Serum Institute stops clinical trial of Covid-19 vaccine
Serum Institute of India (SII) in Pune has suspended clinical trial of candidate vaccine Covid-19 under development by Jenner Institute of University of Oxford and Astra Zeneca, following an opinion from the Comptroller General of Medicines of India (DCGI) on Wednesday.
- Trials of the vaccine have been halted around the world after one of the recipients in the UK exhibited unwanted symptoms.
- In a statement released Thursday, the SII said, “We are reviewing the situation and halting the trials in India until AstraZeneca restarts the trials. We are following DCGI’s instructions and will not be able to comment further on the tests. “
- While trials of the vaccine have been halted in four countries as a precaution, DCGI, in its notification to IBS, asked why it was progressing with trials and why it had not submitted a detailed report on the UK patient.
- The SII argued that it was following DCGI’s instructions and had not been ordered to stop the trials. However, earlier the SII issued a statement saying that nothing negative had been reported during the trials and therefore they would prosecute them.
“We cannot comment on the UK test reports other than the fact that they have been shut down for further examination and hope to restart soon. As for the trials in India, they are continuing and we have not encountered any problems, ”he reads in his statement.
- Anglo-Swedish pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca had said that a volunteer in its trials suffered from an “unexplained illness” and that such breaks in drug trials were “routine”.
The induction of the Rafale fighter jets has been a “game changer” Rajnath Singh said it was a very important step in light of the security conditions that “have been created along the borders of India”. Singh said during a ceremony at Ambala air base, where five Rafale have been officially installed in the 17th Gold Squadron. It is the first imported fighter to be installed since the Sukhoi-30 of Russia in the late 1990s.
Supreme Court Seeks Attorney General’s Help In Contempt Of Prashant Bhushan Case
On Thursday, The Supreme Court contacted Attorney General KK Venugopal To Act As Amicus Curiae And Assist The Court With Legal Issues Raised In a contempt case brought against civil rights lawyer Prashant Bhushan, for his comments on judicial corruption in Tehelka magazine in 2009.
- A bench of three judges led by Judge AM Khanwilkar agreed with the suggestion of lead lawyer Rajeev Dhavan that Venugopal should be heard first, as the case raised several fundamental questions regarding the right to publicly criticize the judiciary.
- The case highlighted relevant legal issues, including whether a person expressing a genuine opinion on judicial corruption is required to prove it or “whether it is sufficient to show that he held that opinion in good faith”.
- The case also concerns whether the suo motu powers of the Supreme Court to initiate contempt under section 129 and to restrict freedom of expression are restricted by the 1971 law.
- By the way, even in the other contempt case in which Bhushan was convicted and refused to apologize, Venugopal had attempted to intervene with his opinions, only to be interrupted by the Bench.
The number of coronavirus cases reported in India was 45,51,725 at the time of publication of this bulletin, with a death toll of 76,256. The Union Health Ministry today ordered all states and Union territories to perform the reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction or RT-PCR test in symptomatic people who test negative for the coronavirus in rapid antigen tests.
- Rapid antigen tests have a high false negative rate and the data obtained from them may be distorted. At the same time, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said her administration lifted the closure order from September 12 (Saturday) so that students could attend the national eligibility exam with entry on September 13 (Sunday). She said in a tweet that the government received multiple requests from students to lift the lockdown on September 12.
Paresh Rawal Director of the National School of Drama
Actor and former BJP Member of Parliament Paresh Rawal was appointed president of the Society of the National School of Drama by President Ram Nath Kovind, the Union culture minister, Prahlad Singh Patel, said on Thursday. The position had been vacant since playwright Ratan Thiyam’s term ended in 2017. Rawal had been appointed for a four-year term.
Complaint filed against Kangana Ranaut
A lawsuit has been filed against actor Kangana Ranaut for using libelous language against Maharashtra’s Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. It was archived on September 9 after the actor made a video addressing the CM. Ranaut was reacting to the demolition of his bungalow by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), led by Shiv Sena.
- In the video, which he shared on social media, Ranaut says: “Uddhav Thackeray, what do you think, you and the movie mafia got revenge by demolishing my house? Today you broke my house, tomorrow your arrogance will collapse. It is the wheel of time, never constant. “
The scammers allegedly used cloned checks to withdraw around 6 lakh rupees from the bank account of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust in Ayodhya, which is in charge of the construction of the Ram temple. The police have launched an investigation. DSP Ayodhya Rajesh Kumar said that on September 9, Shri Ram Janmabhoomi’s general secretary, Teerth Kshetra Trust Champat Rai, submitted a request to the police saying that approximately 6 lakh had been withdrawn from the Trust’s account through fraudulent checks. .
Rashtriya’s main leader Janata Dal (RJD) and former Union Minister Raghuvansh Prasad Singh have resigned from the party. Previously, he had resigned as the party’s national vice president. He is currently admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi because he was unwell after his Covid-19 treatment at Patna AIIMS.