Throttle Aerospace Systems is among 20 organisations granted permits by the government since May to conduct experimental flights beyond the current limit of 450 metres (1,475 feet).
"If supply remains consistent, we will be on course to innoculate most of our population by the end of the year, DN Patil, a senior health official in the country's richest state of Maharashtra said.
A study by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which analysed 400,000 women aged 15-44 with COVID-19, showed that pregnancy increases the risk of severe illness if they catch the virus.
According to an official, the pace of the fall in coronavirus cases has slackened, which has raised a red flag for the government.
"We have given at least one dose of the vaccine to more than 91 per cent (of adults) and 39 per cent have got both,” Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan told reporters. "There was also a sharp decrease in hospitalisations and the rate of reinfection is also on the decline..."
With a reduction of 8,481 active cases in a span of 24 hours, the overall number stood at 332,158, which is 0.99 per cent of the total COVID infections reported in the country since early 2020.
Modi said that birthdays will come and go, but I will never forget my 71st birthday because of the nearly 2.5 crore (25m) vaccine jabs, which the country administered, marking a new feat against the COVID-19 pandemic.
The UAE authorities urged individuals and residents who have taken vaccine doses outside the country to register with the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) “Vaccination Certificate” to return to the UAE.
About 75% of India’s total eligible adult population have received at least one dose, half a year after a devastating surge in cases brought the health system close to collapse.