SPUTNIK V Current Affairs, GK & News

India approved two COVID-19 vaccines for Emergency Use

The Drug Controller General of India recently announced that it has authorised two COVID-19 vaccines for restricted Emergency Use in India. What are the two COVID-19 Vaccines approved by DGCI for emergency use? COVAXIN and COVISHIELD What is COVAXIN? The COVAXIN is the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Bharat Biotech and ICMR (Indian council of Medical ..

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COVAXIN of Bharat Biotech enters Phase III trials: Largest COVID-19 clinical trial of India

On November 16, 2020 the Bharat Biotech announced the commencement of Phase III trials of COVAXIN vaccines in India. The trials will involve 26,000 volunteers. It is to be held in partnership with the Indian Council of Medical Research. The trials are the largest clinical trials that is conducted for COVID-19 vaccine in the country. ..

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Mission COVID Suraksha: Key Facts

On November 12, 2020, the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced Mission COVID Suraksha. Under the mission, the Government of India has allocated Rs 900 crores to the research and development of COVID-19 vaccines in India. The funds allocated do not cover the cost and distribution of the vaccines. Key Highlights The mission is a part ..

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No Mask No Service Policy launched in Bangladesh

The Government of Bangladesh recently launched No Mask No Service Policy. Under the new policy, no services will be offered to the people who are not wearing masks. Highlights Under the new policy, no Bangladesh citizen will be allowed to enter offices without wearing masks. Also, all offices should install a notice board saying “No ..

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Sputnik V Vaccine of Russia gets renewed approval for Clinical Trials in India

On October 17, 2020, the Directorate Control General of India renewed the approval of clinical trials of Sputnik V vaccine in India. The regulator has instructed the Russian Manufacturer of the vaccine to conduct all the phases of the clinical trials of the vaccines in India. This is because the phase I and phase II ..

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