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Dec 29, 2020 07:46 AM IST Daybreak

India Tests Vaccine Delivery Systems as 4-5 Crore Doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca's Jab Stockpiled Before Rollout

The Serum Institute of India, which is manufacturing the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, has already stockpiled 40-50 million dosages of the Covid-19 vaccine, CEO Adar Poonawalla said on Monday, adding that the firm will be able to produce around 300 million doses by July next year. The emergency use authorisation for the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine is expected within days and four states - Punjab, Gujarat, Assam and Andhra Pradesh - on Monday began a trial run of vaccine delivery systems.

Centre Invites Protesting Farmers for Talks on Wednesday, Wants 'Logical Solution' to End Deadlock

The central government on Monday invited 40 protesting farmer unions for the next round of talks on December 30 to find a “logical solution” to the current impasse over the three new farm reform laws. The government’s invite followed a proposal made by unions last week to hold the talks on December 29.

Centre Extends Covid-19 Control Guidelines Till January 31 With Surge Warning Over UK Virus Variant

The Centre on Monday maintained the COVID-19 restrictions on various activities, noting that while there has been a continuous decline in active cases in India, there is a need for surveillance, containment and caution due to a surge globally and the emergence of a new variant of the virus in the UK.

As Rahul Dithers, Priyanka Gandhi is Stepping Up to be the Problem Solver Congress Desperately Needs

This is the third time Rahul Gandhi has taken a break, and it’s the timing – in the middle of the ongoing protests and the occasion of the Foundation Day - which is the issue. Congress leaders, on condition of anonymity, said he could have gone a day later as his presence at the event would have boosted the morale of the party cadre. In the absence of Rahul Gandhi, there was another scene at the Congress office which grabbed attention. It was Priyanka Gandhi Vadra hobnobbing with party leaders, senior and old, and also with the karyakartas.

Food Habit My Right, Who Are You to Question: Siddaramaiah on Anti-cow Slaughter Bill

Hitting out at partymen for lacking courage to speak out on certain issues, senior Congress leader and former chief minister Siddaramaiah on Monday recalled his earlier statement that he liked cattle meat, while asserting that food habit was his right. "I had once said in the assembly that I eat cattle meat, who are you to ask? It is my right, food habit is my right, who are you to question? If you don't eat, leave it, I'm not going to force you.

'Welcome, Elon Musk': Tesla Announces to Roll Out Model 3 in India, Desi Twitter Can't Keep Calm

Elon Musk's Tesla is all set to enter India's automotive market by June 2021. The American electric vehicle (EV) maker is all set to start accepting bookings for its maiden launch with the Model 3, officially from next month and deliveries might commence by the end of the first quarter next year.