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Coca-Cola's transportation services to aid 1.45 lakh vaccine beneficiaries across rural India

Global beverage giant, Coca-Cola has risen to the need of the pandemic hour to relay a unique aid to people. The CSR arm of the company has decided to cater transport services to about 1.45 lakh people in rural India to get their vaccination jab. The service will be provided across 4,400 communities and villages in Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Punjab, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Telangana, Delhi and Haryana. Besides, the Coca-Cola Foundation aims to spread awareness and encourage community participation to accelerate the vaccination drive.

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Vaccination drive for pregnant women to set pace in Mumbai, Monday onwards

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, in line with the Centre's directives, has decided to extend the benefits of the city's COVID vaccination drive to pregnant women now. From Monday onwards, public centres in the MMR will administer the vaccine jab to this segment of the population. As per reports, there are approximately one lakh ladies in this category.

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BMC vaccination centres in Mumbai to open between 9 am to 5 pm on July 5

Due to the ongoing vaccine crunch in Mumbai, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has decided to limit the number of operating COVID vaccine centres to just 187 on Monday, i.e., half the usual number of inoculation sites. The civic body has announced that only the second dose of the Covaxin shot will be administered today, from 9 AM to 5 PM only. These will be catered by 50% on spot registration and 50% online booking.

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Maharashtra govt plans to hike its vaccination process to up to 15 lakh doses per day

Maharashtra CM informed on Monday about the government's plan to boost its vaccination programme, with an aim to vaccinate up to 1.50 million doses every day. At this rate, the state estimates to achieve 1 crore vaccination coverage per week, including both first and second jabs. Recently Maharashtra became the first state in the country to cross the 3-crore jabs milestone.

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Rajasthan colleges & varsities may slate final year exams by July end; 3 test formats in review

Amid the bettering scope of the coronavirus situation and the consequent unlock, Rajasthan government officials discussed the feasibility of conducting university examinations by July end. In a meeting of the Chief Minister with the Higher Education Minister on Tuesday, top officials reviewed the reports of the exam committee regarding exams of the batch of 2021. As per reports, the state is ready to hold examinations, however, it is considering 3 options to do so.

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