- Pune-based Serum Institute of India has partnered with international vaccine alliance, GAVI and also the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to fast track the production of 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines. Current affairs of india
The vaccines would be developed for India and other low- and middle-income countries. Serum Institute of India (SII) is the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer. It had bagged the contract with AstraZeneca to supply Oxford University’s potential COVID-19 vaccine.
- The state of Tamil Nadu is to set up a park exclusively for the electrical vehicle manufacturing eco-system. this will be the country’s first such park.
The state is additionally targeting investments for around Rs 50000 crore and employment for over 1.5 lakh people in the EV sector. Tamil Nadu had announced an in depth EV policy last year with incentives and subsidies for manufacture and buy . The state has signed MoUs with several companies in this regard.
- The World Health Organization (WHO) launched a new initiative named ‘COVAX’, which aims to fast-track the development of vaccine against the coronavirus.
The WHO recently announced that it’s renewing its invite to countries to join its facility. WHO is additionally in talks with the manufacturers of the potential vaccines and is gathering funds to market the mass-production of vaccine. Current affairs of india
- The Ministry of Environment, Forest and climate change (MoEFCC) of state of India has launched a new national portal called SURAKHSYA. it’s been launched for real time data collection on Human Animal conflict.
The portal is launched as a part of the world Elephant Day, which is observed each year on 12th August. The portal would be used by policy makers for preparation of Action Plans and techniques to mitigate conflicts.
- A book titled ‘Connecting, Communicating, Changing’ will be released by the Defence Minister at Delhi. It narrates the third year in Office of vice president M. Venkaiah Naidu. The e-version of the book would be released by Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar.
The book highlights the Vice President’s travel in India & abroad, his interaction with foreign nationals, world leaders and various sections of the Indian society including farmers, scientists, administrators, industry leaders and artists, among others.
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