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TANZANIA – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged to help the world produce and deliver potential coronavirus vaccines while making no mention Saturday of the heavy toll the pandemic has taken on his own country, where the enormous population has suffered among the highest numbers of cases and deaths in the world. Modi's remarks to the U.N.

General Assembly — pre-recorded because the gathering is virtual this year — also said nothing about growing tensions with neighboring Pakistan, whose prime minister, Imran Khan, devoted much of his speech Friday to assailing India, leading to a sharp exchange between the two countries' diplomats in the Assembly hall. Nor did Modi discuss India's dispute with China over the border region of

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New Delhi: The total number of Covid-19 tests conducted in India crossed 7 crore-mark on Saturday, government said.A total of 85,362 new coronavirus cases have been reported in the last 24 hours in the country. 75% of the new confirmed cases are found concentrated in 10 States/UTs, said Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.Maharashtra continues to top this list.
₹80,000 crore, or around $11 billion, is substantially higher than the $6-bn estimate made by international brokerage Sanford Bernstein NEW DELHI: The government may need ₹80,000 crore over the next one year for distribution of covid-19 vaccine to every person in India, Serum Institute of India chief executive officer Adar Poonawalla said on Saturday, calling it a "concerning challenge"."Will the government of India have 80,000 crores available, over the next one year? Because that's what @MoHFW_INDIA (health ministry) needs, to buy and distribute the vaccine to everyone in India.

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