Monday, 24 January, 2022
TopicSerum Institute India

Topic: Serum Institute India

Serum Institute plans to launch Covid vaccine for children in next 6 months

Speaking at a conference Tuesday, Serum Institute of India's CEO Adar Poonawalla said the Covovax vaccine is under trial & would offer protection to children as young as 3 years.

Not in favour of mixing two Covid vaccines for better efficacy, says Cyrus Poonawalla

If cocktail vaccines are administered and if the result is not good, then SII may say that another vaccine was not good or vice versa, Poonawalla added.

DCGI grants permission to Serum Institute to manufacture Sputnik V in India

The permission has been granted for examination, test and analysis of the Sputnik vaccine at SII's licensed Hadapsar facility under certain conditions, official sources said.

Serum Institute says executive’s remarks on Covid vaccination drive is ‘not company’s view’

Suresh Jadav, executive director, Serum Institute, alleged Friday that the govt began vaccinating people without taking into account available stock of vaccines and WHO guidelines.

India is too strategic to fail. Support on Covid shows our diplomacy punches above its weight

The shipment of 66.3 million vaccines is a sign of India’s commitment to good global citizenship. It is this sense of unity that has come to India’s assistance today.

Madras HC issues notice to Centre, Serum Institute & others on plea against Covishield

In his plea, the petitioner alleged serious side effects after being administered the Covishield vaccine last year during trial.

SII seeks govt nod to ‘unblind’ trial data as volunteers ask if they got vaccine or placebo

Several of SII's volunteers are healthcare workers who will be eligible for getting the vaccine now. Unblinding phase 3 trial data will let them know if they are already vaccinated.

Fire outbreak will hit production of BCG and rotavirus vaccines, Serum Institute says

Both vaccines are part of India’s national immunisation schedule. BCG vaccine is given to infants to prevent tuberculosis, while rotavirus vaccine is to prevent diarrhoea.

Vaccine solidarity? How rich nations used political, economic clout to get ahead in queue

A look at the vaccine acquisition numbers raises serious doubt about global solidarity in Covid-19 resistance.

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Liberals mourning India Gate flame must also recall some dark aspects of the colonial Army

The moving of the flame seems, to some, as part of an ongoing extinguishing of the Indian Army’s heritage of secularism, decency and righteousness.

South-East Asia’s SMEs are underperforming. Their ‘digital revolution’ depends on fintech

Digitisation of South-East Asia's economy during the pandemic is uneven. The growth in digital services has favoured individual consumers, not SMEs.


File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.