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    • India eyes jabs exports as vaccination accelerates

      India eyes jabs exports as vaccination accelerates

      One of the world major producer of ingredients for Covid-19 vaccines India may be soon back on the export track as the country managed to vaccinate about half of its adult population and now piles up millions of jabs. In April India halted all vaccine exports, Reuters reported. Prior to that restriction India had donated or sold some 66 million doses to nearly 100 countries.

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    • India hits record daily vaccination drive

      India hits record daily vaccination drive

      India administered more than 8.8 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine in the past 24 hours, the highest-ever number of vaccinations achieved on a single day, the federal Health Ministry said on Tuesday, cited by dpa. The new peak in inoculations comes amid a sharp fall in daily infections, which declined to 25,166, the lowest since 16 March.

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    • India renews antitrust probe on Amazon, Flipkart

      India renews antitrust probe on Amazon, Flipkart

      India Supreme Court announced it had ruled that antitrust investigations into business practices of Amazon and Walmart's Flipkart must be renewed. The two e-commerce companies appealed to the court to stop the probes, Reuters reported. The Indian Competition Commission (CCI) ordered the investigation against the two companies last year for allegedly promoting select sellers on their platforms and using business practices that suppress the competition.

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    • WHO: Indian Covid-19 variant already found in 44 countries

      WHO: Indian Covid-19 variant already found in 44 countries

      The World Health Organization said on Wednesday that a variant of Covid-19 behind the acceleration of India's explosive outbreak has been found in dozens of countries all over the world, AFP reported. The B.1.617 variant of Covid-19, first found in India in October, had been detected in more than 4,500 samples uploaded to an open-access database from 44 countries in all six WHO regions.

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    • iPhone output in India slumps by 50% due to Covid-19 cases surge

      iPhone output in India slumps by 50% due to Covid-19 cases surge

      The robust spread of pandemic in India placed under serious pressure several production companies. The country is known as the world's biggest outsourcing hub for western conglomerates. The output of the Apple flagship iPhone 12 at a Foxconn factory in India has slumped by more than 50% as Covid-19 infections among employees accelerated and workers had to leave their posts, Reuters reported.

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    • India's daily Covid-19 cases surge to 300,000

      India's daily Covid-19 cases surge to 300,000

      India reported a new record of new Covid-19 cases with daily numbers surging for a twelfth day in a row to 300,000. Official data put total number of cases since the beginning of pandemic to over 20m. Death-toll also spiked to at least 3,417 new victims, Reuters reported. However, the numbers in reality are believed to be much higher as the country lacks the potential for exact counting and statistics. Medical experts reckon real numbers are 10 to 15 times higher. With pandemic crippling the health and social systems, thousands of infected are left outside of the official data.

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    • India breaks yet another black Covid record

      India breaks yet another black Covid record

      India’s coronavirus cases climbed again on Friday, prompting the army to open up its hospitals in a desperate bid to control a massive humanitarian crisis created by an acute shortage of beds, medicines and oxygen, AP reported. At the same time people are flooding social media and messaging apps with heartbreaking pleas for oxygen, medicines and room in intensive care units.

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