Sunday, 26 June, 2022

Topic: Covaxin

Bharat Biotech — India’s Covid vaccine hope first shot to fame for $1 rotavirus vaccine

The $1 Rotavac may be its crowning glory but Bharat Biotech has a diverse repertoire that includes BioHib, India’s only indigenously developed influenza vaccine.

Delhi’s Dr Dangs chosen as central lab for Covaxin human trials, to check safety of vaccine

Dr Dangs Lab in South Delhi is already receiving samples samples from all 12 trial sites across the country for screening and safety testing.

Human trials of Bharat Biotech’s Covid vaccine Covaxin begin in Rohtak

Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij said the trials have begun at Rohtak's Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, and the first 3 subjects have 'tolerated' the vaccine well.

How Covid impacts education and the recipe for ICMR’s vaccine

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

‘Taskmaster, skilled administrator, impulsive’ — ICMR’s Bhargava who wanted vaccine by 15 Aug

Dr Balram Bhargava’s letter expediting Covid vaccine trials was slammed, but current & ex-colleagues highlight both his ‘impetuosity’ & ‘impeccable integrity’.

India’s prayers for Covaxin vaccine and a geology lesson on Kashmir

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

Science ministry says Covid vaccine ‘unlikely’ before 2021, then drops claim in new statement

Science ministry statement refers to India’s two indigenous vaccines that will enter human trial stage — ICMR-backed Covaxin by Bharat Biotech and Zydus Cadila's ZyCov-D.

‘Meant to cut red-tape, not scientific rigour’ — ICMR defends bid to fast-track Covid vaccine

Referring to the row over vaccine release date, ICMR says the best of India’s medical professionals & research scientists should not be second-guessed for their professionalism.

PM Modi chairs high-level meeting, reviews preparations for Covid vaccination

In the meet, PM said affordable and universal Covid vaccination should be ensured and vulnerable groups identified and prioritised.

On Camera


A fire rages in the Taj Mahal Palace and Tower hotel during the 26/11 Mumbai attacks | Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg News

Quiet conviction of 26/11 mastermind Sajid Mir shows Pakistan’s flimsy terror crackdown

LeT’s 26/11 operational head Sajid Mir was secretly tried and convicted last week, days before Pakistan’s fate is decided by terror-finance watchdog FATF.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Does breaking up big states boost economy? Data doesn’t back up hype, says Indian study

The study by researchers at Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research looked at economic impact of reorganising Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Bihar in the year 2000.


The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

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.