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Rashi Bisaria | April 2, 2021

Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine over 91% effective after 6 months

Drug makers Pfizer and BioNTech on Thursday said their COVID-19 vaccine was 91.3 per cent effective six months after taking the second dose. Results from over 46,000 participants who took part in phase 3 trials confirm previously released data and demonstrate strong protection against COVID-19 through six months post-second dose.

COVAX COVID-19 vaccine facility faces 'serious challenge' to meet demand: WHO

The COVAX facility to distribute COVID-19 vaccines to poorer countries faces a "serious challenge" to meet demand, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a news conference on Thursday. "I requested manufacturers to help ensure that the countries that step up can rapidly donate those doses. This challenge has been heard but we're yet to receive commitments for these doses," he said.

Will construct 40km highways per day: Nitin Gadkari

Bullish on highway contracts worth Rs 9,22,404 crore under construction as on March 31, 2021,  and total contsruction of 13,298 km in FY21 translating into an average of 36 km per day, Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Thursday that the government will construct highways at pace of over 40 km per day in FY22.

Apple devices to have net zero climate impact by 2030

Inching closer to become carbon neutral across verticals, including its supply chain and products by 2030, over 110 Apple manufacturing partners including the ones in India are moving towards renewable energy. The move to 100 per cent renewable energy is for the production of Apple products and will avoid over 15 million metric tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

NTPC records highest-ever power generation of 314 BU in FY21

State-owned power giant NTPC on Thursday said it recorded the highest-ever power generation of 314 billion units (BU) in 2020-21, with a growth of 8.2 per cent over 2019-20. On a standalone basis, NTPC generated 270.9 BU in 2020-21, an increase of 4.3 per cent over the previous year. NTPC also realised 100 per cent of the billed amount from the distribution companies

Demand for cooling appliances surges on rising temperature, COVID-19 cases: Flipkart

With rising temperature and surging COVID-19 cases in the country expected to keep people indoors for longer, consumers are increasingly seeking cooling appliances. Flipkart is witnessing a 2.5x jump in demand for energy-efficient and convertible refrigerator variants offering higher storage, along with multi-functional features such as curd maker, since January.

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