43 Cr Vaccine Doses Administered, Over 14 Cr Jabs to 18-44 Age Group | Top Highlights

43 Cr Vaccine Doses Administered, Over 14 Cr Jabs to 18-44 Age Group | Top Highlights

India on Saturday achieved the landmark milestone of administering 43 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses, till 7pm. Nearly 46 lakh – 45,74,298 – jabs were administered on Saturday. A total of 22,80,435 vaccine doses were administered as first dose and 2,72,190 vaccine doses given as second dose in the age group 18-44 years on Saturday. The … Read more

News18 Evening Digest: Govt Revises Rates of Covid Medical Devices and Other Top Stories

News18 Evening Digest: Govt Revises Rates of Covid Medical Devices and Other Top Stories

Govt Revises Rates of Medical Devices Used for Covid Treatment to Make Them Affordable The government has capped the trade margin on five medical devices extensively used for treatment and prevention of COVID-19 — pulse oximeters, digital thermometers, blood pressure monitoring machines, nebulizers, and glucometer — with immediate effect. READ MORE Four Indigo, Spicejet Airlines … Read more

Cricket-Spinners, Top Order Help Sri Lanka Avoid Whitewash Against India

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka avoided a series whitewash against a second-string India side after half-centuries by Avishka Fernando and Bhanuka Rajapaksa led them to a three-wicket victory in the rain-hit third and final one-day international on Friday. Opener Fernando made a patient 76 and number three batsman Bhanuka Rajapaksa made a breezy 65 as Sri Lanka … Read more

Top LeT Commander Among Two Terrorists Killed in J&K’s Sopore

Top LeT Commander Among Two Terrorists Killed in J&K's Sopore

Two Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) terrorists, including a top commander of the outfit, were killed in an overnight encounter with security forces in the Sopore area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district, police said on Friday. A police spokesperson said the security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in the Warpora area of Sopore on Thursday, following specific … Read more

One More Extortion Case Filed Against Ex-Mumbai Top Cop Param Bir Singh, This Time in Thane

One More Extortion Case Filed Against Ex-Mumbai Top Cop Param Bir Singh, This Time in Thane

One more case has been registered against former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh for allegedly extorting money from the relative of a builder and kidnapping him for ransom, police said on Friday. A DCP-rank official and three others have also been named in the First Information Report (FIR) that was registered in Thane on … Read more

New COVID-19 Variant “Probable” This Year, Top French Expert Warns

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A new COVID-19 variant would “probably” emerge this year, top French expert said. (Representational) Paris: The French government’s top advisor on Covid-19 warned Friday that a new variant of the disease would “probably” emerge in the winter months this year. The country is currently battling an unprecedented spike in new cases caused by the more … Read more

Covid Vaccination Drive Speeds Up; Tamil Nadu, Bengal & Gujarat Top Performers; Bihar Sees Max Wastage

Covid Vaccination Drive Speeds Up; Tamil Nadu, Bengal & Gujarat Top Performers; Bihar Sees Max Wastage

Between May 1 and July 13, over 41 lakh extra Covid-19 vaccine doses were extracted by the states, while Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, and Gujarat performed the best, data by the Health Ministry showed. On the contrary, Bihar accounted for half of the 2.5 lakh doses wasted across the country. Tamil Nadu extracted 5.88 lakh … Read more

Turkey’s Daily Coronavirus Cases Top 9,500

The court sought the law ministry’s response after going through a statement by the World Health Organisation, which has declared virginity testing as unscientific, medically unnecessary and unreliable.

The court sought the law ministry’s response after going through a statement by the World Health Organisation, which has declared virginity testing as unscientific, medically unnecessary and unreliable. Istanbul, Jul 22 (AP) Turkey’s daily coronavirus infections topped 9,500 on Thursday, the highest rate since the third week of May. The health ministry indicated 9,586 cases … Read more

Taliban now controls half of Afghanistan, complete takeover not a foregone conclusion: Top US General

Image Source : AP Security personnel inspect a damaged vehicle which was firing rockets in Kabul, Afghanistan, amid worsening security situation. The Taliban militant group now controls a total of 212, or roughly half of Afghanistan’s 419 district centres, a top US General said. “Strategic momentum appears to be sort of with the Taliban,” Xinhua … Read more

News18 Evening Digest: Karnataka To Provide1% Reservation For Transgenders & Other Top Stories

In case of non-availability of transgender candidates, the job could be given to male or female from the same category, the notification notes.

‘White Lies in Parliament’: Oppn Slams Centre over ‘No Deaths Due to Oxygen Shortage’ Statement Leaders of opposition parties led by the Aam Aadmi Party and the Congress on Wednesday lashed out at the Centre over its statement that there were no deaths due to lack of oxygen during the Covid second wave. In an … Read more

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