corbevax: Ministry of Health to approve Corbevax as booster for adults vaccinated with Covishield, Covaxin

corbevax: Ministry of Health to approve Corbevax as booster for adults vaccinated with Covishield, Covaxin

Biological E’s Corbevax vaccine may soon get approval from the health ministry to be used as a booster dose for people above 18 years who have been double-vaccinated with Covishield or Covaxin, PTI reported on Tuesday citing official sources. Approval of the vaccine will be based on recommendations made last week by the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (NTAGI) Covid-19 Task Force. If the vaccine is approved, it would be the first time in the country that a booster dose of the Covid vaccine, different from the one used…

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It is pointless to oppose the stationing of the spy ship “Yuan Wang 5” in Colombo: China

It is pointless to oppose the stationing of the spy ship "Yuan Wang 5" in Colombo: China

China has reacted strongly to Sri Lanka’s request to postpone the visit of the spy ship “Yuan Wang 5”, which was due to stop in Hambantota on Thursday, by a week. Without naming India, a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman called opposition to the visit “irrational” and urged Colombo “not to disrupt normal exchanges” between the two countries. “We have noted the relevant report,” spokesman Wang Wenbin said when asked about Sri Lanka’s delay request. “Sri Lanka is a transportation hub in the Indian Ocean. Many scientific exploration vessels, including those…

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navy: US Navy ship docks in India for first time for repairs

navy: US Navy ship docks in India for first time for repairs

A US Navy warship docked at an Indian port for the first time for a mid-flight overhaul after the two countries reached an understanding at the 2+2 dialogue between their respective defense and foreign ministers in April. The move comes after India and the US pledged to boost defense cooperation in multiple areas, acknowledged shared interests in the Indo-Pacific and discussed China’s growing military footprint in the region. US Navy Ship (USNS) Charles Drew has arrived at L&T’s shipyard in Kattupalli, Chennai to undergo repairs and allied services expected to…

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india: India’s post-pandemic recovery remains on track, but inflation poses a major challenge

india: India's post-pandemic recovery remains on track, but inflation poses a major challenge

The list of things that keep politicians up at night is growing. The good news for India is that its growth prospects remain largely intact. India’s policymakers should support sustained growth through additional supply-side reforms and reductions in overall subsidies and taxes. Thanks to a domestic demand-driven economy, India’s post-pandemic recovery remains on track, albeit slower than projected at the start of the year as inflation rises. Like Indonesia and the Philippines, India is expected to show robust economic growth in 2022-23, with GDP growth of 7.3% in FY23. That’s…

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akasa: India’s new airline Akasa Air begins operations, first flight on Mumbai-Ahmedabad route

akasa: India's new airline Akasa Air begins operations, first flight on Mumbai-Ahmedabad route

Akasa Air, India’s newest carrier backed by billionaire Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, has finally taken off. The airline’s maiden flight between Mumbai and Ahmedabad was flagged off by Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya M Scindia and MoS General Vijay Kumar Singh on Sunday. Akasa Air’s service between Mumbai and Ahmedabad will see 28 flights per week. Akasa began taking reservations for its first commercial flights on Friday. The airline will initially operate out of Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Mumbai and Kochi. From August 13, the airline will start operating an additional 28 weekly flights between…

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sslv: ISRO’s first SSLV carrying earth observation and student satellite from Sriharikota

sslv: ISRO's first SSLV carrying earth observation and student satellite from Sriharikota

ISRO’s first small satellite launch vehicle (SSLV), earth observation satellite EOS-02 and co-passenger student satellite AzaadiSAT lifted off from this spaceport on Sunday. The Indian Space Agency’s SSLV-D1/EOS-02 mission aims to gain a bigger share of the small launch vehicle market as it can put satellites into Low Earth Orbit. SSLV can deploy payloads (mini, micro or nanosatellites) weighing up to 500 kg up to 500 km. This was announced by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). At the end of a seven-and-a-half-hour countdown, the 34-metre-long SSLV lifted off spectacularly…

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Tax law worries: No business calls or letters on Indian holiday, MNCs tell executives

Tax law worries: No business calls or letters on Indian holiday, MNCs tell executives

A partner at London-based law firm Magic Circle was traveling to Mumbai to visit family, but during his vacation he had to contact an Indian client who wanted to raise money from the overseas bond market. He and the client, along with another senior partner at an Indian law firm, held a meeting in Singapore. Then all three flew to India. As Covid-related travel restrictions have been lifted, many multinationals have, as part of documented policy, told overseas workers on holiday in India not to take their office laptops or…

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Sri Lanka is asking China to postpone the spy ship’s visit until further talks

Sri Lanka is asking China to postpone the spy ship's visit until further talks

Sri Lanka’s foreign ministry has asked the Chinese embassy in Colombo to postpone the planned visit of the Chinese spy ship Yuan Wang 5 to the port of Lanka pending further consultations, following India’s approach, raising concerns about the Chinese warship being so close. . The warship was due to stop at Hambantota between August 11 and 17 for what China said was “refuelling and refuelling”. The permission for the port was granted by former Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa before he fled the country amid the economic crisis. “The Ministry…

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Avinash Sable: CWG 2022, athletics: India’s Avinash Sable wins steeplechase silver, denied podium cleanup in Kenya

Avinash Sable: CWG 2022, athletics: India's Avinash Sable wins steeplechase silver, denied podium cleanup in Kenya

India’s Avinash Sable bettered his own national record by almost a second to win silver in the men’s 3000m steeplechase at the 2022 Commonwealth Games here on Saturday. Sable clocked 8:11.20 to better her previous NR of 8:12.48 set at the Rabat Diamond League earlier this year. It was also India’s first steeplechase medal at the Commonwealth Games. Kenya’s Abraham Kibiwot, the 2018 Gold Coast silver medalist and one of the leading runners this year, won the gold by 0.05 seconds over the Indian. World junior champion Amos Serem from…

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Modi will chair NITI Aayog tomorrow

Modi will chair NITI Aayog tomorrow

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair the seventh governing council meeting of NITI Aayog on Sunday, which his office says will usher in a new era of cooperation between the Center and states. This will be the first physical meeting of the council since July 2019, and its members will include all prime ministers. The prime minister is the chairman of the apex policy center of the government. .

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