Top news of the day: No newborn calf serum in Covaxin final product, says Health Ministry; Ravi Shankar Prasad accuses Twitter of choosing path of non-compliance, and more

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No newborn calf serum in Covaxin final product: Health Ministry

Refutal follows some social media posts on composition of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Covishield dosage gap increase decision taken on scientific evidence,says top immunisation advisor

In a release issued by the Union Health Ministry on his interview on DD News, N.K. Arora, chairman of COVID-19 Working Group of the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation, explained that the decision to increase the gap between two Covishield doses from 4-6 weeks to 12-16 weeks lay in the fundamental scientific reason regarding the behaviour of adenovector vaccines.

Twitter failed to comply with IT rules, deliberately chose path of non-compliance: IT Minister

Ravi Shankar Prasad asserted that Twitter was given multiple opportunities to comply with the rules, but deliberately chose the path of non-compliance.

Reports of Twitter losing intermediary status based on incorrect reading of the law: Internet Freedom Foundation

Intermediary status is not a registration granted by the government, but a technical qualification under Section 2(1)(ua)(w) of the Information Technology Act, the IFF explained in a tweet.

Delhi riots | Police move Supreme Court against Delhi High Court bail to three activists

The overnight move to approach the top court came after the Delhi High Court made particularly sharp observations in its order, accusing the government of blurring the line between rightful dissent and terrorism.

Modi calls for ‘repair and prepare’ as India emerges from pandemic

“Over the past year, we have witnessed a lot of disruption in different sectors. Much of it is still there. Yet, disruption does not have to mean despair,” he said at the VivaTech Summit.

Union Cabinet approves hike in DAP fertiliser subsidy by ₹700 per bag

After urea, Di-ammonium Phosphate fertiliser is the most widely fertiliser in the country.

Mehul Choksi case: Four more arraigned in supplementary charge sheet

Two of them are Punjab National Bank officials.

Rebel leader Paras hints at election for new LJP president on June 17

Minutes after Lok Janshakti Party president Chirag Paswan held a press meet in Delhi on June 16, rebel party leader and his uncle Pashupati Kumar Paras reached Patna along with senior party leader Suraj Bhan Singh.

Israel strikes Gaza in response to incendiary balloons

Israel carried out air strikes on the Gaza Strip early on June 16 after militants in the Palestinian territory sent incendiary balloons into the south of the country, in the first flare-up between the two sides since a major conflict killed hundreds last month.

Wide gulf, slim hopes as Putin, Biden begin summit

With deep disagreements likely and expectations of solving them low, U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin sat down in a lakeside Geneva villa for their first summit since Mr. Biden took office.

Explained | What is hallmarking of gold jewellery?

The government has made hallmarking of gold jewellery mandatory in India from June 16, 2021. This comes two decades after gold hallmarking was introduced in India on a voluntary basis.

Direct tax collections surge in 2021-22

India’s direct tax collections in the first two and a half months of 2021-22 stand at nearly ₹1.86 lakh crore, double the collections over the same period of last year that was affected by the national lockdown, the Finance Ministry said.

Smith replaces Williamson as top-ranked Test batsman, Kohli rises to fourth

Williamson, who missed the second Test against England due to injury, has slipped five points behind Smith’s 891 rating points and is second in the batters’ list.

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