Process to receive WHO pre-qualification for Covaxin on: Government

The minister said the data required for approval was submitted by Bharat Biotech International Limited to WHO on July 9.

published on : 21st July 2021

Centre exempts pulses' importers from stock limits; norms for millers, wholesalers also relaxed

The move comes amid several representations from pulses associations against the government's earlier orders limiting the stocks of pulses that wholesalers, retailers and millers could store.

published on : 19th July 2021

'Next 100 days crucial': Centre hints at third wave, says Covid situation may get worse

The world moving towards the third wave of the pandemic should be seen as a red flag, as stressed by PM Narendra Modi, said VK Paul who heads the national task force on coronavirus.

published on : 16th July 2021

WHO chief says it was 'premature' to rule out Covid lab leak; asks China to be 'transparent'

WHO is ¬ďasking actually China to be 'transparent, open and cooperate, especially on the information, raw data that we asked for at the early days of the pandemic'.

published on : 15th July 2021

Vaccine deliveries rising as delta virus variant slams Asia

Many, including the World Health Organization, have been critical of the vaccine inequalities in the world as the vast majority of people in lower-income countries are still waiting on a first dose.

published on : 15th July 2021

Dispiriting setback: COVID deaths, cases rise again globally

The World Health Organization reported Wednesday that deaths climbed last week after nine straight weeks of decline.

published on : 15th July 2021

Weekly coronavirus cases at nearly three million globally, says WHO

WHO says the easier-to-spread delta variant has now been identified in 111 countries since first being detected in India and it expects the variant to become globally dominant in coming months.

published on : 14th July 2021

Spread of COVID-19's Delta variant will increase cases, put pressure on healthcare: WHO

Cases of the Alpha variant have been reported in 178 countries, territories or areas, while 123 countries reported cases of the Beta variant and 75 countries reported cases of the Gamma variant.

published on : 14th July 2021

COVID: Lambda variant is now in 29 countries, but what evidence do we have that it's more dangerous?

Of the eight confirmed cases of lambda in the UK, most have been linked to overseas travel.

published on : 13th July 2021

Rich countries should donate Covid vaccines, not use boosters: WHO on pandemic

Both Pfizer and Moderna have agreed to supply small amounts of their vaccines to COVAX, but the vast majority of their doses have been reserved by rich countries.

published on : 12th July 2021

UN calls for global database of human gene editing research to track genetic manipulations

WHO's expert group said the U.N. agency should develop ways to identify any potentially concerning gene editing trials and a mechanism "for reporting violations of research integrities".

published on : 12th July 2021

The courageous world of Teejan Bai

Karthik navigates through the performing artiste’s life who suffered from prejudices prevalent in Indian society both as a woman and for her tribal background of hailing from a Bhil subgroup.

published on : 10th July 2021

Green light for Covaxin likely in 4-6 weeks: WHO expert

A WHO pre-qualification, or Emergency Use Listing, is necessary for a vaccine manufacturer to supply vaccines to global entities such as COVAX or even internationally.

published on : 10th July 2021

Very low risk of severe illness, death due to COVID-19 in children: Study

The research found that catching COVID-19 increases the likelihood of serious illness in the most vulnerable young people, those with pre-existing medical conditions and severe disabilities.

published on : 9th July 2021

Weekly coronavirus deaths drop to lowest since October globally: WHO

All WHO regions except the Americas -- one of the hardest-hit regions -- and southeast Asia posted an increase in deaths over the last week.

published on : 7th July 2021
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