Sunday, 27 November, 2022
TopicSputnik V

Topic: Sputnik V

Sputnik maker wages Twitter war over ‘low efficacy’ of mRNA vaccines, says its booster can help

Sputnik cites pre-print papers, claims its vaccine produces longer efficacy compared to mRNA vaccines like Pfizer or Moderna.

Slow-growing second dose virus delays Sputnik V’s entry into India’s govt vaccination drive

Sputnik V was given clearance by the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) in April. It is currently available at some private facilities.

India to have 18-22 crore vaccine doses by September, ZyCoV D could take longer to hit market

The increase in vaccine procurement is good news in terms of daily vaccination numbers, but govt's stated target of 1 crore daily vaccinations still some time away.

15 crore vaccine doses expected in August delays plan of 1 crore daily shots

Talks are still on with Moderna, Sputnik yet to be procured for the national Covid vaccination programme, which means Covishield and Covaxin will remain the mainstay.

SII to begin manufacturing Sputnik V in India by September, targets 300 million doses a year

Pune-based vaccine manufacturer SII has already received cell and vector samples for the production of Sputnik V from Russia's Gamaleya Center, the developer of the vaccine.

Morepen Labs in Himachal begins production of Sputnik V’s test batch

Russia's RDIF has also reached agreements with other pharmaceutical companies in India including Gland Pharma, Hetero Biopharma, Panacea Biotec, Stelis Biopharma & Virchow Biotech.

Fortis, Apollo begin administering Sputnik V vaccines at 2 hospitals in Delhi-NCR

The two doses of Sputnik V vaccines are not interchangeable and given 21 days apart. The Centre has fixed the price at Rs 1,145 per dose.

Full launch of Sputnik V vaccine in India could take more time, says Dr Reddy’s

Dr Reddy's, through which Russia's Sputnik V is available in India, said the timeline was pushed a little further due to import dependency, quality checks.

WHO team flags concerns over Sputnik V filling plant in Russia, firm claims issues addressed

Dr Reddy's Laboratories is in a pact with Russian Direct Investment Fund to sell the first 250 million vials of Sputnik V in India. It has already received nearly 3 million doses.

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.

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A general view of the opening ceremony of the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia, February 17, 2022. Mast Irham/Pool via REUTERS

G20 presidency is India’s chance to fix power imbalances in artificial intelligence adoption

Without considering AI challenges across the world, equitably reaping its benefits will remain inadequate, leading to a more unequal and divisive future.
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How India-Australia FTA is set to boost trade that’s already at a record high

While the bulk of the trade between India and Australia is so far in the energy sector, the FTA is expected to broaden this to include other goods and services.

Defence

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Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.