COVAXIN Vaccine Current Affairs - 2020

Russia Approves 2nd COVID-19 Vaccine EpiVacCorona

Russia has approved the second Covid-19 vaccine called the ‘EpiVacCorona’ after early-stage trials. This new vaccine comes has been approved two months after the Russia’s first vaccine Sputnik V. Highlights Russia have became the first country to give regulatory approval to a Covid-19 vaccine in August after it launched the Sputnik V. The third Russian Read More…

PM Modi launched the “Jan Andolan campaign” for COVID-19 Appropriate Behaviour

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched a campaign called Jan Andolan for COVID-19 Appropriate Behaviour on October 8, 2020. The campaign was launched through a tweet by him using a hashtag #Unite2FightCorona. Key Facts The campaign has been launched with a key message for people to stay united to fight Corona. The campaign reminds people Read More…

COVISHIELD: India to take up clinical trials of OXFORD Vaccine

On July 26, 2020, Central Drugs Standard Control Organization announced that it will take up clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccine, COVISHIELD developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca. Highlights The trials are being considered by CDSCO after the request from Serum Institute of India. The phase III of the trials is to be conducted in India. Read More…

IIT Kharagpur: Rapid testing device to detect COVID-19 in one hour

The researchers of IIT Kharagpur has developed rapid diagnostic device to detect COVID-19 infection within one hour. Highlights The device will help to bring the cost of COVID-19 testing far down as compared to that of the RT-PCR machines. Thereby, COVID-19 testing facility shall be availed for under-served communities. The cost of the test is Read More…

Zydus Healthcare’s COVID-19 vaccine gets DCGI approval for Human Clinical Trials

On 2nd July 2020, the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) has given approval for human clinical trials to Ahmedabad based Cadila Healthcare Limited (Zydus Healthcare). The permission is for the Phase-I and Phase-II clinical trials of the vaccine. Zydus Healthcare’s COVID-19 vaccine become the 2nd Indigenously developed vaccine to get the permission of the Read More…