Concerns as India to roll out home-grown vaccine

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A homegrown coronavirus vaccine will be rolled out in India from Saturday even though clinical trials haven’t been completed. But the government insists it will be safe and effective. The All India Drug Action Network (AIDAN), an independent watchdog, led a chorus of concern from experts saying it was “shocked” and…Continue Reading

India is Witnessing a Crisis of Trust in its COVID Vaccines

Last month, a former Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh tweeted an efficacy comparison between UK’s Moderna vaccine, and the two vaccines being rolled out in India (developed by AstraZeneca-Oxford and Bharat Biotech). Moderna was placed at 94.5 percent efficacy, while AstraZeneca-Oxford at 90 percent, and Bharat Biotech’s vaccine is at 94 percent. “Indian recovery rate (without…Continue Reading

India to start mammoth vaccination drive on January 16

The ambitious coronavirus vaccination drive aims to reach 300 million people by July India will launch one of the world’s most ambitious coronavirus vaccination drives next Saturday, aiming to reach 300 million people by July, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced. The vaccine is to be free for the country’s population of 1.3 billion, and Modi…Continue Reading

India plans to build reusable rockets in the next decade (report)

Home News Spaceflight An Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle lifts off from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota. (Image: © IANS/ISRO) India is getting into the reusable rocket game. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has revealed plans to develop reusable rocket-launch technology this decade, according to a report by SpaceNews. In a “New Year Message…Continue Reading

India Inc seeks reintroduction of single I-T structure

The federation suggested that the process of filing appeals with the commissioner of income tax be replaced with a review of orders passed by tax officers by a dispute resolution panel, to help reduce prolonged litigation.SynopsisComplex processIndustry said that current structure had made compliance on withholding tax a complex process for employers, leading to higher…Continue Reading

India records 24,037 new coronavirus cases

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Many Indians appear hesitant to get vaccinated for COVID-19 as infections have fallen sharply since a mid-September peak and some people are worried about possible side-effects here, according to a survey of 18,000 people released on Thursday.FILE PHOTO: A medic fills a syringe with COVAXIN, an Indian government-backed experimental COVID-19 vaccine, before…Continue Reading