The UK took 18 days whereas the US took 10 days to reach the one million mark, the ministry said.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease has surged to 1,03,16,786, pushing the national COVID-19 recovery rate to 96.83 per cent.
In the years ahead, analysts and business historians would probably call this the defining moment of India’s economic diplomacy.
Andhra Pradesh reported 158 fresh Covid-19 cases, 172 recoveries and one death in the 24 hours ending 9 am on Saturday.
The Covid-19 vaccination drive was carried out at 224 session sites in 23 districts. Covishield was administered at 216 sites and Covaxin in eight sites.
The frontline workers mentioned in the December 28 guidelines does not include aviation sector employees but personnel from the armed forces, prison staff, municipal workers, among others.
6,967 people get COVID-19 vaccine jabs on day five in Delhi, some centers achieve 100 per cent turnout
For Saturday, 8,100 vaccinations were targeted at 81 centres across 11 districts of the national capital.
Pradeep Vyas, principal secretary, state health department, said the number of days to conduct the vaccination drive per week has been raised from four days to five days now.
Schools in the state reopened for classes 5 to 12 from January 7 after a government order.
After she tested positive, as she was asymptomatic, she was given initial treatment at the prison hospital before shifting to the Victoria Hospital.
In a clinical trial mode, the recipient of a vaccine is monitored with a greater rigor once she/he opts in for administration of the vaccine in concern, she said.
Front-line health workers, the Army and the police and the most vulnerable elderly will be given the vaccine as a priority, the president said.
Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan and the Maldives have already received India's COVID-19 vaccines under grant assistance in sync with its "Neighbourhood First policy.
Their close contacts have also been put under quarantine. Comprehensive contact tracing has been initiated for co-travellers, family contacts and others.
The singer said that fans will soon receive an email from their point of purchase with instructions regarding how to receive the ticket refund.