Bharat Biotech set to develop and test vaccine for COVID-19

Bharat Biotech is getting into development and testing of a vaccine against COVID-19 called CoroFlu as part of an international collaboration of virologists and vaccine makers. CoroFlu is a one drop COVID-19 nasal vaccine built on a flu vaccine “backbone” that has been shown to be safe and well-tolerated in humans, in Phase I and … Read more

Forecasters predict a bleak outlook for FY21 as coronavirus crisis hits growth

New Delhi: The Indian economy is set to slow down sharply as companies face the prospect of going weeks or even months with virtually no revenue and consumer demand likely to remain soft even after the coronavirus crisis blows over because of bankruptcies, job losses and the resulting psychological scars. Forecasters are slashing India’s economic … Read more

COVID2019 – Consumer goods makers get further clarity on groceries

New Delhi: In a fresh order issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs on Sunday, the government moved to expand the definition of groceries—to include a range of personal hygiene goods—a move that is likely to bring relief for makers of fast moving consumer goods that can now ensure availability of such items in the … Read more