Sumi Sukanya dutta

Second Covid wave fast-n-furious, 10 states fighting infection explosion

Over the past 24 hours, the country has recorded 81,466 new cases taking the cumulative active cases to 6,14, 696 the highest since October.

03 Apr 2021

Situation is going from bad to worse, vaccinate 45+ in 2 weeks: Centre

The warning came as the country recorded over 4 lakh new cases over the past one week, registering nearly 58,000 daily cases on an average and a growth rate of nearly 7% active cases.

31 Mar 2021

Bharat Biotech asked to raise Covaxin production

 Of the 5,33,24,811 doses of vaccine administered in India so far, less than 50 lakh or 10% vaccine doses comprise Covaxin, the country’s first indigenous Covid-19 vaccine. 

26 Mar 2021

All those above 45 years of age can get vaccinated from April 1: Javadekar

"We request that all eligible should immediately register and get vaccinated," the Union Minister said at a press conference.

24 Mar 2021

India using more vaccine doses at home, here are the numbers

Government has supplied 75 million doses to states so far while 59 million doses have been exported or donated 

19 Mar 2021

Pratap Bhanu Mehta's exit result of his role as govt's critic': Ashoka University faculty

Mehta, in an email to his students, had hinted that a discussion with the university regarding the “prevailing circumstances” led to his exit.

18 Mar 2021

One in 10 medical students wary of COVID vaccine shots over safety, efficacy fears: Survey

Covishield was preferred over Covaxin by students. Although provided free of charge, there has been no option for the health workers to choose between the two vaccines.

14 Mar 2021

India to review setbacks of Covishield vaccine

India, too, has decided to review the hospitalisations and deaths in people who took Covishield, this newspaper has learnt.

13 Mar 2021

Rajasthan government says COVID-19 vaccines short in supply, Centre denies claim

The clarification, however, has not quelled apprehensions that the vaccine supply may be far lesser than required as the pace of vaccination has picked up over the last few days.

10 Mar 2021

Mutant COVID-19 viruses converging to become ‘super variant’, can make pandemic situation difficult: Study

This is first ever study detecting signals of a convergence, which suggests that through mutations, the UK variant is becoming more like the South African variant and vice-versa.

09 Mar 2021

Unhealthy living pushing Indians to ‘silent killers’

Survey on non-communicable diseases finds less intake of fruit, veg and high salt usage.

06 Mar 2021

Glitches galore on Day 1 of Covid vaccination drive

Health minister promises that the glitches in the system will be streamlined in the days to come

02 Mar 2021

Registration for next phase of COVID-19 vaccination on Co-WIN2.0 portal to open on March 1

Citizens will be able to register and book an appointment for vaccination, anytime and anywhere, using the Co-WIN 2.0 portal or through other IT applications such as Arogya Setu.

28 Feb 2021

Centre fails to finalise COVID vaccination details ahead of next phase of inoculation

Most of the states said they did not know how many vaccine doses—or which one—will they receive as the vaccination opens up for people above 60 years and over 45 with specific comorbidities.

28 Feb 2021

Fund crunch may hinder breakfast extension plan of midday meal scheme for children

Ministry of Education had estimated that it will cost about Rs 4,000 crore to the Centre, apart from states’ share, to introduce breakfast for nearly 12 crore students in 2021-2022.

27 Feb 2021