Wednesday, 29 June, 2022
TopicSerum Institute of India

Topic: Serum Institute of India

Modi govt asks Serum Institute, Bharat Biotech to lower prices of Covid vaccines

The move comes after many states objected to different pricing of the vaccines, with Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal saying this is not time for profiteering.

Pune paradox: Why vaccine & virus research hub is among worst-affected by Covid

Pune is home to Serum Institute of India and National Institute of Virology. But it’s second only to Mumbai in the number of Covid infections reported in Maharashtra.

Religion or oxygen ‘take your pick’, and Serum Institute’s Covishield rate card

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US embargo on exporting Covid vaccine raw materials and how it could impact India

US decision to prioritise domestic demand is why certain raw materials — which are manufactured in US or whose parent firms are based there — are not available for India.

Early orders, more funds, swift payments — govt panel tips for boosting India’s vaccine supply

According to report by inter-ministerial panel, Bharat Biotech could double its production capacity soon while Serum Institute of India is still looking for ways to expand production.

How India’s second wave is slowing Covid vaccine delivery to Africa

Most African nations are dependent on Covax facility for vaccines. Covax is reliant on AstraZeneca’s shot & leans on Serum Institute to manufacture its allotments.

Prioritise Covid vaccine supplies within India over exports, govt tells Serum & Bharat Biotech

Health ministry officials say there is no ban on exports but govt is expanding the vaccination drive for which India needs more vaccines for domestic consumption. 

UK’s Covid vaccine shortage blamed on delay in shipment from India’s Serum Institute

The supply crunch prompted the UK government to shift focus & offer remaining doses to people most at risk of developing severe forms of Covid-19.

Covid vaccine nationalism is threatening WHO’s 2021 goal of 2 bn doses, Adar Poonawalla says

The Serum Institute of India CEO reiterated concerns over impending bottlenecks caused by 'raw materials nationalism' after the US invoked an act to safeguard supplies.

Delhi HC asks Serum Institute, Bharat Biotech to reveal Covid vaccine manufacturing capacity

The high court also asked the Centre to explain in affidavit the rationale behind keeping strict control over class of persons who can be vaccinated against Covid.

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Mukesh Ambani’s daughter Isha Ambani to be named chair of Reliance retail

Isha Ambani, the current director of Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd., is expected to be announced as the chair as early as Wednesday.

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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