Sunday, 4 December, 2022
TopicCovid-19 vaccine

Topic: Covid-19 vaccine

‘Vaccines: Injecting Hope’ — science exhibition narrates story of India’s Covid journey

The exhibition also showcases an art installation, which was commissioned by the British Council as part of the ‘India/UK Together Season of Culture’.

‘Less likely’ Putin would’ve struck Ukraine if Trump was Prez, says political scientist Bremmer

In an 'Off The Cuff' conversation with Shekhar Gupta, political scientist Ian Bremmer discusses trends in global leadership, the Russia-Ukraine war & major crises facing the world.

R&D investment in Indian biotech tripled in 2021 to cross $1 billion, says govt report

Released by Union minister Jitendra Singh, 'India Bioeconomy Report 2022' says country's biotech sector attained $80 billion in value in 2021, 14.1% growth over 2020.

More than 200-crore Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in India

According to data from the health ministry, 98% of the adult population has received at least one shot, while 90% are completely vaccinated.

Covid vaccines likely saved 20 million lives, cut potential toll by half, says Lancet study

Imperial College London team says if WHO’s vaccine targets had been achieved, ‘1 in 5 of the estimated lives lost due to Covid in low-income nations could have been prevented’.

Corbevax maker says ‘too much dependence on MNCs, focus on new tech’ behind vaccine inequity

Corbevax co-developer Dr Peter Hotez says the vaccine will 'make up for lost time' in race to immunise millions and its patent was waived in the spirit of 'decolonisation'.

How Corbevax and Covovax, the two vaccines newly approved in India, fight Covid

India granted emergency-use authorisation to two new Covid vaccines, Corbevax and Covovax, this week. Both use proteins of the coronavirus to induce an immune response.

With ‘precaution doses’ approved in India, here’s what we know about Covid vaccine boosters

PM Modi announced Saturday that booster doses would be rolled out from 10 January. Scientific studies have found that protection wanes after the 2nd dose, and recommended boosters.

Modi govt drives hard bargain, ZyCov-D vaccine could cost Rs 275/dose or even less

The world’s first DNA vaccine for Covid manufactured by Gujarat-based Zydus Cadila is delivered using a special applicator costing Rs 30,000.

ZyCov-D price talks still on, but India begins training for use of needle-free applicator

First instalment of ZyCov-D, a three-dose Covid vaccine manufactured by Zydus Cadila, is expected next month. Vaccine doesn't require a needle injection to be administered.

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51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

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Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar addressing a press conference on the eve of Navy Day | ANI

Indian Navy puts on hold plans to build IAC 2, but is considering repeat order of Vikrant

At his annual press conference, Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar also said they'll soon take a call on whether they'll go in for marine version of Rafale fighters or F/A 18 Super Hornets.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.