COVAXIN Vaccine Current Affairs, GK & News
Australian Government has recognised Covaxin covid-19 vaccine of India on November 1, 2021. Highlights In India, Covaxin and Covishield are the two widely used vaccines. Australia had recognised Covishield, already. The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) of Australia has recognised Covaxin as well as BBIBP-CorV vaccines for establishing a traveller’s vaccination status. Covaxin vaccine has been ..
According to World Health Organisation (WHO), additional clarifications from manufacturer are required to conduct final Emergency Use Listing (EUL) risk-benefit assessment for using Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin globally. Key Points Technical advisory group are now scheduled to meet on November 3 for final assessment. Bharat Biotech has been submitting data on rolling basis to the WHO. ..
Category: Science & Technology Current Affairs
The Subject Expert Committee on Covid-19 has approved the “emergency use” of Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin vaccine for children aged between 2-18 years old. Key Points Phase-2 and Phase-3 trials of the Covaxin vaccine by Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech on children below the age of 18 years in the months of September. Trial data was submitted to ..
Chief scientist of World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, noted that though Covid-19 vaccines may not provide absolute protection against emerging variants of the coronavirus. However, it can reduce risks of death and complications. Highlights Dr Swaminathan further emphasised that, people need to be on guard in upcoming months. She noted that, in a ..
Category: International / World Current Affairs
Trial of COVAXIN, a COVID-19 vaccine by Bharat Biotech, on children below 18 years was started at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Patna. Background Trail was started following a nod given on May 11 by Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) to conduct clinical trials of Covaxin. COVAXIN was approved by DCGI, for ..
Month: Current Affairs - June, 2021
Union Government has decided to support some public sector companies with grants under the Mission COVID Suraksha to boost covid-19 vaccine production. Key Points Among the companies, one is Hyderabad based Indian Immunological limited (IIL), a facility under PSU named “National Dairy Development Board”. IIL and Bharat Biotech have signed a technical agreement for IIL ..
Month: Current Affairs - May, 2021
Category: Government Schemes Current Affairs