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News18 Evening Digest: DCGI Hints at Covid-19 Vaccine Approval Soon, CBSE Board Exam Time Table to be Announced and Other Top Stories

A ground staff walks past a container kept at the Cargo Terminal 2 of the Indira Gandhi International Airport, which according to the officials will be used as a COVID-19 vaccine handling and distribution centre. (Reuters)

A ground staff walks past a container kept at the Cargo Terminal 2 of the Indira Gandhi International Airport, which according to the officials will be used as a COVID-19 vaccine handling and distribution centre. (Reuters)

Here are the Stories We are Covering this Evening: 'Happy New Year With Something in Hand': Drug Regulator Hints at Covid Vaccine Approval Soon, Ramesh Pokhriyal To Release CBSE Board Class 10, 12 Exam 2021 Dates, Rape Accused Released on Bail Sexually Assaults, Kills 3-year-old Child in Maha, Hours After Supporting Pinarayi's Resolution Against Farm Laws, Kerala's Lone BJP MLA Backtracks, Gal Gadot Hails Shaheen Bagh's Activist Bilkis Bano as One of 'My Personal Wonder Women' and Tesla is Coming to India in 2021, But Which Car Will it Launch and How Much Will it Cost?

‘Happy New Year With Something in Hand’: Drug Regulator Hints at Covid Vaccine Approval Soon

A vaccine against coronavirus can be approved in India soon, the country’s apex drug regulator hinted on Thursday and said the country will have a “happy new year with something in hand.” The assurance from the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) comes ahead of a crucial meeting of the expert panel on emergency use vaccine authorization, which is set for Friday. READ MORE

CBSE Board Class 10, 12 Exam 2021 Dates Live Updates: Ramesh Pokhriyal To Release Time Table Soon

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) exams 2021 datesheets for Classes 10 and 12 are expected to be released by Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ today around 6 pm during a live session. The CBSE datesheets will be released online at cbse.nic.in soon after the live session. Students should also check the official CBSE website cbse.nic.in for final 2021 datesheets for both theoretical and practical board examinations. LIVE NOW

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Hours After Supporting Pinarayi’s Resolution Against Farm Laws, Kerala’s Lone BJP MLA Backtracks

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Gal Gadot Hails Shaheen Bagh’s Activist Bilkis Bano as One of ‘My Personal Wonder Women’

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Tesla is Coming to India in 2021, But Which Car Will it Launch and How Much Will it Cost?

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