India's drug regulator has also granted permission for the restricted emergency use of the Russian COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V with certain conditions.
AIIMS-Bhubaneswar has been sanctioned with three new diagnostic facilities by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and Department of Health Research.
Acharya had served as the Special Chief Secretary in before retirement and also as the DG of MCRHRD Institute of Telangana.
The daily rise in infections (39,726) was the highest recorded in 110 days, while the death toll increased to 1,59,370 with 154 daily new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.
Survey on non-communicable diseases finds less intake of fruit, veg and high salt usage.
According to him, a paper on Covaxin’s neutralisation potential against the UK strain has been accepted for publication.
ICMR Director General Dr Bhargava pointed out that India was the fifth country in the world to isolate the Covid-19 virus as part of the efforts to develop a vaccine for the pandemic.
India has also detected the Brazilian strain of the virus in one person, said ICMR director general Balram Bhargava.
The state government had demanded Rs 7,200 crore of which Rs 3,500 crore was for the pending projects and Rs 3,700 crore for new projects.
The survey, based on the combined results from both the tests has estimated the average infection prevalence at about 25 per cent.
The third national serosurvey by the ICMR has found that 21.5% of the population above 18 has antibodies against Covid-19.
The survey, whose findings are yet to be released, has estimated that the country's actual Covid-19 infection size is 30 crore.
Responding to a query during a press conference, Balram Bhargava clarified that there is no contraindication in administering COVID vaccines to those who are on blood thinners such as aspirin.
Among those who received Covaxin, the study reported that only one serious adverse event was reported which was found to be unrelated to the vaccine
Experts say such experiment can only be in-vitro neutralisation data