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Day's development: India wrap in 24 hours

On PM’s birthday, India makes a record of Covid-19 doses

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Setting a record on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s birthday on Sept 17, India administered more than 2 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses, the Union Health Ministry data said. The Central government attempted to vaccinate a record number of individuals on Sept 17 to mark the PM’s 71st birthday.

A 20-day mega event — ‘Seva and Samarpan Abhiyan’ (service and dedication campaign) — has also been planned by the ruling BJP to mark his 20 years in public service.