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.Moscow, Russia
President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday delivered his annual state of the nation address. (Photo Credit: AP / PTI)

  • Russian President Putin addressed 5 points regarding Russia's current state
  • Tensions between Moscow and the West have soared over jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny
  • Climate change also a threatening massive financial cost to Russia

.India
Valentine Vaccination: In case you're wondering what to gift your beloved, this ad might have an answer for you. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@anandmahindra)

  • A parody ad went viral after it suggested gifting vaccine to the beloved on this Valentine's Day
  • It caught the attention of Anand Mahindra, who shared the post on Twitter
  • The takes a dig at the eagerness of the vaccine and the delay in its distribution

.Delhi, India
A policewoman gets the first shot of COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination center at Civil Hospital in Ahmedabad. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • The Centre does not have an immediate plan to make vaccines available in open markets
  • The Health Minister announced that India is not dependent on two vaccines anymore
  • The inoculation process for people above 50 years of age will start next month

.Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
If it is found that the health worker died due to the vaccine, this will be the first such case in Jharkhand, said Dr Prasad, nodal officer for the COVID-19 vaccination programme (Photo credit: PTI Photo)

  • The health worker was administered Covishield vaccine on February 1
  • 52-year-old Mannu Pahan did not have comorbidities
  • The cause of his death is being investigated

.United States
Pfizer now considers that each vial contains six doses. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI Photo)

  • Due to the sudden change in the number of doses in each vial of the vaccine, many countries are facing shortage of supply
  • Minute measuring requirements of the vaccine have created further problems in injecting the vaccine
  • Manufacturing capacity of the special syringes is also limited

.South Africa
Oxford vaccine candidate is set to be tested on 1600 people in India | Photo credit: Representational image/Unsplash

  • South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) has granted approval to the SII
  • SII would supply a million doses of the vaccine to South Africa by the end of January
  • 500,000 more doses will be supplied in February 

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The first consignment of Covishield vaccines arrived in Delhi from Pune's Serum Institute on Tuesday.(Photo Credit:ANI)

  • The vaccination drive in India is planned in three stages
  • First phase will begin from January 16 and will cover three crore people 
  • Health care workers of both government and private sectors will be vaccinated in phase 1

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Arvind Kejriwal said that around 100 people will be vaccinated at each centre. (Photo credit: Twitter/@ANI)

  • Arvind Kejriwal said they will begin with 81 centres and then increase to 175 in a few days
  • So far, we have received 2,74,000 doses of vaccine from the Centre, said the Delhi CM
  • India, in the last 24 hours, recorded 16,946 new COVID-19 cases, and 198 deaths

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Boxes containing the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine are prepared to be shipped at the McKesson distribution center in Olive Branch, Mississippi. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • Alex Azar has declared two important chnages in the mass vaccination campaign against COVID-19
  • He has directed states to lower the priority scale, and start vaccinating people aged 65 and above
  • President-elect Joe Biden said he would release vaccine doses as quickly as possible

.Delaware, OH, USA
Joe Biden had taken his first shot of the COVID-19 vaccine publicly. (Photo Credit: / PTI)

  • After he took his first shot publicly, Joe Biden is set to receive his second shot of the COVID-19 vaccine on Monday
  • Biden blamed the Trump administration for the loopholes in the distribution of the vaccine in America
  • Joe Biden plans to release every available dose of vaccine to the public