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India's first COVID-19 vaccine: Covaxin human trial starts well

July 17, 2020 | Written By Anulekha Ray | Published in Deccan Herald

As the novel coronavirus continues to spread around the world, scientists and researchers are scrambling to develop a vaccine to protect millions of people from infection. The human trial of Covaxin, India's first vaccine candidate against novel...

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Coronavirus vaccines in human trials: All you need to know about clinical studies

July 17, 2020 | Written By Dev Goswami | Published in Deccan Herald

Novel coronavirus vaccines have entered or are entering human trials around the world. What does a human trial mean? What happens in these trials? Can you just walk in and take part in one? And, most importantly, how long does it take for vaccines to clear human trials and enter the world? We answer these and many other questions on what clinical, or human, trials are all about...

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Icra sees India's GDP contracting 9.5% in FY21 due to lockdowns

July 16, 2020 | PTI, Mumbai | Published in Deccan Herald

Domestic rating agency Icra has revised its forecast for contraction in the country's GDP in the current fiscal to 9.5 per cent from 5 per cent earlier, as continued lockdowns in some states have affected the recovery seen in May and June....

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Indian economy will shrink by 5% during 2020-21

June 30, 2020 | PTI, New Delhi | Published in Deccan Herald

Fitch Ratings on Tuesday cut India's growth forecast for 2021-22 fiscal to 8 per cent from 9.5 per cent projected last month. It, however, retained its projection of Indian economy contracting by 5 per cent in the current fiscal. Indian economic gr...

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West Bengal emerges on top in Vegetables production

January 20, 2020 | TV Jayan New Delhi | Published in Business Line

West Bengal has overtaken Uttar Pradesh and emerged as the top State in vegetable production in 2018-19, the data presented at a recent horticultural meeting showed...

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