India COVID second wave

First COVID nasal vaccine by Bharat Biotech gets regulator's nod for holding phase 2, 3 clinical trials

Phase 1 clinical trial has been completed in age groups ranging from 18 to 60 years, the Department of Biotechnology said.

published on : 13th August 2021

NCW worried over 12% gender gap in Covid vaccination, urges states bridge gap

The national dashboard shows that 28.03 crore males and 24.91 crore women have received shots against so far and this marks a difference of nearly 12% between the two genders. 

published on : 13th August 2021

Course of COVID-19 infection can be determined by early antiviral response in nose: Study

The team found that the antiviral response, driven by a family of proteins called interferons, was much more muted in patients who went on to develop severe COVID-19.

published on : 25th July 2021

1.19 lakh Indian children lost caregivers to Covid during first 14 months of pandemic: Report

The study estimates that 1,134,000 children lost a parent or custodial grandparent due to COVID-19. Of these, 10,42,000 children lost their mother, father or both.

published on : 21st July 2021

In a fresh report, national AEFI panel confirms 55 severe adverse events after COVID-19 shots

A total of five cases, that included a death after administration of Covishield in a 57-year-old male in February, however, were found to be “coincidental”, not directly linked with vaccination.

published on : 18th July 2021

COVID 19: Over 29.10 crore vaccine doses provided to states, UTs, says Health Ministry

The total consumption, including wastages, is 26,04,19,412 doses, as per data available at 8 AM on Sunday.

published on : 20th June 2021

Covid pandemic result of degradation of natural areas, species' loss, exploitation: UNEP India

UNEP country head Atul Bagai highlighted that climate change, pollution and loss of biodiversity are three crises facing the entire planet and India, and are interconnected.

published on : 20th June 2021

Centre mulling to allow domestic air travel without COVID negative report post vaccination

Central ministries, including the Ministry of Civil Aviation and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, are currently discussing the matter with various other stakeholders, they added.

published on : 7th June 2021

Centre to take over vaccination drive from June 21, only 25% for private hospitals: PM Modi

Twenty-five per cent vaccines will continue to be procured by private hospitals, but even here the maximum service charge has been capped at Rs 150 per jab.

published on : 7th June 2021

Visa of foreigners stranded in India due to COVID-19 pandemic extended till August 31

These foreign nationals will not be required to submit any application to the FRRO or FRO concerned for extension of their visas.

published on : 4th June 2021

In talks with major pharma firms to source, locally manufacture COVID-19 vaccines: Foreign Secy 

India is also working with several other countries in the WTO on a targeted and temporary waiver under TRIPS to ensure timely and secure access to vaccines for all, the foreign secretary said.

published on : 3rd June 2021

Five senior pilots of Air India die of COVID-19 in May

These five senior pilots were Captain Harsh Tiwary, Captain G P S Gill, Captain Prasad Karmakar, Captain Sandeep Rana and Captain Amitesh Prasad, they said.

published on : 3rd June 2021

Centre issues guidelines for care of children affected by COVID-19

The states have also been asked to make suitable arrangements for isolation facilities within the CCIs to take care of the children suffering from Covid and prepare a roaster of child psychologists.

published on : 3rd June 2021

COVID-19: Production capacity of Remdesivir increased to nearly 119 lakh vials per month, says Govt

In order to boost production, the approval of 38 additional manufacturing sites were accelerated by the Government.

published on : 17th May 2021

India to administer 51.6 crore COVID vaccine doses by July: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan

India has so far administered over 18 crore jabs to eligible beneficiaries.

published on : 15th May 2021
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