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19 Apr 2024


Urban fantasy novels you should read

Urban fantasy brings the allure of the supernatural into modern settings, often merging elements of mystery and romance with magical lore.

14 Dec 2022

Social Media

Cambridge Dictionary alters 'man' and 'woman' definitions, faces criticism

The United Kingdom (UK) based Cambridge Dictionary has updated the definition of "man" and "woman" to incorporate individuals who identify as genders different from their biological sex.

08 Jan 2021


Coronavirus vaccine consignment awaits government nod for take-off from Pune

On Thursday night, the Pune Airport was prepared to airlift vials of coronavirus vaccine, the first such exercise in India's massive inoculation drive.

01 Jan 2021

University of Oxford

India set to start COVID-19 vaccination; panel approves Oxford vaccine

In a development that will soothe the coronavirus-battered nation, the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) panel on Friday gave approval to the vaccine developed by the University of Oxford and British-pharma giant AstraZeneca.

01 Jan 2021


India could approve coronavirus vaccine soon, key meeting today

After the meeting on Wednesday to judge the emergency use authorization applications of coronavirus vaccine developers remained without a conclusion, the subject expert committee (SEC) will meet again today.

09 Dec 2020

Oxford University

Oxford-AstraZeneca release final-stage trial results, coronavirus vaccine labeled safe

The University of Oxford and pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca became the first coronavirus vaccine developers to release their final-stage clinical trial data.

07 Dec 2020


Serum seeks emergency use approval for Oxford's coronavirus vaccine

Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII) has sought emergency use authorization from Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) for the coronavirus vaccine, which is developed by the University of Oxford and the British-pharma giant AstraZeneca, multiple reports said.

SII to sue vaccine trial participant for Rs. 100 crore

The Serum Institute of India (SII) has said that it will seek Rs. 100 crore in damages from a COVID-19 vaccine trial participant for complaining about side-effects.

26 Nov 2020

University of Oxford

Manufacturing error in Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine raises pertinent questions

After announcing that their coronavirus vaccine candidate was nearly 70% effective, the University of Oxford and its partner, AstraZeneca, on Wednesday admitted to a manufacturing error, which has now sparked important questions about the results.

23 Nov 2020


Can launch 100 million vaccine doses by January-February, says Poonawalla

The CEO of the Serum Institute of India (SII), Adar Poonawalla, has said that the institute can roll out 100 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine by January-February.

23 Nov 2020

Oxford University

Oxford's vaccine, India's best shot against coronavirus, is 70% effective

The coronavirus vaccine being developed by Oxford University and British pharma giant AstraZeneca is 70% effective, results from large-scale trials have shown, multiple reports said on Monday.

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.

29 Oct 2020

Oxford University

Oxford's coronavirus vaccine could be available by December: Adar Poonawalla

In a welcome piece of development, Serum Institute of India's CEO Adar Poonawalla said on Wednesday that the coronavirus vaccine, being developed by Oxford University, could be available for use in India by December 2020.

26 Oct 2020


Oxford COVID-19 vaccine generates immune response among young and old

The COVID-19 vaccine being developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca generates similar immune responses among younger and older adults, the pharmaceutical company has said.

22 Oct 2020


AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine trial's volunteer dies, testing to continue

A volunteer involved with the trial of coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University has died, Brazil's health authority Anvisa informed on Wednesday.

16 Sep 2020

University of Oxford

After setback, Serum allowed to resume Oxford's coronavirus vaccine trial

Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) Dr. VG Somani has permitted the Serum Institute of India (SII) to resume trial of the coronavirus vaccine candidate, being developed by the University of Oxford, revoking the last week's order that halted the process.

10 Sep 2020

University of Oxford

Big setback: Serum pauses Oxford's coronavirus vaccine trial in India

A day after deciding to not halt the trial of the coronavirus vaccine, developed by the University of Oxford in collaboration with UK-pharma giant AstraZeneca, the Serum Institute of India (SII) on Thursday said it was also pausing the process.

19 Aug 2020


Australia secures 'promising' COVID-19 vaccine, will offer it for free

In a bid to exit the COVID-19 pandemic for good, Australia has secured access to a "promising vaccine."

11 Aug 2020


India likely to have COVID-19 vaccine by December: Adar Poonawalla

India should have a vaccine to exit the COVID-19 pandemic by the end of this year.

07 Aug 2020


Serum Institute's COVID-19 vaccines will come at $3 per dose

In a major development, the Serum Institute of India has confirmed that the price of its foreign-licensed COVID-19 vaccines will be capped at $3 per dose in low-to-middle-income nations.

03 Aug 2020


SII gets nod for Oxford COVID vaccine phase 2/3 trials

The Serum Institute of India (SII) has gotten the approval to conduct phase 2 and 3 human clinical trials of the COVID-19 vaccine candidate developed by Oxford University.

24 Jul 2020

Narendra Modi

'Bhabhiji Papad' can develop antibodies, fight coronavirus: Union Minister

At a time when the world is scrambling to develop a vaccine against coronavirus, a Union Minister launched a "papad" claiming it develops antibodies to fight the highly contagious disease.

22 Jul 2020

Oxford University

Coronavirus vaccine will be available by 2021? Adar Poonawalla hopeful

Adar Poonawalla, the chief of Serum Institute of India (SII), is hoping that vaccine to fight coronavirus will be available in India by the first quarter of 2021.

17 Jul 2020

Oxford University

#GoodNews: Oxford's COVID-19 vaccine may be available by September-end

The COVID-19 vaccine developed by researchers at Oxford University in partnership with AstraZeneca generates an immune response against the infection in humans, The Telegraph reports.

05 Jul 2020

Zydus Cadila

COVID-19 vaccine: What are the latest updates?

With more than 5.3 lakh deaths and 1.14 crore infections, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to grow worse around the world.

COVID-19: Who will be the first ones to get vaccinated?

COVID-19 has wreaked havoc around the world, leaving everyone desperate for a vaccine - a much-needed shot that prevents contraction or at least mitigates the severe impact of the novel coronavirus.

07 Jun 2020

Oxford University

COVID-19 vaccine: What are the latest updates?

With a sporadic increase in the number of cases and deaths, COVID-19 is growing beyond control in India.

05 May 2020


#COVID19: 5 promising vaccine candidates currently in trial

With nearly 2.5 lakh deaths and over 35 lakh infections, COVID-19 has transformed from a mysterious pneumonia-like disease to the worst public health crisis of our time.

26 Apr 2020

Oxford University

India will start COVID-19 vaccine production next month: Details here

In a major development, Cyrus S. Poonawalla's Serum Institute of India has confirmed that it will start making a vaccine for COVID-19 next month.

24 Apr 2020

Oxford University

COVID-19 vaccine efforts are disjointed, says leading medical journal editor

As Oxford University's COVID-19 vaccine goes into human trials, people around the world are hoping to see a solution for the ongoing pandemic by the end of this year.

23 Apr 2020

Oxford University

Oxford University's COVID-19 vaccine goes into human trials this week

In a major development, researchers at the Oxford University claimed to have developed a vaccine for COVID-19, aka the novel coronavirus disease.

11 Nov 2019


Turns out, people don't find human extinction uniquely tragic

The scenario of humanity going extinct (no matter how) sounds both chilling and scary.

19 Sep 2019


30,000 ask Oxford dictionary to change its definition of 'woman'

Language was constructed around age-old sexist notions and traditions which have trickled down to the present day lexicon. And if you happen to disagree, here's some damning evidence.

22 Mar 2019


'Chuddies,' Indian word for underwear, gets added in Oxford dictionary

'Chuddies', meaning underpants, is the latest addition to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED).

26 Oct 2018


Nearly 90% Android apps share data with Google: Study

Almost all free Android apps are harvesting and sharing user data with Google, researchers from Oxford have revealed.

20 Jun 2018


In a first, surgeons use robot to conduct eye surgery

For the first time ever, robots have been used to conduct eye surgery.

04 Mar 2018


Athletics legend Sir Roger Bannister passes away at 88

Sir Roger Bannister, the first person to run a mile in under four minutes, has passed away at the age of 88.

22 Nov 2017

Oxford University

Student blames Oxford for his unsuccessful career, sues for £1million

The prestigious Oxford University has found itself at the center of legal trouble.

28 Jun 2017

South America

Post-truth, thing make it to Oxford's list of new words

The latest quarterly update of Oxford dictionary includes the word 'post-truth' that was popularized by Brexit and Trump's presidential win.