There are broadly four types of vaccine — one, a vaccine based on the whole virus (this could be either inactivated, or an attenuated [weakened] virus vaccine); two, a non-replicating viral vector vaccine that uses a benign virus as vector that carries the antigen of SARS-CoV; three, nucleic-acid vaccines that have genetic material like DNA and RNA of antigens like spike protein given to a person, helping human cells decode genetic material and produce the vaccine; and four, protein subunit vaccine wherein the recombinant proteins of SARS-COV-2 along with an adjuvant (booster) is given as a vaccine. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus vaccine expected by March; senior citizens, healthcare workers will be given priority: Harsh Vardhan
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Meanwhile, under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana, 37.52 lakh metric tonne (LMT) of food grains were distributed to 75.04 crore beneficiaries in April, 37.46 LMT distributed to 74.92 crore beneficiaries in May, and 36.62 LMT distributed to 73.24 crore beneficiaries in June. Thereafter, the scheme was extended for another five months till November 2020; since then, 98.31 LMT food grains have been lifted by States and union territories, of which 36.09 LMT food grains have been distributed to 72.18 crore beneficiaries in July, 30.22 LMT food grains distributed to 60.44 crore beneficiaries in August, and1.92 LMT food grains distributed to 3.84 crore beneficiaries in September (so far). … [Read more...] about Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Scheme: 42 crore beneficiaries receive Rs 68.8 crores
Cognitive biases often lead to committing mistakes, jeopardising your goals in the process. These biases are a result of your inherent beliefs and thoughts that provide you with a false sense of comfort. Confirmation bias, herd mentality bias, and recency bias are some of the common biases affecting investors, across age groups. … [Read more...] about Roadblocks to financial independence and ways to overcome them
However, to keep expenses to the minimum, it’s advisable to stay away from investing in physical gold this year. If at all gold buying is non-negotiable, it’s prudent to invest in gold ETFs as they can be purchased and sold anytime. Also, they help you take advantage of intermittent volatility in gold prices. … [Read more...] about Festivities and your portfolio: how should you mange your money?
Vipassana meditation in Kolhapur was next as she felt a major shift happening. Back in Goa, she happened to work with Darryl D’Souza, the Goa-based author of the book Become Healthy or Extinct. She applied some of his advice to help her father who was suffering from an autoimmune disease, but he passed away in 2018. … [Read more...] about The Offbeat Journey of Vijaya Pais, the Firebrand Founder of Offbeat Goa