Sunday, 3 July, 2022
TopicCovid vaccine

Topic: Covid vaccine

Corbevax is India’s ‘lowest priced vaccine’, saves exchequer Rs 1500 cr, Biological E says

Hyderabad-based Biological E has priced its vaccine at Rs 990 in the private market. For the government, however, the vaccine is at just Rs 145, making it very affordable.

India reports 30,757 fresh Covid cases, 541 deaths in last 24 hours

Daily Covid-19 cases have been recorded at less than one lakh for the last 11 consecutive days, while the recovery rate crossed 98% for the first time since 5 January.

Have PM Modi or ministers taken third shot? No word from govt a month into booster drive

By Monday, 1,73,29,125 precaution doses had been administered, including to over 80 lakh senior citizens. Govt has made multiple public appeals to take precaution dose.

Vaccinated people at lower risk of developing severe illness due to Omicron, US study finds

The study published by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also found that fewer hospitalised patients died due to Omicron compared to when Delta variant was dominant.

Protection against severe Covid better maintained with vaccines, shows study in Lancet

Researchers noted that the protection against infection seems to be diminished by seven months after the second dose but at different speed depending on the type of vaccine used.

India logs 67,597 new Covid cases, 1,188 fatalities in last 24 hours

Daily positivity rate was recorded at 5.02 per cent while the weekly positivity rate stood at 8.30 per cent. Active cases have declined to 9,94,891, according to health ministry.

Aadhaar card not mandatory for registration on CoWIN portal, Centre tells SC

The top court was informed by health ministry that one of nine identity documents including passport, driving licence, PAN card, voter's card, ration card can be produced for vaccination.

Dr. Reddy’s gets emergency use approval from DCGI for Russian vaccine Sputnik Light

Sputnik Light is second Covid vaccine to be made available in India by Dr. Reddy’s. In April 2021, DCGI granted approval to two-dose Sputnik V vaccine for restricted use in India.

India registers 83,876 fresh Covid cases, 7.25% positivity rate in last 24 hours

The number of active cases in the country declined further to 11,08,938, comprising 2.62% of the total infections. The national Covid-19 recovery rate improved to 96.19%.

Expert panel recommends emergency use authorisation for Russian Covid jab Sputnik Light

According to some conditions for granting EUA, the firm should submit safety, efficacy and immunogenicity data from ongoing clinical trials in India and Russia for a review to DCGI.

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Representational image of a protest against rise in prices of fuel and LPG, in Kolkata | ANI

You thought inflation’s high in India? Data shows at least 100 countries doing worse

Lebanon faces worst inflation rate in the world, followed by Zimbabwe and Sudan, according to 'Trading Economics', which sources data from governments.


Army personnel give military honours to the soldiers of Territorial Army's infantry 107 battalion who lost their lives in the Manipur Landslide, 2 July 2022, Siliguri | Credits: ANI Photo/ ANI Pic Service

A look at the Territorial Army — The Indian military’s task force hit by the Manipur landslide

The Territorial Army, a part-time military organisation for Indians who may have other jobs, is essentially a volunteer force that can be quickly mobilised in the defence of a state.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.