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Kerala HC dismisses plea to remove PM Modi’s photo from vaccine certificates, imposes Rs 1 lakh fine
India

Kerala HC dismisses plea to remove PM Modi’s photo from vaccine certificates, imposes Rs 1 lakh fine

The court dismissed the petition with a cost of Rs 1 lakh, saying it was "frivolous", filed with "ulterior motives", "publicity oriented" and the petitioner probably also had a "political agenda"

India records 21,257 new COVID-19 cases, 271 deaths; national recovery rate at 97.96%
India

India records 21,257 new COVID-19 cases, 271 deaths; national recovery rate at 97.96%

A decrease of 3,977 cases has been recorded in the active caseload in a span of 24 hours.

COVID-19 crisis to cost global aviation industry $201 billion in losses between 2020-22: IATA DG
World

COVID-19 crisis to cost global aviation industry $201 billion in losses between 2020-22: IATA DG

Willie Walsh, however, assured that the industry is past the deepest point of the crisis

Emotional moment, says Narendra Modi on record 2.5 cr COVID vaccine doses on his birthday
India

Emotional moment, says Narendra Modi on record 2.5 cr COVID vaccine doses on his birthday

The prime minister said he appreciates all doctors, medical staff, and people in administration in the country for this effort

'Cannot just scrap existing policy': SC rejects plea to direct Centre to start door-to-door COVID vaccination
India

'Cannot just scrap existing policy': SC rejects plea to direct Centre to start door-to-door COVID vaccination

The top court that to pass general directions in view of the diversity of the country is not feasible and practical

At 47,092 new COVID cases India registers largest single-day rise in two months
India

At 47,092 new COVID cases India registers largest single-day rise in two months

The new cases are 12.2 percent higher than Wednesday’s count of 41,965 cases

COVID-19 vaccines for children by September, says AIIMS chief Guleria; here's a status check
India

COVID-19 vaccines for children by September, says AIIMS chief Guleria; here's a status check

Guleria said that there are a few vaccine candidates available that have been deemed safe for children. These include Pfizer, Bharat Biotech's Covaxin and Zydus Cadilla's ZyCoV-D shots.

Can ‘viral shedding’ after the COVID vaccine infect others? That’s a big ‘no’
Health

Can ‘viral shedding’ after the COVID vaccine infect others? That’s a big ‘no’

Fears of "viral shedding" and other concerns after the COVID vaccine has led some businesses to ban vaccinated customers from the premises, believing vaccination poses a health risk to others.

Free COVID-19 vaccinations for adults from today, Co-WIN pre-registration not mandatory; what you need to know
India

Free COVID-19 vaccinations for adults from today, Co-WIN pre-registration not mandatory; what you need to know

Free COVID-19 vaccine for all adults: Government' new policy for vaccination in the country will come into effect on 21 June; all you need to know on Firstpost

Vaccination drive in Mahesh Babu's ancestral village complete, says actor’s wife Namrata Shirodkar on social media
Entertainment

Vaccination drive in Mahesh Babu's ancestral village complete, says actor’s wife Namrata Shirodkar on social media

Mahesh Babu, who adopted the Burripalem village in 2015, had launched the vaccination drive on 31 May, coinciding with the birthday of his father Krishna.

Timing of Narendra Modi’s attack on media and Opposition's COVID-19 politics speaks volumes
India

Timing of Narendra Modi’s attack on media and Opposition's COVID-19 politics speaks volumes

While the prime minister's address was no doubt a full-frontal political attack, it was in retaliation to sustained politics of slander

Over 400 film artists, technicians vaccinated in Kolkata under FCTWEI's free COVID-19 inoculation drive
Entertainment

Over 400 film artists, technicians vaccinated in Kolkata under FCTWEI's free COVID-19 inoculation drive

"We aim to vaccinate 6,000 people from the industry in the coming days as part of our initiative to ensure vaccination for all in the entertainment sector," said Swaroop Biswas, President of Federation of Cine Technicians and Workers of Eastern India.

COVID-19 vaccination guidelines: How spirit of 'Lok Kalyan' can help economically weaker sections get inoculated
India

COVID-19 vaccination guidelines: How spirit of 'Lok Kalyan' can help economically weaker sections get inoculated

The Centre will allocate vaccines to states based on criteria such as population, disease burden and the progress of vaccination

Healthcare bonds, reforms in banking licences: What govt can do to finance fight against COVID-19
India

Healthcare bonds, reforms in banking licences: What govt can do to finance fight against COVID-19

Governments will have to create new ways of generating revenues and think of reforms that can help spur this investment

COVID-19 vaccination: SC asks states, UTs to clarify if they will provide jabs for free as per Centre's affidavit
India

COVID-19 vaccination: SC asks states, UTs to clarify if they will provide jabs for free as per Centre's affidavit

The top court has also directed the Centre to provide data on all procurement orders for the three vaccines Covishield, Covaxin and Sputnik V vaccines

COVID-19 vaccination at workplace can cover employees' family members, dependents, says Centre
India

COVID-19 vaccination at workplace can cover employees' family members, dependents, says Centre

The health ministry said that for industrial and private workplace CVCs, vaccine doses will have to be procured by private hospitals with which the respective employer ties up

COVID-19 vaccination: Delhi to halt inoculation for 18-44 age group due to shortage, says Arvind Kejriwal
India

COVID-19 vaccination: Delhi to halt inoculation for 18-44 age group due to shortage, says Arvind Kejriwal

The National Capital needs 2.5 crore doses to vaccinate all adults, the Delhi chief minister said, urging the Centre to raise the quota and supply to the city

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Games-bound athletes among 148 to receive first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, says IOA
Sports

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Games-bound athletes among 148 to receive first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, says IOA

Out of these 148 athletes, 17 have got both the doses and 131 have received their first shot, IOA president Narinder Batra said.

COVID-19 second wave killed 329 doctors across India, maximum deaths in Bihar, says IMA
India

COVID-19 second wave killed 329 doctors across India, maximum deaths in Bihar, says IMA

The list of the deceased doctors includes former Indian Medical Association president Dr KK Aggarwal, who succumbed to the deadly virus on Monday

'Saddened, not surprised': JP Nadda writes to Sonia Gandhi, says Congress misleading people, creating false panic
Politics

'Saddened, not surprised': JP Nadda writes to Sonia Gandhi, says Congress misleading people, creating false panic

The BJP chief's letter came a day after the Congress Working Committee hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his handling of the coronavirus crisis