Sunday, 2 October, 2022
TopicBooster shots

Topic: booster shots

DCGI approves Corbevax as first heterologous Covid booster dose for adults

A press release from Corbevax maker said it could be administered as a booster after six months of administration of primary vaccination for restricted use in emergency situation.

Govt set to allow Covid booster dose before 9-month waiting period for those flying abroad

The decision about the precaution dose for overseas travellers was based on recommendations by the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation.

30% lose Covid immunity 6 months after 2nd jab, age a factor: Indian study on vaccine efficacy

Non-peer-reviewed study by Hyderabad’s AIG Hospitals & Asian Health Foundation focuses on these 30%. AIG head says 70% who retain antibodies can benefit from booster after 9 months.

‘Very poor demand for boosters’ — why 3rd shot numbers have dipped sharply in 1st week

Vaccine hesitancy and surging infections among healthcare workers believed to be likely reasons for fall in booster demand. Numbers fluctuating for frontline workers & senior citizens.

More than Wang Yi’s remark, India should worry about the proposal for a new island nations’ forum

ThePrint view on the most important issues, instantly.

What you need to know about your booster shot, and how long can it protect you

With senior citizens and frontline workers getting the third dose of vaccines, ThePrint explains when they are needed, and what booster shots do to bolster the immune system.

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Wild elephants monitored under thermal UAVs in Maharashtra | RESQ Charitable Trust

We monitored wild elephants, leopards in villages with thermal drones first time in Maharashtra

Whether it's monitoring wildlife, mitigating conflict, capturing of wildlife on field, UAVs are effective tools to complement existing on-ground efforts.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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