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THE HEADLINES:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to interact with state Chief Ministers this evening on the nationwide rollout of Corona vaccine.

Covid recovery rate improves to 96.42 percent in the country.

Aerial ground survey of Delhi – Varanasi High Speed Rail Corridor begins from Greater Noida.

Government notifies rules for renewal of International Driving License while traveling abroad.

International Film Festival of India announces its line-up for OTT platform; Bangladesh to be the focus country this year.

India were 250 for 4 against Australia in their second innings in third Cricket Test at Sydney, a short while ago.

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As the nation fights the COVID-19 pandemic, we begin with a message of precaution to stay safe and protected by following these three simple steps —

Wear a face mask.

Maintain Do Gaz Ki Doori for social distancing.

Focus on hand and face hygiene.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with the Chief Ministers of all states today evening through video conferencing. During the interaction, the COVID-19 situation and the vaccination rollout will be discussed.

Emergency Use Authorisation or Accelerated Approval has been granted by the National Regulator, Drugs Controller General of India for two vaccines Covishield and Covaxin which have established safety and immunogenicity. On Saturday, the Prime Minister chaired a high-level meeting to review the COVID-19 status in the country. The roll-out of COVID-19 vaccine will provide priority to the healthcare workers and the frontline workers who are estimated to be around 3 crore followed by those above 50 years of age and the under-50 population groups with co-morbidities numbering around 27 crore. The Co-WIN Vaccine Delivery Management System will provide real time information of vaccine stocks, their storage temperature and individualized tracking of beneficiaries of the COVID-19 vaccine.  More than 79 lakh beneficiaries have been already registered on the platform. More than 61,000 programme managers, 2 lakh vaccinators and 3.7 lakh other vaccination team members have been trained so far as part of trainings at States, Districts and Block levels. Three phases of dry runs have been conducted across the country. Anupam Mishra, AIR News, Delhi.