the gathering, Kwatra and Rayamajhi examined about taking forward India and Nepal's respective energy and force collaboration. 

"Approached Hon'ble Mr. Top Bahadur Rayamajhi, Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Minister and complimented him on his arrangement as Minister. Talked about taking forward respective energy and force participation, including usage of joint undertakings," the Indian emissary tweeted. 

Oli on December 25 drafted eight new pastors while an arrangement of six clergymen has been reassigned. Oli made changes on board the Cabinet subsequent to dissolving parliament, which had driven a lion's share of seven pastors on board to leave as a group. 

In the most recent round of changes on Council of Ministers, Oli invited Top Bahadur Rayamajhi as Minister for Energy, Mani Thapa as Minister for Water Supply, Prabhu Sah as Minister for Urban Development and Prem Ale as Minister for Forest and Soil Conservation. 

Additionally, Oli designated Ganesh Thagunna as Minister for General Administration, Gauri Shanker Chaudhary as Minister of Labor and Employment and Julie Kumari Mahato as Minister for Women, Children and Senior Citizens. (ANI)

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