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A vial of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine

DCGI to take decision on emergency use applications for foreign Covid vaccines in 3 days

The DCGI will issue permission for restricted emergency use on the condition that the vaccine be used according to guidelines under the National Covid-19 Vaccination Programme.

Modi govt wants more Covid vaccines, but Moderna is ‘not keen’ & Pfizer has this ‘condition’

CSIR has been in talks with Moderna for around 6 months but the company hasn't shown much interest. Pfizer will reassess Modi govt's latest stance on indemnifying vaccine makers.
Artist Sudarshan A sand sculpture on 'Tika Utsav', a vaccine festival called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in Puri, Saturday, April 10, 2021. | PTI

Over 1 crore Covid vaccines administered in Maharashtra, Rajasthan, UP during Tika Utsav

The vaccination festival from 11-14 April saw 29,33,418 doses being given on the first day and 40,04,521 jabs the next day, the health ministry said.

India records 1,027 Covid deaths in 24 hrs, over 13,000 cases in Delhi for first time

ThePrint’s daily Covid tracker that brings you the numbers that matter — from total cases, tests done and recoveries to positivity rate and deaths.
A girl reading a book

With severe new wave and vaccine shortage, students face another year of despair

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

Mirror Now debates vaccine policy, ABP’s tough questions for Shivraj Singh Chouhan

A quick take on what prime time TV news talked about.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Mankind won’t defeat Covid unless everyone comes out of it, says PM Modi

In an address at the Raisina Dialogue, the PM Modi said India tried to protect its 1.3 billion nationals from Covid, and also tried to support pandemic response efforts of others.
A healthcare worker prepares to administer Johnson & Johnson Janssen Covid-19 vaccines at San Rafael Commons in San Rafael, California, U.S. | Representational image | Bloomberg

US halts Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose Covid vaccine after 6 cases of blood clotting

The decision comes at a crucial juncture in the US's vaccination effort, which has gained speed in recent weeks at the same time a worsening outbreak grips the upper Midwest.
Representational image for Ayurveda | Photo: piqsels.com

Visit Ayurveda practitioners for mild Covid, have Chyawanprash & haldi milk: Niti Aayog

Niti Aayog's Dr V.K. Paul describes as 'disturbing' the reports of clamour for Remdesivir in various states, says there is no shortage of the drug, if used appropriately.
Two beneficiaries receiving Covid-19 vaccinations simultaneously in Dadar, Mumbai | Representational image: ANI

Covid crisis due to lack of better planning, not vaccine shortage, says Modi govt

Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said states and UTs have received 13,10,90,370 vaccine doses, out of which the total consumption, including wastage, has been 11,43,69,677.

On Camera

Union Home Minister Amit Shah during a roadshow in Nadia, West Bengal, 11 April 2021| PTI

BJP has married Mandal with Kamandal in Bengal, posing a dilemma for scholars

In caste politics, both the unit of mobilisation and opposition are caste categories, like Jatavs versus Yadavs. In Bengal, the target is a religious category – Muslims.
Andy Jassy, chief executive officer of web services at Amazon.com Inc., speaks during the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Summit in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Wednesday, April 19, 2017.| Photographer: David Paul Morris | Bloomberg

Amazon’s future CEO firm on India expansion amid protests by local vendors

Speaking to partners and customers in India, Andy Jassy announced a $250 million venture fund for startups working on innovations for small businesses, agriculture and health care solutions.

Defence

CDS General Bipin Rawat | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Backed by disruptive tech, China tried push & shove tactics but India stood firm: CDS Rawat

At the Raisina Dialogue, Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Bipin Rawat says some countries seek to reshape rules that govern global order via geopolitics coupled with geo-economics.

Why mosques in rear view mirror, like Kashi’s Gyanvapi, can crash India’s drive into future

Court’s order to ASI to survey Gyanvapi Mosque for remains of old Kashi Vishwanath Temple questions the optimism that Ayodhya wouldn’t be repeated.