Friday, 19 August, 2022
TopicCovid vaccination drive

Topic: Covid vaccination drive

In China, a growing pressure to find a scapegoat for disastrous Covid handling in Shanghai

CCP wants to quickly develop remote regions near Arunachal Pradesh border. In Shanghai & Beijing, Covid testing could cost up to $257 billion.

5 months after nod, ZyCov-D set for rollout in 7 states. Bihar starts getting 1st set of shots

It will be used in six other states too. Corbevax of Biological E is also expected to start coming in this month. No decision so far on the government procuring Covovax.

‘Want our lives back’: 15 to 18-yr-olds can’t wait for Covid vaccine, govts & schools plan camps

Some are eager to get inoculated immediately, some want to wait to see impact on others. But for most part, there's not as much hesitancy as adults had last year.

11.7% hike in second dose coverage during door-to-door Covid vaccination drive: Modi govt

Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said Thursday that 'Har Ghar Dastak' vaccination campaign has also led to a 5.9% rise in the first dose coverage till 30 November 2021.

100 cr vaccine feat example of what can be achieved if people & govt come together: Narendra Modi

The journey from anxiety to assurance has happened and our nation has emerged stronger, thanks to the world’s largest vaccination drive, writes PM Narendra Modi.

India’s Covid-19 vaccination drive has a ‘missing women’ problem. It needs to be addressed

Financial independence, changing mindsets, equal opportunities, and breaking social barriers are key to getting more women vaccinated in India.

50% of Delhi’s population has received one dose, 26 lakh fully vaccinated, says Kejriwal

Congratulating the medical staff for administering over one crore doses, Kejriwal said there was an acute shortage of vaccines for which inoculation could not be scaled up.

India’s vaccination touched 40 crore from 30 crore in 24 days, says Health Minister Mandaviya

Mandaviya said the numbers could be reached due to the 'vaccine for all, free vaccine' campaign. On Monday, the country's vaccination coverage had exceeded 40.64 crore.

India to get 7 million doses of Moderna vaccine, but indemnity puts question mark on when

The central govt has so far procured only vaccines manufactured in India. But Moderna vaccine will be a part of the national vaccination programme.

Confined to your bed? In this Pune satellite town, the vaccine will come to you

Administration of Pimpri-Chinchwad last month started door-to-door vaccinations for those with mobility issues and has already administered doses to about a 100 such people.

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Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.