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News18 Evening Digest: Govt Says Over 66.07 Cr Covid Vaccine Doses Given to States, UTs So Far and Other Top Stories

It also said that more than 4.49 crore (4,49,68,620) balance and unutilised vaccine doses are still available with the states/UTs. (File photo: PTI)

It also said that more than 4.49 crore (4,49,68,620) balance and unutilised vaccine doses are still available with the states/UTs. (File photo: PTI)

Here are the top stories we are covering this evening: Over 66.07 Crore Covid-19 Vaccine Doses Provided to States, UTs So Far: Centre; Bengaluru Most Linguistically Diverse in India, 107 Languages Spoken in Karnataka Capital; Watch What You Wear: Bengal Youth Was Denied Covaxin Shot for Wearing Shorts; Take 5-Minute Yoga Interval, Download Ayush Ministry's Y-Break App: Govt Tells it Employees; Fear Looms Over Afghan Sex Workers as Taliban Scout Through Porn Sites to Prepare 'Kill List': Report; and 7th Pay Commission: Central Govt Employees' Salary Hiked. Know Details.

Over 66.07 Crore Covid-19 Vaccine Doses Provided to States, UTs So Far: Centre

More than 66.07 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses have so far been provided to states and Union territories by the Centre for free and under the direct state procurement category, the Union health ministry said on Saturday. It also said that more than 4.49 crore (4,49,68,620) balance and unutilised vaccine doses are still available with the states/UTs. Read More

Bengaluru Most Linguistically Diverse in India, 107 Languages Spoken in Karnataka Capital

Bengaluru is the top district in India where the most number of languages are spoken, finds a recent analysis of the 2011 Census. With 107 languages, Bengaluru has a diverse set of languages spoken in the district including 22 scheduled and 84 non-scheduled languages, found an analysis by Shamika Ravi, a non-resident senior fellow of Brookings Institution, and Mudit Kapoor, an associate professor of economics at Indian Statistical Institute. Read More

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Take 5-Minute Yoga Interval, Download Ayush Ministry’s Y-Break App: Govt Tells it Employees

Just taking a 5-minute ‘Yoga Break’ - don’t be surprised if you find a government employee saying this at work soon. The government has asked all its employees to do so after downloading an application developed by the Ministry of Ayush which has an inbuilt five-minute-long Yoga protocol. In an order issued two days ago, the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has asked all the Ministries to promote the application. Read More

Fear Looms Over Afghan Sex Workers as Taliban Scout Through Porn Sites to Prepare ‘Kill List’: Report

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PETA India Starts Campaign to Create Awareness For Horse-free Weddings

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7th Pay Commission: Central Govt Employees’ Salary Hiked. Know Details

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first published:September 04, 2021, 17:54 IST