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Bhutan Vaccinates 93% of Adults in 16 Days

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When plotted on a graph, the curve of Bhutans COVID-19 vaccination drive shoots upwards from the very first day, crossing Israel, United States, Bahrain and other countries known for vaccinating people rapidly.

Those countries took months to reach where they are, painstakingly strengthening their vaccination campaigns in the face of rising coronavirus cases. But the story of Bhutan’s vaccination campaign is nearly finished just 16 days after it began.

The tiny Himalayan kingdom wedged between India and China has vaccinated nearly 93% of its adult population since March 27. Overall, the country has vaccinated 62% of its 800,000 people.

The rapid rollout of the vaccine puts the tiny nation just behind Seychelles, which has given jabs to 66% of its population of nearly 100,000 people.

Its small population helped Bhutan move fast, but its success has also been attributed to its dedicated citizen volunteers, known as desuups, and established cold chain storage used during earlier vaccination drives.

Bhutan received its first 150,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine from neighboring India in January, but the shots were distributed beginning in late March to coincide with auspicious dates in Buddhist astrology.

The first dose was administered by and given to a woman born in the Year of the Monkey, accompanied by chants of Buddhist prayers.

Let this small step of mine today help us all prevail through this illness, the recipient, 30-year-old Ninda Dema, was quoted by the country’s Kuensel newspaper as saying.

Dr. Pandup Tshering, secretary to the Ministry of Health, said jabs were still being provided to those who could not get vaccinated during the campaign period and that the country had enough doses to cover its entire population.

Bhutan has recorded 910 infections with the coronavirus and one COVID-19 death so far. It has a mandatory 21-day quarantine for all people arriving in the country. All schools and educational institutions are open and are monitored for compliance with COVID-19 protocols, Tshering said.

Bhutan is the last remaining Buddhist kingdom in the Himalayas. But the country has transitioned from an absolute monarchy to a democratic, constitutional monarchy.

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Dehradun-Mussoorie Ropeway To Come Up Soon – Centre Approves Transfer Of ITBP Land To Uttarakhand

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Dehradun-Mussoorie Ropeway

The Union Cabinet gave its nod to the transfer of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) land in Uttarakhand for development of a ropeway system between Dehradun and Musoorie.

“The Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved transfer of 1500 square metres of land belonging to Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) at Mussoorie to the State Government of Uttarakhand for their infrastructure project, namely, ‘Aerial Passenger Ropeway System’ between Dehradun and Mussoorie,” 

The proposed Ropeway is a mono-cable ropeway of 5,580 meters length under Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode between Purkul Gaon, Dehradun and Library Road, Mussoorie being constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 285 crore with a carrying capacity of 1000 persons per hour per direction.

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(Viral) Here’s Come The Party Owl | Internet Trending Meme 2021

Internet is full of fun, specially if it’s about the ‘memes’. Recent snappy video of an Owl is getting viral on web day by day. An Owl who is bored and fed up of lockdown, is willing to have fun outside. When suddenly hears party sound, his reaction is awesome!.

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Internet is full of fun, specially if it’s about the ‘memes’. Recent snappy video of an Owl is getting viral on web day by day. An Owl who is bored and fed up of lockdown, is willing to have fun outside. When suddenly hears party sound, his reaction is awesome!.

Watch the star Owl reaction below and share with your friends:

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Woman Gives Birth To 9 Babies | Created New World Record

It’s a new world record has been set for the most number of birth given at a time, with a shocking number of 9 in total.

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A Malian woman gave birth to nine babies on Tuesday – two more than doctors had detected inside her crowded womb – joining a small pantheon of mothers of nonuplets.

The pregnancy of Halima Cisse, 25, has fascinated the West African nation and attracted the attention of its leaders. When doctors in March said Cisse needed specialist care, authorities flew her to Morocco, where she gave birth.

“The newborns (five girls and four boys) and the mother are all doing well,” Mali’s health minister, Fanta Siby, said in a statement.

Cisse was expected to give birth to seven babies, according to ultrasounds conducted in Morocco and Mali that missed two of the siblings. All were delivered by cesarean section.

Nonuplets are extremely rare. Medical complications in multiple births of this kind often mean that some of the babies do not reach full term.

It’s a new world record has been set for the most number of birth given at a time, with a shocking number of 9 in total.

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