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IANS 21 October 2021
India on Thursday achieved the major milestone of 100 crore vaccination-mark, nine months after the nationwide inoculation programme was started to protect the people against Covid-19.

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IANS 22 September 2021
After all round severe criticism for the recent travel advisory that prescribed 10 days quarantine for fully vaccinated Indians, the UK's new advisory has accommodated SII's Covishield as an approved vaccine.

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IANS 27 August 2021
The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has informed the Supreme Court that over a lakh children have either been orphaned, lost a parent, or abandoned amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic from April 2020.

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IANS 16 August 2021
The Supreme Court on Monday granted four weeks more to the Centre to frame guidelines in connection with payment of ex-gratia to dependents of those who succumbed to Covid.

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Moneylife Digital Team 14 August 2021
India’s cumulative COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed the 52-crore mark and until now the Union government has provided more than 54.04 crore vaccine doses provided to states and union territories (UTs).

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RN Bhaskar 02 August 2021
When prime minister Narendra Modi described the COVID management of Uttar Pradesh (UP) as “commendable”, or even “unprecedented”, it made even the most neutral of economy watchers squirm uncomfortably.

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The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government is receiving flak, and rightly so, for the insensitive reply given in the Rajya Sabha on 20th July, by Mansukh Mandaviya, and Dr Bharati Pawar, the newly appointed minister and minister of state, respectively, for health and family welfare, stating that there have been “no deaths due to lack of oxygen as has been specifically reported by the states and Union Territories (UTs)”.

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Anger is growing in Australia as 13 million people -- about half the nation's population, endure fresh lockdowns to deal with the Covid-19 outbreaks. Many people have expressed frustration at being back in the highly policed lockdowns 18 months into the pandemic.

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Moneylife Digital Team 20 July 2021
Contrary to the ground report of deaths due to lack of oxygen supply, the Union government on Tuesday told the Rajya Sabha that no deaths due to lack of oxygen has been specifically reported by the states and union territories (UT).

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A fourth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic has hit France which is spreading at "lightning" speed, government spokesman Gabriel Attal said and also announced tougher sanctions on non-compliance with the health pass rules.

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The Centre has exempted basic Customs duty on the import of specific APIs (active pharmaceutical ingredients) for Black Fungus medicine Amphotericin B and the raw materials used for manufacturing Covid test kits.

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Aravind Natarajan 13 July 2021
With the onset of COVID, the world as we know has changed. One of the biggest fallouts of the ongoing pandemic has been the confusion around how laws need to be enacted, which law would take precedence in a particular situation, what are the local rules and how do they impact our rights as citizens.

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Covid-19 likely contributed to 216.4 million excess doses of antibiotics for adults,

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday said the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) is statutorily mandated to provide minimum standards of relief, which should include ex-gratia for those who have succumbed to Covid.

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Moneylife Digital Team 29 June 2021
The announcement pertaining to economic relief for the pandemic announced by the Union government broadly emphasizes four sectors - health, tourism, micro finance institutions (MFIs) and agriculture while the other measures announced fine-tune the scope of the already existing arrangement, says a research note.

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Moneylife Digital Team 25 June 2021
The union government on Friday announced tax exemption for expenditure incurred on COVID treatment and ex-gratia amount received on death. Granting further relief in difficult COVID times, it also extended dates of several compliances.

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The National Anti-Profiteering Authority (NAA) has directed GST officials to ensure that the reduced tax rates on Covid-related items are passed on to the consumers.

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