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.
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 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.
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.
India has administered more than 12.69 crore coronavirus vaccine doses to eligible beneficiaries till Monday evening, the Union Health Ministry said.
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 for two weeks will be imposed in Kerala amid the recent surge in COVID-19 cases across the state.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has accepted the premature retirement request of IPS officer Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh, according to official sources.
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.
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.
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.