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Rashi Bisaria | December 16, 2020

DCGI seeking more data for authorisation won't impact COVID-19 vaccine roll-out timeline: Govt

The applications of Bharat Biotech, Serum Institute and Pfizer seeking emergency use authorisation for their COVID-19 vaccines are being examined, the Centre said on Tuesday asserting that drug regulator DCGI seeking more data from these companies will not impact the vaccine-roll out timeline.

Infosys has done a terrific job of completely reinventing itself: Nandan Nilekani

With COVID-19 accelerating digital adoption worldwide, Nandan Nilekani, Co-founder and Chairman of Infosys, said that the company has been successful in reinventing itself to be a 'digital native kind of company'. Speaking at a virtual meet, he outlined three major trends - cloud adoption, cyber security and re-skilling - at the forefront of digital way of doing things emerging from the consumer side that are penetrating large companies in a big way. With large companies still on legacy systems, "This is a huge challenge for companies and we call this challenge 'crossing the software chasm'," said Nandan.

Restarting stalled mines can help achieve $5 trillion economy target: Anil Agarwal

Metals and mining magnate Anil Agarwal on Tuesday said around 500 mines in the country are currently not operational due to various disputes, and restarting them would help achieve the target of India becoming a $5 trillion economy. Agarwal, chairman of Vedanta Resources, was speaking at an Assocham session on 'Future of Manufacturing in India'.

India to start 5G trials soon; aims to produce 100 cr mobiles, 5 cr laptops by 2025: Prasad

Telecommunications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, reiterating the Centre's call to make India a mobile manufacturing hub, said during a virtual CII event that the country aims to produce phones, laptops and televisions to scale up the digital economy. Prasad said in the next five years, the country aims to produce 100 crore mobile phones, five crore television sets and five crore IT devices. He said India will begin 5G trials soon.

WHO in talks with Pfizer, Moderna for affordable COVID vaccines

World Health Organisation has roped in Pfizer and Moderna for talks pertaining to the use of their respective coronavirus vaccines as a part of the early roll-out of COVAX. Pfizer, an American pharmaceutical company, and Moderna, an American biotechnology company, are in talks for making the prices of the vaccines reasonable to the poorer populations.

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