Padma Awards 2022

The Padma Awards 2022 is to be conferred to vaccine makers to semiconductor market rulers. This time, the Padma awards are being presented to a diversified list of recipients. Around 128 people are to receive the award in 2022. The ..



Italy recognizes India’s Covishield Vaccine

Italy has recognised Covishield vaccine against the Coronavirus on September 24, 2021. Highlights Covieshield vaccine against coronavirus was jointly developed by Oxford University & pharma giant AstraZeneca while it was manufactured by the Serum Institute of India. With this recognition ..


Singapore introduces ‘Vaccinated Travel Lanes’

Singapore has introduced a “Vaccinated Travel Lanes”, for the fully vaccinated travellers. Highlights Reopening of international travel in the backdrop of Covid-19 is not going to be a straightforward affair. Countries have been experimenting several concepts in order to allow ..


Covishield-jabbed to be allowed into 8 European countries

Eight European Union states included Covishield in list of vaccines approved to enter into the region. Key Points Covishield was allowed in 8 EU counties after India warned of retaliation when none of its vaccines were added to ‘Green Pass’. ..


What is European Union’s Green Pass list?

European Medicines Agency (EMA) has excluded Serum Institute of India (SII) manufactured Covishield from the list of approved vaccines for ‘Green Pass’. As per EMA, vaccine was excluded from list because it does not have marketing authorisation in European Union ..


Vaccine Prices capped for Private Hospitals

Union Health Ministry has capped the price for administration of Covid-19 vaccines in private hospitals. Key Points Maximum price for Covaxin was fixed at Rs 1,400. Covishield will cost Rs 780 per dose, while Sputnik V vaccine will cost Rs ..