Sharad Pawar, Yashwant Sinha call meet to put up united opposition
NCP patriarch Sharad Pawar and BJP veteran- turned-TMC- leader Yashwant Sinha have called a meeting of political leaders from the anti-BJP spectrum for a discussion on the political situation in the country on Tuesday. There will, however, be no representation from Congress. Interestingly, the three invites to Congress leaders went to G-23 members - Kapil Sibal, Vivek Tankha and Manish Tiwari.
Covid: Record 85 lakh doses on Day 1 of new vaccination policy
The first day of the revised Covid-19 vaccination policy, in which the Centre is procuring 75% of domestically available vaccines for free jabs to the 18-plus population, saw a record 85 lakh doses administered till midnight, almost doubling the previous high of 43 lakh doses on April 5. Monday’s big bang start saw officials express hope the Centre’s target of 1 crore jabs a day could be met soon.
Covid vaccination: India's total doses per 100 is 19.6 against UK’s 108.7
India's vaccination record till date has been middling among the world's 30 most populous countries with a rank 16 among them in terms of doses per 100 population. At 19.6 as of June 19, India's level is less than a fifth of what the UK has achieved but several times what many Asian and African countries have.
Optional Class 12 board exams from Aug 15-Sept 15: CBSE to SC
CBSE on Monday told the Supreme Court that optional Class 12 board examinations for students not satisfied with their assessment would be held any time between August 15 and September 15, subject to the situation being conducive. It, however, said the examination will be conducted only in the main subjects and "the marks obtained by a candidate in this examination will be treated as final".