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Covid News Live: Goa CM Pramod Sawant takes first jab of COVID vaccine – The Economic Times

!1 New UpdateClick here for latest updates Maruti service network crosses 4,000 outlets largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) on Wednesday said its service network has crossed 4,000 outlet mark across the country, covering 1,989 towns and cities. Gujarat finance minister Nitin Patel tables paperless budget for 2021-22 Total outlay RS. 2,27,029 crore China charges […]

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All private hospitals permitted to give COVID vaccine, Centre to states; utilise optimum capacity of empanelled hospitals

The government on Tuesday asked states to scale up Covid-19 vaccinations in private hospitals while suggesting that those not empanelled under government schemes should also be roped in so that more people are covered. Day 2 of the inoculation drive for high-risk groups turned out to be smoother, with beneficiaries reporting a pleasant experience, although […]

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Covid-19 Live News: India reports 12,286 new COVID-19 cases and 91 deaths – The Economic Times

!1 New UpdateClick here for latest updates Volvo to make only electric vehicles by 2030 The Swedish automaker said Tuesday that it is phasing out the production of all cars with internal combustion engines — including hybrids. IndiGo flight 6E 1412 from Sharjah to Lucknow was diverted to Karachi due to a medical emergency Unfortunately, […]

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‘Please get in touch’: Britain hunts mystery spreader of Brazil variant

Britain on Monday appealed for a mystery individual infected with a highly transmissible Brazilian variant of the novel coronavirus to come forward, more than two weeks after they tested positive but failed to give proper contact details. Britain said six cases had been detected of the “P.1” variant identified in the Brazilian city of Manaus, […]

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Waiver war at WTO over Covid jab intellectual property rights

The World Trade Organization faces calls led by India and South Africa to waive intellectual property rights for Covid-19 vaccines — a notion fiercely rejected by pharmaceutical giants and their host countries. The WTO will thrash out the divisive issue at its general council meeting on Monday and Tuesday as its new head Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala […]

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Coronavirus updates: PM Modi takes first dose of Bharat BioTech’s Covaxin at AIIMS Delhi – The Economic Times

!1 New UpdateClick here for latest updates AstraZeneca sells its stake in Moderna for more than $1 billion A total of 21,68,58,774 samples tested for COVID-19 up to 28th February, says ICMR. Of these, 6,27,668 samples were tested yesterday. India Covid-19 cases India reports 15,510 new COVID-19 cases, 11,288 discharges and 106 deaths in the […]

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US advisers endorse single-shot Covid-19 vaccine from J&J

US health advisers endorsed a one-dose COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson on Friday, putting the nation on the cusp of adding an easier-to-use option to fight the pandemic. The Food and Drug Administration is expected to quickly follow the recommendation and make J&J’s shot the third vaccine authorized for emergency use in the US […]

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Term cover costs set to go up as reinsurers hike life rates

(This story originally appeared in on Feb 18, 2021) Mumbai: Indian life insurance companies are set to hike premiums for their term plans after several reinsurers increased rates for underwriting portfolios of these pure-protection covers. The move comes even as the domestic life companies face higher-than-expected mortality claims due to Covid. Reinsurance rates for Indian […]