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COVID-19: Private sector to have bigger role in vaccination soon

22 Feb 2021

COVID-19: Private sector to have bigger role in vaccination soon

The private sector is all set to have a larger participation in India's ongoing coronavirus vaccination drive.

20 Feb 2021

PM Modi chairs sixth Governing Council meeting of NITI Aayog

PM Narendra Modi on Saturday chaired the sixth meeting of the Governing Council of federal policy-making body NITI Aayog through video conferencing attended by the state Chief Ministers, Lieutenant Governors of Union Territories, and other authorities.

22 Jan 2021

Over 10 lakh inoculated, India's vaccination drive picks pace

After the first day of the massive coronavirus vaccination drive in India led to disappointing results — the target of inoculating three lakh healthcare workers wasn't met — the country picked pace and 10,43,534 people have now been given the first dose of either Covishield or COVAXIN, data from Health Ministry revealed.

21 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: PM Modi, CMs to get vaccinated in second phase

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, 70, would be getting the coronavirus vaccine shot in the second phase of the drive launched last week, reports said on Thursday.

05 Jan 2021

Sleeves up! Coronavirus vaccination drive could begin on January 13

The first dose of the coronavirus vaccine in India will most likely be administered on January 13, a statement from a top official of the Union Health Ministry indicated on Tuesday.

29 Dec 2020

Government assures vaccine will work against new COVID-19 strain

There is no evidence to suggest that COVID-19 vaccines will not work against the new strain of the coronavirus, the government said on Tuesday.

27 Dec 2020

COVID-19 task force details plan to detect new coronavirus strain

The national task force on COVID-19 on Saturday discussed surveillance strategies for the newly-detected strain of coronavirus in the United Kingdom, which is believed to be more infectious.

23 Dec 2020

Coronavirus: 22 who returned to India from UK test positive

At least 22 people who returned to India from the United Kingdom in the past few days have tested positive for COVID-19.

22 Dec 2020

New coronavirus strain doesn't affect potential of vaccines, says government

The new strain of the coronavirus detected in the United Kingdom has no impact on the potential of emerging vaccines, the government said on Tuesday.

21 Dec 2020

Coronavirus vaccination may start in January, says Health Minister

India may begin vaccinating people against coronavirus in January, Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan said on Sunday, giving hope to a country that has lost more than a lakh to the fatal disease.

08 Dec 2020

COVID-19 vaccine may get license in coming weeks: Health Ministry

India may license some COVID-19 vaccines in the next few weeks, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

01 Dec 2020

It's cold outside: Government invites agitating farmers for talks today

As protest by farmers intensified, the government again reached out to them asking them to come for a conversation today at 3 pm. They have been called for talks at Vigyan Bhawan but the farmers haven't made a decision about attending it yet.

22 Nov 2020

Russia's Sputnik V to start human trials in India soon

Russia's COVID-19 vaccine candidate, called Sputnik V, is expected to start human trials in India soon.

20 Nov 2020

As coronavirus cases rise, Centre sends teams to four states

Even as India's coronavirus tally seems to be under control, some states are logging an alarming rise in infections, prompting the Centre to send teams there. On Thursday, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare deployed teams to Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat, and Manipur to control the surge.

19 Nov 2020

Can deliver coronavirus vaccine in a few months: Health Minister

India's Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan said today that deliveries of coronavirus vaccine will happen within a few months, adding that the country's scientists are way ahead in terms of research.

19 Nov 2020

Delhi: 131 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours, highest tally ever

A record 131 died in Delhi on Wednesday of coronavirus-linked complications, making yesterday's death tally the worst since the outbreak. A total of 7,943 have died so far.

18 Nov 2020

Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine '95% effective'; to seek emergency US authorization

Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and German drugmaker BioNTech on Wednesday said their COVID-19 vaccine has been found 95% effective in final trials.

18 Nov 2020

India relying on five coronavirus vaccines to control pandemic

With heartening news of the coronavirus vaccine coming from different parts of the world, the Indian government is trying to understand which one would be the most feasible for the country.

17 Nov 2020

In first since mid-July, less than 30,000 coronavirus cases recorded

India's steep decline with respect to new coronavirus cases is continuing, with Monday bringing some much-needed good news. For the first time since mid-July, the country logged less than 30,000 fresh COVID-19 infections.

16 Nov 2020

Centre's 12-point action plan to fight COVID-19 in Delhi: Details

As COVID-19 cases in Delhi continue to rise at an alarming rate, the Centre has announced a 12-point plan to tackle the coronavirus surge in the national capital.

13 Nov 2020

Coronavirus: Gurugram runs out of rapid antigen test kits

Already facing a surge of coronavirus cases, Gurugram on Thursday faced an unprecedented problem — the Haryana city ran out of rapid antigen test kits.

01 Nov 2020

Bihar election: Narendra Modi to address four rallies today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Sunday address four back-to-back rallies in the last leg of campaigning for the three-phase Bihar Assembly elections.

31 Oct 2020

Coronavirus: Delhi crosses 5,000-mark for third straight day, rings alarm

Delhi is once again being burdened by coronavirus caseload, as for the third consecutive day on Friday, the National Capital recorded more than 5,000 cases. On Friday, a record 5,891 fresh cases came to the fore; on Thursday, Delhi reported 5,739 cases, and on Wednesday, 5,673 cases.

04 Oct 2020

Coronavirus vaccine to reach 25 crore Indians by mid-2021: Government

The Indian government is planning to provide vaccines to roughly 25 crore people by July 2021, Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan said on Sunday.

29 Sep 2020

India has world's highest number of COVID-19 recoveries: Health Ministry

India has the highest number of recovered cases of COVID-19 in the world, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

18 Sep 2020

In a first, Railways to levy "user-charge" to redevelop stations

To provide passengers with better facilities, the Indian Railways will, for the first time since its inception, charge a nominal user charge from them for crowded stations and the redeveloped ones, Railway Board Chairman VK Yadav said on Thursday.

16 Sep 2020

Dr. Reddy's bringing coronavirus vaccine to India by 2020-end

In a major development, Hyderabad-based pharma company Dr. Reddy's Laboratories has partnered with the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) to source their Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine for India.

15 Aug 2020

Lav Agarwal, government's face during press meets, tests coronavirus positive

Lav Agarwal, joint secretary of the Health Ministry, the Centre's face in efforts against the COVID-19 pandemic, tested positive for the virus on Friday.

29 Jul 2020

Coronavirus infected 57% slum-dwellers, 16% societies' residents in Mumbai: Survey

A sero-survey, conducted by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) in Mumbai to judge the extent of the spread of coronavirus, found that more people living in slums were exposed to the deadly virus than those staying in other areas.

21 Jul 2020

Aggressive testing necessary, says Centre as India's COVID tally surges

The Union Health Ministry on Tuesday said that aggressive testing is required to reduce the COVID-19 positivity rate in India.

28 Jun 2020

Delhi won't reach 5.5 lakh cases by July-end: Amit Shah

Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday said the number of coronavirus cases in Delhi will not reach 5.5 lakh by July-end, as previously estimated by the Delhi government on June 9.

14 Jun 2020

Kejriwal-Shah meet: Delhi's COVID-19 testing to be tripled

The Delhi and the central governments on Sunday held a crucial meeting as the number of coronavirus cases continue to rise in the national capital.

28 May 2020

30 groups in India trying to develop COVID-19 vaccine: Government

About 30 groups in India are trying to develop vaccines against COVID-19, the Principal Scientific Advisor to the Indian government, Prof K. Vijay Raghavan, said on Thursday.

27 May 2020

Finally, government open-sources Aarogya Setu: Here's what it means

In a major development, India's Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has open-sourced Aarogya Setu, its contact-tracing app for COVID-19.

25 May 2020

Bitter fight between Piyush Goyal, Uddhav Thackeray over Shramik trains

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Railways Minister Piyush Goyal locked horns over Shramik special trains on Sunday.

23 May 2020

States could've done much better: NITI Aayog CEO on migrant-crisis

Amitabh Kant, CEO of government's policy think tank NITI Aayog, absolved the Centre of the migrant crisis and said states could have done "much better".

21 May 2020

Log 9 ties up with IISc for its 'CoronaOven' project

Nanotechnology start-up Log 9 Materials has partnered with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) for advancing the work on its novel 'CoronaOven' disinfection chamber.

29 Apr 2020

Agricultural growth not affected by COVID-19, says government

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Wednesday said that the agriculture sector remains unaffected even as India is under lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.

28 Apr 2020

NITI Aayog employee tests coronavirus positive, building sealed

The office of NITI Aayog, the government's think tank, was sealed on Tuesday for 48 hours after an employee tested positive for coronavirus. The results came out around 9 am today.

24 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: Doubling rate slows to 10 days, says government

The central government on Friday said that the coronavirus cases in India are now doubling over 10 days.

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