Oxford University Current Affairs - 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…

India to start trial of Oxford COVID-19 vaccine

India’s top drug regulatory body DCGI (The Drugs Controller General of India) finally gave green signal to Serum Institute of India (SII) for conducting phase II and III clinical trials of Astra Zeneca vaccine developed by the Oxford University against coronavirus disease. The approval came after scrutiny was done based on the recommendations of the Read More…

Climate change affecting Global Food Production: Study

According to research conducted by scientists from Oxford University in United Kingdom (UK) and University of Copenhagen in Denmark, climate change is adversely affecting production of key crops such as wheat and rice, with some countries faring far worse than others. Their research was published in journal PLOS ONE. Key Findings Scientist used weather data Read More…

World University Rankings 2018: IISc ranked highest from India

The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) retained top position among Indian Universities in the Times World University Rankings 2018, but its position fell in global rankings compared to its last year position.   Top 10 in Universities in World are Oxford University (1st, UK), Cambridge University (2nd, UK), California institute of Technology (3rd, US), Stanford Read More…