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Covid: 96 countries recognise India’s vaccination certificate

According to Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya, about 96 countries have agreed to mutually recognise India’s Covid-19 vaccination certificate. Highlights With this recognition, persons travelling from these countries will be provided certain relaxations as mentioned in Union health ministry’s guidelines on international arrivals. Government is further communicating with other countries for the recognition so that beneficiaries ..

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Co-WIN develops new API called KYC-VS

Central government announced an Aadhaar-like authentication system on September 10, 2021 to access the covid vaccination status of an individual on the CoWin platform. Highlights This new application programming interface (API) has been developed by CoWin. It is called ‘Know Your Customer’s or Client’s Vaccination Status’ or KYC-VS. The API was developed as an extra ..

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India allowed foreign nationals to get Covid-19 vaccine through CoWIN

India allowed foreign nationals residing here to receive covid-19 vaccine by registering on the Co-Win portal on August 9, 2021. Highlights Foreigners can use their passport as identity document to register themselves on CoWIN portal. After registering on this portal, they will get a slot to get vaccination done. This decision was taken to ensure ..

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Covishield-jabbed to be allowed into 8 European countries

Eight European Union states included Covishield in list of vaccines approved to enter into the region. Key Points Covishield was allowed in 8 EU counties after India warned of retaliation when none of its vaccines were added to ‘Green Pass’. Which 8 countries allowed entry? Eight countries include Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Iceland, Greece, Spain, Ireland ..

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India to provide CoWIN technology to other countries

India has decided to make CoWIN platform an open source for other countries in order to enable them to use this technology to run their own vaccination drives. Which countries to join? Countries including Vietnam, Iraq, Peru, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Panama, Nigeria, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates and Uganda have expressed their interest in learning about ..

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