"The National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (NTAGI) recommends for increasing gap between two doses of COVISHIELD to 12-16 weeks. No change in interval of COVAXIN," reports said.

The total positive cases stands at 52,26,710, including 78,007 deaths, 46,00,196 recoveries and 5,46,129 active cases. 

A day earlier, the BSE S&P Sensex closed 471 points or 0.96 per cent lower at 48,691 while the Nifty 50 slipped by 154 points or 1.04 per cent to 14,697.

In the spirit of goodwill, the global community has been helping India through international donations and aid of COVID-19 relief medical supplies and equipment since 27 April 2021 to support India to address the challenges of COVID management.

On the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, people wake up early in the morning, chant salat ul-fajr (daily prayers), take a bath, wear new clothes, and put ittar (perfume). It is a custom to eat a hearty breakfast before people perform the special congregational prayers on the special day.

Ravichandran Ashwin is the only Indian bowler to feature in the top ten ICC rankings in the Test format and he has held on to his second spot.

India is currently battling the second wave of COVID-19 and people have been coming forward to do their bit to tackle the crisis

A total of 30,75,83,991 samples have been tested for the coronavirus so far. Of these, 19,83,804 samples were tested yesterday, the Indian Council of Medical Research informed.

The coronavirus variant B.1.617 first identified in India last year has been classified as a "variant of global concern", with some preliminary studies showing that it spreads more easily, a senior WHO official had said on Monday.

As India is in the grasp of a devastating second wave of COVID-19, WHO Chief Scientist Soumya Swaminathan on Monday termed the rate of infections and deaths in the country as "worrying" and called on governments to boost exercises on reporting actual numbers.