Serum Institute of India (SII) Current Affairs, GK & News

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 by Italy, Indian cardholders inoculated by covishield vaccine would now be eligible to get an ..

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PM Modi on Time’s ‘100 most influential’ list

Prime Minister Narendra Modi have been named among 100 most influential people of 2021 by the Time Magazine. Key Points Apart from PM Modi, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and CEO of Serum Institute of India, Adar Poonawalla have also been named among the world’s 100 most influential people. Time magazine unveiled its annual ..

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WHO’s medical alert on fake Covishield Vaccines

World Health Organisation (WHO) issued medical alerts on fake Covishield Vaccines in India. Key Points WHO has raised doubts on the genuineness of Covishield which is reaching patients in India. India is reporting circulation of fake vials of the covid-19 vaccine that has been developed by Oxford-AstraZeneca while manufactured by Serum Institute of India (SII). ..

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Cyrus Poonawala to receive Lokmanya Tilak Award

The founder of the Serum Institute of India (SII) in Pune, businessman Cyrus Poonawalla has been named the winner of the prestigious National Lokmanya Tilak Award 2021. Highlights He will be commended for his work during the COVID-19 pandemic and how his company helped save many lives by creating the Covishield vaccine and then making ..

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