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Rashi Bisaria | May 24, 2021

Jubilant FoodWorks begins COVID-19 vaccination drive for 30,000 employees, their families

Jubilant FoodWorks Ltd (JFL), which operates Domino's Pizza and Dunkin Donuts chains in India, on Sunday said it has started country-wide COVID-19 vaccination drive for its over 30,000 employees and their families under the company's COVID care initiative. Besides, it has also set up isolation facilities in Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Noida and Indore and also arranged for a facility for COVID impacted employees and their families

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Health Minister asks Ramdev to withdraw objectionable statement on allopathy

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday asked yoga guru Ramdev to withdraw his objectionable and unfortunate statement on allopathy and its practioners. The health minister's statement comes a day after the Indian Medical Association (IMA) asked Union Health Ministry to take action against Ramdev for misleading people by making "unlearned" statements against allopathy and defaming scientific medicine.

Manufacturers' body IPMA seeks govt intervention to regulate rising steel prices

Industry body Indian Pipe Manufacturers' Association (IPMA) has sought government intervention to regulate the prices of steel, which are trading at an all-time high in India. In a letter to Union Steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, the body has also sought a temporary ban on its export, a move which will prevent steel players from diverting their produce to the international markets.

 Ninth "Oxygen Express" with 120 tonnes medical oxygen reaches Bengaluru

The ninth "Oxygen Express" carrying 120 tonnes of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO), in 6 containers has reached Bengaluru, South Western Railway said on Sunday. So far, Karnataka has received 1,062.14 tonnes of LMO by Rail. A signal free 'Green Corridor' was created by the Railways to enable swift transport of this Oxygen Express

COVID-19 vaccine: Moderna writes to Punjab govt, says it deals only with Centre

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