India's fight against coronavirus in crucial phase, says Mukesh Ambani

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the eighth convocation of Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU), Gandhinagar at 11 am on Saturday via video conferencing.

But addressing a petroleum university's convocation, Modi said "work is being done to almost double the country's oil refining capacity in the next five years".

Mr Tshering lauding Prime Minister Modi's leadership in tackling the pandemic expressed hope that India will come out much stronger from the pandemic.

He said the bold reforms undertaken by the government will lead to swift recovery and rapid progress in the years to come.

PM Modi also said that work is constantly going on to strengthen the start-ups in the energy sector, and a special fund has been allocated for the goal.

India needs to simultaneously pursue twin goals of becoming an economic superpower and to become a clean and green energy superpower, Ambani added.

Global firms Pfizer and Moderna have also released interim results of the late-stage trial of their mRNA vaccine candidates for Covid-19, indicating an efficacy rate of 95 per cent in volunteers without prior Covid-19 infection However, doses of these vaccines will not be available in quantities that can fulfil India's immediate requirement.

By the middle of the 21st Century, the world will use twice the amount of energy it is using today, according to Ambani. We need breakthroughs in new energy sources such as green and blue hydrogen.

Narendra Modi chaired a review meeting on COVID-19 vaccine distribution in India. "We can not afford to let our guard down at this juncture", he said.

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