India announces Rs 900 crore for COVID-19 vaccine research

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Finance Minister Nirmala announced Rs 900 crore funding for research and development of COVID-19 vaccine.
Rs 900 crore funding will be given to the Department of Biotechnology for research purposes under the part of the Rs 2.65 lakh crore Atmanirbhar Bharat 3.0 stimulus.

India has multiple coronavirus vaccine trials are underway and PM Modi, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, NITI Aayog members, senior scientists and other officials attended a meeting held to assess the progress of research  last week.

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