Sunday, 16 January, 2022
TopicCovid vaccination

Topic: Covid vaccination

16-fold rise in online search for Covid vaccination centres from Oct to Dec: Just Dial report

Consumer insight by online directory service shows search for testing centres grew by 47% just before current surge in cases, 85% of all queries were for local pharmacies.

Covid vaccination certificates in 5 poll-bound states won’t have PM Modi’s photo

Since Model Code of Conduct has come into force, health ministry will apply necessary filters on the Co-WIN platform to exclude Modi's photo from the vaccine certificate.

After Djokovic, Australia now probing other players who got in using same medical exemption

Unvaccinated men's world No.1 had ‘medical exemption’ from Tennis Australia, which was rejected by authorities. Home minister Karen Andrews says border force probing 2 other cases.

Govt says no Covaxin supply issue: 5 cr doses with states, 10 cr more coming in next 2 months

Only Covaxin will be used for vaccinating an estimated 7.4 crore 15-18-year-olds, so finding a slot for the first shot of the indigenous vaccine could get more difficult.

Over 41 lakh teens take first Covid shot as India opens up vaccination for young adults

PM Modi had announced on 25 December that adolescents above the age of 15 will be able to take their vaccines from 3 January. The campaign began Monday.

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Over 6 lakh teens register on Co-WIN as India gets set to vaccinate 15-18 year olds

Paediatric vaccinations will begin across centres in India at 9 am. Even those who have not registered on the Co-WIN app can walk into any centre to get their jabs.

Covid vaccination must for work passes, residency permits in Singapore from February next year

The new order will not apply to children aged below 12 and those who are medically ineligible for vaccination.

Why are you ashamed of PM’s photo on vaccination certificate, Kerala HC asks petitioner

Court said the petitioner is wasting judicial time and it will dispose of the petition if it doesn't find any merit. The plea was submitted by an RTI activist Peter Myaliparampil.

India considers ‘mix and match’ for Covid booster shots as calls for third dose grow

No decision has been taken yet on whether booster shots will be given, even as healthcare workers who got fully vaccinated in February near 10 months of vaccination.

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Chaman Border Gate between Afghanistan and Pakistan (file photo) | Commons

Pakistani State won’t collapse. Choice is between civil war and short-term rise in violence

Islamabad's new national security doctrine, calling for peace and trade, is good news for neighbours like India. But it doesn't address a critical question.

RBI proposes changes to valuation of bank investments, relaxing of investment class rules

A Reserve Bank of India discussion paper Friday suggested removing caps on the Held-To-Maturity class of securities, and allowing more types of instruments to be held within them.

Defence

A visual from the crash site in Tamil Nadu. | Photo: Twitter/ANI

CDS chopper crash was caused by weather change, leading to Controlled Flight Into Terrain: IAF

In Friday statement, IAF says tri-service Court of Inquiry ruled out mechanical failure, sabotage or negligence as cause of accident involving Mi-17 V5 helicopter last month.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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