Saturday, 21 May, 2022
TopicPolio vaccines

Topic: polio vaccines

WHO likely to give nod to novel polio vaccine before end of 2020, says report

Vaccine-derived polio poses threats of larger outbreaks, which can be fought with the new genetically modified vaccine that is still in trials.

Polio immunisation falls casualty to Covid as fear, staff shortage halt drive across India

Despite a Modi govt order in April to ensure polio immunisation drive continues, states have either not resumed it yet or have done so in an erratic fashion.

As we fight Covid-19, here’s how Edward Jenner developed the world’s first vaccine

To develop a vaccine against novel coronavirus is a challenge but the history of vaccination, which revolutionised global health, gives us hope.

Tarek Fatah got it wrong. Pakistani woman did not refuse polio drops for her children

The video that Tarek Fatah shared on Twitter is actually from a Pakistani movie, Load Wedding, which was released on 22 August 2018.

Modi govt acts against firm that supplied adulterated polio vaccines, seeks jail for MD

Several batches of polio vaccines by Bio-Med Pvt Ltd were found to be contaminated with traces of Type-2 virus, which were administered to 30 lakh children.

Polio scare: Tainted firm asks drug sleuths to re-test samples detected with dead strain 

Bio-Med is accused of releasing polio vaccines contaminated with the Type-2 virus administered to 30 lakh children.

We are not source of India’s polio vaccine contamination, says Indonesian drug firm

Indonesian firm Bio Farma says test results of bulk vaccine do not indicate presence of type-2 polio virus. Modi govt to widen scope of investigation.

Drug sleuths off to Indonesia to trace source of ‘dead’ polio strain in vaccines

Lakhs of children were said to have been administered oral polio vaccines from a batch tainted with the type 2 polio virus, which was eradicated years ago.  

Govt moves to contain panic after 30 lakh kids get ‘eradicated’ polio strain with vaccine

Central govt is likely to issue advisory saying vaccine in question is 'not harmful to children’.

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Representative image of an ethanol-blended fuel station plug | Wikimedia Commons

Ethanol blended fuel to power vehicles. Will it hurt your car’s engine?

India’s reliance on ethanol blended fuel is only set to increase in the wake of rising crude oil prices. But are we going to adapt in time?
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Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.