Each Day in April Saw More Shots Administered, Vaccination Reduced by Almost Half in May

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India opened its vaccination drive for all adults from May 1 but the pace of vaccination has seen a rapid decline so far and half of the month is already passed. Many states either have holed up the vaccination drive for 18-44 population age-group or have only partially rolled it out, complaining about shortage of … Read more

Covid pushes India’s Pharma industry growth to 59% in April

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The fresh wave of Covid-19 in the country has pushed up sales of medicines and resulted in exponential growth for the pharmaceutical sector. According to total sales audit data from world’s largest pharmaceutical market research firm IMS Health, the Indian Pharma Market (IPM) grew 59 per cent yoy in April, 2021 vs 16 per cent … Read more

UP Records Sharp Decline in Active Cases, Infections Fall Below 2L for First Time Since April 30

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A new mechanism to ‘test, track and treat’ adopted by the Uttar Pradesh government has helped contain the rapid spread of the pandemic in its second eave with active COVID-19 cases on Friday dropping below the 2 lakh-mark for the first time since the end of last month. At present, there are 1,93,815 active cases … Read more

India Has Reported More Covid-related Deaths from May 1-12 than Entire April: Govt Data

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India has reported more deaths related to the coronavirus infection in just 12 days of May than the fatalities recorded in the entire month of April, data from the union health ministry shows. According to the statistics analysed by News18, India reported 45,862 fatalities connected to the pandemic in April. In comparison, in the first … Read more

Nearly 6,260 Tonnes of LMO Delivered to States Since April 19, Says Rlys

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The Railways has delivered nearly 6,260 tonnes of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) onboard 100 Oxygen Express’ trains since April 19 when it started its first such service, an official statement said on Wednesday. The Railways delivered 800 tonnes of LMO to the nation on Tuesday, it said. “One hundred Oxygen Expresses have completed their journey … Read more

India’s fuel sales drop 9.4% in April on Covid wave – Times of India

India's fuel sales drop 9.4% in April on Covid wave - Times of India

NEW DELHI: India’s fuel demand slumped 9.4 per cent in April when compared to the preceding month as lockdowns clamped in several states to curb the second wave of coronavirus sweeping the nation pummelled demand, official data showed on Wednesday. Fuel consumption fell 9.38 per cent to 17.01 million tonnes in April from 18.77 million … Read more

India Reports 158 Covid Deaths per Hour in May, Six Times More than First 11 Days of April

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India has reported about 158 Covid-related deaths per hour on average in the first 11 days of May, six times more than the figures reported in the same number of days in April, data from the union health ministry suggests. Since May 1, India has reported 41,662 deaths, making it close to 158 deaths per … Read more

Highest Demand Under MGNREGS in April Hints at Possible Return of Reverse Migration

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In what could be a direct result of localised lockdown due to spike in covid-19 cases, demand for work by households under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) has surged 102 percent in April 2021 to 2.45 crore households from 1.21 crore households a year before. This demand is the highest during … Read more

India’s Vaccination Hopes Come Crashing Down with 84% Slump after Peak Inoculation in April

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On April 5, India’s Covid-19 vaccination touched its peak. On that day, 43,00,966 people were administered with covid-19 vaccine doses. The day raised hope that the only remedy to the covid-19 disease, the vaccine, will soon be administered to every eligible Indian. From May 1, people aged between 18 to 45 were also made eligible … Read more

Covid Cases Fall Below 50,000 For First Time Since April 5, 572 Deaths Reported

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Maharashtra on Sunday reported 48,401 fresh coronavirus positive cases and 572 fatalities, taking the tally to 51,01,737 and the toll to 75,849, the state health department said. At 48,401, the number of new cases in a day fell below 50,000 for the first time after April 5 this year, when the state had recorded 47,288 … Read more

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