SARS: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Zydus Cadila launched the cheapest generic version of Remdesivir in India

Published: August 13, 2020

Zydus Cadila launched the cheapest generic version of Gilead Sciences’ antiviral drug Remdesivir in India to treat the deadly COVID 19 pandemic. The version has been launched after reports of a shortage of the drugs in the hospitals of the country. The price of drugs has been fixed as Rs 2800 per 100 mg vial. ..

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India approves second Vaccine Trial

Published: July 3, 2020

The Drug Controller General of India approved to begin vaccine trial of Zydus Cadila. The firm is to conduct the vaccine trials in two phases. This is the second vaccine trial approved by India after Bharat Biotech’s COVAXIN. Highlights The DCGI approved the vaccine trials after the animal trials of the vaccine was satisfactory. The ..

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Indian Teacher became the first Foreigner to contract Coronavirus

Published: January 20, 2020

Since last couple of weeks a mysterious SARS-like Coronavirus have been reportedly spread in the cities of Shenzhen and Wuhan in China, a 45-year-old Indian citizen, Preeti Maheshwari, who is working as a teacher at an International School in Shenzhen became the first foreigner to be contracted with the virus since the outbreak.  In 2002-2003, ..

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Mystery Virus causing Severe Lung Disease in Wuhan, China

Published: January 10, 2020

Health officials around the world are on high alert because as per media reports on Thursday, a mystery virus has infected more than 50 people to date in China’s Hubei Province’s Wuhan City. Virus Samples were collected from the patients and a top official from the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has ..

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