India recorded 474 new coronavirus infections, the lowest since April 6, 2020, taking the total tally of Covid-19 cases to 4,46,67,398, according to the Union health ministry data updated on Tuesday. The active cases further declined to 7,918, while the death toll climbed to 5,30,533 with one fatality being reported from Gujarat, the data updated at 8am stated.
Dr. Rajeev Kumar, Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog has said that the second wave of Covid pandemic will not affect Kharif crops much. In a special interview with All India Radio, Dr. Rajeev Kumar said that the country will have normal monsoon for the fourth consecutive year.
Dr. Rajeev Kumar said that the second wave of Covid-19 has badly affected the country's economy but the growth rate will be positive in the first quarter. The Vice President said that the vaccination program will accelerate. Dr. Rajeev Kumar said that after June the economic situation will strengthen and there will be a positive change in it by the end of the year.