Breaking News Updates, Sep 29, 2021: More than 85.42 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses have been provided to states and UTs so far, the Union Health Ministry said on Wednesday. Further, more than 83.80 lakh doses are in the pipeline. Over 4.57 crore balance and unutilized COVID-19 vaccine doses are still available with the states and UTs to be administered, the ministry said. The vaccination drive has been ramped up through the availability of more vaccines, advanced visibility of vaccine availability to states and UTs for enabling better planning by them, and streamlining the vaccine supply chain, it stated.Also Read - Why There is no Urgency to Vaccinate Children Against COVID-19? Experts Explain


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    24 deaths reported in Tamil Nadu due to covid-19: Tamil Nadu reports 1,624 new COVID cases, 1,639 discharges, and 24 deaths today.

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    BMC issues order for reopening all the schools: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) issues an order for re-opening of all schools for classes 8th-12th from 4th October with all COVID19 protocols.

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    CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan to meet PM Modi: Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan will meet PM Narendra Modi in New Delhi tomorrow and discuss various development projects in the State, says CMO.

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    PM Narendra Modi to inaugurate CIPET: PM Narendra Modi will inaugurate CIPET: Institute of Petrochemicals Technology, Jaipur & also lay the foundation stone of four new medical colleges in Banswara, Sirohi, Hanumangarh & Dausa districts of Rajasthan tomorrow via video-conferencing: PMO.

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    Reiterating his emphasis on curtailing security in order to curb VVIP culture in the State, Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi today asked police department to keep only bare minimum number of security personnel with him, State Govt.

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