June 19, 2021 01:45 (IST)
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G7 Summit: PM Modi calls for united approach to fight Covid19, future pandemics at outreach session

New Delhi/IBNS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday appealed to the G7 States to take a united approach to fight the coronavirus pandemic and similar health emergencies in future with the mantra "One Earth, One Health" as India saw support for its proposal for a waiver of patent protection for Covid-19 vaccines.

India asks China to renew visas of students, professionals inoculated with Chinese vaccine

New Delhi/IBNS: India has asked China to issue visas to students and professionals who have taken Chinese-made coronavirus vaccines, which is one of the travel conditions imposed by Beijing to enter the country amid the pandemic.

Problem of Indian students who received Covaxin raised with US

New Delhi/IBNS: India has raised the concerns of students vaccinated with indigenously developed Covaxin and planning a return to US educational institutions during a meeting between foreign secretary Harsh Shringla and US chargé d’ affaires Daniel Smith, said a Hindustan Times report.

Linking passport with vaccination certificate mandatory for people travelling abroad

New Delhi/IBNS: People going abroad for education, jobs or as part of Toyko Olympics contingent will have to link their passports to CoWIN vaccination certificates and they can also get the second dose of vaccine after 28 days, the Centre said on Monday while issuing new vaccination guidelines.

Centre defends its liberalised vaccine policy after media reports suggest inequities in distribution

New Delhi/IBNS: The Centre on Saturday defended the liberalised vaccine policy, under which 50 per cent of the doses are supplied by it and the remaining are made available to the state governments and private sector directly, saying the media reports suggesting inequities in distribution of doses were "inaccurate and speculative in nature".

Malta-based company offers to supply 60 million doses of Sputnik V to Haryana

New Delhi/IBNS: The Haryana government said it has received an "expression of Interest" from Pharma Regulatory Services Ltd, headquartered in Malta, to directly supply up to 60 million doses of Sputnik V vaccine developed by Russia at Rs 1,120 per dose.  

No mixing of vaccines, or single dose of Covishield yet: Centre

New Delhi/IBNS: The Centre on Tuesday rejected claims that it could allow mixing of vaccines and reduce the Covishield vaccine schedule to a single shot, after unofficial sources informed media about the key pointers of such a plan, eliciting resistance from the medical community.

Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital doctors protest against Ramdev

New Delhi/UNI: Delhi's Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital's Resident Doctor Association (RDA) on Tuesday protested against the alleged derogatory comments made by Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev on the allopathic medicine.

SII to supply 90 to 100 million Covishield doses in June: Report

Pune/IBNS: The Serum Institute of India (SII) has said it will be able to manufacture and supply 90 to 100 million doses of Covishield in June, media reports said.

Delhi: Sisodia slams Centre for vaccine distribution system over shortage

Delhi/IBNS: Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia Friday accused the Centre for stubbornly sitting on vaccine distribution system while pointing out shortage of vaccine jabs that forced the state government to suspend inoculation for 18-44 years age group last week.

Mumbai students with confirmed admission to foreign universities to be vaccinated on priority

Mumbai/IBNS: Students in Mumbai will be vaccinated on priority if they have got confirmed admissions to universities abroad and need to get inoculated before travelling to another country, the Maharashtra government said Friday.

'Significant adverse effects' unlikely : Centre says after vaccine doses mixed in UP and Maharashtra

New Delhi/IBNS: After over a dozen villagers in an Uttar Pradesh village were given a different coronavirus vaccine from their first dose, the Centre has said "significant adverse effects" are unlikely but also called it an oversight as no instruction to administer a cocktail of vaccines was given.

Covid-19 restrictions extended in West Bengal

Kolkata/IBNS: The ongoing Covid restrictions in West Bengal extended till June 15 amid rising cases of the infection.

Playing politics on corpses should be learned from 'vultures of the earth': Harsh Vardhan's counter on Rahul Gandhi's attack

New Delhi/IBNS: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has slammed Congress leader Rahul Gandhi over his barbed tweet on a New York Times report on Covid numbers in India, saying that playing politics on Covid deaths should be learned from "vultures of the earth".

Moderna's single dose Covid19 vaccine by 2022 in India

New Delhi/IBNS: Moderna is planning to launch a single dose vaccine for the Indian market only in 2022 as it has no surplus vaccines in 2021, media reports said.