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Morning digest | Vaccinations cross 10 crore doses despite the recent dip, Assamese Muslims plan ‘mini NRC’, and more

A Muslim boy looks out of as residents wait to check names in the final list of the National Register of Citizens at an NRC centre in Buraburi village in Assam’s Morigaon district on August 31, 2019.   | Photo Credit: AP

Coronavirus | Vaccinations cross 10 crore doses despite the recent dip

Amidst complaints of vaccine shortages raised by several States, India crossed a milestone of administering 10 crore doses as on Saturday. The Health Ministry claimed that India had administered these doses within 85 days, faster than the United States' 89 days and China's 103 days.

Assamese Muslims plan ‘mini NRC’

Assamese Muslims have decided to prepare their own “mini NRC” in order to distinguish the indigenous followers of Islam from Bengal-origin migrant Muslims residing in Assam.

Interview | ‘India will add four million more cases by May 1’, says Public Health Foundation of India epidemiologist

Since the first COVID-19 case was reported in India, the next four weeks will be the defining period in terms of how successful India’s COVID-19 response will be in controlling the ongoing, uncontrollable surge in virus spread across many States. Dr. Giridhara Babu, epidemiologist at the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), Bengaluru explains the possible reasons for the sudden surge and how the steep increase in cases can strain the healthcare system leading to more deaths.

West Bengal Assembly Elections | Violence mars fourth phase of polling; 5 killed

Five people were killed in two separate incidents of firing during elections at Sitalkuchi Assembly in north Bengal on Saturday sending shockwaves across the State where voting for four more phases is yet to be held. 

Coronavirus | Number of new COVID-19 cases crosses 1.52 lakh for the first time

India registered 1,52,419 new COVID-19 cases on April 10. As many as 837 deaths were also recorded on the day. Daily infections in the country crossed the 1.25 lakh mark for the fourth consecutive day on April 10.

At least 80 killed in Myanmar as UN envoy calls for ‘action’

Reports emerged of more than 80 killed in the latest bloodletting by Myanmar’s military, as the country’s own Ambassador to the United Nations called for “strong action” against the junta.

Trump tells Republican donors he'll help win Congress in 2022

Former U.S. President Donald Trump vowed to help Republicans win seats in Congress in 2022 elections but lashed out at two top party figures, Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell and former Vice President Mike Pence, at a donor retreat.

El Clasico | Real Madrid beats Barcelona 2-1 to go top of Spanish league

Real Madrid continued its impressive run on Saturday, going top of the Spanish league with a 2-1 win over Barcelona in what may have been Lionel Messi’s last league clásico.

Indian Premier League 2021 | Dhawan and Shaw pulverise CSK, power DC to victory

Suresh Raina marked his return with a trademark fifty. All-rounders Ravindra Jadeja and Sam Curran reprised their exploits from the United Arab Emirates. And Moeen Ali made a significant contribution with the willow on his Chennai Super Kings debut. Still, such was the onslaught by the Delhi Capitals opening combination that it chased down a target of 189 without any fuss to begin its campaign on a high.

India, China agree to maintain stability on ground

India and China have agreed at the 11th Corps Commanders talks that the completion of disengagement in “other areas” would pave the way for the two sides “to consider de-escalation of forces and ensure full restoration of peace and tranquillity and enable progress in bilateral relations”.

Dolphin boom in Odisha’s Chilika lake

The population of dolphins in Chilika, India’s largest brackish water lake, and along the Odisha coast has doubled this year compared with last year. The wildlife wing of the State Forest and Environment Department released the final data on the dolphin census conducted in January and February this year, indicating a spectacular growth in numbers.

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