As per the COWIN dashboard, Karnataka stands seventh in the country, in terms of total doses administered.
The choice was based on seniority in the party and the background of the candidate as he is an educationist said the source.
The first in-person meeting at the White House will also provide added momentum to the Quad grouping, A senior said.
Why did some political parties develop a 'fever' after India administered record 2.5 crore vaccines, asks PM Modi
The Prime Minister's reaction comes after the senior Congress leader P Chidambaram tweeted asking why we had to wait until the PM's birthday.
Nitish Kumar wrote the special birthday wish in Hindi, conveying a message about his emerging political chemistry with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Bihar scripts golden record on PM Modi's birthday, vaccinates 30 lakh people against Covid in a single day
Lauding the success of the state health department, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said that the people of the state have scripted a golden chapter by making such a record vaccination in a single day.
Bihar: VIP Chief Mukesh Sahani releases 71,000 fishes into the Ganges to mark PM Modi's 71st birthday
Mukesh Sahni, who proudly calls himself the 'son of mallah', and the founder of the Vikasheel Insaan Party (VIP) celebrated PM Modi's birthday by letting 71,000 fish in the water of the river Ganges.
'India, US emerging strong partners within Quad': Experts ahead of historic in-person meeting in White House
Biden will host the summit on September 24, signalling Washington's focus on the Indo-Pacific region in the face of China's growing economic and military clout.
Terming the IYC’s ‘Halla Bol’ programme a “revolution” against unemployment, IYC national president Srinivas B V said unemployment in the country has severely increased under the Modi regime.
Neeraj Chopra's javelin which gave India its sole gold in the 2020 Olympics has drawn a bid of over Rs 1.55 crore while its base price is Rs 1 crore.
Around 20 people including women participated in the prayer.
Paatil inaugurated a 71 feet long rangoli of the PM at a mall in Vadodara, while a 182 meter long cake was prepared and distributed among the poor and persons with disability at the same venue.
As earlier reported, senior leaders in the BJP said that the party will try to see the day will be recorded in the nation's history as the one that witnessed a record number of Covid vaccinations.
In a virtual address at the annual SCO summit, Modi said the "root cause" of the problems facing the region is increasing radicalisation and the developments in Afghanistan reflected the challenge.
As Prime Minister Modi turned 71 several dignitaries and politicians greeted him.