When the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) hinted at August 15-timeline for Bharat Biotech's Covaxin, which is now considered as a remote possibility, Serum Institute's Adar Poonawala said they do not want to rush anything. "We are confident of a safe and good vaccine for India and the world; we would certainly announce it when we are licensed by the Drug Controller (DGCI), but that is still at least six month away," Poonawalla said at a recent press conference. … [Read more...] about India’s COVID-19 vaccine puzzle: Bharat Biotech, Serum set to start human trials; but big questions remain unanswered
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After the US proclamation that banned non-immigrant visas such as H-1B at the back of COVID-19, Canadian immigration reported a huge spike. For instance, the country saw 11,000 immigrants in May compared to 4,000 in April with significant number of them from countries such as India, China, the Philippines, the US, and Nigeria. … [Read more...] about US visa ban | Is Canada really the next destination for thousands of Indian techies after the US?