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Health workers inoculate a Covid-19 vaccine dose to a beneficiary during a mega-vaccination drive to mark PM Modis 71st birthday, in Ahmedabad,on 17 September 2021| PTI

India registers 30,256 new Covid cases, 295 deaths in last 24 hours

Active cases have declined to 3,18,181 comprising 0.95% of total infections and the national recovery rate was recorded at 97.72%, the health ministry said.

India records 35,662 new Covid-19 cases, 281 deaths in last 24 hours

India's Covid-19 tally has increased to 3,34,17,390 while the death toll due to the disease has climbed to 4,44,529, according to the Union Health Ministry data Saturday.
A health worker administers a dose of Covid-19 vaccine to a beneficiary at a vaccination centre in Gurugram on 15 September 2021 | PTI

India registers 34,403 new Covid infections, 320 deaths in last 24 hours

New Delhi: With 34,403 more people testing positive for COVID-19, India's overall infection tally has increased to 3,33,81,728, while the count of active cases has dipped to 3,39,056, according to Union health ministry data updated on Friday. The death toll due to the disease has climbed to 4,44,248 with 320 more fatalities being recorded, it said The number of active cases now comprises 1.03 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has been recorded at 97.64 per cent, according to the data updated by the ministry at 8 am. It said that active COVID-19 cases in the country decreased by 3,867 cases in a span of 24 hours. Also, 15,27,420 tests were conducted on Thursday, taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of COVID-19 in the country to 54,92,29,149, the data showed. The weekly positivity rate has been recorded at 1.97 per cent. It has been...

India reports 30,570 new Covid infections, active cases decline to 3.42 lakh

The death toll due to the disease has climbed to 4,43,928 with 431 daily fatalities, while the national Covid recovery rate was recorded at 97.64%, according to health ministry data.
A health worker collects swab samples from a school student for Covid-19 testing at a government school in Patiala, on 14 September 2021 | PTI

India registers 27,176 fresh Covid cases, 284 fatalities

4.43 lakh deaths have been recorded so far in the country. Maharashtra (1,38,221) has logged the highest number of fatalities, followed by Karnataka (37,529) & Tamil Nadu (35,217).
Health workers administer Covid-19 vaccines at a special vaccination camp targeting 1 lakh doses in a single day, in Bikaner, on 8 September 2021 | PTI

India registers 34,973 new Covid infections, active cases decline to 3.90 lakh

The active cases comprise 1.18% of the total infections, while the national Covid recovery rate was recorded at 97.49%, the health ministry data showed.
Beneficiaries show their Aadhaar Card as they wait in a queue to receive Covid-19 vaccine dose, at a government hospital in Nadia, West Bengal on 8 September 2021 | PTI

India registers 37,875 new Covid infections, 369 deaths in last 24 hours

Active cases comprised 1.18% of total infections while the national recovery rate was recorded at 97.48% and weekly positivity rate at 2.49%, the health ministry said.
A health worker takes a nasal sample for Covid-19 testing at a Regional Hospital in Kullu district, on 3 September 2021 | PTI

India registers 219 Covid deaths in last 24 hours, lowest daily fatalities in 167 days

The active cases have declined to 4,04,874 comprising 1.23% of the total infections while the national Covid recovery rate was recorded at 97.44%, the health ministry said.

Health ministry issues guidelines for states & UTs to identify fake Covid vaccines

These guidelines come in the backdrop of concerns flagged by the WHO over counterfeit/falsified Covishield vaccine being identified in South-East Asia and Africa regions.
A BMC health worker collects a swab sample of a passenger for the Covid test, at a station in Mumbai, on 30 June 2021 | PTI

India registers 45,352 new Covid cases, 366 deaths in last 24 hours

New Delhi: With 45,352 people testing positive for coronavirus, India's total tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 3,29,03,289, while active cases registered an increase for the third consecutive day, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday. The death toll climbed to 4,39,895 with 366 fresh fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am. The active cases increased to 3,99,778 comprising 1.22 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.45 per cent, the ministry said. An increase of 10,195 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours. As many as 16,66,334 tests were conducted on Thursday taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of COVID-19 in the country to 52,65,35,068. The daily positivity rate was recorded 2.72 per cent and the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 2.66 per cent. It has been...

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Farmhands operate a thresher while harvesting a wheat field in the Panipat district of Haryana | Photographer: Prashanth Vishwanathan | Bloomberg

Kharif output estimated to hit record 150.50 million tonne this year, Modi govt says

Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said the bumper crop is being achieved on account of 'tireless hard work of farmers and scientists besides farmer-friendly govt policies'.

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Air Marshal VR Chaudhari appointed as next Chief of Air Staff

Air Marshal Chaudhari, presently serving as Vice Chief of the Air Staff, will take charge after the retirement of Air Chief Marshal Bhadauria on 30 Sept, the defence ministry said.

Modi at 71 has zero challenge. But one CM is emulating him, a divisive, rising BJP star

Yogi has put high command in a tough situation. If he doesn’t win UP next year, it will set back BJP’s prospects in 2024. If he wins, it will be seen as his win as much as theirs.
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