India provides reciprocal exemption of EU Digital COVID Certificate to include Covishield, Covaxin

India has appealed the EU member states to distinctly consider extending exemption for those who have already received Covishield and Covaxin, and said it will institute a reciprocal policy if they give recognition for the EU Digital Covid-19 certificate, according to sources. The 27-member European Union will be launching the EU Digital COVID Certificate framework…

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PM Modi will address the Digital India beneficiaries at 11 am tomorrow

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address several beneficiaries of the Digital India initiative on the sixth anniversary at 11 am on Thursday via virtual mode. Modi said on Wednesday after announcing his interaction with the beneficiaries, saying, “Our emphasis on technology has enhanced service delivery and boosted transparency.” PM tweeted, “At 11 AM tomorrow, 1st…

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Pvt hospitals will obtain Covid vaccine doses via CoWIN starting from July 1

Private hospitals in the country will no longer be able to obtain the Covid-19 vaccines directly from the manufacturing companies and will have to place their requirements on the government’s CoWIN platform, according to sources familiar with the update. A senior Union Health Ministry official said, “Yes, they will need to procure through Co-WIN; it…

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DGCA further extends the ban on international flights till July 31 due to Covid-19

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) took the call for further extending the ban on the scheduled international flights to and from the country till July 31st on Wednesday. The scheduled international flights to and from India apart from cargo/repatriation/relief services have been suspended from March 2020. According to a notification signed by the…

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International cooperation on vaccines, medicines answer to Covid-19 challenge: Jaishankar at G20 meeting

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar Prasad spoke at the G20 Summit held with the Foreign Ministers on Tuesday and iterated that international cooperation is the answer to the challenges associated with the Covid-19 pandemic. He also said that institutional multilateralism is been determined to be needed, and reforms will have several forms, however, the immediate…

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