COVID-19 vaccine Current Affairs, GK & News

Crushing the Curve Mass Vaccination Drive

The Kerala Health Department is to launch a mass vaccination drive called the “Crushing the Curve”. Why is the drive launched? Kerala has recently witnessed a sharp spike in COVID-19 cases after the assembly elections. The number of COVID-19 cases is increasing at 700 to 1000 per day. Health sector in Kerala The Health sector ..

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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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India to Gift 2 lakh Covid Vaccine Doses to UN Peacekeepers

India will send 200,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines (AstraZeneca Vaccine) to the UN peacekeepers. on March 27, 2021 and then vaccines will be distributed to peacekeeping missions. Highlights Announcement to gift 200000 covid-19 doses to UN Peacekeepers was announced by External Affairs Minister, S Jaishankar, in February 2021. This decision was taken by considering that, ..

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Covishield Dose Interval to be Increased

The health Ministry has decided to increase the interval between first and second doses of Covishield to up to eight weeks in the ongoing covid-19 vaccination drive. Highlights This decision was taken following the data of the global trials of AZD122 which shows that extending the duration of doses to 12 weeks has increased its ..

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European Commission proposes Covid-19 certificate

The European Commission, on March 17, 2021,  has proposed for a Covid-19 certificate called “Digital Green Certificate” covering the details regarding the Covid-19 vaccination, testing and recovery. Highlights This decision was taken in order to reopen the European Union (EU) for travel in a safe, sustainable and predictable manner. The Covid-19 certificate is an approach ..

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