EU nations will have option to accept WHO authorised jabs like Covishield to issue green pass: Official

The EU Digital COVID certificate or 'Green Pass' will be mandatory to travel to European countries and the document will serve as proof that a person is vaccinated against COVID-19.

published on : 29th June 2021

Delta variant is 'most transmissible' identified so far: WHO

As border restrictions and other public health measures are loosened across Europe, the U.S. and in other countries,  WHO officials warned of resurgence of cases.

published on : 26th June 2021

Vaccine acceptability for travel should be decided by a global institution like WHO: Pakistan

The demand was made as Pakistan faced problems due to its dependence on China for vaccines which are not accepted by many countries for travels, who only accept Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca.

published on : 24th June 2021

Mamata Banerjee writes to PM Modi for expediting WHO nod to Covaxin

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, in her letter, stated that her government has been 'receiving both Covishield and Covaxin' from the very beginning.

published on : 24th June 2021

Delta COVID variant now reported in 85 countries globally, expected to become dominant lineage: WHO

WHO said the four current 'Variants of Concern' being monitored closely, Alpha, Beta, Gamma and Delta - are widespread and have been detected in all WHO regions.

published on : 24th June 2021

WHO team raises concerns on data integrity, quality control at Sputnik V filling plant in Russia

Pharmstandard-UfaVITA, the firm that fills the vaccine (Gam COVID-Vac), said it has addressed all the issues raised by the WHO inspection team within 48 hours.

published on : 23rd June 2021

WHO 'concerned' about eased coronavirus curbs around Euro 2020

In Denmark, 29 cases have been detected in connection with the Euro games taking place in Copenhagen. 

published on : 22nd June 2021

Urgently trying to work with AstraZeneca, SII, Indian govt to restart COVID vaccine shipments: WHO official

Earlier this month, Aylward had said WHO expects SII volumes to open up again in the fourth quarter at least and had warned that "we're setting up for failure if we don't get early doses."

published on : 19th June 2021

Bharat Biotech's pre-submission meeting for Covaxin EUL with WHO on June 23

Bharat Biotech had said last month that it expects approval for its COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin from the WHO for EUL during July-September.

published on : 18th June 2021

US sees record rise in wholesale prices over the past year

Over the past 12 months, wholesale prices are up 6.6 per cent, the largest 12-month increase on records going back to 2010.

published on : 15th June 2021

WPI inflation hits record high of 12.94 per cent in May on costlier fuel

Low base effect also contributed to the spike in WPI inflation in May 2021. In May 2020, WPI inflation was at (-) 3.37 per cent. This is the fifth straight month of uptick.

published on : 14th June 2021

World Health Organisation highlights Chennai NGO’s ‘home again’ project

A typical home has 4-5 people with one or two on-site personal assistants visiting or living with them based on need.

published on : 14th June 2021

From Covid vaccine sharing, climate change to girl's education, G-7 talks yield agreements

Their final agreement from the three-day meeting also included a section on challenging China over 'non-economic' economic practices and calling on Beijing to respect human rights.

published on : 13th June 2021

'Timely, transparent and evidence-based': G7 leaders call for probe into origins of Covid-19

The origin of coronavirus that causes COVID-19 has remained a mystery even after over 1.5 years the first case of infection was reported in the Wuhan city of China.

published on : 13th June 2021

IIT Kanpur professor appointed honorary member of WHO body

Mukesh Sharma, an air quality expert associated with the civil engineering department at IIT-Kanpur, has melded rigorous research with policy engagement.

published on : 12th June 2021
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