YK MYK POLICY PROPOSAL FOR EMPLOYMENT GENERATION, SCALE-UP IN MSMES BIDEN ADMIN TO REVIEW US-AFGHAN TALIBAN AGREEMENT BUSINESS WORLD Morning India Rs. 5 RANCHI SUNDAY, 24 JAN, 2021 PG-12, YEAR—10, ISSUE—260 (RNI NO: JHAENG / 2012 / 44137) WEATHER TODAY MAX 27 C MIN 12 C Sky will be clear. AT A GLANCE US TALK SHOW LEGEND LARRY KING PASSES AWAY WASHINGTON: American award-winning TV and radio host Larry King, who became a household name after hosting CNN's insanely popular show 'Larry King Live', passed away on Saturday at the age of 87 after enduring a battle with the COVID-19 for weeks. The beloved host died on Saturday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles, reported Fox News. The news of Larry's demise was confirmed by a statement posted online by his company, Ora Media on the late star's official Twitter handle. The statement read, "With profound sadness, Ora Media announces the death of our co-founder, host, and friend Larry King, who passed away this morning at age 87 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles." SHAH LAUNCHES AYUSHMAN CAPF SCHEME FOR CENTRAL FORCE PERSONNEL GUWAHATI: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday launched the 'Ayushman CAPF' plan, extending the healthcare benefits of the Central health insurance scheme to the seven Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and their dependents. MORE ON PAGE 4 CORONA METER INDIA TOTAL CASES: 1,06,40,546 TOTAL DEATH: 153,221 WORLD TOTAL CASES: 98,845,024 TOTAL DEATH: 2,118,625 Lalu shifted to AIIMS from RIMS RAJ KUMAR RANCHI: Jailed Rashtriya Janata Dal president and former Bihar CM Lalu Prasad was today shifted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS, New Delhi, from the staterun super specialty hospital Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), Bariatu, for better treatment of pneumonia. In the evening he took off from Birsa Munda Airport in a chartered flight accompanied by his family members, including his wife Rabri Devi and son Tejashwi Yadav. He was taken to the airport by ambulance from RIMS. Tejashwi also met Chief Minister Hemant Soren at his residence dur- ing the day to seek cooperation from the state government in arranging to take his father to Delhi. The development took place after an eight-member medical board of RIMS recommended the same after going through various medical investigation reports. RIMS superintendent Dr Vivek Kashyap informed about the development this evening sharing a medical bulletin. "Following breathing problems on January 21 high-class prisoner Lalu Prasad underwent through the process of various medical investigations. His echo report is unchanged and no new finding was noticed. X-Ray report suggests pneumonic patch in left lower lung. His Covid rapid test is negative. A blood report suggests normal infection. His RT PCR test report is negative. No new findings came in USG KUB. He is stable. He is being referred to AIIMS on the recommendations of the state medical board," the bulletin shared through Whatsapp suggests. Meanwhile, according to an agency report a room in a private ward reserved for VVIPs has been demarcated in All India institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) by the authorities. The room is equipped with a ventilator and oxygen support. Before Lalu Prasad boarded an ambulance, a big number of his supporters had turned up to see him off. They were heard shouting 'Shere-Bihar Zindabad' as police constables were noticed struggling to keep them away from Lalu Prasad. Lalu remained for 26 months at RIMS after he was convicted in one of the fodder scam cases. On August 29, 2018, he was shifted to the Cardiology building but following problems from barking dogs, he was shifted to the paying ward on September 5, 2019. On August 5, 2020, he was shifted to the RIMS director's bungalow due to fear of Covid infection. In December he was again shifted to the paying ward following allegations of violation of the jail manual. From LAC to LoC, world is witnessing avatar of India envisioned by Netaji: PM KOLKATA: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the armed forces were giving a befitting reply to challenges along LoC with Pakistan and along LAC with China and the world is witnessing a powerful avatar of India envisioned by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. Speaking at an event at Victoria Memorial here on the birth anniversary of Netaji, the Prime Minister said the late freedom fighter used to count poverty, illiteracy, disease, among the biggest problems in the country and noted that these problems can be solved if society comes together. "The form in which Netaji is seeing us, he is blessing us. From LAC to LOC, the world is witnessing avatar of India that was envisioned by Netaji. India is giving a befitting reply wherever attempts have been made to challenge its sovereignty," the Prime Minister said, without naming any country. While Pakistan has been resorting to cross-border terrorism across the Line of Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Netaji Bhavan on the occasion of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's 125th birth anniversary in Kolkata on Saturday. ANI Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, there has been a standoff with China along the LAC (Line of Actual Control) in Ladakh due to actions of Chinese Army. The Prime Minister said while the world is discussing the rights of women, Netaji created the 'Rani Jhansi Regiment' and associated women with the freedom movement. "He gave training for mod- ern warfare, gave soldiers courage to live for the country and a purpose to die for the country. I bow to him, I bow to his mother. I also salute this virtuous land of Bengal which turned child Subhas into Netaji," he said. The Prime Minister said Netaji had taken a pledge that he will lay the foundation of a free Indian government and he fulfilled his promise by hoisting the Tricolor in Andaman islands. "He went to the place where the Britishers used to torture the freedom fighters and paid his tributes. It was the first independent government of undivided India. Netaji was the first head of the Azad Hind government," the Prime Minister said. He also referred to the renaming of three islands of Andaman and Nicobar archipelago in 2018 as a tribute to Netaji. The Prime Minister had announced the renaming of Ross Island as Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Dweep, the Neil Island as Shaheed Dweep and the Havelock Island as Swaraj Dweep. He also recalled INA veterans taking part in Republic Day parade in 2019. PM Modi said that the files related to Netaji were also made public realising the feelings of people. Over 15L vaccinated, 11 hospitalised in inoculation drive: Health Ministry NEW DELHI: The Union Health Ministry informed on Saturday that 15,37,190 people have been administered Covid-19 vaccines across the country so far. The figures have come out of 27,776 sessions held since the massive inoculation drive started across the country on January 16, it added. Meanwhile, one new hospitalisation case was reported in the last 24 hours in Guntur, Andhra pradesh. The person had received a vaccine dose on January 20, the ministry informed. With this, the total hospitalisations till now has reached 11, which is 0.0007 per cent of the total vaccination figures. Meanwhile, the ministry also said that a new death was reported in the last 24 hours when a 56-year-old COVAXIN SHOWS HIGH SAFETY, IMMUNOGENICITY DURING PHASE 1 CLINICAL TRIAL: LANCET JOURNAL NEW DELHI: In a remarkable finding, India's indigenous Covid-19 vaccine--COVAXIN developed by the Bharat Biotech and Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has shown high safety and immunogenicity during the phase 1 clinical trial, according to the findings of the clinical trial published in renowned Lancet Infectious Diseases Journal on Friday. "We report the interim findings from the phase 1 clinical trial of BBV152 (Covaxin), a whole-virion inactivated SARS-CoV-2 vaccine. The vaccine was well tolerated in all dose groups with no vaccine-related serious adverse events. Both humoral and cell-mediated responses female, a resident of Gurugram, died. "Her postmortem confirms cardio-pulmonary disease and it is not linked to vaccination," it clar- were observed in the recipients of the Algel-IMDG-based vaccines," said the findings. Between July 13-30, 2020, 827 participants were screened, of whom 375 were enrolled. Among the enrolled participants, 100 each were randomly assigned to the three vaccine groups, and 75 were randomly assigned to the control group (Algel only). "After both doses, solicited local and systemic adverse reactions were reported by 17 participants in the 3 ug with Algel-IMDG group, 21 in the 6 ug with Algel-IMDG group, 14 in the 6 ug with Algel group, and ten in the Algel-only group," read the research paper. ified. Total number of deaths post vaccination reported till date stands at six. However, none of them are causally linked to vaccination, the ministry claimed. Besides, the outreach programme to raise awareness about Covid vaccine has been extended to prominent doc- tors in the states and UTs, who have become part of the Twitter campaign with various hashtags. "#IgotMyCovidVaccine, #IgotMyShot, #BeatCovid are the hashtags they (doctors) are using to further our awareness campaign on social media," the ministry added. In addition to 12 states, Covaxain, the vaccine developed by Bharat Biotech, would be administered by seven more states including Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Punjab, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Kerala and Madhya Pradesh. "Orientation of all programme managers of these seven states was conducted today by the ICMR and the Union Health Ministry, covering all aspects of implementation protocols," it added. CM Hemant Soren pays floral tributes to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose to mark the birth anniversary of the leader, in Ranchi on Saturday. Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi lauds CM MI NEWS SERVICE RANCHI: Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi has praised the state government for saving six Adivasi girl children of West Singhbhum district from being trafficked. In a telephonic conversation with CM Hemant Soren, the Nobel laureate urged the former to turn Jharkhand into the first child-friendly state of the country. The CM said that Jharkhand is facing the curse of child trafficking for many years. His government aims to secure a better and bright future for the children, he added. Soren informed Satyarthi that the government is strengthening the system for ending the child trafficking problem, adding every section of society should come forward and contribute in this regard. Notably, six girl children of West Singhbhum were saved when they were being taken outside the state by the human traffickers. They were rescued as part of the drive underway in the state on the direction of CM. INDIA, CHINA TO HOLD 9TH ROUND OF TALKS SOON NEW DELHI: Indian and Chinese militaries will hold a ninth round of talks aimed at resolving the border disputes in Eastern Ladakh after a deadlock prevailed since the last negotiations in November 2020, sources said. The latest "Corps Commander level meet is likely to take place in the next few days, probably in a day or two", the sources, adding contours of the dialogue were being worked out and some changes are expected. A Ministry of External Affairs representative is likely to be part of the dialogue. The eight round had taken place on November 6, 2020. Though the talks ended in a deadlock, both countries agreed to maintain dialogue and communication through military and diplomatic channels, and also to take forward the discussions, push for the settlement of other outstanding issues, so as to jointly maintain peace and tranquillity in the border areas. Earlier this month, Indian Army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane had said that the force is ready for a long haul along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), while hoping for an amicable solution in its nine-month-long conflict with the Chinese People's Liberation Army. HERE'S HOW EATING HABITS COULD CAUSE CHILD OBESITY WASHINGTON: A study led by researchers of Baylor University revealed that the variety in the utilization of market-gained nourishments outside of a traditional diet routine can prove to be a reason for obesity in children, whether they do physical activities or not. "The importance of a poor diet versus low energy expenditure on the development of childhood obesity remains unclear," said Samuel Urlacher, PhD, assistant professor of anthropology at Baylor University, CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar, and lead author of the study. "Using gold-standard measures of energy expenditure, we show that relatively lean, rural forager-horticulturalist children in the Amazon spend approximately the same total number of calories each day as their much fatter peri-urban counterparts and, notably, even the same number of calories each day as children living in the industrialized United States," he added. "Variation in things like habitual physical activity and immune activity has no detectable impact on children's daily energy expenditure in our sample," he said. The study 'Childhood Daily Energy Expenditure Does Not Decrease with Market Integration and Is Not Related to Adiposity in Amazonia' -- is published in The Journal of Nutrition, the American Society for Nutrition's flagship journal, and was funded by the National Science Foundation. "That initial result alone is exciting in confirming our prior finding of relative stability in children's daily energy expenditure across different lifestyles and environments," Urlacher said. "But our study goes further. It shows that Amazonian children who eat more highcalorie market foods -- but not those who spend fewer calories every day -- consistently have more body fat." "Together, these findings support the view that change in diet is likely the dominant factor driving the global rise in childhood obesity, particularly in the context of rapid urbanization and market integration in lowand middle-income countries," he said. The global rate of overweight/obesity among school-age children and adolescents has risen from 4 per cent in 1975 to 18 per cent as of 2016, according to the NCD Risk Factor Collaboration. That reflects a major global health crisis. Children who are overweight/obese often remain so into adulthood. They have shorter life expectancy and a greater lifetime risk of developing non-communicable diseases, including Type 2 diabetes and heart disease. "While the most rapid rise in childhood overweight and obesity is now in rural areas and in low- and middle-income countries, few previous studies have actually measured, rather than simply estimated, children's energy expenditure in these settings to identify the cause of energy imbalance," Urlacher said.