The Delhi Police organised a Commemoration Day Parade on Wednesday in remembrance of the personnel who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty between September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020.
The parade was held at New Police Lines Ground, Kingsway Camp. Delhi Police Commissioner S.N. Shrivastav read out the names of the 11 martyrs.
A total of 264 police personnel, including 11 of the Delhi Police were killed in one year in India while serving in their respective forces.
The eleven officers and men of the Delhi Police were: ACP Sanket Kaushik (Traffic), ASI Lal Man Singh Shishodia (PCR), ASI Raghubir Singh (North Distt.), ASI Zakir Hussain (North Distt.), ASI Mahavir (Traffic), HC Amar Singh Meena (South-East Distt.), HC Rattan Lal (North-East Distt.), HC Vijay Pal (East Distt.), HC Wazir Singh (PCR), HC Vijay Singh (Outer-North Distt.) and Ct. Vikash Kumar (Outer-North Distt.) laid down their lives in the line of duty.
Retired Police Commissioners T.R. Kakkar and Dr. K.K. Paul, Special Commissioners R.K. Sharma, Dr. Aditya Arya, Dr. U.N.B. Rao, Ms. Vimla Mehra and P.K. Bhardwaj, and serving Delhi Police officers and men paid homage by laying wreath at the memorial. A two-minute silence was observed in remembrance of the martyrs.
“Sixty-one years ago on 21st October 1959 on this very day, a small troop of the Indian policemen who were stationed at Ladakh for the safety of the nation was suddenly ambushed and attacked by a huge number of Chinese soldiers who were hiding in the mountains.
“During the attack, 10 Indian police personnel were martyred. Since then, in order to pay homage to these brave martyrs, we remember them on this day. Simultaneously, we also pay homage to all those brave personnel who sacrificed their lives in the service of the nation in the last one year,” said a senior Police officer.
After 6 infectees, Mumbai airport ‘segregates’ passengers from ‘high-risk’ countries
In view of the threat from Covid-19 variant Omicron, the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport on Wednesday started segregating passengers arriving here from the ‘high-risk’ countries, after six were found infected in the past few days, an official said.
The new exercise was implemented after six international passengers have tested positive for Covid-19, including two from South Africa and the rest from other high-risk countries in the past few days.
According to a state government official, one each was found positive in Mumbai, Kalyan-Dombivali and Mira-Bhayander, while one is from Pune and two others from Pimpri-Chinchwad.
Though all have tested positive, they are asymptomatic or displaying mild symptoms, but their samples have been sent for genetic sequencing and their contact tracing has been taken up.
As per the current guidelines, all passengers arriving from Europe and 11 other nations will be tested and samples of those found positive will be sent for genomic sequencing.
Those found negative shall also undergo quarantine for seven days before testing again, and random tests on 5 per cent of all passengers landing here shall be conducted with positive reports to be sent for genetic sequencing.
The CSMIA has also made adequate RT-PCR testing facilities at 48 registration counters and 40 sampling booths for international arrivals.
Besides three labs have been set up — Lifenity, Suburban Diagnostics and Acu-MDx (Mylabs) for the testing purposes.
Besides the existing regular RT-PCR, 30 Rapid PCR machines are made available for the passengers intending to catch connecting onward flights with short gaps, and the facilities shall be upscaled further if required.
For those passengers who have not pre-booked online RT-PCR tests, QR codes are displayed at various locations in the arrival corridor.
Physical forms for RT-PCR registration are available to the passengers on board which they can fill up before disembarking from the flight to avoid queues on arrival.
“The CSMIA has undertaken all necessary precautions to mitigate the spread of the new covid variant. For CSMIA, passengers safety, well-being, and security is of utmost importance,” said a spokesperson.
At 8,954, India sees a marginal rise in new Covid cases
India on Wednesday reported 8,954 fresh Covid cases in the last 24 hours, a marginal rise over the previous day’s count.
On Tuesday, India had reported 6,990 cases only.
The Wednesday’s count of new cases continues to be below the 10,000-mark for the fifth day in a row.
A total of 267 deaths were registered in the last 24 hours taking the toll to 4,69,247, said the Ministry of Health and Family welfare on Wednesday morning.
The recovery of 10,207 patients in the last 24 hours has also increased the cumulative tally to 3,40,28,506. Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 98.36 per cent, the highest since March 2020.
India’s Active Caseload is less than a lakh after 547 days; presently stands at 99,023. Active cases constitute 0.29 per cent of the country’s total positive cases, which is the lowest since March 2020.
Also in the same period, a total of 11,08,467 tests were conducted across the country. India has so far conducted over 64.24 crore cumulative tests.
Meanwhile, the weekly positivity rate at 0.84 per cent has remained less than 1 per cent for the last 17 days now.
The daily positivity rate stands at 0.81 per cent, which has also remained below 2 per cent for the last 58 days and less than 3 per cent for 93 consecutive days now.
With the administration of 80,98,716 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s Covid inoculation coverage has reached 124.10 crore as of Wednesday morning.
This has been achieved through 1,28,94,826 sessions.
More than 24.16 crore balance and unutilised Covid vaccine doses are still available with the states and union territories to be administered, according to the health ministry as of Wednesday morning.
India logs 6,990 Covid cases, less than 10k for fourth straight day
India reported 6,990 fresh Covid cases in the past 24 hours, below the 10,000-mark for fourth consecutive day, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Tuesday morning.
In the same time span, a total of 190 deaths were reported pushing the toll to 4,68,980 across the nation.
With the recovery of 10,116 patients, the cumulative tally has gone up to 3,40,18,299. The recovery rate now stands at 98.35 per cent, highest since March 2020.
The active caseload stands at 1,00,543, lowest in the last 546 days. Currently, active cases constitute 0.29 per cent of the country’s total positive cases, the lowest since March 2020.
Also in the same period, a total of 10,12,523 tests were conducted across the country. India has so far conducted over 64.13 crore cumulative tests.
Meanwhile, the weekly positivity rate at 0.84 per cent has remained less than 1 per cent for the last 16 days now.
The daily positivity rate stands at 0.69 per cent, which has also remained below 2 per cent for last 57 days and less than 3 per cent for 92 consecutive days now.
With the administration of 78,80,545 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, the Covid inoculation coverage has reached 123.25 crore as of Tuesday morning.
This has been achieved through 1,28,09,178 in sessions.
More than 22.70 crore balance and unutilised Covid vaccine doses are still available with the states and Union Territories to be administered, according to the ministry. India has administered 123.25 crore vaccine doses so far under nationwide vaccination drive.
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