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Tika Utsav: COVID-19 Vaccination Drive

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently appealed to the Chief Ministers of the States to organise “Tika Utsav”. What is Tika Utsav? Tika Utsav is a vaccine festival. It is to be held between April 11, 2021 and April 14, 2021. The main objective of the festival is to vaccinate as many people as possible. ..

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SII’s Covishield gets emergency-use nod from DGCI

The Subject Expert committee that is advising the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) recommended restricted Emergency Use Authorisation for COVISHIELD. COVISHIELD vaccine was developed by Serum Institute of India. Who manufactures COVISHIELD? The COVISHIELD the vaccine is developed by the University of Oxford and the British Pharmaceutical major Astra Zeneca. In India, the vaccine ..

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No Mask No Service Policy launched in Bangladesh

The Government of Bangladesh recently launched No Mask No Service Policy. Under the new policy, no services will be offered to the people who are not wearing masks. Highlights Under the new policy, no Bangladesh citizen will be allowed to enter offices without wearing masks. Also, all offices should install a notice board saying “No ..

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CuRED: Portal for information on clinical trial of repurposed drugs

On October 20, 2020, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare launched “CSIR Ushered Repurposed Drugs” portal called CuRED. Portal will provide the details about drugs repurposed by CSIR. Also, the portal will provide details about clinical trials of devices and diagnostics. Highlights The Council for scientific and Industrial Research was exploring different combination clinical trials ..

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Sputnik V Vaccine of Russia gets renewed approval for Clinical Trials in India

On October 17, 2020, the Directorate Control General of India renewed the approval of clinical trials of Sputnik V vaccine in India. The regulator has instructed the Russian Manufacturer of the vaccine to conduct all the phases of the clinical trials of the vaccines in India. This is because the phase I and phase II ..

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