India to make 1 billion vaccine doses for Indo-Pacific

Leaders of the four-nation Quad, in their first-ever summit on Friday, finalised a landmark initiative under which huge investments will be made in India to create additional production capacities to roll out a billion coronavirus vaccine doses by 2022 for exports to the Indo-Pacific region, seen as a significant step to counter China’s expanding vaccine diplomacy. Continue Reading

President Kovind gets Covid vaccine today

After Prime Minister Modi received his first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine on Monday, President Ram Nath Kovind will be administered the first dose at the Army hospital (Research and Referral) in New Delhi today. Continue Reading

World leaders laud India for successful vaccination launch

Leaders from neighbouring countries have greeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Indian government for successful launch of vaccination drive against Covid-19 on 16 January 2021. Continue Reading

Covid vaccination to start in India 16 January

India’s Covid-19 vaccination drive is scheduled to start on 16 January with priority given to an estimated three crore healthcare workers and the frontline workers, the Health Ministry said Saturday. Continue Reading

Coming soon: Covid-19 Indian vaccine

The wait for a vaccine against Covid-19, might not be too long, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Friday hinting on the possibility of an immunisation drive in the coming weeks. Continue Reading

Avoid false hope on Covid vaccine, health experts tell Modi

A ‘joint task force’ of eminent public health experts has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said it must be assumed that an effective vaccine against the novel coronavirus would not be available in the near future. Continue Reading