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News18 Afternoon Digest: PM Modi Addresses Nation on India's 1 Billion Vaccine Feat and Other Top Stories

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took pride in the fact that India’s vaccination drive had no 'VIP culture'. (Image: ANI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took pride in the fact that India’s vaccination drive had no 'VIP culture'. (Image: ANI)

Here are the top stories we are covering this afternoon: Festival Caution, Optimistic Economy, Critics Silenced...: PM Modi's 5 Big Messages on India's 1 Billion Vax Feat; What Experts Are Saying About Delta Subvariant AY.4.2 That Has Gained Ground In UK; Liquor Ice-Cream at Coimbatore Cafe Becomes a Rage Among Teens, Officials Seal it Over 'Poor Hygiene; and Life Certificate Last Date: Pension to Stop if You do not Submit Life Certificate Soon.

Festival Caution, Optimistic Economy, Critics Silenced…: PM Modi’s 5 Big Messages on India’s 1 Billion Vax Feat

India’s vaccination drive is a big success, the 100 crore figure answers India’s critics, there is optimism in the economy, but the war is not over and don’t be negligent during festival season — Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave these five big messages in his address to the nation on Friday. Read More

EXPLAINED: What Experts Are Saying About Delta Subvariant AY.4.2 That Has Gained Ground In UK

A new subvariant of Delta, the dominant variant now of the novel coronavirus worldwide, has attracted the attention of health authorities after cases linked to it were reported in several countries, especially the UK. Taking on changes is a common occurrence with the novel coronavirus as it makes copies of itself and, while most mutations are harmless, some come along that enhance the transmissibility or lethality of the virus. Read More

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Liquor Ice-Cream at Coimbatore Cafe Becomes a Rage Among Teens, Officials Seal it Over ‘Poor Hygiene

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first published:October 22, 2021, 12:19 IST