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India could have Covid vaccine from more than 1 source by early next year, says Harsh Vardhan

The health minister said he hopes that nearly 40-50 crore doses will be made available to 20-25 crore people in India by July 2021.
A security personnel spraying disinfectant near India Gate, New Delhi | Prashanth Vishwanathan | Bloomberg

India’s daily positive cases drop below 60,000, active Covid infections stay under 9 lakh

The total cases mounted to 71,75,880. However, India has been recording less than 75,000 new infections daily for the fifth day and fatalities below 1,000 for 10 straight days.
A health worker wearing PPE suit tends to Covid-19 patients in New Delhi | Representational image | ANI File Photo

India records less than 1,000 Covid deaths for eighth consecutive day

India's recovery rate now stands at 86.17 per cent, with 60,77,976 people being cured of the deadly novel coronavirus.
Medics and relatives carry the body of a Covid-19 patient for cremation in New Delhi, on 10 May 2020 | Manvender Vashist | PTI

India registers 73,272 new Covid cases, 926 fatalities in last 24 hours

According to the Union Health Ministry data, India now has 8,83,185 active cases of infection, and a case fatality rate of 1.54 per cent.
The Covid care centre at the Government Homoeopathic Medical College in Iranimuttom, Thiruvananthapuram | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

India registers over 78,500 new Covid infections in a day, total cases cross 68 lakh

The total recoveries have surged to 58,27,704 while there are 9,02,425 active Covid cases, comprising 13.20% of the total caseload. The death toll stood at 1,05,526.
A medic collects a nasal sample from a resident via Rapid Antigen kit for Covid-19 test, at Borivali in Mumbai Sunday, 6 September 2020 (representative image) | PTI

India’s Covid tally climbs to 67.5 lakh with over 72,000 new cases in a day

There are 9,07,883 active Covid cases in the country, comprising 13.44 per cent of the total caseload while fatality rate has further declined to 1.55 per cent.
Children set off a firework during Diwali celebrations in Delhi | Photographer: Prashanth Vishwanathan | Bloomberg

No festive events in containment zones, masks mandatory — Health ministry issues guidelines

Health Ministry issued SOPs to prevent the spread of Covid during the festive season, urging people residing in restricted areas to celebrate festivals at their homes.
A health worker wearing PPE kit collects sample from a woman for COVID-19 test, at Chanpora, in Srinagar, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 | Representational image | PTI

India registers 61,267 new Covid infections, tally rises to 66,85,082

While the country's total recoveries crossed 56 lakh, the death toll climbed to 1,03,569 with 884 people succumbing to the disease in a day.
Covid-19 testing at Vijayawada in Andhra | Representational image | ANI

Active Covid cases in India less than 10 lakh for 2 weeks, says health ministry

The new recoveries have exceeded fresh cases in recent days, with the recovery rate at 84.34%, the ministry said.
An employee of the Central Delhi district authorities patrols the roads dressed as Yamraj as part of Covid awareness campaign

India’s Covid tally crosses 66 lakh, recoveries surge to 55.8 lakh

There are 9,34,427 active cases of the coronavirus infection in the country, while the death toll climbed to 1,02,685.

On Camera

Lalu’s loyalty to secularism is Tejashwi Yadav’s biggest political test in Modi’s India

In 1990, when then BJP president L.K. Advani was carrying out his rath yatra unbridled, it was Lalu Yadav as CM who had dared to stop him from entering Bihar.
Representational image. | A five gram gold coin sits on a counter inside a Titan Co. Tanishq jewellery store in Mumbai. | Photo: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Tatas got panned for Tanishq ad. But this state govt is the largest shareholder in Titan

Titan was set up in 1984 as a joint venture between the Tata group and a state govt. While the Tatas own 25.02% stake, the state govt owns 27.88% stake in the company.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets his US counterpart Mark Esper at his office in South Block Monday | Twitter | @rajnathsingh

India & US agree on deeper cooperation in Indo-Pacific as Rajnath meets Mark Esper

The hour-long meeting between Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his US counterpart Mark Esper came a day before the bilateral 2+2 ministerial dialogue in Delhi.
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.