Saturday, 25 June, 2022

Topic: Covaxin

Not allowing Covishield, Covaxin retail sale meaningless. Indians need vaccines and boosters

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Govt expert panel recommends regular market approval for Covishield, Covaxin

Serum Institute & Bharat Biotech's Covid vaccines, currently authorised only for emergency use in India, were granted approval by DCGI on certain conditions, official source said.

Who is Niraj Bishnoi? This is what probe has revealed about character of Bulli Bai ‘mastermind’

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Study shows Covaxin booster dose neutralises both Omicron, Delta variants: Bharat Biotech

Bharat Biotech said a study at Emory University demonstrated that people who got a Covaxin booster, 6 months after the two doses, witnessed neutralising of the two Covid variants.

Covaxin booster increases antibody levels by 19-97 fold against Covid variants: Phase 2 results

Study, which is yet to be peer-reviewed, was published on preprint portal medRxiv Saturday. It was conducted by Bharat Biotech and ICMR, which co-developed the vaccine.

Army to unveil new NIFT-designed combat uniforms during 15 January parade

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Covaxin doses 86% effective against symptomatic reinfections in health workers: AIIMS study

First-of-its-kind study in India looked at reinfection rates among 4,978 healthcare workers, who had tested positive for Covid between 3 March 2020 and 18 June 2021.

No trial data on 3 shots of Covaxin, as precaution dose begins from next Monday

Trial on third Covaxin shot ongoing, results to be out soon, says Bharat Biotech. ICMR officials say 9-month interval based on studies that show antibodies last 6-13 months.

Govt says no Covaxin supply issue: 5 cr doses with states, 10 cr more coming in next 2 months

Only Covaxin will be used for vaccinating an estimated 7.4 crore 15-18-year-olds, so finding a slot for the first shot of the indigenous vaccine could get more difficult.

Over 41 lakh teens take first Covid shot as India opens up vaccination for young adults

PM Modi had announced on 25 December that adolescents above the age of 15 will be able to take their vaccines from 3 January. The campaign began Monday.

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Amitabh Bachchan was a comic book Superman 40 years ago. In a tight, pink costume

Created by Pammi Bakshi and Gulzar, Amitabh Bachchan comics cost Rs 4 each 40 years ago. Today, they are a hot collectors' item costing $199 on eBay.
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‘All about helping Rajni’ — tech gurus at iSPIRT quietly power India’s digital revolution

With the fictitious Rajni from rural India as its guiding light, iSPIRT has been using internet & software to change structure of country’s economy, with aim to improve quality of life.


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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.