Current Affairs - September, 2020

Oxford vaccine to resume trial in the UK

The clinical trials of AstraZeneca vaccine were halted recently due to some safety reasons in the United Kingdom when one of the volunteers reported unexplained illness in his body after taking the vaccine. After the safety review, the Oxford and his partner drug company said in a separate statement that the clinical trial will resume. Read More…

Fraudsters duped crores of rupees under PM-KISAN Nidhi Scheme

Department of Agriculture in a recent probe identified as many as 90,000 ineligible beneficiaries under the PM-KISAN Nidhi Scheme in Villupuram districts in Tamil Nadu. So far 7.5 crore amount has been recovered from the ineligible beneficiaries. How did ineligible beneficiaries receive the amount? In a report generated after the primary investigation, it was revealed Read More…

SII directed to suspend recruitment for Oxford vaccine trial

Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) which is country’s apex drug regulator has directed Serum Institute of India SII to suspend the new recruitments which were about to happen for recent phase 2 and 3 clinical trials of the Oxford COVID-19 vaccine till further orders. Why the SII is asked to suspend recruitment for vaccine Read More…

Punjab to convert stubble into biomass fuel

The Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) in association with the Government of Punjab, is soon coming up with an alternative for paddy stubble utilisation. Stubble burning is one of the biggest problems in north India to curb this, the Punjab government’s own agency; PEDA is playing a stellar role in weeding out the problem indigenously. Read More…

J&K gets grievance redressal system

Manoj Sinha, Lieutenant-Governor of Jammu and Kashmir recently launched a new grievance redressal portal. The newly launched portal will be linked to the Union government’s grievance mechanism. About the grievance redressal system An effective grievance redressal mechanism is the lifeblood of any good governance system and the aforesaid mechanism must be the top priority for Read More…