• Researchers shed light on why COVID vaccine distribution methods fall short

    News | Mar 02, 2021, 10:01 AM IST

    Several proposals have emerged on how to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine, but they fall short in ensuring that the vaccine is distributed fairly.

  • Chinese hackers target Indian Covid19 vaccine makers SII and Bharat Biotech : Report

    News | Mar 02, 2021, 06:56 AM IST

    A Chinese state-backed hacking group has in recent weeks targeted the IT systems of two Indian vaccine makers whose coronavirus shots are being used in the country's immunisation campaign, cyber intelligence firm Cyfirma told Reuters.

  • Congress questions PM Modi for taking covid vaccine jab ahead of assembly polls

    News | Mar 01, 2021, 03:48 PM IST

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi took his first dose of the coronavirus vaccine on Monday. Taking to Twitter, PM Modi today said, "Took my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at AIIMS." Modi also lauded the doctors and scientists of the country and said they have worked in quick time to strengthen the global fight against COVID-19.

  • 'COVID 19 vaccine should be given to youngsters first' says Mallikarjun Kharge

    News | Mar 01, 2021, 03:07 PM IST

    Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge on March 01 said the vaccine should be given to youngsters first who have longevity in life.

  • Sister P Niveda shares her experience of administering COVID vaccine to PM Modi

    News | Mar 01, 2021, 02:44 PM IST

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi took his first dose of the COVAXIN (Bharat Biotech) at Delhi's AIIMS on March 01 as the second phase of vaccination drive began in India today.

  • AIMIM chief Owaisi appeals people to take Covid vaccine after PM Modi takes COVID jab

    News | Mar 01, 2021, 01:40 PM IST

    Earlier, soon after receiving the first dose of the vaccine, Prime Minister tweeted, "Took my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at AIIMS," PM Modi tweeted with his picture of receiving the jab. Remarkable how our doctors and scientists have worked in quick time to strengthen the global fight against COVID-19."

  • Bihar CM Nitish Kumar to get Covid 19 vaccine's shot today in Patna

    News | Mar 01, 2021, 12:34 PM IST

    As PM Modi today get his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine now Bihar CM Nitish Kumar to get Covid 19 vaccine's shot today in Patna.

  • India reports 16,488 new COVID cases

    News | Feb 27, 2021, 12:16 PM IST

    On February 27, total COVID-19 tally of India reached to 1,10,79,979. The country reported 16,488 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours and active cases stand at 1,59,590. With new 12,771 discharges, total number is at 1,07,63,451. 113 deaths were reported in last 24 hours, taking cumulative toll to 1,56,938. 1,42,42,547 beneficiaries have been vaccinated for COVID-19 across India.

  • COVID: Spike of 16,000 cases in India

    News | Feb 25, 2021, 11:42 AM IST

    On February 25, the total COVID-19 tally of India reached to 1,10,46,914. The country reported 16,738 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours and active cases stands at 1,51,708. With new 11,799 discharges, total number reached to 1,07,38,501. 138 deaths were reported in last 24 hours, taking cumulative toll to 1,56,705. 1,26,71,163 beneficiaries have been vaccinated for COVID-19 across India. According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 21,38,29,658 samples tested up to 24th February.

  • Kumbh Mela officials being administered COVID vaccine

    News | Feb 24, 2021, 09:58 AM IST

    Personnel who will be posted on Kumbh Mela duty are being vaccinated against COVID-19. Kumbh Mela Officer Deepak Rawat was administered with the vaccine on Feb 23. Kumbh Mela 2021 is scheduled to be held from 1st to 30th April in Haridwar.

  • COVID: Over 66-lakh beneficiaries vaccinated in India

    News | Feb 10, 2021, 12:37 PM IST

    66,11,561 beneficiaries have been vaccinated so far across India. Country also reported 11,067 new COVID-19 cases and 13,087 discharges on Feb 10. With new infections, the COVID tally of the country stood at 1,08,58,371. Which includes 1,41,511 active cases. With 94 deaths in the last 24 hours, the death toll rose to 1,55,252 .

  • OMG: Indian COVID vaccine is safe for people

    Oh My God | Jan 31, 2021, 07:58 AM IST

    OMG: Indian COVID vaccine is safe for people

  • India at UN: COVID vaccine will be accessible for the benefit of entire humanity

    News | Jan 30, 2021, 07:35 PM IST

    India has expressed its commitment to help the world fight against COVID-19. At UNSC, India said "No one is safe, till everyone is safe". "The endeavour should be to work towards making the vaccine accessible on a universal, equitable and affordable basis in a phased manner." UN chief Antonio Guterres also called India's vaccine production capacity one of the world's best assets. India also participated in an open debate on the Middle East. It welcomed the announcement of Palestinian elections. Expressed support for President Abbas' call to hold an international peace conference. Ambassador Tirumurti announced India's pledge of US $150,000 for peace building. India also expressed its commitment to support Libya for peace and stability. It said there is no military solution to the conflict. India also raised concern over terror outfits using pandemic to ramp up recruitment. India took part at the UNSC Arria Formula meeting on children and armed conflict. It highlighted that for terror groups, children are most susceptible to manipulation whether as active participants in terror or as human shields to protect the perpetrators of terror. The children are increasingly the target of coercion, both physical and mental.

  • India's COVID vaccine production capacity is best asset world has today: UN Secy-Gen Antonio

    News | Jan 29, 2021, 08:24 AM IST

    While addressing a press conference in New York on January 29, the Secretary-General of United Nations (UN), Antonio Guterres spoke on India's vaccine production capacity.

  • Over 25 lakh COVID vaccine doses administered by 2pm till Jan 28: Health Ministry

    News | Jan 28, 2021, 07:00 PM IST

    Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan, on January 28, briefed media about the ongoing COVID vaccination drive. While addressing the media, Bhushan informed that over 25 lakh vaccine doses have been administered so far, as per data available till 2 pm today.

  • Special News: PM Modi dispels fears, misconceptions over safety of Covid vaccines

    News | Jan 22, 2021, 04:09 PM IST

    "When doctors and health workers give a clean chit to the vaccine, it sends a very strong message among people about the efficacy of the shots," PM Modi said through video conference.

  • Nearly 10 lakh beneficiaries vaccinated so far: Health Ministry

    News | Jan 21, 2021, 09:51 PM IST

    Union Health Ministry's Additional Secretary Manohar Agnani said that a total of 9,99,065 beneficiaries have been vaccinated against COVID across the country till 6 pm January 21 in 18,159 sessions. "The provisional figures for today, up to 6 pm - vaccination sessions were organised in 27 states and UTs and a total of 1,92,581 beneficiaries were vaccinated today," he added.

  • Jammu & Kashmir LG makes appeal in favour of COVID vaccines

    News | Jan 20, 2021, 05:57 PM IST

    Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Manoj Sinha on January 20 appealed to beneficiaries to get themselves vaccinated by COVID-19 vaccines, amid apprehensions of their efficacy. "There is a need to spread awareness about the vaccine...Both the COVID-19 vaccines were given emergency use approval only after scientists were convinced of their safety. I appeal to all beneficiaries to get themselves vaccinated," said LG Manoj Sinha. COVID-19 vaccination drive was roll out on January 16 across the country.

  • Kurukshetra: TMC leaders got vaccine shots, sparks controversy

    Kurukshetra | Jan 17, 2021, 08:52 PM IST

    Several Trinamool Congress leaders, including two MLAs, were among the people who received the Covid-19 vaccine in West Bengal's Purba Bardhaman district on Saturday.

  • TMC leaders get COVID vaccine shot ahead of healthcare workers in Bengal, sparks controversy

    News | Jan 17, 2021, 03:56 PM IST

    In yet another controversy over COVID vaccine rollout, many healthcare workers alleged that they could not get the jab as several TMC netas got it first.