India adds 35,662 Covid cases; active cases rise to 3, 40,639: Government

India adds 35,662 Covid cases; active cases rise to 3, 40,639: Government

NEW DELHI: India saw a single-day rise of 35,662 new COVID-19 infections, while the active cases increased to 3,40,639, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Saturday. The active cases now comprise 1.02 per cent of the total infections and the national COVID-19 recovery rate has been recorded at 97.65 per cent, it […]

80 crore Covid vaccine doses administered in country: Health Minister

80 crore Covid vaccine doses administered in country: Health Minister

NEW DELHI: India has administered 80 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses so far, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Saturday. The countrywide vaccination drive against the coronavirus was rolled out on January 16 with healthcare workers getting inoculated in the first phase. “Standing tall against COVID-19. India administers 80 crore vaccine doses. Congratulations to the […]

Opposition unity can’t be built by undermining leaders; TMC’s attack on Rahul Gandhi unwarranted: Cong

Opposition unity can’t be built by undermining leaders; TMC’s attack on Rahul Gandhi unwarranted: Cong

NEW DELHI: The Congress on Saturday accused the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress of undermining the leadership of the grand old party and said its attack on Rahul Gandhi was “unwarranted and in poor taste”. The remarks of the Congress came after the TMC’s Bengali mouthpiece ‘Jago Bangla’ ran a cover story, attacking Gandhi by saying […]

Why a third Covid wave will not be as worse as the second

There will not be a third wave of Covid of the size and consequence the country witnessed during the second wave unless there is a new variant of coronavirus, top vaccinologist Gagandeep Kang said Friday. She stressed the need to develop better vaccines that can deal with new variants, and strengthening of the regulatory mechanisms. […]

Amarinder Singh resigns as Punjab CM, says ‘feel humiliated’

Chandigarh: Congress veteran Amarinder Singh on Saturday resigned as the chief minister of Punjab, capping months of a power tussle that had polarised the ruling party in the state headed for elections in just about four months. “I feel humiliated,” Singh told reporters outside the Punjab Raj Bhawan after submitting his resignation to Governor Banwarilal […]

Gadkari gets Rs 4 lakh royalty per month from YouTube for lecture videos

Bharuch: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday said he gets Rs 4 lakh every month as royalty from YouTube, as viewership of his lecture videos posted on the platform has increased during the pandemic period. While reviewing the progress of the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway (DME) in Bharuch, Gadkari further said his ministry has started rating road […]

Setting a record, India administers over two crore COVID-19 vaccine doses on PM Modi’s birthday

Setting a record, India administers over two crore COVID-19 vaccine doses on PM Modi’s birthday

NEW DELHI: India set a record on Friday by administering over two crore COVID-19 vaccine doses, in a major push to the inoculation drive on the occasion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s birthday. The cumulative doses administered in the country reached 2,03,68,343 at 5.27 pm, according to data on the Co-WIN portal. The total number […]

India adds 34,403 Covid cases; active cases decline to 3,39,056

India adds 34,403 Covid cases; active cases decline to 3,39,056

New Delhi: India saw a single-day rise of 34,403 new Covid infections while the active cases have further declined to 3,39,056, according to Union health ministry data updated on Friday. The active cases now comprise 1.02 per cent of the total infections, while the national Covid recovery rate has been recorded at 97.65 per cent, […]

Applied Maths to be treated at par with Maths for admission to UG courses in humanities, commerce: UGC

NEW DELHI: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has directed all varsities to treat the Applied Mathematics subject for class 12 students at par with Mathematics while calculating aggregate marks for admission to undergraduate courses for humanities and commerce. The directive by the UGC came following a request by the CBSE that noted that some universities […]

India reports 30,570 COVID-19 cases, 431 deaths in last 24 hours

India reports 30,570 COVID-19 cases, 431 deaths in last 24 hours

NEW DELHI: With 30,570 more people testing positive for COVID-19, India’s overall infection tally has risen to 3,33,47,325, while the count of active cases has dipped to 3,42,923, according to the Union Health Ministry on Thursday. The death toll due to the disease has climbed to 4,43,928 with 431 daily fatalities being recorded, according to […]

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