India News Live Updates March 8, 2021: Delhi Government Announces Free COVID-19 Vaccine


08 March 2021

JEE- Mains Results Out

Ministry of Education announced the results of JEE-mains for February 2021. Six students scored 100%, says National Testing Agency.


08 March 2021

Pink Vaccination Booth Launched in Karnataka

In Honour of International Women’s Day, Karnataka launched all-women Pink COVID-19 Vaccination Booth. The state government is planning to open one such booth in every district.


08 March 2021

Udyam Sakhi Initiative From Ministry of MSME

At the Annual Conference of Empowering Women Entrepreneurs 2021, Shri Pratap Chandra Sarangi outlined the Udyam Sakhi Initiative’s benefits. Read more.


08 March 2021

Budget 2021-22

Maharastra Finance Minister Ajit Pawar says that farmers will be allowed to pay their loans back with 0% interest.

13:02 (IST)

08 March 2021

Chhattisgarh Health Minister Tests COVID-19 Positive

TS Singh Deo, health minister of Chhattisgarh, confirmed that he has tested positive for COVID-19.

12:55 (IST)

08 March 2021

Punjab Government Set to Waive INR 1186 Crore

Punjab Government set to waive farm loans worth INR 1,186 crores of 1.13 lakh farmers and INR 526 crores of landless farmers in 2021-22.

12:47 (IST)

08 March 2021

Women Join Farmers Protest at Tikri Border on Women’s Day

Women from the states of Haryana and Punjab joined farmers protest at Tikri Border. Actor Sonia Mann encouraged women to come forward and raise their voice against oppression.

12:27 (IST)

08 March 2021

Congress MPs Protest at Rajya Sabha on Rising Fuel Prices

Rajya Sabha was adjourned following protest by Congress MPs on rising fuel prices. They raised slogans and wanted to discuss the issue before Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu said, “I don’t want to take any drastic action on the first day”.

12:07 (IST)

08 March 2021

On Women’s Day Google Issues USD 25 Million Grant for Women and Girls

Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai confirmed that Google launched a campaign to benefit non-profit organisations and social enterprises doing work for women equality, addressing barriers, etc

11:37 (IST)

08 March 2021

Woman Raped for 3 Days by Sub Inspector at Alwar Kherli Police Station in Rajasthan

Shocking news coming from Rajasthan where a woman had gone to file a complaint on Dowry matter was allegedly raped by the sub-inspector for three days. The sub-inspector was subsequently arrested today.

10:27 (IST)

08 March 20211

Women’s Day Greetings By PM Modi

“India takes pride in many accomplishments of women of our nation. It’s our Govt’s honour to be getting the opportunity to work towards furthering women empowerment across a wide range of sectors,” – PM Modi

10:03 (IST)

08 March 2021

After 23 Years Indian Navy Deploys Women On Warships

A Major step and gesture on Women’s Day by the Indian Navy on deploying Women officers on warships. Read More

09:47 (IST)

8 March 2021

Delhi Government to Announce Free COVID-19 Vaccination

Supporting the country’s vaccination drive, the Delhi government is all set to circulate a free COVID-19 vaccine. Note that the vaccine is free irrespective of age in the government hospitals.

9:20 (IST)

8 March 2021

India Witnessed 18,5885 Cases on 07 March 2021

As of Sunday, India’s COVID-19 tally surged to 1,12,29,271. Concomitantly, the number of recoveries reached 10882340 while the number of coronavirus deaths stands at 159125. As of now, India houses 185885 active COVID-19 cases.

09:00 (IST)

8 March 2021

India News: APEDA’s First Virtual Trade in 3 Days

The Trade fair hosted by APEDA will be held on 10, 11, and 12 March. Exporters and beneficiaries willing to participate must register at

08:47 (IST)

8 March 2021

Second Session of Parliament’s Budget to Commence Today

With all the necessary COVID-19 precautions in place, the parliamentary houses will function as usual. The second session that is yet to begin today will conclude on April 8, informs Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla. Read more.

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