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  • 5 top experts weigh in on the possibility of a Third Wave, COVID-inappropriate behaviour and vaccination Jun 21, 2021 11:59 AM IST

    5 top experts weigh in on the possibility of a Third Wave, COVID-inappropriate behaviour and vaccination

    There have been enough warnings and road maps laid down on how to stockpile medical infrastructure. This, coupled with months of experience by the government and public alike on how to handle a pandemic, is ideal learning ground. If still the country fails now, it will be difficult to find scapegoats

  • Centre to increase pace of COVID-19 vaccination in July-August: Amit Shah Jun 21, 2021 11:01 AM IST

    Centre to increase pace of COVID-19 vaccination in July-August: Amit Shah

    Talking to reporters after visiting a vaccination centre here, Shah said with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision to provide free vaccine against COVID-19 to people aged 18 and above, "we will fast achieve the goal of inoculating almost everyone".

  • Andhra Pradesh sets single-day vaccination record, inoculates 13.26 lakh people Jun 20, 2021 10:30 PM IST

    Andhra Pradesh sets single-day vaccination record, inoculates 13.26 lakh people

    In the process, Andhra Pradesh also crossed the one-crore mark in the administration of the first dose of the vaccine.

  • Global trends, pace of monsoon, vaccination to drive markets this week: Analysts Jun 20, 2021 11:31 AM IST

    Global trends, pace of monsoon, vaccination to drive markets this week: Analysts

    "Markets are likely to spend some more time in a range and we expect volatility to remain high due to the scheduled derivatives expiry of June month contracts. With no major event, participants will be closely eyeing the global markets for cues.

  • India-Dubai flight norms to be eased from June 23; here are six COVID rules passengers need to follow Jun 19, 2021 09:37 PM IST

    India-Dubai flight norms to be eased from June 23; here are six COVID rules passengers need to follow

    Indian passengers must be vaccinated with two doses of any of the COVID-19 vaccines that have been approved in the UAE.

  • COVID-19 third wave inevitable, could strike India in 6-8 weeks: AIIMS chief Jun 19, 2021 03:42 PM IST

    COVID-19 third wave inevitable, could strike India in 6-8 weeks: AIIMS chief

    The arrival of the third wave could be expedited through the violation of COVID-appropriate behaviour, Dr Randeep Guleria said.

  • May need another Rs 15,000 crore for vaccination says Chief Economic Advisor K V Subramanian Jun 17, 2021 06:02 PM IST

    May need another Rs 15,000 crore for vaccination says Chief Economic Advisor K V Subramanian

    Chief Economic advisor also said that the finance minister has mentioned front-loading of capital expenditure.

  • Minimum 71.2 lakh average daily vaccination doses needed till December to mitigate coronavirus third wave: CII Jun 17, 2021 03:24 PM IST

    Minimum 71.2 lakh average daily vaccination doses needed till December to mitigate coronavirus third wave: CII

    CII urged that Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) storage facilities be set up across 15+ strategic locations and oxygen care centers be set up to reduce the load from the hospitals.

  • Interview | India needs temporary income support plan, H2 rate hike likely says Nomura's Sonal Varma Jun 16, 2021 07:13 PM IST

    Interview | India needs temporary income support plan, H2 rate hike likely says Nomura's Sonal Varma

    Nomura’s economist expects the Indian economy to contract 4 percent in April-June compared with Jan-March and that inflation would remain a big risk that may require a hike in reverse-repo rates in the second half of the fiscal

  • Single dose of Covishield vaccine elicits higher immunity response in Covid-recovered persons: Study Jun 14, 2021 05:45 PM IST

    Single dose of Covishield vaccine elicits higher immunity response in Covid-recovered persons: Study

    In addition to the stronger immunity response, the previously-infected group of participants also higher memory T and B-cell responses, the researchers claimed.

  • Centre may renegotiate COVID-19 vaccine prices with manufacturers as it takes over states' role in procurement Jun 14, 2021 04:08 PM IST

    Centre may renegotiate COVID-19 vaccine prices with manufacturers as it takes over states' role in procurement

    The prices are expected to go up, as the states - under the now-scrapped procurement policy - were paying a higher amount for the supply of vaccines as compared to the central government.

  • In charts | India’s COVID-19 case count, state-wise trends, vaccination data, and other key details Jun 14, 2021 11:01 AM IST

    In charts | India’s COVID-19 case count, state-wise trends, vaccination data, and other key details

    India reported less than 1 lakh COVID-19 new cases for the 7th day in a row, according to the June 14 update. Active infections decreased by 53,001 cases to 9.73 lakh mark; over 25.48 crore vaccine doses administered till date.

  • Infosys automating integration between own platform, CoWIN to ease vaccination process for staff Jun 12, 2021 01:46 PM IST

    Infosys automating integration between own platform, CoWIN to ease vaccination process for staff

    CoWIN head R S Sharma had recently said over a dozen entities, including large digital companies like Paytm, MakeMyTrip and Infosys are looking at approval for offering vaccine bookings.

  • KMC WhatsApp chatbot for vaccination crosses 75,000 bookings Jun 12, 2021 01:10 PM IST

    KMC WhatsApp chatbot for vaccination crosses 75,000 bookings

    The WhatsApp API based helpline was launched as a free to use service for citizens of Kolkata.

  • In charts | India’s COVID-19 case count, state-wise trends, vaccination data, and other key details Jun 11, 2021 11:14 AM IST

    In charts | India’s COVID-19 case count, state-wise trends, vaccination data, and other key details

    India reported less than 1 lakh new COVID-19 cases for the 4th day, according to the June 11 update. Active infections decreased by 46,281 cases to 11.21 lakh mark; over 24.60 crore vaccine doses administered till date.

  • India’s vaccination picks up pace, but needs to improve significantly to meet its December target Jun 09, 2021 05:44 PM IST

    India’s vaccination picks up pace, but needs to improve significantly to meet its December target

    As the government plans to inoculate all by the year end, the pace of vaccination will need to be stepped up.

  • In charts | India’s COVID-19 case count, state-wise trends, vaccination data, and other key details Jun 09, 2021 12:01 PM IST

    In charts | India’s COVID-19 case count, state-wise trends, vaccination data, and other key details

    India reported less than 1 lakh COVID-19 new cases for the second day, according to the June 9 update. Active infections decreased by 72,287 cases to 12.31 lakh mark; over 23.90 crore vaccine doses administered till date.

  • COVID-19: J&K hamlet first village in India to achieve 100% vaccination of its adult population Jun 08, 2021 10:58 AM IST

    COVID-19: J&K hamlet first village in India to achieve 100% vaccination of its adult population

    The credit goes to the healthcare workers whose strenuous efforts shot Weyan hamlet, with an adult population of 362, to national fame, they said.

  • In charts | India’s COVID-19 case count, state-wise trends, vaccination data, and other key details Jun 08, 2021 10:34 AM IST

    In charts | India’s COVID-19 case count, state-wise trends, vaccination data, and other key details

    India reported less than 1 lakh COVID-19 new cases after 63 days, according to the June 8 update. Active infections decreased by 97,907 cases to 13.03 lakh mark; over 23.61 crore vaccine doses administered till date.

  • As PM Modi centralizes vaccine procurement, FinMin to seek Parliamentary approval for more funds Jun 07, 2021 08:31 PM IST

    As PM Modi centralizes vaccine procurement, FinMin to seek Parliamentary approval for more funds

    The budgeted vaccination expenditure and any amount further sought through Supplementary Demand for Grants in the upcoming sessions of Parliament should be enough to fund the centre’s expanded vaccination programme, a senior government official said.

  • Research on COVID-19 nasal vaccine underway, will boost India's vaccination drive if successful: PM Modi Jun 07, 2021 08:20 PM IST

    Research on COVID-19 nasal vaccine underway, will boost India's vaccination drive if successful: PM Modi

    Experts point out that an intranasal vaccine will not only be simple to administer but reduce the use of medical consumables such as needles, syringes, etc significantly impacting the overall cost of a vaccination drive.

  • PM Modi announces free vaccination for all aged above 18 Jun 07, 2021 05:26 PM IST

    PM Modi announces free vaccination for all aged above 18

    Announcing a major departure from the current vaccination policy, the prime minister said that the state-level procurement of vaccines would now be taken over by the Centre.

  • In charts | India’s COVID-19 case count, state-wise trends, vaccination data, and other key details Jun 07, 2021 11:48 AM IST

    In charts | India’s COVID-19 case count, state-wise trends, vaccination data, and other key details

    India reported 1 lakh COVID-19 new cases, according to the June 7 update. Active infections decreased by 76,190 cases to 14.01 lakh mark; over 23.27 crore vaccine doses administered till date.

  • Use Covaxin only as second dose for 18-44 age group: Delhi govt directs private vaccination centres Jun 06, 2021 10:03 PM IST

    Use Covaxin only as second dose for 18-44 age group: Delhi govt directs private vaccination centres

    The Delhi-ruling Aam Aadmi Party had, earlier this week, appealed the central government to urgently replenish the stock of Covaxin in the national capital.

  • COVID-19 trends, pace of vaccination among major drivers for markets: Analysts Jun 06, 2021 10:13 AM IST

    COVID-19 trends, pace of vaccination among major drivers for markets: Analysts

    "Among the key factors, participants will be closely eyeing monsoon updates. Besides, macroeconomic data i.e IIP is scheduled for June 11. With receding COVID cases, the market anticipates further easing by the states ahead," said Ajit Mishra, VP Research. Religare Broking.

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