The minister said the data required for approval was submitted by Bharat Biotech International Limited to WHO on July 9.
The move comes amid several representations from pulses associations against the government's earlier orders limiting the stocks of pulses that wholesalers, retailers and millers could store.
The world moving towards the third wave of the pandemic should be seen as a red flag, as stressed by PM Narendra Modi, said VK Paul who heads the national task force on coronavirus.
WHO is asking actually China to be 'transparent, open and cooperate, especially on the information, raw data that we asked for at the early days of the pandemic'.
Many, including the World Health Organization, have been critical of the vaccine inequalities in the world as the vast majority of people in lower-income countries are still waiting on a first dose.
The World Health Organization reported Wednesday that deaths climbed last week after nine straight weeks of decline.
WHO says the easier-to-spread delta variant has now been identified in 111 countries since first being detected in India and it expects the variant to become globally dominant in coming months.
Cases of the Alpha variant have been reported in 178 countries, territories or areas, while 123 countries reported cases of the Beta variant and 75 countries reported cases of the Gamma variant.
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Of the eight confirmed cases of lambda in the UK, most have been linked to overseas travel.
Both Pfizer and Moderna have agreed to supply small amounts of their vaccines to COVAX, but the vast majority of their doses have been reserved by rich countries.
WHO's expert group said the U.N. agency should develop ways to identify any potentially concerning gene editing trials and a mechanism "for reporting violations of research integrities".
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A WHO pre-qualification, or Emergency Use Listing, is necessary for a vaccine manufacturer to supply vaccines to global entities such as COVAX or even internationally.
The research found that catching COVID-19 increases the likelihood of serious illness in the most vulnerable young people, those with pre-existing medical conditions and severe disabilities.
All WHO regions except the Americas -- one of the hardest-hit regions -- and southeast Asia posted an increase in deaths over the last week.