ROTAVAC Current Affairs, GK & News
Rotavac is a new rotavirus vaccine that has been entirely developed and tested in India. Rotavirus gastroenteritis, which causes the diarrhoea, can easily be combated by vaccination. It has been estimated that 4,50,000 lives could be saved in a year with the rotavirus vaccine, most of them in poorer parts of the world. According to ..
On July 9, 2020, India and United States began joint Ayurvedic Clinical trials against COVID-19. The joint research is to be supported by the Indo-US Science Technology Forum (IUSSTF). Highlights There are three ongoing collaborations between US-based institutions and India Vaccine companies. Other Projects Both the countries have been conducting several such projects. This includes ..
Month: Current Affairs - July, 2020
Category: International Current Affairs
Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has decided to expand Rotavirus vaccine to the entire country from September 2019. It will provide Rotavirus vaccine to every child across all 36 states/UTs by September, 2019. This decision was taken as per an ambitious plan of Health Ministry under the 100-days agenda of the newly elected ..
Category: Science & Technology Current Affairs
Topics: Gagandeep Kang • National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization • ROTAVAC • ROTAVAC Vaccine • Rotavirus diarrhoea • Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare • Universal Immunization Programme • World Health Organisation
Gagandeep Kang becomes first Indian woman scientist to be awarded Fellowship of the Royal Society (FRS), United Kingdom. Gagandeep Kang She is a clinician scientist, who is well known for her key role in development of Rotavac. She currently appointed as executive director of Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI), Faridabad, which is an ..
Category: Awards, Persons & Places in News
Rotavac became first Indigenously developed vaccine from India to be pre-qualified by World Health Organisation (WHO). It means that vaccine can be sold internationally to several countries in South America and Africa. So far, several vaccines from India have been pre-qualified by WHO, but Rotavac is first vaccine entirely developed locally to get this status ..
The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare launched India’s first indigenous rotavirus vaccine named Rotavac to combat infant mortality due to diarrhoea. It was launched by Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda as part country’s ambitious Universal Immunisation Programme (UIP). The vaccine is being introduced initially in four States Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh (first ..