E Kumar Sharma

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Focus needs to stay on tracking virus behaviour and on ramping up vaccine supplies: WHO’s Dr Swaminathan

“Globally, there is a vaccine supply shortage resulting in a huge mismatch between supply and demand but this will improve during the course of the year (2021)," says Dr Soumya Swaminathan, chief scientist at the World Heal

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COVID-19: Enemy is down but not out, cautions CCMB director Rakesh Mishra

Despite experts pointing out repeatedly that masks and social distancing is the only hope, many are willing to let their guard down against coronavirus pandemic.

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COVID-19 vaccine: Serum gets order for 11 million out of 600 million doses needed

This taken at the Rs 200 per dose price quoted by Serum Insitute means an order worth Rs 220 crore, which apparently is an amount to be spent under the PM Cares Fund.

These and several other questions continue to emerge as long as there is no clarity from the government on its plans on procurement and distribution.

Serum Institute yet to receive orders for vaccine supply

SII has already offered the vaccine to the government at Rs 200 per dose and though, it is learnt, this is also not the final price as yet.

Serum Institute yet to receive orders for vaccine supply

Less than 10 days to vaccine rollout, crucial questions remain unanswered

The silver lining in this whole exercise is perhaps the fact that the government has already concluded dry runs across regions with hopefully some useful insights. Equally important is the fact that the government has a digit

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COVID vaccine: We have not got a pre-mature approval, says Bharat Biotech’s Dr Krishna Ella

Calling Bharat Biotech as a company that understands vaccines having produced 16 vaccines and spread across 123 countries, Dr Krishna Ella responded to a wide range of questions from the media.

COVID vaccine: We have not got a pre-mature approval, says Bharat Biotech’s Dr Krishna Ella

COVID vaccine: Why is Bharat Biotech in the spotlight?

The major question on the issue of the authorization is centered around the point that the phase III trials of the vaccine have not yet been completed.

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COVID Vaccine: Expert panel for conditional nod to Serum-Oxford; meet on with Bharat Biotech

The Serum Institute vaccine is one among the three vaccines awaiting Emergency Use Authorisation approval (the other two being Bharat Biotech and Pfizer).

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Budget 2021: Watch experts on future of PSU banks, policy gaps on urban poor, production enablers and more

India Budget 2021: These and more issues were discussed at an online meeting organised by FE Online. Other than Dr Subbarao, there were Rama Bijapurkar, and Professor M S Sriram also shared their views.

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Deliverance 2021: Indian firms up cold storage & vial supplies as govt readies vaccine roll out

Most of the vaccines need 2 to 8 degrees centigrade temperatures, including many of the COVID vaccines other than the likes of Pfizer and Moderna which need storage at much lower temperatures.

Deliverance 2021: Indian firms up cold storage & vial supplies as govt readies Covid 19 vaccine roll out

Transstroy India denies fraud allegations: Do banks have proper checks in place?

Transstroy India, the Hyderabad-based infrastructure company has come under the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) scanner over allegations of fraud and involving lending by a consortium of banks.

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A lonely furrow: Why farmers need more than a rewriting of regulations

Farmers' protest has brought into sharper focus the fundamental flaws in handling of the Indian agriculture. Be it around the risks of mixing up of regulations with policy or attempting a one nation-one market solution.

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Budget 2021: Time for affordable health cover framework for middle class, says Dr Devi Shetty

Union Budget 2021 Expectations for Health Sector: Dr Devi Shetty feels what people need is not a broad spectrum health cover but niche and innovative offerings that involve nominal premium but operate at scale and are focused

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Budget 2021: Expect growth correcting budget that raises expenditure, cuts fiscal deficit, says Dr Rangarajan

Former RBI governor and economist Dr C Rangarajan says the year 2021-22 will be the year of correction, while 2020-21 will end with a net GDP contraction of around 8 percent.

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City in one of richest districts of Andhra grapples with mystery illness

Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy has called for the collection of rice samples for testing to check if there was any contamination on account of pesticides.

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UPL – a story of growth, girth & complex operations

With 40 acquisitions and 225 subsidiaries it may take a while to fully grasp its growth story

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