COVID-19 vaccines Current Affairs, GK & News

What is Sputnik Light Single Dose?

Sputnik V vaccine developed by Russia is a two-dose vaccine. The unique feature of the vaccine is that the first and second dose are different from each other. In Sputnik Light a single dose is sufficient. Sputnik V Sputnik V is also known as Gam-COVID-Vac. It uses heterogenous recombinant adenovirus approach. Meaning, Sputnik V is ..

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What is COVID Variant of Concern?

The UK scientists recently declared the new COVID-19 strains found in India as the “Variant of Concern”. What are the criteria to name a virus as “Variant of Concern”? Various national and international organisations such as CDC (Centre for Disease Control and Prevention), COVID-19 Genomics UK Consortium and Canadian COVID Genomics Network use the following ..

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Odisha’s Gopabandhu Sambadika Swasthya Bima Yojana

The Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik recently declared working journalists of the State of Odisha as the frontline COVID-19 warriors. This announcement was made under the Gopabandhu Sambadika Swasthya Bima Yojana. With these more than 6,500 journalists are to be benefitted in the state. Gopandhu Sambadika Swasthya Bima Yojana It is a health insurance ..

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Russia produces COVID-19 vaccines for animals

Russia recently produced the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines for animals. The name of the vaccine is Carnivac-Cov. The World Health Organisation recently confirmed the possibility for transmission of virus between humans and virus. Evidences In 2020, Denmark killed more than 17 million minks after the country concluded that the virus has passed from humans ..

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S&P: Growth of 11 per cent for India in 2021

The S&P Global Ratings recently said that the Indian Economy is to grow at 11% in 2021-22. Earlier, S&P had predicted that India will grow at 10%. Key Findings In the next couple of years, India is to grow at 6.1% to 6.4%. The credit conditions have improved for Asia-Pacific banks. With countries rolling out ..

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