Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences-DRDO scientist Dr Sudhir Chandna on drug 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG) while speaking to ANI informed about the observations of the medicine's clinical trials. "110 patients in ph 2 and 220 patients in ph 3 participated in clinical trials. It has shown better efficacy in ph 2. Recovery was 2-3 days faster for COVID patients. Phase 3 data shows by day 3, freedom from oxygen dependence seen in 42% patients as compared to 31% patients who were in standard care," said Dr Sudhir Chandna. Further referring to the data obtained he said that oxygen dependence reduced in a better way when we use this medicine along with standard care. "The pricing will depend on the production and those factors are with Dr. Reddy's Laboratories who are our industry partners," said DRDO scientist. On medicine's roll out, he said that it might come out in few days.
Sputnik V is a minus 18-degrees Celsius storage vaccine, informed Ravi Mathur, Global Logistics' Head, Dr Reddy's Laboratories after the Russian vaccines arrived in India on May 01."Sputnik V is a minus 18-degrees Celsius storage vaccine. We have created a state-of-the-art central warehouse that operates below minus 20-degrees Celsius. These are single-dose ampules, once taken out have to be administered within 30 mins," informed Head of global logistics at Dr. Reddy's lab.
The Sputnik V vaccine will be available in a few weeks after statutory clearances, informed Deepak Sapra, CEO of Dr Reddy's Laboratories after the Russian vaccines arrived in India on May 01. "Today, we have received 1,50,000 doses of Sputnik V vaccine here in Hyderabad. The vaccine will be available in a few weeks after it has gone through statutory clearances. The price will also be announced then," said CEO Sapra.
Sputnik V is the Russian made covid vaccine with an efficacy rate above 90%. 150,000 doses of Sputnik have arrived at Hyderabad in India on Saturday. The vaccines will be handed over to Dr Reddy's Laboratories, and soon to be distributed among the healthcare systems of the country.
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Equity benchmark indices were subdued during early hours on Friday on record single-day spike of over three lakh COVID-19 cases for second consecutive day. At 10:15 am, the BSE S and P Sensex was down by 79 points or 0.16 per cent at 48,002 while the Nifty 50 edged lower by 16 points or 0.11 per cent to 14,390. Sectoral indices at the National Stock Exchange were mixed with Nifty financial service dipping by 0.6 per cent, FMCG by 0.5 per cent and auto by 0.3 per cent. But Nifty PSU bank rose by 1.1 per cent and metal by 1 per cent. Among stocks, Hindustan Unilever dropped by 1.5 per cent to Rs 2,314.20 per share and Britannia by 0.9 per cent to Rs 3,717.
Equity benchmark indices traded lower during early hours on Thursday as a record single-day spike of over three lakh COVID-19 cases weighed on investor sentiment. At 10:15 am, the BSE S and P Sensex was down by 211 points or 0.44 per cent at 47,495 while the Nifty 50 edged lower by 52 points or 0.37 per cent to 14,244. Sectoral indices at the National Stock Exchange were mixed with Nifty private bank dipping by 1.1 per cent, FMCG by 0.9 per cent and auto by 0.7 per cent. But Nifty metal rose by 1.8 per cent and pharma by 1 per cent. Among stocks, IndusInd bank dropped by 3.1 per cent to Rs 818.35 per share and Axis Bank by 1.6 per cent to Rs 641.55.
What's in a name? Well, a lot, if your company name has 'oxygen' in it in the times of Covid. Share prices of Bombay Oxygen Investments LTD hit its upper circuit limit Rs 24574.85 apiece at the BSE on Monday. But this is the catch.
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Equity benchmark indices swung between gains and losses to close 0.4 per cent lower on April 23 as traders seemed reluctant to carry gains into the weekend amid rising COVID-19 cases. Investors said the surging infections triggered fears about stricter restrictions which may dent business activity in near-term. The BSE SandP Sensex closed 202 points or 0.42 per cent lower at 47,878 while the Nifty 50 slipped by 65 points or 0.45 per cent to 14,341. Except for Nifty PSU bank, all sectoral indices at the National Stock Exchange were in the negative terrain with Nifty realty dipping by 1.1 per cent, FMCG by 0.9 per cent IT by 0.8 per cent and auto by 0.5 per cent. Among stocks, FMCG major Britannia dropped by 2.6 per cent to Rs 3,651.80 per share while Hindustan Unilever fell by 1.7 per cent to Rs 2,309.
Equity frontline indices closed in the green on Friday fuelled by expectation that the second COVID-19 wave will peak this month and the economy will rebound quickly. At the closing bell, the BSE SandP Sensex was up by 257 points or 0.52 per cent at 49,206 while the Nifty 50 edged higher by 98 points or 0.67 per cent to 14,823. Except for Nifty PSU bank, all sectoral indices at the National Stock Exchange were in the positive zone with Nifty metal up by 4.75 per cent, financial service and realty by 0.7 per cent each, and FMCG by 0.2 per cent.
Equity benchmark indices showed resilience and traded higher during early hours on Friday fuelled by an expectation that the second Covid-19 wave will peak this month and the economy will rebound quickly. At 10:15 am, the BSE SandP Sensex was up by 405 points or 0.83 per cent at 49,354 while the Nifty 50 ticked higher by 117 points or 0.8 per cent to 14,842. Except for Nifty auto, all sectoral indices at the National Stock Exchange were in the positive zone with Nifty metal up by 2.5 per cent, pharma by 1.1 per cent and realty by 1.4 per cent. Among stocks, Tata Steel moved up by 3.3 per cent to Rs 1,137.10 per share. JSW Steel was up by 2.3 per cent and Hindalco by 1.1 per cent.
Equity benchmark indices traded in a narrow range on May 06 as consistent rise in COVID-19 cases kept investors on the fence. Going forward, said market experts, the interplay of resurgence in Covid-19 cases and pace of vaccination will decide the trajectory of economic recovery and market behaviour. The BSE SandP Sensex closed 272 points or 0.56 per cent higher at 48,950 while the Nifty 50 ticked up by 107 points or 0.73 per cent to 14,725. Sectoral indices at the National Stock Exchange were mixed with Nifty metal up by 2.5 per cent, auto and IT by 1.8 per cent each, and realty by 0.7 per cent. Among stocks, Hindalco advanced by 5.6 per cent to close the day at Rs 387.90 per share. Tata Steel moved up by 3 per cent to Rs 1,103 per share after reporting a consolidated profit of Rs 6,644 crore in Q4 as compared to a loss of Rs 1,481 crore in the year-ago quarter.
Key equity indices traded in the green on Wednesday as RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das launched the second round of loan restructuring and other relief measures to counter the impact of Covid-19's second wave across the country. At the closing bell, the BSE SandP Sensex was up by 424 points or 0.88 per cent at 48,678 while the Nifty 50 advanced by 121 points or 0.84 per cent to 14,618. Except for Nifty realty which cracked by 1 per cent, all sectoral indices at the National Stock Exchange were in the positive zone with Nifty pharma gaining by 4.1 per cent, private bank by 1.5 per cent, IT by 1.2 per cent and metal by 1 per cent. Among stocks, Sun Pharma was up by 5.8 per cent to Rs 683 per share while Dr Reddy's moved higher by 2 per cent to Rs 5,169.
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