Times of India | 1 week ago | 20-09-2022 | 05:52 am
AHMEDABAD: The city on Monday recorded 19 new Covid cases, taking the active cases to 258. The city also recorded death of an active patient. Across Gujarat, 77 cases were recorded, as active cases reached 1,171. Out of active patients, one was on ventilator. Only Surat and Ahmedabad recorded more than 10 daily cases. Out of 33 districts in Gujarat, seven had zero active cases. Gujarat in 24 hours vaccinated 422 persons for the first dose and 1,303 for the second. In all, 5.43 crore are administered first and 5.39 crore second dose of Covid vaccine.
EVEN AS lumpy skin disease has already killed nearly 1 lakh cattle and infected over 20 lakh animals across 15 states, governments are having to depend on just two companies for the vaccine whose use has been authorised against the virus.At present, Ahmedabad-based Hester Biosciences Ltd and the National Dairy Development Board’s Hyderabad-based subsidiary Indian Immunologicals Ltd (IIL) manufacture goatpox vaccine.Goatpox, sheeppox and lumpy skin disease viruses belong to the same capripoxvirus genus. The vaccines developed for the first two, and already being commercially produced in the country, offer up to 60-70 per cent cross-protection against lumpy skin disease in cattle.But as of now, only goatpox vaccine has been authorised for administering against lumpy skin disease. In an advisory issued to states on September 2, 2021, the Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying (DAHD) said that “cattle and buffaloes should be vaccinated with available Goat pox vaccine”. At the time of authorisation, Hester Biosciences was the sole manufacturer of goatpox vaccine in the country; IIL launched its goatpox vaccine in December 2021.On the other hand, there are a dozen or so manufacturers of sheeppox vaccine, including six state-owned manufacturers.Asked why only use of goatpox vaccine has been authorised for control of lumpy skin disease, Praveen Malik, Animal Husbandry Commissioner at DAHD, said the decision was taken based on IVRI’s recommendations. “Scientists there recommended that goatpox vaccine (Uttarkashi strain) is effective against lumpy skin disease. It is for scientists at IVRI or NIHSAD to recommend whether or not sheeppox vaccine can also be used,” Malik told The Indian Express.In a reply to an RTI query filed by one Sandeep Kumar Gupta from Hisar, the Centre for Animal Disease Research and Diagnosis at IVRI-Izatnagar stated that “none of [the Centre’s] scientists was involved in advising use of goat pox vaccine in cattle and buffaloes to control lumpy skin disease”.
The Covid-19 pandemic has increased the progression of complications arising from heart ailments, said Dr Sameer Dani, director, cardiology services, Apollo CVHF Heart Institute, Ahmedabad, adding that it can become a considerable risk factor if Covid-19 becomes endemic.Speaking a day before the World Heart Day on September 29, Dr Dani said, “Based on what we have observed, people who had pre-existing coronary artery diseases have more complications with Covid-19… more heart failures, more heart attacks and rapid progress of blockages.”Adding that even those who did not have pre-existing heart diseases stand higher chance to develop heart problems once they get Covid-19, Dani said, “We have seen three or four cases where a 10-20 per cent blockage before Covid-19, progressed to 90 per cent blockage in six to eight months after Covid. If it becomes endemic, then it will become important to take care of post-Covid precautions to prevent heart problems.”
New Delhi (India), September 27: NSE-listed, Libas Consumer Products Ltd is on fast track with several major diversifications whereby it has launched ‘KNG brand Organic Innerwear’ which are made of bamboo fiber, supposed to replace regular innerwear due to sustainable and non-allergic factor. KNG brand will be retailed exclusively on its website and few products of organic innerwear will be retailed through online multi-channel such as kng.ltd, Amazon, Flipkart, Myntra, Snapdeal, Meesho, Paytm Mall, Nykaa Fashion, Shopclues, etc.With the current size of the Indian inner wear or under wear market is Rs. 15,870 crores ($2.9 billion) which is expected to grow on a fast pace,KNG will be a clear winner.The company has just launched its first commercial store targetting middle class market in the hub of Bur dubai a commercial city in the middle East the company proposes to expand its foot print in the middle East with stores in Bahrain and Abu Dhabi also supplying uniform s to the 500 plus hotels opened in the after covid 2020 Libas is a lead supplier of accessories and uniform s to hotels like the AtlantisPost Covid, the wedding season in India is booming with stalled weddings for the last 2 years Riyaz Gangji Libas is all set to take advantage of all stalled weddings in Maharashtra and UP, Delhi it also retails through its website www.libasconsumerproductsltd.com and www.libasfashion.com, Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal, Meesho, Paytm Mall, Shopclues, whereby Libas Consumer Products ltd would gain substantially due to the wedding season .Last year ,Libas Consumer Products Ltd had announced a third bonus issue in 3 years and 2 dividends in recent years.Riyaz Gangji Libas has also signed an exclusive contract with Flex Wheeler, a bodybuilding legend, to retail in the USA and other parts of the world.With these positive developments, profitability and revenues may rise substantially.Big Renowned HNI investors are holding shares in Libas, giving a boost to its credibility.The company has proposed to raise investment to open stores across India through franchise models.The company has three production facilities in Mumbai, Delhi, Dubai .In light of the on-going COVID-19 pandemic and due to the temporary slowdown faced in the current business segment, the company is diversifying and derisking its business by venturing into Online Segment of manufacturing and selling of goods .The company’s mother brand ‘Libas’ is considered as one of the most reputed ethnic wear brands in India.The other brands of the company include Libas Riyaz Gangji, Libas Reshma Gangji, Gangji Jewels and KNG, Reshma Riyaz gangji Libas.Libas is the preferred label amongst stars in the IndianFilm Industry.Many Celebrities who have endorsed the company by wearing outfits designed Libas including, Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, Zarine Khan, ZeenatAmaan, Anil Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandes, Sonu Sood, etc. Music Maestro A.R. Rehman’s first international video makeover had clothes designed by Libas.The global ethnic wear market size was valued at USD 77.6 billion in 2020 and is anticipated to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.3% from 2021 to 2028. There has been a high demand for ethnic wear of various countries across the world because of globalisation, movement of culture & tradition in conjunction with individuals visiting and staying in numerous countries.Expansion into the international markets would expand cultural activities and wants desired by the company to serve various markets in the global world.
AHMEDABAD: The city on Monday recorded 22 new Covid cases and the death of one patient, taking the total number of active cases to 244. Gujarat registered 85 cases and active cases reduced to 981. After 111 days, the daily case count dropped below 100, and after 102 days, the active case count fell below 1,000. Five out of 33 districts recorded zero active cases.
The Gujarat government provided appointment letters and apprenticeship contract letters to 1.49 lakh youths at employment appointment letter distribution programmes held in 33 districts and seven municipalities in the state on Monday.“Providing employment opportunities to 1.49 lakh youth is historic,” said Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel as handed over the letters to 17 youths in Ahmedabad.Attributing the development in Gujarat to the strong foundation laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the CM said that today Gujarat has become the growth engine of the country.“During the Covid pandemic, even major countries got tired. At that time, PM Modi gave the call of Atmanirbhar Bharat… through free vaccination, the PM got us out of Covid and made sure no one slept hungry during that time by providing free ration,” CM said.Describing the comprehensive development of the state, the CM said that Gujarat has become identical with strong development in every sector under the direction of PM Modi.“Two decades ago, the state was producing 99 MW of renewable energy that has reached 16,588 MW today and 8,750 MW power generation has reached 40,138 MW,” he said adding that 26 per cent of Narmada’s water that was taken for use has now reached 94.86 per cent.Two decades ago there were 2.74 lakh MSME industries in the state which has now increased to 8.66 lakh, he added. With the support of the state government and private institutions, 2.17 lakh students are being trained in 125 courses in the 600 ITIs in the state to create a skilled workforce, he added.Under the Mukhyamantri Apprentice Scheme, more than one lakh youth were trained in four years, he said.“More than three lakh employment have been provided to youths through rozgar melas. In the past five months, nearly 900 rozgar melas were organised. More than two lakh jobs were given through Anubandham portal that links employers and employees… and 13,000 vacancies are still available on the portal,” said principal secretary Labour, Skill Development and Employment Department Anju Sharma.