The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday issued an emergency use listing for Covovax, Serum Institute of India's version of Novavax Inc's Covid-19 vaccine. Delhi University is set to adopt a common entrance test for undergraduate admissions from 2022, giving a relief to students from sky high cut off marks; Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said she "wholeheartedly condemns" the statement of the Karnataka Congress MLA who stirred a massive outrage making 'indefensible' comments on rape. All this and more news at 9 PM.
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India’s GDP grows by 8.4% in July-September; Adar Poonawalla said that children in India should be vaccinated with the Covovax coronavirus vaccine; A new study in the Lancet indicates that the Covishield vaccine against coronavirus remained effective during the Delta variant outbreak; CM Basavaraj Bommai said that the Karnataka government is not looking at any proposal for a statewide lockdown in the wake of the Omicron threat.
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On a day that the WHO granted emergency use authorisation to the SII manufactured Covovax, top government scientist Anurag Agrawal said that it should be rolled out as a Covid booster shot.
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