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CEPI to include India among six other countries for COVID-19 Vaccine Testing

The Global Initiative of Coalition of Epidemic Preparedness for Innovation, CEPI has identified six labs from countries such as Britain, Netherlands, Italy, Canada, Bangladesh and India. Highlights The THSTI lab of India has been recognised under the global network of CEPI for assessment of COVID-19 vaccines. THSTI is Translational Health Science and Technology Institute. It ..

First Anniversary of Fit India Movement: PM Modi releases Age appropriate Fitness Protocols

On September 24, 2020, Fit India Dialogue was held virtually. PM Modi addressed the dialogue and released the “Age appropriate Fitness Protocols” marking the first anniversary of Fit India Movement. Highlights During the dialogue, the prime minister interacted with actor Milind Soman, cricketer Virat Kohli. They shared their fitness experiences with the Prime Minister. According ..

ICMR to allow COVID-19 vaccines with 50% efficacy

The Indian Council for Medical Research approves COVID-19 vaccines with 50-100% efficacy. According to ICMR, no respiratory vaccines have 100% efficacy. Highlights According to the World Health Organization, a vaccine should have three things namely safety, efficacy and immunogenicity. Immunogenicity is the ability of a foreign substance to trigger the immune response. Guidelines The Central ..

Covid-19 infections will hit 20 million this week:WHO

The World Health Organization has estimated that the total number of infected patients of the deadly COVID 19 disease will hit the 20 million mark within this week and that includes around 7.5 lakh deaths, so far, due to this pandemic. The WHO Director-General has also stated that there would be green shoots also very ..

Facebook to Have New Section on Corona Myths

The social media giant, Facebook, has announced that it will have a new section in order to debunk the myths regarding Coronavirus. This section will contain myths identified by the World Health Organization such as drinking bleach or taking hydroxychloroquine can prevent COVID 19 in human beings. To be launched this week, the section is ..