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“Russia’s COVID-19 Vaccine has ‘flouted’ the medical ethics”: says Russia’s Leading Doctor

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Russia’s claim to have developed the COVID-19 vaccine has become a topic of debate for scientists and medical experts around the globe. The vaccine, ‘Sputnik V’ developed by Moscow’s Gamaleya Institute and Russian defense ministry, is said to not have gone through the advanced trial stage that is Phase 3. Amidst the debates, Russia’s top respiratory doctor Professor Alexander Chuchalin has quit the Russian health ministry, mentioning ‘gross violations’ of medical ethics concerning ‘Sputnik V’. 

Sources say that Professor Alexander tried to block the production of the vaccine considering the fact that without going through phase 3 it may result in worsening the COVID conditions. Professor Alexander Ginsburg, who is the director of the Gamaleya Research Centre and Professor Sergey Borisevich, who is Russia’s leading expert in virology was involved in making the vaccine and has flouted the medical ethics, believes Professor Chuchalin.

According to a report in Daily Mail, Professor Chuchalin further raised some questions to the two leading vaccine-makers about the safety norms flouted by them. He said, “Have you passed all the necessary paths approved by Russian Federation legislation and the international scientific community? Not!” “This job has not been done. Thus, one of the ethical principles of medicine has been grossly violated – to do no harm,” Professor reinstated. He also talked about the ongoing speculations about the safety of the Russian vaccine. “’I am depressed by the position of some of our scientists who make irresponsible statements about ready-made vaccines.” Although Putin’s daughter was given two jabs of the vaccine. Russia has not released an article about the distribution of the vaccine

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Groping without skin contact, not sexual assault, rules Bombay High Court

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The Nagpur bench of the Bombay high court has set aside the conviction of a man who was found guilty under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act for groping a 12-year-old girl four years ago, committing his punishment.

“In view of the above discussion, this court holds that the appellant is acquitted under Section 8 of the Pocso Act and convicted under minor offence u/s 354 of IPC {Indian Penal Code} and sentenced him to undergo RI (rigorous imprisonment). for one year and to pay fine of ₹500/-, in default of fine to suffer RI for one month. The sentence for the offence punishable under Section 342 of the IPC i.e. six months and fine of ₹500/-, in default to suffer RI for one month, is maintained,” noted the bench.

The POCSO Act defines sexual assault as when someone “with sexual intent touches the vagina, penis, anus or breast of the child or makes the child touch the vagina, penis, anus or breast of such person or any other person, or does any other act with sexual intent which involves physical contact without penetration is said to commit sexual assault”.

The court, in its verdict, held that this “physical contact” mentioned in the definition of sexual assault must be “skin to skin” or direct physical contact.

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Assam BJP Leader Protests, Says No Beef For Tigers At Guwahati Zoo

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Hardline Assam BJP leader Satya Ranjan Borah has a problem with serving beef – not just to people, but also to carnivorous animals in zoos, specifically tigers.

On Monday a small group of protesters led by Mr Borah – claiming to be anti-beef activists – attempted to block the main gate at Guwahati Zoo as vehicles carrying beef for tigers were trying to pass. Zoo authorities managed to disperse them with help from the police, official sources said.

The protesters shouted slogans demanding a carpet ban on cow slaughter.

“In Hindu society we give importance to protection of cow, but it is the staple food for carnivores in the zoo and part of government supply. Our objection is – why serve beef? Why not other meat?” Mr Borah asked reporters.

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Parle & Bajaj Refuse to Advertise on News Channels Carrying ‘Toxic Content’, Social Media Likes That

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After fake TRP manipulation racket by several news broadcasters, Parle Products and Bajaj have decided not to advertise on news channels that are broadcasting ‘toxic and aggressive content’

“We are exploring possibilities wherein other advertisers can come together and sort of put a restraint on their advertising spends on news channels, so that there is some sort of a clear signal to all the news channels, that they better change their content,” Krishnarao Buddha was quoted as saying.

Industrialist Rajiv Bajaj, who is managing director of Bajaj Auto, also declared that his company has blacklisted 3 news channels for endorsing toxic content.

Last week, the Mumbai Police claimed to have busted a major TRP manipulation scheme by at least three TV channels, including Republic TV. Mumbai Police alleged that households were paid to keep channels switched on the entire day and boost the TRPs for certain channels.

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