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Oxford-AstraZeneca pauses COVID-19 vaccine trial in children

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Rashi Bisaria | April 7, 2021

  • Oxford-AstraZeneca pauses COVID-19 vaccine trial in children

The University of Oxford said on Tuesday it had paused a small UK trial testing the Covid-19 vaccine it developed with AstraZeneca Plc in children and teenagers, as it waits for more data on rare blood clotting issues in adults who received the shot. The trial disruption is the latest blow to the vaccine, once hailed as a milestone in the fight against the pandemic

  • IMF raises India's growth forecast for FY22 to 12.5%

International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday raised its growth forecast for Indian economy by 100 basis points to 12.5 per cent for fiscal year 2021-22. In its latest edition of World Economic Outlook, IMF said it expects India's GDP to grow 12.5 per cent in FY22, the highest among emerging and advanced economies. GDP growth for FY23 is pegged at 6.9 per cent.

  • Adani Group third Indian conglomerate to cross $100 billion in m-cap

Billionaire Gautam Adani's ports-to-energy conglomerate has become India's third group to cross $100 billion in market capitalisation with shares of four of its six listed companies soaring to an all-time high on Tuesday.

The total market cap of Adani Group's six listed companies at the close of trading on Tuesday was Rs 7.84 lakh crore or $106.8 billion, according to stock exchange data

  • COVID-19 second wave: Cases rising rapidly, next 4 weeks critical, says Health Ministry

COVID-19 is spreading at a fast pace with an increase in the intensity of the pandemic and the next four weeks are going to be very critical, the Centre said on Tuesday as it stressed on people's participation to control the second wave of the contagion. The 10 districts with the highest number of new cases are Pune, Mumbai, Thane, Nagpur, Nashik, Bengaluru Urban, Aurangabad, Ahmednagar, Delhi and Durg.

  • US makes all adults eligible for COVID-19 vaccine from Apr 19

President Joe Biden has announced that he's bumping up his deadline by two weeks for states to make all adults in the US eligible for coronavirus vaccines. But even as he expressed optimism about the pace of vaccinations, he warned Americans that the nation is not yet out of the woods when it comes to the pandemic.

  • Hero Electric to train 20,000 roadside mechanics to deal with EVs

The country's leading electric two-wheeler maker Hero Electric aims to train over 20,000 roadside mechanics across the country over the next three years to deal with any issue its customers might face as part of its plans to instill confidence in buyers who opt for the green mobility, according to a top company official. The Gurgaon-based firm, which sold around 53,000 electric two-wheelers last fiscal to lead the vertical, also aims to set up around 20,000 charging stations across the country over the next two years to ease range anxiety issues.

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