New Delhi: Lok Sabha has passed a constitutional amendment bill that will allow the states/UTs to make their own OBC lists. The bill was passed with 385 members voting in its favour and no member opposing it. However, a constitutional amendment bill requires a special majority for passage in both Houses of Parliament. There should be a majority of the total membership of the House and a majority of not less than two-thirds of the members of that House present and voting. Meanwhile, the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has given its approval for a study on the mixing of Covaxin and Covishield Covid-19 vaccines in India. The study will be conducted by Christian Medical College in Vellore. This came days after a Subject Expert Committee of the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) recommended giving a nod to CMC, Vellore, for conducting clinical trials covering 300 healthy volunteers for mixing of Covid-19 vaccines– Covaxin and Covishield. Stay tuned to this LIVE for all breaking news updates from India and across the world.Also Read - Mumbai Local Train Update: Fully-vaccinated Mumbaikars Can Travel in Local Trains From Aug 15. Here's What You Need to Avail Facility

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    Mekedatu Dam Issue: Tamil Nadu Govt filed an appeal before the Supreme Court today against the cancellation of the committee set up to monitor whether Karnataka is carrying out construction on the Mekedatu Dam

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    Amarinder meets PM Modi: Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh met PM Narendra Modi in Delhi today. “During his meeting, he urged the PM to immediately initiate steps for repealing the controversial farm laws & amendment to the relevant law for including farmers in free legal aid category,” says state govt