Coronavirus Current Affairs, GK & News

ZyCoV-D: World’s first DNA-based Vaccine

Indian pharmaceutical company Zydus Cadila is soon going to apply Central Drugs Regulator (DGCI) for emergency approval of the corona vaccine ZyCoV-D. If approved, it will be the world’s first DNA-based vaccine. With this, the number of vaccines available in the country will increase to 4. So far, Serum Institute’s Covishield, Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin and ..

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What is AY.1 variant of Coronavirus?

Recently, WHO tagged B.1.617.2 strain of coronavirus as ‘Delta’ variant, which now has further mutated. Mutated form of Delta variant is being termed as “Delta Plus” or “AY.1” variant. Key Points Delta variant was identified as one of the factors of second wave of coronavirus infections in India. Initial data shows that, Delta plus variant ..

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M.P. to launch ‘Yuva Shakti Corona Mukti Abhiyan’

Madhya Pradesh will launch ‘Yuva Shakti Corona Mukti Abhiyan’ to raise awareness among people on covid-19 pandemic. Yuva Shakti Corona Mukti Abhiyan Yuva Shakti Corona Mukti Abhiyan means “free from corona with the help of youth power campaign”. Under the campaign, college teachers and about16 lakh students will be made aware of covid-19 infection by ..

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Government to discontinue Central Allocation of Remdesivir

According to Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers, Shri Mansukh Mandaviya, government has decided to discontinue Central Allocation of Remdesivir to States and directed National Pharmaceuticals Pricing Agency to monitor availability of Remdesivir in India. Highlights Minister highlights, production of Remdesivir has increased ten times from 33,000 vials per day in April 2021 to ..

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India supports calls on probe into Covid Origin

India extends its support to renewed global calls for comprehensive investigation into origins of Covid-19 by World Health Organisation. Background India extended support after US President asked US intelligence agencies to find how coronavirus emerged in China. Demands were raised by countries including US and Australia to investigate whether coronavirus originated in Wuhan City of ..

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