Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Thursday said that the central leaders of BJP are in conversation with Utpal Parrikar, son of late Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, and have offered him two constituencies to contest election in the upcoming Goa Assembly polls.
WHO urged the nations not to require proof of vaccination against COVID-19 for international travel as the only pathway or condition permitting international travel.
Delhi government on Thursday slashed the maximum price of the RT-PCR COVID-19 test at private laboratories from Rs 500 to Rs 300.
In a historical step ahead of the 75th Republic Day, the Amar Jawan Jyoti flame at the India Gate lawns would be extinguished and merged with the flame at the National War Memorial on Friday.
As many as 12,306 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in the past 24 hours in Delhi with a test positivity rate of 21.48 per cent.
Kerala on Thursday recorded the highest single-day spike with 46,387 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, stated the State Health Department on Thursday.
WHO chief scientist said there is no need to manufacture a new vaccine for every COVID-19 variant. Instead countries must invest in R&D for protective vaccines against all coronaviruses.
The Union Health Ministry will decide about COVID-19 vaccination for children less than 15 years of age only after scientific evidence, said Rajesh Bhushan, Health Secretary while addressing a press briefing on Thursday.
The Health Ministry said Asia has been showing a sharp surge in global contribution from 7.9 per cent to nearly 18.4 per cent in four weeks. There has been a sharp surge in COVID-19 cases in India.
An 18-year-old girl, who was earlier gang-raped, died by suicide at her house in Thenhipalam in Kerala's Malappuram district.