COWIN Current Affairs, GK & News

CoWIN repurposed for Universal Immunisation Program

The Covid-19 vaccination platform Co-WIN is set to be repurposed for Universal Immunisation program as well as blood donation. This announcement was made by CoWin Chief & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of National Health Authority, Dr RS Sharma. This platform will later be used for organ donation. Besides India, Guyana signed a memorandum of understanding ..

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Reports on India’s COVID-19 Vaccine Development

Two reports, from the Institute for Competitiveness which is India’s chapter of a global network, have been released by Mansukh Mandaviya, the Union Health Minister, on India’s Covid-19 vaccine development and administration journey. Overview: This report focused on how coordination at the central, state, and district levels helped the massive adult vaccination drive succeed. This ..

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Precautionary vaccine jabs in India

The Government of India is to provide third dose of vaccine. This third dose has been named “precaution dose” or booster dose. About the precaution dose The health care workers, comorbid patients (people with severe medical conditions) and frontline workers are eligible to get the precaution dose. Five states in the country are to go ..

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Emergency COVID Response Plans – II (ECRP – II) funds

The Government of India recently announced that it has disbursed 50% of the ECRP – II funds. The announcement came as a clarification as some of the media reported that only 26.14% of the funds were disbursed. ECRP basically aims to accelerate the preparedness of health system. ECRP – II The ECRP – II is ..

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Covid: 96 countries recognise India’s vaccination certificate

According to Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya, about 96 countries have agreed to mutually recognise India’s Covid-19 vaccination certificate. Highlights With this recognition, persons travelling from these countries will be provided certain relaxations as mentioned in Union health ministry’s guidelines on international arrivals. Government is further communicating with other countries for the recognition so that beneficiaries ..

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Co-WIN develops new API called KYC-VS

Central government announced an Aadhaar-like authentication system on September 10, 2021 to access the covid vaccination status of an individual on the CoWin platform. Highlights This new application programming interface (API) has been developed by CoWin. It is called ‘Know Your Customer’s or Client’s Vaccination Status’ or KYC-VS. The API was developed as an extra ..

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