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US eatery asked MEA S Jaishankar for COVID jab certificate, here's what happened next
India

US eatery asked MEA S Jaishankar for COVID jab certificate, here's what happened next

Jaishankar said he visited a restaurant with his son in the US, where they wanted to see the duo’s COVID vaccine certificate. ‘I showed them my phone and my son, from his wallet, produced a piece of paper… and said this is my certificate’, indicating the technological advancement of India

Biological E Limited delivers 10 crore doses of Corbevax to Centre
Health

Biological E Limited delivers 10 crore doses of Corbevax to Centre

Corbevax is expected to be available as a booster dose on the CoWIN App in public and private vaccination centres from 12 August

Government reduces gap between second COVID-19 dose and booster shot from 9 to 6 months
India

Government reduces gap between second COVID-19 dose and booster shot from 9 to 6 months

The decision to reduce the gap between the two doses were taken by the government's advisory body on vaccination NTAGI

CoWin to be repurposed into platform for universal immunisation, blood donation, says NHA CEO
Health

CoWin to be repurposed into platform for universal immunisation, blood donation, says NHA CEO

RS Sharma revealed that not only are several countries interested in the app but also Guyana is poised to use the CoWin platform for their vaccination programme

Adding extra layer of safety, says Mansukh Mandaviya on extension of precaution dose of COVID-19 vaccine to all above 18
India

Adding extra layer of safety, says Mansukh Mandaviya on extension of precaution dose of COVID-19 vaccine to all above 18

Central Government on Friday announced that precaution dose will now be available to all above 18 years of age from 10 April at private vaccination centers

COVID-19: India crosses 185 crore vaccination coverage milestone
India

COVID-19: India crosses 185 crore vaccination coverage milestone

A total of 99,04,28,218 doses of first dose and 83,60,22,063 second doses have been administered so far, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Explained: The measures that Bharat Biotech will take in response to WHO’s suspension of Covaxin
India

Explained: The measures that Bharat Biotech will take in response to WHO’s suspension of Covaxin

The WHO directed the Hyderabad-based company to upgrade its facilities to address deficiencies in good manufacturing practices. Bharat Biotech will temporarily slow down Covaxin’s production to focus on the job at hand

'Precautionary dose' only applicable after 9 months of 2nd COVID-19 dose, says CoWIN chief
India

'Precautionary dose' only applicable after 9 months of 2nd COVID-19 dose, says CoWIN chief

The CoWIN platform chief Dr. Sharma explained the requirement of a comorbidity certificate from a registered physician was mandatory for the third shot

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"

New CoWIN feature will enable public, private firms to check citizens’ vaccination status: Here’s how it’ll work
News & Analysis

New CoWIN feature will enable public, private firms to check citizens’ vaccination status: Here’s how it’ll work

The ‘Know Your Vaccination Status’ feature has been enabled on the CoWIN digital platform, which will help verify/retrieve a citizen’s vaccination status/details.

How India’s mammoth vaccination drive has been a testament to PM Modi’s political conviction
India

How India’s mammoth vaccination drive has been a testament to PM Modi’s political conviction

Accounting for more than 14 percent of the total doses given worldwide at the rate of over 700 jabs per second, India, under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has a lot to cheer about

Modified India: Third decade begins for Narendra Modi in service of the nation
Politics

Modified India: Third decade begins for Narendra Modi in service of the nation

Narendra Modi is a man with a mission and with a single-minded determination to transform India

In 20 years, Narendra Modi has proved being pro-poor and pro-business are not mutually exclusive
Politics

In 20 years, Narendra Modi has proved being pro-poor and pro-business are not mutually exclusive

Twenty Years after being in power, first as Gujarat chief minister and then as country’s prime minister, Modi’s biggest strength remains his ability to focus on processes without worrying about end results

Google Search, Maps and Assistant will now offer detailed information on vaccines in India
India

Google Search, Maps and Assistant will now offer detailed information on vaccines in India

In addition to English, users can also search in eight languages including Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Gujarati, and Marathi

Trial participants will be issued digital vaccine certificates: Health Ministry
India

Trial participants will be issued digital vaccine certificates: Health Ministry

The ICMR was designated as the nodal agency for the collection of vaccination data for such participants by the ministry.

Centre allows foreign nationals to register for COVID-19 vaccine on CoWin portal; check details here
India

Centre allows foreign nationals to register for COVID-19 vaccine on CoWin portal; check details here

The beneficiaries would need to be registered on the CoWin portal and they can do so by using their passport as an identity document for registration

UK eases travel restrictions for India from today; here's all you need to know
India

UK eases travel restrictions for India from today; here's all you need to know

There had been some speculation over Covishield, the Serum Institute of India made Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, being considered within the wider UK-approved vaccines ambit

UK moves India from 'red' to 'amber list' easing COVID-19 travel restrictions
World

UK moves India from 'red' to 'amber list' easing COVID-19 travel restrictions

Under Britain's traffic light system for international travel, returning from amber list countries means a 10-day quarantine at home

Maharashtra gives RT-PCR test report exemption to travellers having at least 15-day gap from 2nd COVID-19 dose
India

Maharashtra gives RT-PCR test report exemption to travellers having at least 15-day gap from 2nd COVID-19 dose

Travellers should be in possession of the final vaccination certificate issued through the COWIN portal, said an order

More than 50 nations seeking CoWIN technology, India preparing to offer free help, says senior official
India

More than 50 nations seeking CoWIN technology, India preparing to offer free help, says senior official

Dr RS Sharma, the chairman of the empowered group for COVID-19 vaccine administration, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has directed officials to create an open-source version of the platform and give it free of cost to any country that wants it