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Implications of Ageing Dams across Globe : Universities Experts Report

Worldwide, the huge volume of water stored behind large dams is estimated at 7,000 to 8,300 cubic kilometres, enough to cover about 80 per cent of Canada’s landmass under a metre of water.   In another 40 years  most people on Earth who lives downstream of tens of thousands of large dams built in the Read More…

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Serum Institue fire 5 charred to death cause of fire unknown

  Serum Institute Manjari facility in Pune is where the Covishield vaccine used in the nationwide inoculation drive against the pandemic is made.   The building where the fire broke out is part of the under-construction site of the Serum facility and Covishield production has not been affected by the fire, sources said.   So Read More…

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In Line with UAE, Bahrain , Pakistan also approves Chinese Sinopharm vaccine

Two Arab nations have become the first countries to approve a Chinese COVID-19 vaccine, a significant boost for China’s plans to roll out its vaccines worldwide.   The United Arab Emirates (UAE) approved a vaccine developed by Chinese state-owned Sinopharm on 9 December, and Bahrain followed days later   Following suit Asean country Pakistan on Read More…

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BharatBiotech says Covaxin is to be administered subject to Conditions apply clauses

The move to include Covaxin even before the publication of data from its phase 3 trial had come under criticism from some quarters.   However, the regulator had defended the decision by saying that both the vaccines were totally safe.   Over 500 adverse reactions were reported from across the country during two days of Read More…

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Indians so far 3.8 lakhs vaccinated and 580 found adverse effect : Health Ministry

In india a total of 3,81,305 beneficiaries have so far been vaccinated for coronavirus, even as 580 adverse events following immunization were reported in the country, the Union Health Ministry said on Monday.   Yesterday, for the first time, active cases declined below 2 per cent of the total cases reported in the country.   Read More…

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Covid-19 Phase 1 vaccination will kick-off on January 16 across India

The much-awaited Covid-19 vaccination drive will kick-off on January 16. Days before the commencement of the nationwide Covid-19 vaccination drive, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday that 1.1 crore Covishield and 55 lakh Covaxin vaccines have been procured at a cost of Rs 200 and Rs 206 per dose, respectively.   “As many as Read More…

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Heavy rain flooded roads halted Chennai and Suburbans

The overnight rains led to inundation in many areas like Velachery, Madipakkam, Saidapet, KK Nagar, Adambakkam, Anna Nagar, Kodungaiyur, Vysarpadi, Perambur, Purasaiwalkam, Kellys and suburbs surrounding Tambaram.   Several parts of Chennai received moderate to heavy rains on Tuesday under the influence of an easterly trough.   During the past 24 hours ending 8.30 am Read More…

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Medical Experts questions swift approval of 2 vaccines and ask for data

Healthcare experts on Monday 4 January questioned the government’s assertion that Bharat Biotech’s COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin can target mutated coronavirus strains and maybe used us a ”backup”, as they asked for the scientific basis for the claim and for the vaccine’s safety and efficacy.   India’s country drugs regulator Sunday granted emergency use approval to Read More…

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Bharat Biotech’s vaccine also got approval for roll-out of COVID-19 shots

The recommendation for Bharat Biotech’s vaccine came a day after the panel cleared the Serum Institute of India’s emergency use athorisation application for the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine Covishield, paving the way for the roll-out of COVID-19 shots in the country in the next few days. The Union Health Ministry on Saturday also confirmed that the Subject Read More…