Rs 5,000 Crore Outlay In Next Fiscal For Covid Vaccination: Finance Secretary

The government in the last Budget had provisioned Rs 35,000 crore towards Covid vaccination. New Delhi: The government has earmarked Rs 5,000 crore in the next fiscal just for Covid vaccination of 15-17-year-age group and precautionary dose for senior citizens, Finance Secretary T V Somanathan said, emphasising more money will be allocated as needs arise. […]

Google Says Employees Flouting Vaccination Rules Will Be Fired: Report

 Alphabet’s Google told its employees they would lose pay and eventually be fired if they do not follow its COVID-19 vaccination rules, CNBC reported on Tuesday, citing internal documents. A memo circulated by Google’s leadership said employees had until December 3 to declare their vaccination status and upload documentation showing proof, or to apply for a […]

COVID-19 Vaccination Data Targeted in Brazil Health Ministry Website Hack

Brazil’s health ministry said its website was hit on Friday by a hacker attack that took several systems down, including one with information about the national immunisation program and another used to issue digital vaccination certificates. The government put off for a week implementing new health requirements for travellers arriving in Brazil due to the […]

Omicron Impact To Be Less Severe In India With Increasing Vaccination Pace: Government

India has so far registered 33 cases of the new Omicron variant The new Omicron variant of COVID-19 may pose a fresh risk to the ongoing global recovery. However, preliminary evidence suggests the Omicron variant is expected to be less severe in India with the increasing pace of vaccination, said the Finance Ministry in its […]

India Recognises Importance Of Universal Vaccination: Nirmala Sitharaman

Nirmala Sitharaman has underlined importance of universal access to vaccination Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman along with her counterparts from G20 unanimously agreed to avoid any premature withdrawal of support measures and maintain financial stability in order to ensure sustain recovery from the pandemic. On her part, she underlined the importance of universal vaccination to stem […]

Brisk Vaccination Rate, Fewer Cases Prime Economy For Acceleration

Exports rose at a steady pace of about 46 per cent year-on-year in August India’s economy showed signs it’s ready to accelerate, thanks to its services sector resuming expansion and manufacturing activity retaining growth momentum in August. Two of the eight high-frequency indicators tracked by Bloomberg News gained speed last month, while five held steady […]

Apple Users Can Now Add COVID-19 Vaccination Status Card to Wallet

Apple Wallet is all set to allow users to add verifiable COVID-19 vaccination cards to the app as part of iOS 15 update. The iOS 15.1 beta that was introduced on Tuesday, September 21, lets users upload their vaccination status to the Health app, which in turn creates a vaccination card in Apple Wallet. This […]

MS Dhoni Urges People To Take COVID-19 Vaccination And Wear Masks

As part of a campaign, MS Dhoni asked people to take the COVID-19 vaccine and wear masks.© BCCI/IPL Captain of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Friday urged people to take the vaccine against coronavirus and continue to wear masks in public. Dhoni is taking part in a public health campaign titled “Vaccine […]

Businesses Can Now Confirm Vaccination Status via New CoWIN API

The Indian government has introduced a new API called KYC-VS (Know Your Customer’s/Client’s Vaccination Status) to enable businesses make informed decisions. This API empowers businesses to check an individual’s vaccination status through the CoWIN platform. Status of an individual’s vaccination is important to know for ascertaining resumption of work, allowing travel, or confirming hotel reservations. […]

Apple Asks US Employees to Report COVID-19 Vaccination Status: Report

Apple is asking its US employees to report their vaccination status as COVID-19 cases spike in the country, Bloomberg News reported on Wednesday, citing an internal memo. The iPhone maker has asked its staff to report their status “voluntarily” by mid-September, regardless of whether they are working remotely or from an office, according to the […]

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