06 May 2021
Russia authorizes single-shot Sputnik Light; to be produced in India
Health officials in Russia have authorized a single-shot COVID-19 vaccine, Sputnik Light, the developers of the shot said Thursday.
27 Apr 2021
Sputnik V vaccine expected to reach India by May end
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, which has received approval from the Indian drug regulator for restricted emergency use of COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V, on Tuesday said it expects the first lot of stock from Russian Direct Investment Fund by May end.
20 Apr 2021
COVID-19: Sputnik V vaccine to arrive in India this month
The first batch of Russia's COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V will reach India within the next 10 days.
14 Apr 2021
Sputnik V: How does Russia's COVID-19 vaccine work?
Earlier this week, India's drug regulator approved Russia's COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V for restricted use in emergency situations.
13 Apr 2021
India to get limited doses of Sputnik V by April-end
Sputnik V, the Russia-made coronavirus vaccine, will be manufactured in India by five pharmaceutical firms. It is estimated that 850 million doses will be produced yearly.
12 Apr 2021
Russia's Sputnik V vaccine recommended for approval in India
Sputnik V, the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Russia, was reportedly recommended for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) in India on Monday.
11 Apr 2021
India to get 5 more COVID-19 vaccines by October: Report
India is likely to have five more COVID-19 vaccines by October this year, top government sources told the news agency ANI.
19 Mar 2021
Indian drugmaker to produce 200mn doses of Russia's Sputnik V
Stelis Biopharma, the biopharmaceutical arm of Bengaluru-based Strides Pharma Science, will be making and supplying at least 200 million doses of the Sputnik V vaccine, the Russian coronavirus vaccine currently awaiting emergency use approval in India.
03 Feb 2021
Russia's coronavirus vaccine approved for use in Mexico
Mexico approved the Russian coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V for use on Tuesday, just hours after the publication of early results of an advanced study saying it is about 91 percent effective.
22 Dec 2020
Russia, AstraZeneca to test combination of COVID-19 shots
Developers of the Russian coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V on Monday announced signing an agreement with AstraZeneca to test a combination of the British drug maker's COVID-19 shots and a component of the vaccine created in Moscow.
18 Dec 2020
COVID-19 vaccine: India to produce 300 million Sputnik V doses
India will reportedly produce around 300 million doses of the Russian COVID-19 vaccine called Sputnik V.
17 Dec 2020
India's neighbors train experts for clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccine
India's friendly neighboring nations trained over 100 experts to strengthen capacities in their countries for facilitating phase-3 clinical trials of the Indian COVID-19 vaccine, a senior official of the Department of Biotechnology said.
02 Dec 2020
Putin orders Russian authorities to start mass COVID-19 vaccinations
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday ordered authorities to start mass voluntary vaccinations for COVID-19.
27 Nov 2020
India to produce 100 million Sputnik V doses starting 2021
India will produce over 100 million doses a year of the Russian COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V starting 2021, under an agreement between the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and Hyderabad-based Hetero Biopharma, Hindustan Times reported.
24 Nov 2020
Russia's Sputnik V at least 91% effective, early data suggests
The Russian vaccine for COVID-19, called Sputnik V, has been found at least 91% effective in the second interim analysis.
22 Nov 2020
Russia's Sputnik V to start human trials in India soon
Russia's COVID-19 vaccine candidate, called Sputnik V, is expected to start human trials in India soon.
19 Nov 2020
Can deliver coronavirus vaccine in a few months: Health Minister
India's Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan said today that deliveries of coronavirus vaccine will happen within a few months, adding that the country's scientists are way ahead in terms of research.
18 Nov 2020
India relying on five coronavirus vaccines to control pandemic
With heartening news of the coronavirus vaccine coming from different parts of the world, the Indian government is trying to understand which one would be the most feasible for the country.
08 Nov 2020
Vaccine tracker: Covishield trials running smoothly; COVAXIN expected by February
Even as the COVID-19 outbreak has witnessed a downward trend in India, some states have been reporting large spikes in infections, indicating that the pandemic is far from over.
01 Nov 2020
Vaccine tracker: Covishield expected by December; Moderna readies for launch
It has been almost a year since the coronavirus pandemic began, yet the virus is far from being brought under control.
25 Oct 2020
Sputnik V Phase-II trials to have 100 volunteers: Dr. Reddy's
Phase II clinical trials for the Russian COVID-19 vaccine, Sputnik V, will have 100 volunteers, the Indian Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation's Drug Controller General (DCGI) has told Sputnik.
12 Oct 2020
COVAXIN to Oxford: Coronavirus vaccine updates for India
Although the coronavirus outbreak in India has started to slow down, the country remains the second worst-hit in the world.
08 Oct 2020
India rejects large scale trial of Russia's COVID-19 vaccine
India's drug regulator has refused to allow a large scale clinical trial of Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine.
08 Oct 2020
NewsBytes Briefing: Amazon unhappy with Future Group-Reliance deal, and more
Last night, Amazon expressed discontent over Future Group's deal to sell its businesses to Reliance Retail and issued the former a legal notice.
25 Sep 2020
NewsBytes Briefing: Amazon announces ball-shaped Echo products, and more
Last night, Amazon made major headlines by showcasing plenty of products.
18 Sep 2020
One in seven volunteers for Sputnik V report side effects
Sputnik V, the COVID-19 vaccine developed and approved by Russia, has shown side effects in some trial volunteers.
18 Sep 2020
NewsBytes Briefing: Apple's online store launching next week, and more
Last night, Apple confirmed the launch of its online store in India.
17 Sep 2020
NewsBytes Briefing: Apple releases iOS 14, iPadOS 14, and more
Last night, Apple started rolling out its latest operating system for mobile and tablets, the iOS 14 and iPadOS 14.
16 Sep 2020
Dr. Reddy's bringing coronavirus vaccine to India by 2020-end
In a major development, Hyderabad-based pharma company Dr. Reddy's Laboratories has partnered with the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) to source their Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine for India.
08 Sep 2020
Sputnik V: Russia starts public distribution of COVID-19 vaccine
In a major move, Russia has started the public distribution process of its 'Sputnik V' COVID-19 vaccine.
08 Sep 2020
NewsBytes Briefing: Apple, Google under investigation, and more
In the updates since last night, Italy's competition authority launched six investigation cases into the cloud storage services operated by Google, Apple, Dropbox.
07 Sep 2020
Sputnik V phase 3 trials could be conducted in India
The Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology in Russia has reportedly submitted "comprehensive data" on its COVID-19 vaccine candidate to Indian authorities.
27 Aug 2020
Coronavirus vaccine tracker: When will one be ready?
The global effort to develop a vaccine against the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 continues as over 24 million people have been infected worldwide.
26 Aug 2020
NewsBytes Briefing: Chrome getting major speed improvements, and more
In the updates since last night, Google announced new features for Chrome, aimed at making the browser faster and power-efficient.
21 Aug 2020
Russia looking to partner with India for COVID-19 vaccine production
Russia has been in the headlines for its two-month-tested 'Sputnik V' COVID-19 vaccine.
18 Aug 2020
Indian government starts talks to procure COVID-19 vaccine: Details here
Amid surging COVID-19 cases and questions over the peak for India, the government has started working towards procuring a vaccine.
18 Aug 2020
NewsBytes Briefing: Apple-Epic row escalates, and more
In the updates since last night, the row between Apple and Epic Games has further escalated.
17 Aug 2020
NewsBytes Briefing: Trump may ban Alibaba, other Chinese companies
Over the weekend, a lot happened in the world of technology.
15 Aug 2020
Sputnik V: Russia's COVID-19 vaccine goes into production
Despite all the questions over safety and efficacy, Russia is moving ahead with what it claims is the first officially registered vaccine for COVID-19.
12 Aug 2020
Russian COVID-19 vaccine needs to be assessed, says AIIMS Director
Russia is taking long strides in, what it claims to be, the world's first officially-approved vaccine to prevent COVID-19.