10 Aug 2020
NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok plans to sue Trump administration, and more
Over the weekend, TikTok was reported to be planning legal action against Trump administration.
07 Aug 2020
Israel claims to have 'excellent' COVID-19 vaccine in hand
Israel says it has an 'excellent' vaccine in hand to prevent COVID-19, the novel coronavirus disease.
06 Aug 2020
NewsBytes Briefing: Facebook, Twitter remove Trump's misleading post, and more
In the updates since last night, both Facebook and Twitter launched a crackdown on a misleading post from US President Donald Trump.
05 Aug 2020
Zydus Cadila's COVID-19 vaccine found safe, going into Phase-2 trial
Indian drug company Zydus Cadila has completed early-stage human trials with its indigenously developed COVID-19 vaccine.
05 Aug 2020
NewsBytes Briefing: Apple refreshes iMac, ex-Google exec gets prison term
In the updates since last night, Apple unveiled a refreshed 27-inch iMac.
04 Aug 2020
COVAXIN will cost less than water bottle: Bharat Biotech MD
Ever since companies started developing vaccines for COVID-19, one big question has been on everyone's mind: how much the final, approved shot would cost to the public?
04 Aug 2020
AIIMS vaccine trials: 80% volunteers found unfit for study
Nearly two weeks ago, AIIMS Delhi had started the Phase 1 human trial of COVAXIN — the first candidate vaccine developed indigenously in India to fight the spread of COVID-19.
26 Jul 2020
COVAXIN: First part of phase 1 trials complete; results encouraging
The first part of phase I trials of India's first indigenous COVID-19 vaccine candidate has completed and the results are said to be encouraging.
25 Jul 2020
As coronavirus cases surge, PM to meet CMs next week
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to convene a virtual meeting with Chief Ministers of all states on July 27, Monday, to discuss the coronavirus situation in their respective regions and the steps taken to mitigate the effect of the biggest health crisis in a century.
24 Jul 2020
AIIMS Delhi starts human trials of India's first COVID-19 vaccine
The All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) in Delhi has started human trials of COVAXIN, the country's first indigenously developed vaccine to prevent the novel coronavirus disease COVID-19.
17 Jul 2020
India's COVID-19 vaccines: What are the latest updates?
In the race to develop a vaccine for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), two pharma companies are leading the way from India - Bharat Biotech and Zydus Cadila.
09 Jul 2020
All you need to know about India's COVID-19 vaccines
As the coronavirus outbreak continues to surge worldwide, efforts to develop a vaccine have been expedited.
07 Jul 2020
Expert panel sets conditions, ICMR's COVAXIN August-15 target looks unachievable
On July 2, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) revealed its plans to launch COVAXIN, the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech and ICMR, by August 15.
05 Jul 2020
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.
04 Jul 2020
Following globally-accepted norms, says ICMR over August 15 vaccine target
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Saturday said that it is acting in accordance with globally-accepted norms by setting a mid-August target for developing a COVID-19 vaccine.
03 Jul 2020
India's second COVID-19 vaccine cleared for human trials: Details here
India is picking up pace to develop a preventive vaccine for COVID-19, the novel coronavirus disease.
03 Jul 2020
India targets to launch first COVID-19 vaccine by August 15
In a major development, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has announced its plan to launch a COVID-19 vaccine for public use by August 15.
30 Jun 2020
India's first COVID-19 vaccine, COVAXIN, cleared for human trials
In a major development, the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) has cleared COVAXIN, a potential COVID-19 vaccine developed in the country, for human trials.
10 May 2020
ICMR, Bharat Biotech teaming up to develop Indian COVID-19 vaccine
In a major development, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is teaming up with Bharat Biotech International Limited (BBIL) to develop the first "Make-in-India" vaccine for COVID-19 or the novel coronavirus disease.