This is to clarify that the WHO has not associated the term "Indian Variant" with the B.1.617 strain of the coronavirus in its 32 page document, it said.
New recoveries have outshone new daily cases for the second consecutive day, the ministry said.
Karnataka, Kerala, TN among 16 states showing continued increasing trend in daily Covid cases: Centre
According to the government, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and Chhattisgarh were among 18 states and union territories showing continued plateauing or decrease in daily new COVID-19 cases.
India's cumulative recoveries have surged to 1,90,27,304 with 3,56,082 recoveries being registered in a span of 24 hours.
The ministry said the Government of India has been supporting the nationwide vaccination drive by providing COVID vaccines free of cost to states and UTs.
As per the Ministry, Haryana reported 6.49 vaccine wastage, followed by Assam with 5.92 per cent, and Rajasthan with 5.68 per cent.
Since expenditure on vaccine is one-off expenditure outside the normal Centrally-Sponsored Schemes of the health ministry, separate funding ensures easy monitoring and management of funds, it said.
It further said that the IMA has been insisting on the need for national lockdown to getting breathing time for the health care infrastructure to recoup.
Registering a steady increase, the active cases have increased to 37,23,446, comprising 17.01 per cent of the total infections.
According to the data, the Case Positivity Rate of Telangana, as on May 7, stood at 1.14 per cent - the lowest in the country.
There are seven states where the active cases are in the range of 50,000 to 1 lakh cases and 17 states where the active cases are more than 50,000.
The company's response came after the Health Ministry in a statement refuted allegations that it has not placed any fresh orders for the Covishield vaccine with SII.
India saw 3,86,452 new coronavirus infections in a span of 24 hours, the highest single-day rise so far, pushing the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 1,87,62,976.
Registering a steady increase, the active cases have increased to 31,70,228 comprising 16.90 per cent of the total infections, while the national recovery rate has further dropped to 81.99 per cent.
According to the revised guidelines, the patients may perform warm-water gargles or take steam inhalation twice a day.