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Rashi Bisaria | May 7, 2021

COVID-19 in India: Centre issues guidelines for vaccination of aviation staff

The Centre on Thursday, issued an advisory to facilitate swift COVID-19 vaccination of aviation personnel working in government as well as private entities. As per the guidelines, civil aviation community provided unhindered services for the movement of people in need and essential cargo including critical medical cargo like vaccines, medicines, Oxygen Concentrators, etc., thus their vaccination remains a priority.

COVID-19 crisis: JSPL raises daily oxygen supply limit to 120 tonnes per day

Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) on Thursday said it has ramped up its daily oxygen supply limit to 120 tonne/day for the treatment of COVID-19 patients. Till date, the company has supplied over 1,000 tonne of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) to various health centres in nine states of India, a company spokesperson said.

Swiggy to prioritise Genie orders as deliveries jump 350% in 15 days

With the COVID-19 wave II severely impacting India, Bengaluru-based food tech platform Swiggy has stated that it will prioritise deliveries through its hyperlocal pick-up and drop service, Genie. Swiggy, in the last 15 days, has witnessed a 350 per cent increase in the delivery of over the counter (OTC) medicines through Genie services

Single-dose COVID vaccine Sputnik Light approved in Russia; shows 80% efficacy

Russia on Thursday authorised a single-dose version of the COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V, said the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), Russia's sovereign wealth fund that helped financed the vaccine. The new version of the COVID-19 vaccine - Sputnik Light - has an efficacy of around 80 per cent, compared to Sputnik V's 91.6 per cent, said the developers of the shot.

Bad bank's success depends on support from pvt lenders: SBI MD

State-run lenders will take a lead in creation of the bad bank, but the sick asset resolution platform needs the support of private banks and other lenders to be successful, State Bank of India Managing Director Swaminathan J said on Thursday. The government is yet to announce the specific contours of the NARC or the bad bank and has also only said that it is willing to provide some sovereign guarantee to help the platform.

India welcomes US support for proposal to waive off patent protection rules on Covid-19 vaccines

India has welcomed the US support for a relaxation in the norms of the TRIPS (Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights) agreement to ensure quick and affordable access to Covid-19 vaccines and medicines for developing countries. During his recent phone call on April 26 with US President Joe Biden, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had told him about India's initiative at the WTO, which was aimed at the benefit of humanity.

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