India News Live Updates March 16, 2021: AstraZeneca Vaccine Rollout Halted


16 March 2021

PM Narendra Modi in Virtual Summit With Finland PM Sanna Marin

The two leaders will discuss the bilateral relationship between the two countries and share their mutual interest regarding global growth.


16 March 2021

India News: COVID-19 Sample Testing Update

As of 15 March, a total of 22,82,80,763 samples have been tested for Coronavirus. Out of which, 8,73,350 was tested on 14 March, says ICMR.


16 March 2021

AAP to Protest on March 17 at Jantar Mantar

AAP will be protesting against the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi Bill, 2021.


16 March 2021

Gujarat to Impose Night Curfew

Amid the COVID-19 resurgence, the Gujarat government is all set to implement night curfew in Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, and Rajkot. The night curfew will be implemented from March 17 and will go till March 31.


16 March 2021

Bank Employees Continue Their Strike on 16 March

UFBU (United Forum of Bank Union) continued their two-day strike against privatization today.

6:15 (IST)

16 March 2021

Ministry of Commerce and Industry Notes a Growth in Exports

February exports were worth USD 27.93 in comparison to the exports in January worth USD 27.74. The growth was up to 2.46%, reports the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

04:30 (IST)

16 March 2021

India News: Maharashtra Records High COVID-19 Spike

On 15 March 2021, Maharashtra recorded 15,051 new coronavirus cases. Currently, the state’s tally stands at 23,29,464. With 48 more COVID-19 deaths that were reported yesterday, the death tally rises to 52,909.

03:03 (IST)

16 March 2021

Blood Clot Concerns Halts AstraZeneca Vaccine

Following the rising blood clot concern after administering the COVID-19 vaccine, Spain, Germany, France, and Italy stopped the AstraZeneca vaccine rollout.

01:47 (IST)

16 March 2021

India News: COVID-19 Concern

Even though the COVID-19 surge is alarming, the government is not looking at the lockdown option, as it is not a solution, says Maharashtra Heath Minister Rajesh Tope.

1:20 (IST)

16 March 2021

India Witnessed 24,492 Cases on 15 March 2021

As of Sunday, India’s COVID-19 tally surged to 1,14,09,831. Concomitantly, the number of recoveries reached 1,10,27,543, while the number of coronavirus deaths stands at 1,58,856. As of now, India houses 2,23,432 active COVID-19 cases.

01:00 (IST)

16 March 2021

Ram Nath Kovind Says that Environment and Culture are the Foundation for Growth

Preservation and Cleaning of River Ganga will be on focus, says Ram Nath Kovind.

12:47 (IST)

16 March 2021

India News: COVID-19 Vaccination Drive Update

Ministry of Health reports that India has distributed more than 3.15 crore COVID-19 vaccinations across the country.

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