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COVAXIN: Transfer of Technology from Bharat Biotech to Haffkine

The Government of India recently approved the transfer of technology from Bharat Biotech to Hafkine Institute. COVAXIN COVAXIN is one of the two drugs that is currently administered in India. It is manufactured by Bharat Biotech in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research. The COVAXIN is produced by making the Corona Virus incapable ..

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Why is GoI fast tracking the Emergency use of foreign made COVID-19 Vaccines?

The Government of India recently announced that it is speeding up the Emergency Usage Approvals of foreign made COVID-19 vaccines. This includes COVID-19 vaccines that have been granted Emergency Use Authorisation (EUA) in other countries. Role of NEGVAC in the approval The foreign vaccines for EUA were recommended by the National Expert Group on Vaccine ..

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IIT Kanpur develops touch sensitive watch for visually impaired

A professor and a research associate of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur have developed a sensitive watch for the use of visually impaired people. The watch has tactile hour indicators of different shapes. These indicators help the visually impaired persons to recognize the time easily. About the Touch Sensitive Watch The user has to ..

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Global Ebola vaccine stockpile

The Global Ebola Vaccine stockpile was recently established by four international health and humanitarian organizations. What are the four international organizations that established Global Ebola Vaccine Stockpile? World Health Organization (WHO), Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and UNICEF. What is International Coordinating Group (ICG)? Together WHO, ..

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FSSAI new Trans Fat levels

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India recently announced that all edible refined oils, vegetable fat spreads, Vanaspati, margarines, Bakery shortening and mixed fat spreads can contain only 3% or less trans fats. This is to be implemented by January 2021.   By January 2022, this is to be further reduced to 2%. This is ..

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