Thursday, 18 August, 2022

Topic: Brazil

Brazil suspends decision to import 4 million doses of Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin

Brazil's decision came after Bharat Biotech terminated its pact with the country after its deal to supply 20 million Covaxin doses attracted investigation by Brazilian authorities.

How Brazil-Bharat Biotech deal for Covaxin crumbled in less than 30 days

The Jair Bolsonaro-led Brazil government cancelled Indian drugmaker Bharat Biotech’s emergency use authorisation request for its Covaxin vaccine on 24 July.

Brazil scraps Covaxin’s emergency use request after Bharat Biotech terminates vaccine pact

The termination came after the deal with the Brazilian Government for the supply of 20 million doses of the Covaxin landed in controversy and attracted investigation by authorities.

Brazil suspends Covaxin clinical trials after Bharat Biotech cancels vaccine pact

Bharat Biotech Friday announced cancellation of the MoU it signed with Precisa Medicamentos and Envixia Pharmaceuticals LL.C for its vaccine for the Brazilian market.

Brazil-Bharat Biotech’s $324 million contract suspended: What went wrong in the Covaxin deal

Brazil Tuesday suspended its deal with Bharat Biotech for 20 million Covaxin doses amid an ongoing investigation into alleged irregularities & corruption. ThePrint gives you the details.

Brazil suspends deal to buy Covaxin doses after allegations of irregularities in contract

Bharat Biotech's Covaxin contract to Brazil landed in controversy after the South American Attorney General reportedly launched a probe into the deal to purchase 20 million doses.

When Brazil crossed 5 lakh Covid deaths, and Netanyahu’s ‘checkmate’ moment

The best international cartoons of the week, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

ICMR study finds P.2, Covid strain first found in Brazil, more severe than original variant

P.2 or B. variant of SARS-CoV-2, however, has so far had very less prevalence, with less than 0.5% of the viral samples detected worldwide showing this strain.

Bharat Biotech files new request to Brazilian regulator for GMP certification for Covaxin

The Good Manufacturing Practices certification of all stages of vaccine production is a prerequisite for the registration of the immuniser in Brazil.

Covid pandemic: England now open to hugs, Brazil suspends AstraZeneca for pregnant women

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.

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Bihar Chief minister Nitish Kumar with Deputy CM Tejaswi Yadav | ANI File Photo

Operation Lantern fails to light up in Bihar. And BJP in search of a Brahmin face in UP

The no-fuss change of government in Bihar, without horse-trading or MLAs in resorts, has prompted a coalition partner to request the CM to make arrangements for a trip to a hill station.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


(From left) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, US Secretary of Defence Lloyd J. Austin and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken after the India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue, in Washington, 12 April, 2022 | Credit: ANI Photo/ PIB

USAF secy needs Pentagon escort but Indian attaché doesn’t — that’s how deep India-US ties are

Frank Kendall, Secretary of the US Air Force, says the unescorted access to Pentagon for Indian defence attaché 'is aligned with the trust and cooperation we share'.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.