Covid-19 vaccination drive India update: Centre urges states to utilise 100% capacities of private hospitals

Covid-19 vaccination in India: Private hospitals which are not under AB-PMJAY, CGHS and state insurance schemes can also be utilised as Covid-19 Vaccination Centres.

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Maharashtra: Chaos at Mumbai’s Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) vaccination site as distancing norms ignored

A video purportedly showing people of different age groups, including senior citizens, pushing each other to enter the vaccination facility has gone viral on social media.

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Coronavirus vaccination: India begins second phase of drive; Everything to know

The walk-in vaccinations have begun since Monday, but it is expected to take another week or so before the system settles for the around 26 crore beneficiaries who are included in this phase.

US approves Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine: What are the advantages of the vaccine?

The vaccine became the third one to be authorised in the US.

Goa: Co-WIN snag halts vaccination drive for senior citizens

The process restarted at 2.30 pm after the snag was fixed, the official said. Meanwhile, the Goa health department on Tuesday allowed 15 private hospitals to administer COVID-19 shots to the people wh

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Oh Orchha! Here’s what makes Madhya Pradesh’s hidden gem a must visit for travelers

Orchha and Gwalior have been selected by the state Government of Madhya Pradesh as pilot cities for the Historic Urban Landscape programme and survey that UNESCO New Delhi will undertake jointly with

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COVID-19: New test to measure vaccine-induced immune response

Late last year, Basel-headquartered healthcare major Roche came up with a test to measure the level of antibodies in people who have been exposed to the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

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COVID-19 vaccine: Should the gap between monitoring two doses be increased?

The vaccination programme in India is currently monitoring the two doses of Coronavirus vaccines between a prescribed gap of 28 days. The findings based on the phase 3 regulatory studies have indicate

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COVID-19: WHO chief scientist says India exhibited capacity to innovate, manufacture vaccines

India has shown the capacity to be a global-scale manufacturer and also an innovator when it comes to coronavirus vaccines, World Health Organization's Chief Scientist Soumya Swaminathan said Monday.

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COVID-19 vaccination drive: Delhi-NCR sees a high turnout; here is how Day 1, Phase 2 fared

With the second phase of Coronavirus vaccination drive kicking off for the general population, Delhi-NCR regions- Gurgaon, Noida and Ghaziabad have seen a high turnout of people opting for vaccines.

Coronavirus vaccination drive: 7,365 people get COVID-19 jabs in Delhi

ISRO is one of the best space agency in efficient use of funding for satellite launches, say Space experts from LAC region

Under the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) Framework, a proposal for ‘BRICS Virtual Constellation of Remote Sensing Satellites’ in order to establish a mechanism to share remo


Attention India! IMD forecasts ‘hotter than usual’ summer, scorching heatwave to sweep these states

The department on Monday released a statement on the seasonal outlook for temperatures between March and May this year.

Pfizer, Oxford vaccines reduce severe COVID-19 in elderly, study finds

The Pfizer and Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines for COVID-19 are highly effective in reducing severe coronavirus infection among people aged 70 years and above, according to a study.

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Unseen reasons for the fall in women’s labour force participation in India

India is a country where less than a quarter of women have joined the labour force and only a fifth are employed.

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Health minister Harsh Vardhan, wife get COVID-19 vaccine shot

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and his wife took the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at the Delhi Heart and Lung Institute on Tuesday.

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COVID-19 vaccination: Around 1.46 lakh people from priority groups took vaccine jabs on Phase 2, day 1

With the second phase of Coronavirus vaccination drive kicking off across India on Monday, as many as 1.46 lakh people belonging to the age group above 60 years and the ones above 45 years with comorb


COVID-19: India records 12,286 infections, 91 fatalities

India's COVID-19 cases rose to 1,11,24,527 with 12,286 new infections being reported in a day, while the recoveries have surged to 1,07,98,921, according to data updated by the Union Health Ministry o

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Twitter cracks down on COVID vaccine misinformation

Twitter says it has begun labelling tweets that include misleading information about COVID-19 vaccines and using a "strike system" to eventually remove accounts that repeatedly violate its rules.


‘Unrealistic’ and ‘premature’ to think Covid-19 will end soon, says WHO

A senior World Health Organization official said Monday it was 'premature' and 'unrealistic' to think the pandemic might be stopped by the end of the year, but that the recent arrival of effective vac

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Covaxin or Covishield? Supreme Court judges can’t choose between vaccines, says Health Ministry

While Covaxin is being manufactured by Bharat Biotech, Serum Institute of India is developing Covishield.

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Claiming high antibody count, Haryana minister Anil Vij says will not get second dose of COVID vaccine

Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij on Monday said that he did not need vaccination against coronavirus as he has a "high antibody count".

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Alliance Air launches flights from Bilaspur under UDAN scheme

Alliance Air, a subsidiary of Air India, on Monday launched its flight services under the Centre's UDAN scheme in Bilaspur town of Chhattisgarh, connecting it with Delhi via Jabalpur and Prayagraj.


Chinese hackers target Indian vaccine makers SII, Bharat Biotech, says security firm

China and India have both sold or gifted COVID-19 shots to many countries. India produces more than 60 per cent of all vaccines sold in the world.


2nd phase of COVID vaccination drive begins in Delhi, many face issues during online registration

In the second phase of coronavirus vaccination drive, people aged 60 years and above and those in the age group 45-59 years and having comorbidities will receive the vaccine.

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Brazil seeks India’s support in procuring material, systems for its launch vehicle programme

Union minister Jitendra Singh on Monday discussed with Brazilian Science, Technology and Innovation minister Marcos Pontes ways to further explore space cooperation between the two countries

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Good news for travelers! IATA plans to launch travel pass; in talks with Indian authorities, airlines

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has around 290 airlines as members, including Air India, Vistara, IndiGo and SpiceJet.


COVID times: Airlines industry awaits guidelines for vaccinated passengers

An official of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) on Monday told PTI that regulations and restrictions to travel are determined by governments, but expressed hope that governments will

Currently, countries have different rules for international passengers, including that they need to carry COVID-negative certificates and quarantine themselves for a specific period.
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