Health and frontline workers are first in line for jabs at vaccination centers across the country.
This year, Lohri will be celebrated on January 13. Makar Sankranti will be commemorated on January 14. Here is all you need to know about the Lohri celebration and puja vidhi.
Kumbh Mela: This year, Haridwar is the host, and several million people were expected to throng the holy city in Uttarakhand over the coming seven weeks.
Indian airlines started delivering batches of COVID-19 vaccines nationwide on Tuesday, preparing for the launch of a campaign to offer shots to 1.3 billion people, in what officials call the world’s biggest vaccination drive.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is holding a meeting with chief ministers of all states to review the Covid-19 vaccine rollout plan set to begin this week.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed the preparedness for COVID-19 vaccination programme on Saturday, it said. India hopes to inoculate 300 million of its 1.35 billion people free of charge in the first six to eight months of this year.
Healthcare workers to get priority.
The country’s drugs regulator gave emergency authorization for the vaccine developed by Oxford University and U.K.-based drugmaker AstraZeneca, and another developed by the Indian company Bharat Biotech.