42,000 COVID jabs a minute, over 1 crore vaccinations till 1.30 pm: Govt aims at record on PM Narendra Modi's birthday

New Delhi: On PM Modi’s 71st birthday, the BJP had wanted to create a record in administering COVID vaccines. And it seems they have been quite successful.Daily COVID-19 vaccinations crossed the one-crore mark for the fourth time in less than a month, taking the total number of doses administered in the country to over 78 crore, the Union health ministry said on Friday (September 17).

© Provided by Zee News

Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said this is the fastest pace at which one crore doses have been administered. “On PM @Narendra Modi Ji’s birthday, till 1:30 pm, the country has crossed the mark of 1 crore vaccines, the fastest so far, and we are continuously moving forward. I believe that today we will all make a new record of vaccination and give it as a gift to the prime minister,” he said in a tweet in Hindi along with the hashtags “VaccineSeva” and “HappyBdayModiji”.

FULL COVERAGE: Coronavirus crisis in India

COVID19 | India has administered over 1 crore daily vaccinations till 1.30pm today

(Data source: COWIN) pic.twitter.com/altBh2qNvI

– ANI (@ANI) September 17, 2021

The country clocked over 42,000 vaccinations a minute, a senior health official said. National Health Authority chief RS Sharma tweeted this:

Celebrating the relentless efforts of India’s vaccinators against COVID-19, we have added a ticker to show vaccinations happening in near real-time. We are currently clocking over 42,000 vaccinations/minute or 700/second. Check new feature – https://t.co/YhG7gjKdEm #VaccineSeva pic.twitter.com/0nKWiqeZxd

– Dr. RS Sharma (@rssharma3) September 17, 2021

The daily COVID-19 vaccination in the country on September 6, August 31 and August 27 was over 1 crore. Mandaviya on Thursday (September 16) had called for a major push to the COVID-19 vaccination drive during Prime Minister Modi’s birthday on Friday, saying it would be the perfect gift for him.

The BJP has asked its units across the country to help get a large number of people vaccinated on the occasion of prime minister’s birthday.

Also watch: PM Modi Birthday – Rahul Gandhi, Kejriwal, Amit Shah extend wishes; Mega vaccination drive planned (Video by Hindustan Times)

India took 85 days to touch the 10-crore vaccination mark, 45 more days to cross the 20-crore mark and 29 more days to reach the 30 crore, according to the ministry.

The country took 24 days to reach 40 crore from 30 crore doses and then 20 more days to cross the 50-crore vaccination mark on August 6, it said.

It took 19 more days to go past the 60-crore mark and took only 13 days to reach 70 crore from 60 crore on Sep 7, the ministry said.

The total number of doses administered crossed 75 crore on September 13, it said.

Follow the government’s latest guidance on safeguarding yourself during the coronavirus pandemic, including travel advice within and outside the country. The World Health Organization has also busted some myths surrounding coronavirus. The Ministry of Health’s special helpline is available at +91-11-23978046, ncov2019@gmail.com and ncov2019@gov.in.

(With Agency inputs)

Internet Explorer Channel Network
News Related


Timothee Chalamet on 'Dune' role: 'Paul isn't the everyday romantic protagonist'

© IANS Timothee Chalamet.(photo:Instagram) Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) Actor Timothee Chalamet has talked about his character Paul in the upcoming film ‘Dune’. He says his character is not the “everyday ... Read more »

Sidharth Shukla & Shehnaaz Gill's Habit Out: Let SidNaaz take you on a love filled ride one last time

© Provided by Pinkvilla Sidharth Shukla may not be with us today, but his fans can never get enough of the actor and his memories will forever be etched in ... Read more »

Australian Open: Novak Djokovic will need to be vaccinated to play, says Aussie immigration minister

© Provided by WION Novak Djokovic will not be able to enter Australia to defend his Australian Open title unless he is fully vaccinated for COVID-19, the country’s immigration minister ... Read more »

Twitterati REACT as Aryan Khan's bail is rejected by Mumbai Sessions Court in cruise drugs case

© Provided by Pinkvilla In a major blow to Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, the court on Wednesday rejected his son Aryan Khan’s bail plea. Shah Rukh Khan’s son will ... Read more »

World Osteoporosis Day: What is Osteoporosis, Symptoms of this Silent Disease

© Provided by News18 World Osteoporosis Day: What is Osteoporosis, Symptoms of this Silent Disease Due to the loss of mineral density, bones become weak and brittle. This condition is ... Read more »

Janhvi Kapoor doing yoga in hills is the mid-week workout motivation we need, video inside

Boney Kapoor and Sridevi’s daughter Janhvi Kapoor escaped to the hills with her friends recently and delighted fans with several photos from her vacation. The star went holidaying with her ... Read more »

New World update 1.0.3 patch notes, maintenance and how to transfer characters

© AMAZON New World UPDATE: New World is back online following an extended period of server maintenance. Players can jump back into the game after downloading update 1.0.3, which finally ... Read more »

Volvo debuts Range Assistant app to make your EV go further

© Provided by Motoring Electric Volvo XC40 Recharge T8 Volvo has revealed a new Range Assistant app that allows EV motorists to manage and hone the driving range of their ... Read more »

Queen accepts medical advice to rest, cancels N Ireland trip

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has reluctantly accepted medical advice to rest for a few days and has canceled a trip to Northern Ireland, Buckingham Palace said Wednesday. © ... Read more »

Panda pride for France's Kylian Mbappe

French footballer Kylian Mbappe will act as godfather to the twin pandas recently born at Beauval zoo, the animal park authorities said on Wednesday. © GUILLAUME SOUVANT The panda cub ... Read more »

What's in an appropriation? A bouquet for the flower industry

Senators think it’s time for President Joe Biden to wake up and smell the flowers — as long as they’re American-grown.  © Provided by Roll Call Senate appropriators want the White House ... Read more »

White House under pressure to act on voting rights, but it's not ready to blow up the filibuster

The White House is under mounting pressure to get results on voting rights legislation, but sources tell CNN the Biden administration still isn’t ready to try to jam it through ... Read more »

Hong Kong's Democratic Turncoats

© Getty; The Atlantic A core member of Hong Kong’s prodemocracy camp stood on the balcony of the city’s legislature a quarter century ago, his fist raised in the air, ... Read more »

First Thing: House committee votes to prosecute Steve Bannon

Good morning. © Provided by The Guardian Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images The House select committee investigating the Capitol attack voted on Tuesday to recommend the criminal prosecution of Donald Trump’s ... Read more »

Ties that bind: Joe Manchin's steady stream of support from oil, gas and coal

In the tumult of negotiations over the most consequential climate legislation ever proposed in the US, there is growing scrutiny of the fossil fuel industry connections of the man poised ... Read more »

Bukit Aman: Malaysian arrested in Australia over record RM431.8m heroin bust was not a drug mule

© Provided by Malay Mail Razarudin said the 38-year-old suspect was not a drug mule as he entered Australia in January 2020. — Bernama pic JOHOR BARU, Oct 19 — ... Read more »

Evening Standard Comment: Dismantling London's gang networks cannot come soon enough

(Jeremy Selwyn) It has long been a familiar refrain of politicians and police to blame London’s criminal gangs for much of the depressing violence which continues to claim so many ... Read more »

Carbon footprint tracker CoGo seeks $20 million to fund expansion

FILE PHOTO: Screenshot of CoGo app By Paulina Duran SYDNEY (Reuters) – New Zealand-based carbon footprint tracking fintech CoGo Ltd will begin raising $20 million in capital to fund growth ... Read more »

The Timah scrap – much ado about a non-issue, say groups

© Provided by Free Malaysia Today The controversy over the Timah whisky brand should not degenerate into shouting matches of racial and religious bigotry, say two civil society groups. PETALING ... Read more »

‘Liquor policy' needed to protect Muslim sensitivities, says Mujahid

© Provided by Free Malaysia Today Mujahid Yusof Rawa says a liquor policy would also ensure that issues related to alcohol are not politicised. PETALING JAYA: An Amanah leader says ... Read more »

Drone footage shows devastation after explosion injures four people in Scotland

Two adults and two children are in hospital following an explosion in a residential area. Emergency services were called to the scene in the Gorse Park area of Ayr, Ayrshire ... Read more »

Philippines logs 3,656 new COVID-19 cases, lowest daily tally since July 13

health workers in PPEs tend to patient in hospital bed – 24 Oras screencap The Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday reported 3,656 new COVID-19 cases, the lowest daily infections ... Read more »

T20 World Cup: Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohd. Shami rested for Australia warm-up, Rohit Sharma leads India

India have decided to rest Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami for their second T20 World Cup warm-up game against Australia, stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma confirmed on Wednesday. India ... Read more »

Leagues bring cultures, tradition together: Rashid on Warner-Williamson fasting with him

© Provided by The Statesman Leagues bring cultures, tradition together: Rashid on Warner-Williamson fasting with him Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan, says he was overjoyed when his Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) colleagues ... Read more »

DOH: 3,416 adolescents with comorbidities vaccinated vs. COVID-19

© DR. JONAS DEL ROSARIO/PGH A young girl is among the first to get inoculated against COVID-19 during the start of the vaccination for adolescents aged 12 to 17 years ... Read more »

Ukraine has support from IMF for 2022 budget, finance minister says

KYIV, Oct 20 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s Finance Minister Serhiy Marchenko told parliament on Wednesday that the International Monetary Fund supported the government’s draft of the 2022 budget, which is due ... Read more »

Putin snubs Cop26 climate summit, in blow for Boris Johnson

© Independent Breaking News In a serious blow to Boris Johnson’s hopes of getting global agreement to a significant climate change deal, Russian president Vladimir Putin has announced he will ... Read more »

Russia welcomes Taliban ‘efforts' to stabilise Afghanistan

© Provided by Al Jazeera Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is set to address Wednesday’s gathering [File: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters] Russia recognises the Taliban’s “efforts” to try and stabilise the situation ... Read more »

Antlers review: A beautiful horror flick in search of a serviceable plot

Length: 99 minutesDirector: Scott Cooper Producer: Guillermo Del ToroCast: Jeremy T. Thomas, Scott Haze, Sawyer Jones, Keri Russell, Jesse Plemons In theatres from 28 October 2021 (Singapore) 2 out of ... Read more »

Philippines to review drug war killings ‘if time permits': Gov't

© Provided by Al Jazeera According to official figures, police have killed more than 6,000 people in the crackdown against drugs, but activists say thousands more were killed, including children ... Read more »

Harga petrol, diesel kekal

© Provided by Free Malaysia Today PETALING JAYA: Harga semua jenis petrol dan diesel tidak berubah mulai tengah malam ini. Harga RON97 kekal RM2.87 seliter, manakala RON95 dan diesel masih ... Read more »

Uncle Kentang tutup telefon 30 hari

© Provided by Sinar Harian SHAH ALAM – Aktivis sosial, Kuan Chee Heng atau dikenali Uncle Kentang mengikut saranan doktor supaya berehat bagi mengelak mengalami masalah tekanan jiwa. Chee Heng ... Read more »

I worked in Primark – people handed me their dirty underwear in the changing room & one worker was given poo in a bag

A GIRL who used to work at Primark is spilling all on what it was really like working for the bargain store. And she's revealed the grim things customers would ... Read more »

Coronavirus death toll hits record levels as Russia ponders non-working week

Russia’s coronavirus deaths surged to another daily record on Wednesday as soaring infections prompted the Cabinet to suggest declaring a non-working week to stem contagion. © Alexander Zemlianichenko Medical staff ... Read more »

TV's sexiest shows revealed – from Sex Education's steamy car scene to naked chocolate eating in Elite

IT may be cold outside but we know one way you can turn up the heat – stick on a saucy TV show.  Fans were left hot under the collar ... Read more »

‘We don't want to embarrass her': Bromley council says no to Emma Raducanu honour

The London borough where Emma Raducanu grew up has decided against bestowing its highest honour on the teenage tennis superstar because it does not want to “embarrass her”. © Getty ... Read more »

German regulator cuts power, gas grid earnings to protect consumers

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Germany’s federal network agency on Wednesday curbed the permitted return on new infrastructure for power and gas networks in the years to 2029 in a move aimed ... Read more »

Queen ‘reluctantly' cancels Northern Ireland trip on medical advice to ‘rest' for next few days but is in ‘good spirits'

THE Queen has cancelled a trip to Northern Ireland and has “reluctantly accepted medical advice to rest for the next few days”, Buckingham Palace said. Her Majesty, 95, is said ... Read more »

Younger investors warned about rash choices in new FCA campaign

© Provided by This Is Money MailOnline logo Younger investors are being warned about making rash financial decisions from sources such as social media and ‘finfluencers,’ in a new multi-million ... Read more »

Uproar in Agra after Dalit man dies in police custody; Akhilesh, Priyanka slam UP governement

© Provided by Firstpost Uproar in Agra after Dalit man dies in police custody; Akhilesh, Priyanka slam UP governement The death of a sweeper in police custody has stirred up ... Read more »