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In new breakthrough, Moderna’s Covid vaccine nearly 95% effective

US biotech firm Moderna on Monday announced its experimental vaccine against Covid-19 was almost 95 percent effective, a result hailed by the country's top...

‘English nouveau’: a young red to rival Beaujolais

In years gone by, British wine merchants would race to secure Beaujolais Nouveau for their stocks. But now the UK's first young red is...

Bharat Biotech’s COVID-19 vaccine enters phase-3 trials

Covid-19 vaccine, Covaxin, being developed by Bharat Biotech is now undergoing phase-3 trials, Krishna Ella, Chairman and Managing Director, Bharat Biotech said on Monday. Speaking...

India startups seek high-tech solutions to colossal food waste

Startups and venture capital are pouring into what might seem an unlikely place: India's vast, outdated agriculture industry. Seizing on controversial new deregulation, entrepreneurs are...

WHO to set up centre for traditional medicine in India

The World Health Organisation announced on Friday that it will set up a Global Centre for Traditional Medicine in India, with Prime Minister Narendra...

Fears for Covid impact on measles after 2019 spike

The World Health Organization warned Thursday that Covid-19 restrictions had crippled measles vaccination efforts amid fears for the impact on cases and deaths following...

Ethnic minorities disproportionately affected by coronavirus: Lancet

Ethnic minority groups are disproportionately affected by the novel coronavirus, with Blacks and Asians at increased risk of COVID-19 infection compared to white individuals,...

Delhi records its highest COVID-19 deaths, hospitals swamped

Delhi's COVID-19 deaths rose by a record high on Thursday and it also reported the most number of infections in India, an increase attributed...

With scant power or freezers, Pfizer vaccine brings little cheer to India

Despite hopes raised by Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine, it will take huge efforts for India to defeat the coronavirus, with its 1.3 billion population and...

UK reaches grim milestone with more than 50,000 COVID deaths

The United Kingdom reached a bleak milestone in its battle with coronavirus on Wednesday as the official death toll passed 50,000 casting a shadow...