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India Now Accounts For 1 In 3 Of All New Cases In The World

India Now Accounts For 1 In 3 Of All New Cases In The World

Joanna Slater, The Washington Post | Tuesday April 20, 2021, New Delhi

More than a year after the pandemic began, infections worldwide have surpassed their previous peak. The average number of coronavirus cases reported each day is now higher than it has ever been.

Manmohan Singh Stable, Best Possible Care Being Provided: Health Minister

Manmohan Singh Stable, Best Possible Care Being Provided: Health Minister

Reported by Shonakshi Chakravarty, Edited by Harish Pullanoor | Tuesday April 20, 2021, New Delhi

Former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh's condition remains stable a day after he was admitted to AIIMS, New Delhi, with fever. The 88-year-old is being given the best possible medical care, Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said today.

India To Waive Import Duty On Covid Vaccines, Says Government Source: Report

India To Waive Import Duty On Covid Vaccines, Says Government Source: Report

Reuters | Tuesday April 20, 2021, New Delhi

India will waive its 10% customs duty on imported COVID-19 vaccines, a senior government official told Reuters on Monday, as it tries to boost supplies to counter a dramatic surge in coronavirus cases.

White House Refuses To Comment On Lifting Ban On Vaccine Raw Materials Export To India

White House Refuses To Comment On Lifting Ban On Vaccine Raw Materials Export To India

Press Trust of India | Tuesday April 20, 2021, Washington

The White House on Monday did not respond to questions on the request by Serum Institute of India to lift export ban on certain raw materials needed for ramping up production of COVID-19 vaccine.

Covid India Live Updates: Over 12.69 Crore Vaccine Doses Administered So Far, Says Ministry

Covid India Live Updates: Over 12.69 Crore Vaccine Doses Administered So Far, Says Ministry

Tuesday April 20, 2021, New Delhi

India has administered more than 12.69 crore coronavirus vaccine doses to eligible beneficiaries till Monday evening, the Union Health Ministry said.

S Jaishankar, US Secretary Of State Discuss Security Issues In Afghanistan, Myanmar

S Jaishankar, US Secretary Of State Discuss Security Issues In Afghanistan, Myanmar

Press Trust of India | Tuesday April 20, 2021, Washington

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and his American counterpart Tony Blinken on Monday discussed on phone bilateral and regional issues including Afghanistan, Myanmar, and climate change.

Night Curfew In Kerala From Today Amid Surge In Coronavirus Cases

Night Curfew In Kerala From Today Amid Surge In Coronavirus Cases

ANI | Tuesday April 20, 2021, Thiruvananthapuram

Night curfew for two weeks will be imposed in Kerala amid the recent surge in COVID-19 cases across the state.

Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, Ranjit Singh Brahmpura To Launch New Party

Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, Ranjit Singh Brahmpura To Launch New Party

Press Trust of India | Tuesday April 20, 2021, Chandigarh

Rajya Sabha MP Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa and Ranjit Singh Brahmpura, who were expelled from the SAD for revolting against its leadership, on Monday announced to float a new party after dissolving their political outfits.

Need To Resolve Legacy Issues Through Dialogue: Army Chief Amid Border Standoff With China

Need To Resolve Legacy Issues Through Dialogue: Army Chief Amid Border Standoff With China

Press Trust of India | Tuesday April 20, 2021, New Delhi

In a veiled reference to the border standoff with China, Army Chief General MM Naravane on Monday said legacy issues and differences need to be resolved through mutual consent and dialogue, and not by unilateral actions.

No Significant Shift In Age Distribution Of Covid Cases: NITI Ayog Member

No Significant Shift In Age Distribution Of Covid Cases: NITI Ayog Member

ANI | Tuesday April 20, 2021, New Delhi

There is no significant shift in the age distribution of COVID-19 cases in the second wave as compared to the first one, said Dr VK Paul, Member (Health) of the NITI Aayog, on Monday.

J&J Seeks India's Permission For Phase 3 Trial Of 1-Shot Vaccine: Report

J&J Seeks India's Permission For Phase 3 Trial Of 1-Shot Vaccine: Report

Press Trust of India | Tuesday April 20, 2021, New Delhi

Multinational pharma giant Johnson & Johnson has applied to India's drug regulator seeking permission to conduct phase-3 clinical trial of its single-dose COVID-19 vaccine in India as well as import licence, sources said.

Amarinder Singh Accepts Retirement Request Of Punjab IPS Officer: Report

Amarinder Singh Accepts Retirement Request Of Punjab IPS Officer: Report

Press Trust of India | Monday April 19, 2021, Chandigarh

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has accepted the premature retirement request of IPS officer Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh, according to official sources.

Some States Hampering Oxygen Supply To Madhya Pradesh: Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Some States Hampering Oxygen Supply To Madhya Pradesh: Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Press Trust of India | Monday April 19, 2021, Bhopal

Police officers in some states were blocking the movement of tankers bringing medical-grade oxygen to Madhya Pradesh for coronavirus patients, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan alleged on Monday.

Record 240 COVID-19 Deaths In Delhi; Over 23,000 New Cases

Record 240 COVID-19 Deaths In Delhi; Over 23,000 New Cases

Press Trust of India | Monday April 19, 2021, New Delhi

Delhi on Monday recorded 240 deaths due to the coronavirus, highest since the pandemic began over a year ago, and 23,686 cases with a positivity rate of 26.12 per cent, according to data shared by the Health Department.

Meeting For Appointment Of CBI Director To Be Held After May 2: Centre To Court

Meeting For Appointment Of CBI Director To Be Held After May 2: Centre To Court

Press Trust of India | Monday April 19, 2021, New Delhi

The Centre on Monday told the Supreme Court that the meeting of a high-powered committee consisting of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and others for the appointment of CBI Director would be convened immediately after May 2.