Wednesday, 6 July, 2022

Topic: CoWin

Now, 6 people can register using one mobile number on CoWin

Earlier, 4 people were allowed to sign up from the same number. The platform has also introduced a feature where beneficiaries can correct their vaccination status.

Bihar health dept to probe man’s claim of getting Covid jabs 11 times

Brahmdeo Mandal, 84, listed the dates he took the jabs and claimed the latest shot was given to him on 4 January, adding he hasn't fallen ill since he started getting inoculated.

SMS alerts for 3rd dose, school IDs as proof for minors — CoWin chief on new vaccination phase

National Health Authority CEO R.S. Sharma says there is no clarity yet on which vaccine can be taken for the 3rd jab, adds that registration for children will begin 1 January.

Govt activates CoWIN service allowing agencies to check individual’s vaccination status

Service providers such as travel agencies, offices, employers, entertainment or govt agencies for whom verifying a person's vaccination status is critical can use the service.

CoWin vaccine certificates to mention full date of birth for those travelling abroad

The new feature on the CoWin certificates of fully vaccinated beneficiaries is being introduced in compliance with WHO norms and is likely to be available from next week.

PM Modi calls for mutual recognition of vaccine certificates for easier international travel

At the Global Covid Summit hosted by US President Biden, Modi also talked about the Co-WIN app and said over 200 million Indians are now fully vaccinated.

CoWIN’s new feature allows verifying entities to know if customers/clients are vaccinated

The new API called ‘Know Your Customer’s/Client’s Vaccination Status’ was developed to enable an Aadhaar like authentication service for vaccination status, the health ministry said.

Covid vaccine trial participants will now get digital certificates via Co-WIN portal

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya thanked the trial participants for their 'incredible commitment & contribution' to Covid vaccine research & treatment.

Govt allows foreign nationals to register for Covid vaccine in India through CoWin

Foreigners can use their passports as identity proof for registration. Govt said the initiative will counter possibility of Covid spread in metropolitan areas, where foreigners reside.

India to make CoWIN available to all countries: PM Modi at global conclave

During a virtual address, PM Modi said India has administered 350 million doses of Covid vaccines through CoWIN and is committed to sharing its expertise with the global community.

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Currently, India provides pensions for the elderly on the basis of the National Pensions Scheme | Representative Image | Wikimedia Commons

Giving up on NPS a tragedy for state govts. DB pensions are ad hoc, delay fiscal stress

Several of the problems of the National Pensions Scheme can be easily remedied. The solution to fiscal stress isn't going back two decades ago.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


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Army puts out tender for 30k ‘night sights’ so its US-made assault rifles can aim better in dark

While an open tender has been issued for procurement of the optical instruments, Bengaluru-based firm Tonbo Imaging, whose services the Army has previously used, is a frontrunner.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.