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Rashi Bisaria | March 19, 2021

Entire Delhi population can be vaccinated in 3 months if eligibility criteria relaxed: Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said the entire population of the state can be vaccinated in 3 months against COVID-19 if the Centre relaxes the eligibility criteria for vaccination. He appealed to Centre to decentralise the vaccination process and let the states take it up on war footing in a way they deem fit.

COVID-19 in Punjab: Night curfew extended by 2 hours in 9 districts

Amid rising cases of Covid-19 in Punjab, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday announced a two-hour extension in the night curfew in the state's nine worst-affected districts. Singh said the coronavirus situation in the state is critical and warned people of stringent measures if they don't follow COVID appropriate behaviour.

Telangana, Andhra, UP, Karnataka waste most COVID-19 vaccines

Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka are the states reporting the highest wastage of COVID-19 vaccines. India has so far witnessed a vaccine wastage of 6.5 per cent as part of its vaccination programme. Among the states reporting vaccine wastage higher than the national average, Telangana is at the top position with 17.6 per cent. It is followed by Andhra Pradesh (11.6 per cent), Uttar Pradesh (9.4 per cent), Karnataka (6.9 per cent) and Jammu and Kashmir (6.6 per cent).

Former Jet Airways CEO Vinay Dube to start new airline

 Former CEO of Jet Airways and GoAir, Vinay Dube, plans to launch a new airline in the country in 2021.Dube has partnered his former colleagues Praveen Iyer and Nikhil Ved for starting the airline and has held initial talks with aircraft manufacturers Boeing and Airbus

Gadkari urges Sitharaman to cut GST on passenger vehicles

Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has urged Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to reduce Goods and Service Tax (GST) on passenger vehicles as the new vehicle scrappage policy announced by his ministry today is likely to jack up the revenues for both central as well as state governments. With an expected upside in the revenues from GST as well as vehicle registration as a fallout of the policy, the ministry of road transport and highways believes that relief should be transferred to potential buyers opting for it.

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