Archives: March, 2021

Canada Pauses AstraZeneca Vaccine for People under 55

Canada has suspended the use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine for people under age 55 on March 29 addressing the concerns that it might be linked to rare blood clots. ..

OCI Card Holders do not Need Carry Old Passports for India Travel

The Indian government has issued a notification according to which People of Indian origin and the Indian diaspora having Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) cards are now not required to ..

New Sub-species of Six-line Blue Butterfly Discovered from South Western Ghats

A new sub-species of the six-line blue butterfly named Nacaduba sinhala ramaswamii has been discovered from the south Western Ghats. It now adds to the butterfly fauna of India as ..

NITI Aayog Releases Report ‘Investment Opportunities in India’s Healthcare Sector’

NITI Aayog has released a report highlighting the range of investment opportunities in various segments of India’s healthcare sector, including medical devices and equipment, hospitals, health insurance, home healthcare, telemedicine, ..

PMAY-G: Only 5.4% of Houses Reached Completion So Far this Year

The Rural Development Ministry has told a Parliamentary Standing Committee last month that less than 6% of houses sanctioned under the centre’s flagship rural housing scheme in 2020-21 have reached ..

China Approves Reduction of Elected Seats in Hong Kong Legislature

China approved a sweeping overhaul of Hong Kong’s electoral system. The country drastically curbed democratic representation in the city. This has been done as the authorities seek to ensure “patriots” ..

Gujarat Offers 15% commission for Andhra Travel Agencies to Promote ‘Statue of Unity’ Tourism

The Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Limited (TCGL) has offered to provide a 15% commission for Andhra Pradesh-based travel agents and agencies for promoting tourism at the ‘Statue of Unity’ at ..

Startup Astrome Develops Deep-tech for Reliable Low-cost Internet Services to Rural Areas

A women-led startup Astrome has developed an innovative wireless product “Giga Mesh” providing fiber-like bandwidth at fraction of the cost of fibre. This product will help telecom operators deliver reliable ..

Jal Jeevan Mission: More than 4 Crore Rural Homes Provided with Tap Water Connections

Jal Jeevan Mission has reached a new milestone of providing tap water supply to more than 4 Crore rural households.  Jal Jeevan Mission was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi ..

Vaccine wastage

Vaccine waste occurs when a vaccine dose is discarded without complete utilization. It occurs when doses cross the expiry date, if it has been exposed to heat, is frozen, broken, ..