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  • COVID-19 vaccination | No glitch in CoWIN from the start: RS Sharma Mar 01, 2021 09:07 PM IST

    COVID-19 vaccination | No glitch in CoWIN from the start: RS Sharma

    RS Sharma calrified that the registration for COVID-19 vaccination is taking place only through Aarogya Setu app and Co-WIN’s portal cowin.gov.in.

  • EXCLUSIVE | We are feeling perfectly fine: Infosys co-founder NR Narayana Murthy after getting vaccinated Mar 01, 2021 08:53 PM IST

    EXCLUSIVE | We are feeling perfectly fine: Infosys co-founder NR Narayana Murthy after getting vaccinated

    The vaccination process was seamless, and we did not have any problem in registering, says Infosys co-founder NR Narayana Murthy after getting vaccinated against COVID-19.

  • COVID-19 vaccination | Here’s all you need to know about vaccination drive, who can get inoculated, and more Mar 01, 2021 07:56 PM IST

    COVID-19 vaccination | Here’s all you need to know about vaccination drive, who can get inoculated, and more

    As Phase-2 of the vaccination drive begins in India, here’s all you need to know about the vaccination programme, eligibility, and how to go about it.

  • EXPLAINED | Why the NSO has widened India's FY21 GDP contraction forecast Mar 01, 2021 07:50 PM IST

    EXPLAINED | Why the NSO has widened India's FY21 GDP contraction forecast

    One of the reasons why the government now sees a contraction of 8 percent in FY21, compared to 7.7 percent forecast earlier, is the general government's own estimated lower contribution to economic activity compared to what was forecast earlier.

  • COVID times: Airlines industry awaits guidelines for vaccinated passengers Mar 01, 2021 07:12 PM IST

    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 consider relaxing travel restrictions for vaccinated persons.

  • Not afraid of coronavirus, won't take jabs: Farmer leaders in vulnerable age group Mar 01, 2021 06:08 PM IST

    Not afraid of coronavirus, won't take jabs: Farmer leaders in vulnerable age group

    The 80-year-old Farmer leader Balbir Singh Rajewal, a senior member of the Samyukta Kisan Morcha which is spearheading the agitation, said he will not go to vaccination centres to receive the jabs.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Turkish vaccine teams target isolated villages Mar 01, 2021 05:20 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Turkish vaccine teams target isolated villages

    Traveling across roads covered with ice and snow, vaccination teams have been going to Turkey's isolated mountain villages as the government seeks to inoculate 60 percent of the country's people against coronavirus over the next three months.

  • Co-WIN app meant only for administrators, vaccine registration to be done through portal: Govt Mar 01, 2021 03:40 PM IST

    Co-WIN app meant only for administrators, vaccine registration to be done through portal: Govt

    This was clarified by the ministry amid reported glitches in doing registrations as India opened up vaccination for senior citizens and those aged 45 and above with comorbidities.

  • Golden Globe Awards 2021 | Here’s the complete list of winners Mar 01, 2021 03:35 PM IST

    Golden Globe Awards 2021 | Here’s the complete list of winners

    With homebound nominees appearing by remote video and hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler on different sides of the country, a very socially distanced 78th Golden Globe Awards trudged on in the midst of the pandemic. The night's top movie honors went to Chloe Zhao and her film 'Nomadland' and Sacha Baron Cohen and his film 'Borat Subsequent Moviefilm'.

  • COVID-19 Maharashtra Update: CM Uddhav Thackeray doesn't wish to impose lockdown but feels helpless Mar 01, 2021 03:33 PM IST

    COVID-19 Maharashtra Update: CM Uddhav Thackeray doesn't wish to impose lockdown but feels helpless

    A week ago on February 21, when the CM addressed the state, he expressed his disinterest towards imposing any sudden lockdown and had said that any decision on the same will be taken 8-10 days later, depending on the situation.

  • Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij won't take COVID-19 vaccine; here's why Mar 01, 2021 02:35 PM IST

    Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij won't take COVID-19 vaccine; here's why

    Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij had contracted novel coronavirus disease on December 5 last year, a month after receiving a trial shot of the vaccine.

  • Seniors seeking vaccines have a problem: They can’t use the internet Mar 01, 2021 01:45 PM IST

    Seniors seeking vaccines have a problem: They can’t use the internet

    The digital divide between generations has always been stark, but the pandemic’s abrupt curtailing of in-person interactions has made that division even more apparent

  • Harsh Goenka on how he was able to get the COVID-19 vaccine Mar 01, 2021 12:03 PM IST

    Harsh Goenka on how he was able to get the COVID-19 vaccine

    COVID-19 vaccination: In a tweet, RPG Group chairman Harsh Goenka urged people not to hesitate and “take the syringe”, calling it a “life saver”.

  • India's COVID-19 cases surpass 1.11 crore; death toll reaches 1,57,157 Mar 01, 2021 11:55 AM IST

    India's COVID-19 cases surpass 1.11 crore; death toll reaches 1,57,157

    The total coronavirus cases reached 1,11,12,241 in the country, while the death toll rose to 1,57,157 with 106 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am on Monday showed.

  • Coronavirus Daily Update: COVID-19 cases explained in charts Mar 01, 2021 11:09 AM IST

    Coronavirus Daily Update: COVID-19 cases explained in charts

    India reported over 15,000 COVID-19 new cases on March 1. Active cases rise above 1.68 lakh mark. Over 1.43 crore beneficiaries have been vaccinated till date.

  • In Pics | PM Narendra Modi receives first COVID-19 vaccine shot of Covaxin Mar 01, 2021 10:58 AM IST

    In Pics | PM Narendra Modi receives first COVID-19 vaccine shot of Covaxin

    PM Narendra Modi was given a COVID-19 vaccine shot of Bharat Biotech's Covaxin

  • COVID-19 vaccination guide: How to register, book appointment on Co-WIN portal and other key points Mar 01, 2021 10:56 AM IST

    COVID-19 vaccination guide: How to register, book appointment on Co-WIN portal and other key points

    Here's a quick guide on how to register for COVID-19 vaccination using the Co-WIN portal, if you can choose between the two available vaccines and how much you'll need to pay

  • Covishield vs Covaxin: A comparison of COVID-19 vaccines administering in India Mar 01, 2021 10:28 AM IST

    Covishield vs Covaxin: A comparison of COVID-19 vaccines administering in India

    India has approved two vaccines—Covaxin developed by Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech and Covishield from the Oxford-AstraZeneca stable being manufactured by the Serum Institute of India —for emergency use in the country.

  • PM Narendra Modi takes Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin, allaying fears over Covid-19 vaccine’s efficacy Mar 01, 2021 10:26 AM IST

    PM Narendra Modi takes Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin, allaying fears over Covid-19 vaccine’s efficacy

    Covaxin had been given restricted emergency use approval by regulator DCGI without phase-3 efficacy data, leading to apprehensions over its safety and efficacy. On February 22, Bharat Biotech said it would release Covaxin’s phase-3 efficacy data within two weeks

  • COVID-19 Vaccine | Beneficiaries to know vaccine type only at inoculation centre: Report Mar 01, 2021 10:11 AM IST

    COVID-19 Vaccine | Beneficiaries to know vaccine type only at inoculation centre: Report

    Further, while the Centre has allowed private hospitals to carry out COVID-19 vaccinations, states will be the ones determining their allocation

  • Co-WIN: Minor glitches mar registrations as COVID-19 vaccination drive for general public kicks off Mar 01, 2021 09:48 AM IST

    Co-WIN: Minor glitches mar registrations as COVID-19 vaccination drive for general public kicks off

    Co-WIN portal faced minor glitches as phase two of COVID-19 vaccination begins. Some people noted that they did not receive an OTP upon entering the mobile number as part of the registration process.

  • Brazil prosecutors seek halt of COVAXIN purchase deal, say trial data still pending: Report Mar 01, 2021 08:54 AM IST

    Brazil prosecutors seek halt of COVAXIN purchase deal, say trial data still pending: Report

    Situation is similar in India, where some states have opposed COVAXIN due to lack of trial results

  • Coronavirus News Highlights: Home Minister Amit Shah receives first dose of COVID-19 vaccine Mar 01, 2021 07:27 AM IST

    Coronavirus News Highlights: Home Minister Amit Shah receives first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

    Coronavirus News Highlights: India has begun the second phase of the vaccination drive in which everyone above 60 years of age and those over 45 years with comorbidities will be able to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

  • PM Narendra Modi takes his first COVID-19 vaccine dose at AIIMS Delhi Mar 01, 2021 07:20 AM IST

    PM Narendra Modi takes his first COVID-19 vaccine dose at AIIMS Delhi

    PM Narendra Modi was reportedly administered a shot of Bharat BioTech's COVAXIN COVID-19 vaccine

  • COVID-19 update | Tamil Nadu extends lockdown till March 31 Feb 28, 2021 10:23 PM IST

    COVID-19 update | Tamil Nadu extends lockdown till March 31

    In containment zones, the restrictions as recommended by the Ministry of Home Affairs would be strictly enforced, the Tamil Nadu government's order said.

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