"Today's India is not afraid of working on experiments for solving problems. The world's largest banking inclusion campaign is ongoing in India. The world's largest toilet building, house-providing, clean-drinking water providing, and vaccination drive is in India," PM Modi said.

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.

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.

"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.

To nip this new strain in the bud, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has issued instructions to start Genome Sequencing of novel coronavirus in the King George Medical University (KGMU) for the detection of a new strain.

A total of over 1.01 crore have been recovered from the contagious disease so far. The national recovery rate has improved to 96.52% while rate of daily infection also been falling below 20,000.

Industrial Training Institutes will open in Gujarat with staggered batch timings. Extra emphasis will be given on social distancing guidelines and also in view of capacity and physical space constraints.

Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani said, “More than 50,000 birds and animals have been saved under Karuna Abhiyan till date. I congratulate the Forest Department, NGOs and all other organisations who are actively involved in saving the lives of innocent animals.”