Capital India Finance Corp Chairman SK Narvar believes that India’s response to the pandemic has demonstrated our ability to successfully scale up our research, manufacturing, and distribution abilities at ultra-short notices. All this will help instil investors’ confidence in India’s potential as a global manufacturing hub.

On Tuesday, the Union Health Ministry said that India's present active caseload now consists of just 1.90 per cent of the country's total positive cases while the recovery rate has leapt past 96.66 per cent.

Under CM YOgi's leadership, UP has become only state in India to inoculate 22,643 health workers (out of 31,700 targetted beneficiaries, which is a 71% turnout) in the first phase of the vaccination drive that was held at 317 places in all the 75 districts.

The move comes ahead of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) board examination scheduled to begin in May.

Ward Boy Mahipal Singh died after complaining of chest congestion and breathlessness.

"On the second day of vaccination today, 17,072 beneficiaries administered the vaccine and a total of 2,24,301 people have taken the vaccine shot so far," said Dr Agnani.

"One has been discharged from the Northern Railway Hospital Delhi within 24 hours. One beneficiary has been discharged from AIIMS New Delhi. While one beneficiary is under still observation in AIIMS Rishikesh and is fine," said Agnani.

"Total vaccinators involved across India were 16,755. Total beneficiaries vaccinated across India--1,65,714. COVID19 vaccination drive was successful on Day 1. No case of post-vaccination hospitalisation reported so far," said Manohar Agnani, Additional Secretary of Union Health Ministry.

As vaccination was being given to people at more than 3,000 centres across the country, PM Modi kept monitoring the process via video link and even took real-time updates on the vaccination process.

Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani appealed to people of the country to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and stay away from rumours, during the launch of vaccination drive in the state.