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  • EXCLUSIVE | India confident of securing US support for key global proposal at WTO soon, officials say Apr 14, 2021 08:33 PM IST

    EXCLUSIVE | India confident of securing US support for key global proposal at WTO soon, officials say

    India and South Africa had requested members of the World Trade Organization back in October, 2020 to suspend certain parts of a global pact on IPR, so that vaccine and testing technology for Covid-19 can be easily shared. Developed nations led by the United States had consistently blocked the proposal. But changing public opinion, global pressure and a key ally may now help India in securing US support.

  • Muslims open Ramadan with social distanced prayers, vaccines Apr 14, 2021 11:15 AM IST

    Muslims open Ramadan with social distanced prayers, vaccines

    Throughout Ramadan, Muslims abstain from any food or drink — including water — from morning to night. The monthlong practice is aimed at heightening remembrance of God, curbing unhealthy habits and deepening gratitude.

  • Moderna says protection from its COVID-19 vaccine still strong six months on Apr 14, 2021 09:11 AM IST

    Moderna says protection from its COVID-19 vaccine still strong six months on

    The vaccine maker, which will be updating investors on the progress of its vaccines at an event on Wednesday, said the six-month follow-up of its original late-stage study of the vaccine showed that vaccine efficacy remained consistent with its previous updates.

  • COVID-19 vaccine availability to improve from July, no shortage for priority groups: Dr VK Paul Apr 13, 2021 04:17 PM IST

    COVID-19 vaccine availability to improve from July, no shortage for priority groups: Dr VK Paul

    The government is also engaging with the Serum Institute of India and Bharat Biotech to provide financial aid to ramp up production, the country's COVID-19 Task Force chief said.

  • COVID-19 vaccines | Centre fast-tracks emergency approvals for foreign-made jabs Apr 13, 2021 01:21 PM IST

    COVID-19 vaccines | Centre fast-tracks emergency approvals for foreign-made jabs

    An expert group had recommended that foreign COVID-19 vaccine candidates that have been approved for emergency use by the USFDA, among others, or by the World Health Organisation should be granted approval in India.

  • Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine approved in India: All your questions answered Apr 13, 2021 10:28 AM IST

    Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine approved in India: All your questions answered

    India’s is the 60th country to approve the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine. Here are some of the key questions answered

  • Vaccinated? This bank offers higher interest on fixed deposit if you get COVID-19 vaccine Apr 13, 2021 09:20 AM IST

    Vaccinated? This bank offers higher interest on fixed deposit if you get COVID-19 vaccine

    The 'Immune India Deposit Scheme' has a maturity of 1,111 days, and is for a limited period. Senior citizens are eligible for extra interest as applicable.

  • Coronavirus News Highlights: Public transport, medical services, vets, warehousing to be allowed amid curfew tomorrow: Uddhav Thackeray Apr 13, 2021 07:33 AM IST

    Coronavirus News Highlights: Public transport, medical services, vets, warehousing to be allowed amid curfew tomorrow: Uddhav Thackeray

    Coronavirus News Live Updates Vaccination: Amid a rise in coronavirus cases and clamour for Remdesivir, a key medicine in the treatment of and clamour for Remdesivir, a key medicine in the treatment of the infection, a batch of 6,000 vials of the drug arrived in Pune on Monday for distribution in hospitals, said district collector Rajesh Deshmukh.

  • Ideas For Profit | What the second covid-19 ‘wave’ means for domestic pharma companies? Apr 12, 2021 09:50 PM IST

    Ideas For Profit | What the second covid-19 ‘wave’ means for domestic pharma companies?

    With the second Covid ‘Wave’ already surpassing the daily highs recorded in the month of September 2020 of about 95000, the demand for vaccines, critical medical equipment like vaccines, oxygen cylinders and ventilators have increased manifold. Watch the video to know what this evolving situation means for Indian Pharma?

  • In Charts | What you need to know about the COVID-19 surge right now Apr 12, 2021 11:36 AM IST

    In Charts | What you need to know about the COVID-19 surge right now

    India reported more than 1.68 lakh new COVID-19 cases on April 12, the country's highest ever in a single day. Active cases rose to 12.01 lakh mark. Over 10.45 crore vaccine doses have been administered so far.

  • Vaccination to resume at 62 private hospitals in Mumbai today Apr 12, 2021 08:25 AM IST

    Vaccination to resume at 62 private hospitals in Mumbai today

    In Mumbai, 49 civic and government-run institutions are designated as vaccination centres while 71 private hospitals have the facility to administer the anti-COVID 19 vaccines.

  • Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray to meet Finance Department officials at 11 am today Apr 12, 2021 08:12 AM IST

    Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray to meet Finance Department officials at 11 am today

    Thackeray is also scheduled to meet with officials of the COVID-19 task force at 8.30 pm on April 12.

  • DAILY VOICE | Investors need not worry as India is better prepared to handle the second wave: Amit Shah of BNP Paribas Apr 12, 2021 08:07 AM IST

    DAILY VOICE | Investors need not worry as India is better prepared to handle the second wave: Amit Shah of BNP Paribas

    Large-cap companies will likely continue to report these larger transformational deals through the year, resulting in a narrow growth gap between large-caps and mid-caps with regard to growth, says Shah.

  • Coronavirus News Highlights: Rajasthan on Monday recorded 5,771 fresh COVID-19 cases Apr 12, 2021 07:34 AM IST

    Coronavirus News Highlights: Rajasthan on Monday recorded 5,771 fresh COVID-19 cases

    Coronavirus News Highlights: India added 1,52,879 fresh coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours, setting yet another one-day record as the country’s tally crossed 1.33 crore cases. India’s COVID-19 death toll reached 1.69 lakh on April 11 with 839 more deaths being added in the last 24 hours.

  • 'Tika Utsav' beginning of second big war on COVID-19: PM Narendra Modi Apr 11, 2021 10:48 AM IST

    'Tika Utsav' beginning of second big war on COVID-19: PM Narendra Modi

    Tika Utsav: Anyone eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine should get the jab, and for this the society and administration have to make full efforts, PM Narendra Modi said.

  • Eligible family members vaccinated, can apply for extra rebate in property tax: North Delhi mayor Apr 11, 2021 08:06 AM IST

    Eligible family members vaccinated, can apply for extra rebate in property tax: North Delhi mayor

    The mayor said a circular was issued on Friday in anticipation of approval of the North Delhi Municipal Corporation.

  • COVID-19 News | Mumbai to have vaccination only at government centres on April 10-12, says BMC Apr 10, 2021 11:14 AM IST

    COVID-19 News | Mumbai to have vaccination only at government centres on April 10-12, says BMC

    Meanwhile vaccinations will continue at government centres on April 10 between 12 pm to 6 pm and on April 11 between 9 am and 5 pm

  • Rajasthan has insufficient stock of COVID-19 vaccine, says CM Ashok Gehlot Apr 10, 2021 09:30 AM IST

    Rajasthan has insufficient stock of COVID-19 vaccine, says CM Ashok Gehlot

    Ashok Gehlot also said that the Centre's claim of no shortage of COVID-19 vaccines in the country is wrong and demanded that a status report on availability of doses be made public.

  • Odisha reports 1,282 new COVID-19 cases, 1 fresh fatality Apr 10, 2021 09:18 AM IST

    Odisha reports 1,282 new COVID-19 cases, 1 fresh fatality

    Of the new cases, 755 were reported in quarantine centres, while 527 infections were detected during contact tracing.

  • Pfizer asks United States to allow more kids to get vaccine Apr 10, 2021 09:02 AM IST

    Pfizer asks United States to allow more kids to get vaccine

    New York-based Pfizer and BioNTech SE of Germany have asked the US Food and Drug Administration to expand the emergency use authorisation for their vaccine to include adolescents ages 12 through 15.

  • Three women in UP given anti-rabies shot instead of COVID-19 vaccine Apr 09, 2021 10:12 PM IST

    Three women in UP given anti-rabies shot instead of COVID-19 vaccine

    Following a probe ordered by the district magistrate, action was taken against the health officials who were found negligent.

  • Here’s how states are performing in the COVID-19 vaccination drive Apr 09, 2021 07:45 PM IST

    Here’s how states are performing in the COVID-19 vaccination drive

    Amidst reports of vaccine shortage in the country, we look at how states have performed in inoculating their population.

  • Former J&K CM Omar Abdullah tests positive for COVID-19 Apr 09, 2021 03:23 PM IST

    Former J&K CM Omar Abdullah tests positive for COVID-19

    Omar Abdullah was found infected with coronavirus two days after he took the first dose of vaccine.

  • Is it right to export vaccines, put countrymen at risk, asks Rahul Gandhi Apr 09, 2021 11:28 AM IST

    Is it right to export vaccines, put countrymen at risk, asks Rahul Gandhi

    Rahul Gandhi also called upon the central government to help states without any bias and help provide them with more vaccines.

  • Johnson & Johnson says in talks with Indian government for trial of single-dose vaccine Apr 09, 2021 11:28 AM IST

    Johnson & Johnson says in talks with Indian government for trial of single-dose vaccine

    The U.S. drugs and healthcare giant's vaccine is currently approved for use in the United States, the European Union and other nations including Thailand and South Africa.

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