Thursday, 26 May, 2022
TopicSerum Institute of India

Topic: Serum Institute of India

SubscriberWrites: Modi govt must drop its hubris, accept mistakes and give a fresh shot at procuring vaccines

Since it was Modi who took the credit for India being a saviour to the world at international forums, the blame must also be his.

Vaccine alliance Gavi expects India to resume supplies soon, even if ‘in reduced quantities’

The vaccine alliance had, in March, braced for a delay in Covid-19 vaccine deliveries from India, after the second wave hit the country.

SII begins manufacturing, stockpiling 2nd Covid vaccine Covovax after Modi govt nod

SII has a tie-up with US' Novavax to manufacture and supply Covovax vaccine in India and in low- and middle-income countries as part of the COVAX vaccine alliance countries.

Never exported vaccine at cost of people in India, Serum Institute says

SII also said that the vaccines were exported earlier in January since a large stockpile of doses were left, and the country's number of Covid cases were at an all-time low.

9 states tell SC they’re unlikely to get enough Covid vaccines stock for 18+ group by May-end

In affidavits to SC, 9 states have said SII & Bharat Biotech have either expressed inability to supply the stock by May-end or said there will be staggered delivery over the next 2-3 months.

Still playing the book-vaccine-slot game on CoWin? That’s because there’s a shortage of doses

Modi govt Friday said it had told states to prioritise second dose of Covid vaccines over first dose in a 70:30 ratio, in what may be its first admission about shortage of vaccines.

Bangladesh, Nepal, Lanka panic over orders, 2nd doses as India’s ‘Vaccine Maitri’ breaks down

Bangladesh, Nepal & Sri Lanka have urged the Modi government to let commercial Covid vaccine shipments go through. Sri Lanka has reached out to China, Russia for vaccine doses.

Serum Institute to invest £240 million in UK to expand business, set up sales office

The announcement came ahead of a virtual summit between PM Boris Johnson & Narendra Modi. SII has also started phase 1 trials of a nasal vaccine against coronavirus in the UK.

Full advance of Rs 1,732.50 cr released to SII for 11 cr Covishield doses: Health Ministry

Media reports alleging that the Centre has not placed any fresh order for Covid-19 vaccines are 'incorrect and not based on facts', the Union Health Ministry said.

Covishield production in full swing, will return to India in few days, says Adar Poonawalla

Poonawalla made the announcement soon after he spoke out about pressures he was under over the production of Covid vaccines to meet India's ever-increasing demand amid shortages.

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Feeding world must take backseat, Modi govt should deal with India’s ‘chapati’ crisis first

German agriculture minister Cem Ozdemir said imposing export restrictions or closing markets would worsen the crisis. Actually, the opposite might be true.
A petrol pump staffer refills fuel in a two-wheeler in New Delhi, on 29 March 2022 | ANI photo

Modi govt won’t borrow extra this year to fund tax cuts, inflation target to stay at 4%

The cut in excise duty last week, coupled with an increase in fertiliser and food subsidies, is expected to cost the exchequer around Rs 3 lakh crore in the current financial year.

Defence

Naval helicopters | Representational image | indiannavy.nic.in

What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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