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Efficacy of COVID vaccines satisfactory, finds ICMR study as over 115 crore inoculated in India so far

The study, submitted to The Lancet for publication, showed effectiveness was the highest with a gap of 6-8 weeks between two shots of Covishield and Covaxin.

19 Nov 2021

PhD for Assistant Professor’s job may go for good as Centre takes u-turn on the matter

In August, the University Grants Commission had put on hold the implementation of guidelines released three years ago, which proposed making PhD mandatory for hiring assistant professors.

17 Nov 2021

Foreign MBBS graduates could need double internships to practice in India

As of now, these medical graduates, except those who get their degrees in US, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, are required to clear the Foreign Medical Graduate Examination and an internship.

16 Nov 2021

At peak of pandemic, only five per cent of hospitalisations under PMJAY: Study

The latest report, however, showed that shockingly in Gujarat and Punjab, with 14.7 lakh and 6 lakh beneficiaries, respectively, not a single hospitalisation was for Covid treatment.

14 Nov 2021

Merck’s Covid pill -- Molnupriravir -- close to regulator nod

The drug Molnupriravir, a broad spectrum antiviral, has shown promise in international trials in halting the progression of Covid in its early stages.

14 Nov 2021

Merck’s Covid-19 pill close to regulator nod in India, may cost Rs 500-Rs 1,000

The drug molnupriravir, a broad spectrum antiviral, has shown promise in international trials in halting the progression of Covid-19 in its early stages.

13 Nov 2021

Regulator proposes 10-year cap to finish MBBS course for medical aspirants

This, said top officials in the National Medical Commission (NMC), is aimed at removing non-serious candidates from the field.

02 Nov 2021

Hopes rise for anti-Covid drug, firms move regulator

In India, five companies had entered into voluntary licensing agreements to produce generic versions of this drug.

31 Oct 2021

Non-MBBS teachers in medical colleges staring at an uncertain future

The ministry, however, seems to have turned a blind eye to their petition. Association members pointed out that the Teachers Eligibility and Qualifications guidelines of the previous regulator,

30 Oct 2021

Delay in submitting virus inactivation data pushes WHO nod for Covaxin

The WHO has sought “additional clarifications” from Covaxin maker Bharat Biotech for a final assessment on November 3.

28 Oct 2021

Nine medical colleges in one go shows UP’s traction post COVID crisis

With Siddharthnagar, Etah, Hardoi, Pratapgarh, Fatehpur, Deoria, Ghazipur, Mirzapur and Jaunpur districts getting the new medical colleges, UP now boasts of 57 medical colleges in all.

26 Oct 2021

Watch out for vaccine hesitancy, say experts

As per government data, a little over 75% of the adult population in the country has received at least one dose of the vaccine while the percentage covered with both doses is just about 31%.

23 Oct 2021

No RT-PCR on arrival: India eases access for those flying in from 11 countries

In fresh guidelines for international arrivals, India eased the screening process for countries with which it has reciprocal recognition of vaccination certificates.

21 Oct 2021

Bid to make IIT counselling error-free

The decision to make the process friendlier for students was made by the Joint Seat Allocation Authority, the panel responsible for admission counselling.

19 Oct 2021

JEE-Advanced: Slip in successful girl candidate count

JEE-Advanced is the entrance test for admission into IITs and NITs. A total of 1,41,699 candidates appeared in both papers.

16 Oct 2021