MONDAY Maiden mission of ISRO’s commercial arm a success 01 MARCH, 2021 NewSpace India Ltd through PSLV-C51 injects Amazonia-1 into orbit 17 mins after launch from Sriharikota epaper.morningstandard.in 18 CO-PASSENGER SATELLITES, TOO, IN ORBIT An optical earth observation satellite, Amazonia-1 will provide remote sensing data for monitoring deforestation in the Amazon region and analysing diversified farming. Apart from Amazonia-1, the PSLV rocket carried 18 other satellites that separated in a predetermined sequence. Of the 18, 14 were NSIL’s, comprising one from India and 13 from the US facebook.com/TheMorningStandard twitter.com/TheMornStandard HIGH-PROFILE EXIT MINISTER QUITS AMID CLAMOUR Shiv Sena’s Sanjay Rathod says probe will prove he had no link with girl’s suicide A CAPITAL VIEW OF NEWS PAGE 8 NEW DELHI J8.00 THREE SATS DEVELOPED BY COLLEGES Other four satellites belong to IN-SPACe, of which three were developed jointly with Jeppiaar Institute of Technology (Tamil Nadu), GH Raisoni College of Engineering (Nagpur) & Sri Shakti Institute of Engineering and Technology (Coimbatore). The fourth was Satish Dhawan Sat by Chennai’s Space Kidz PAGES 12 Shah hails EPS, takes graft dig at Congress and DMK K R I T H I K A S R I N I V A S A N @ Villupuram AAP national convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is welcomed by party workers and others during a farmers’ rally in Meerut on Sunday | PTI Death warrant! CM slams agri laws Kejriwal claims Centre, BJP planned Jan 26 violence, AAP govt foiled design to jail farmers E X P R E SS N E WS S E R V I C E @ New Delhi UPPING the ante against the BJP-led central government ahead of the panchayat elections in Uttar Pradesh, which his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is contesting for the first time, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal termed the three new agriculture laws as “death warrant for farmers”. Addressing a Kisan Mahapanchayat in Meerut, the CM said it had been more than three months since farmers had been protesting on the Delhi borders without caring for their lives and health because the Centre wants to hand over their land to its “capitalist friends”. “The farmers who own the land today will become labourers on their own lands after the implementation of these laws,” he claimed. More than 250 farmers have died but the Centre has done nothing, he added. Kejriwal also accused the Centre and the BJP of orchestrating the Red Fort violence on Republic Day. “These are the people who planned the whole violence at Red Fort. They themselves let the farmers in Delhi, and those who raised the flags were their volunteers. Our farmers will give their life, but can never be antinational. The BJP government is filing sedition cases against our farmers, something that even the Britishers did not do. They call our farmers terrorists,” he said. “Our farmers have two sons: one who is fighting on India’s borders, and the other who is fighting on Delhi’s borders. Imagine the pain that a soldier goes through when he sees his brother and father being called terrorists by the government,” he added. Kejriwal alleged that the Centre “adopted all tactics”, even threatened his government, to convert nine Delhi stadia into jails to lodge the protesting farmers, but the AAP and the Delhi government stood firmly with the protesters. Kejriwal alleged that UP’s sugarcane farmers had not been getting their dues for up to two years. “Yogi Adityanath, shame on your government if you are incapable of ensuring payments sug arcane farmers.” HOW TO REGISTER FOR THE VACCINE OTP verification will be done prior to registration to ensure veracity of mobile number After registration, account will be created on COWIN for the person. Person can access his/her account on COWIN using mobile number used at the time of registration FEATURES FOR ADDING BENEFICIARIES, EDITING DETAILS & BOOKING APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE IN THE CITIZEN’S ACCOUNT With one mobile number, a person can register as many as four beneficiaries. But ID card number for each beneficiary must be different If age of the beneficiary is between 45 and 59 years, the person will be prompted to confirm if he/she has any specified comorbidity in which case, the person will need to carry a certificate A COVID-19 VACCINATION TIME TABLE FOR EACH VACCINATION CENTRE WILL BE PUBLISHED FOR EVERY DISTRICT Beneficiary will be able to choose and book a slot for vaccination at the centres declared in VTT, anytime and anywhere, based on their preference (subject to availability of slots) INDIA’S second phase of Covid vaccination begins Monday with the registration for jabs opening at 9am for senior citizens and those over 45 with specific co-morbidities. Beneficiaries, however, will not have a choice to know the type of vaccine available at a particular vaccination centre at the time of online registration. About 27 crore people are estimated to fall in the two categories targeted in this phase which marks the vaccination roll-out for the general public for the first time. Eligible candidates will be able to register at Co-WIN2.0 portal through their mobile number via a step-by-step process. With one mobile number, a person can register as many as four beneficiaries. In a guidance note on CoWin2.0, the Centre said that “vaccine type available at a The Samyukta Kisan Morcha clarified on Sunday that it did not put out any call for boycott of milk sales between March 1-5 by farmers or hiking of the price later on. The comments come a day after a ‘khap panchayat’ in Haryana’s Hisar urged dairy farmers to sell milk at `100 per litre to government cooperative societies in protest against the farm laws. Farmers are requested to ignore any viral message in the name of Morch, it said. On one side there is NDA that protects India…On the other side, you have DMK and Congress that are only worried about their families — Amit Shah, home minister We are fighting a formidable enemy…that is crushing its opponents. But we have done this before. We have defeated a much bigger enemy — RahuI Gandhi, Cong MP CHURN WITHIN Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad is felicitated at a function in Jammu on Sunday | PTI AZAD HAILS PM TO POKE CONG FIRST FAMILY, PARTY FROWNS Second dose will also be scheduled at the same centre on the 29th day of the date of appointment of the first dose Beneficiary can change slot for second dose in the period 29th day to 42nd day of the first dose in certain conditions | P7 Covid Vaccination Centre (CVC) will not be displayed to the citizens at the time of online registration” but added that jabs can be taken either by pre-booking slot or walking in at designated centres. A CVC shall usually have only one type of vaccine throughout the vaccination drive, the document added, this is necessary to avoid mixing of vaccine types in 1st and 2nd dose of a beneficiary The clari. fication comes even as sources have indicated that in the beginning, only Covishield is likely to be available at private hospitals for which beneficiaries will require to pay `250 per dose. There are 10,000 hospitals empanelled under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana, nearly 600 empanelled under the Central Gover nment Health Scheme, those under state health insurance scheme apart from various levels of government facilities where the vaccinations will be carried out. In an orientation workshop by the Union health ministry and the National Health Authority (NHA), private hospitals were informed that there will be only one live appointment for a beneficiary at any point of time for each dose. Also, some centres might only be accessed through prebookings while others can be kept just for walk-ins and mobilised vaccinations. Appointments for any date for a Covid vaccination centre will be closed at 3 pm on that day for which the slots were opened. The government also maintained that the Centre will procure all the vaccines and supply them free of cost to the states who will disburse them to the government and private facilities. CONGRESS veteran Ghulam Nabi Azad on Sunday praised PM Narendra Modi for staying true to his roots to indirectly question the way the Gandhis function, a comparison which did not go down well with some of his colleagues. “I appreciate that he (Modi) does not hide his true self. Those who do so are living in a bubble. I like a lot of things about many leaders. I am from a village and I am very proud of it. Politically, we are opposed to him but at least he does not hide his true (self) reality. We all should be proud of our roots,” Azad said on his first visit to Jammu and Kashmir after his Rajya Sabha term ended last month. On February 15, Modi had given a tearful farewell to Azad from the Rajya Sabha. Addressing a function organised by Gurjar Desh Charitable Trust in Jammu, Azad said: “I have traveled to over 100 countries and lived in 5 and 7 star hotels. But when I sit among the people of my village, I love it. Even if the clothes of people of my village are not so clean, it has a different fragrance and it is unmatched.” Coming a day after the Group of 23 dissenters observed that the Congress was getting weaker, the statement was panned by Azad’s colleagues who countered it saying the Modi-led Centre that abrogated the Article 370, and advised the dissenters to raise the voices of masses. Without naming anyone, Punjab unit chief Sunil Jakhar hit out at dissident leaders and asked them to shun the ‘politics of opportunism’. “Come and join me in the protest which would be a refresher course for you all in raising the voice for the people we serve far away from the cozy environs of Rajya Sabha.” Similarly Con, gress MP Jothimani reminde the bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir. “Dear Gulam Nabi Azad Ji you can praise Modi Ji as much as you want. But please remember he tore Kashmir into pieces. This is the state and its people who made what you been for decades along with Congress.” E X P R E S S N E W S S E R V I C E @ Tirunelveli Development our USP, says Jain A E X P R E S S N E W S S E R V I C E @ Srinagar/New Delhi Registration for Covid jabs begins today, no vax choice for benficiaries S U M I S U K A N YA D U T TA @ New Delhi Didn’t call for milk price hike: Kisan Morcha CONGRESS leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday described Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a “formidable enemy” who ‘crushed’ his opponents, and vowed to send him to political oblivion by following the path of love and non-violence. Speaking at the Educator’s Meet at St Xavier’s College in Palayamkottai, Gandhi, who is touring southern TN for the second day as part of his second leg of campaign, said he counted on people’s support to defeat the BJP. When a participant wanted to know if Gandhi felt it was possible to nudge the Modi government to implement his ‘good ideas’ rather than waiting to assume power which seemed ‘Utopian’, he said it could be done with the ‘powerful’ and ‘valuable’ support of the people. “It was important to dream big, though some of it may not come true,” he said, in an obvious reference to snatching the reins of power from the BJP “Yes, we are fighting a formidable en. emy (Modi). We are fighting an enemy that is dominating the money We are fighting an ene. my that is crushing its opponents. But we have done this before. We have defeated a much bigger enemy (British) than this new enemy .” Once all necessary details are recorded by the beneficiary, registration will be completed and an acknowledgement slip will be sent on beneficiary’s registered mobile number EXPRESS FILE Any person will be able to register at the COWIN portal through his/her mobile number Beneficiary then selects ID card type and provides ID card number Our farmers will give their life, but can never be antinational. The govt is filing sedition cases against farmers, something that even the Britishers did not do. They call them terrorists — Arvind Kejriwal, CM ‘Will use non-violence and love to beat Modi’ THE BJP’s camaraderie with the AIADMK got a fresh booster shot on Sunday when Union Home Minister Amit Shah heaped praises on the E K Palaniswamy government in Tamil Nadu for its handling of the Covid-19 outbreak while addressing a massive public meeting. Asserting that the BJP would ally with the AIADMK for the Assembly elections in April, he took potshots at the Opposition, accusing it of indulging in corruption. He lashed out at the DMK over the 2G spectrum case, saying Tamil Nadu has 2G, 3G and 4G — two generations of Murasoli Maran’s family, three of M Karunanidhi’s family and four of , Jawaharlal Nehru’s family — all vying for power. Taking a jibe at the DMK and the Congress over dynastic politics, Shah said the people of the souther state had to decide “whether to give the rule to sons and daughters of kings and emperors or vote for development of Tamil Nadu. Whether to make Udhayanidhi the chief minister or (ensure) the (welfare) fishermen… whether to make Rahul Gandhi the PM or take Narendra Modi’s development agenda forward”. In a scathing attack on Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, Shah said, “Rahul baba goes to watch jallikattu live to show solidarity with Tamil people, forgetting that it was the Congress that had banned jallikattu. The BJP and AIADMK had revoked the ban.” AP minister Satyendar Jain has reiterated that his party’s only motto is development of Delhi. Accusing the Centre for trying to steal creadit where it is not due, Jain says his party is least bothered about publicity Admitting that . a lot of developmental work has got stuck due to the pandemic and lockdown, the minister holding multiple portfolios assures that work on pending projects will gather momentum soon. About fighting elections in other states, Jain said AAP will try FULL INTERVIEW ON P5 to show them the way .
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