British PM Boris Johnson says Covishield shot should be accepted in vaccine passport schemes

London: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday (July 2) said he saw no reason why people who received Indian-made AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines should be left out of vaccine passport schemes after the European Union did not initially recognise it. About 5 million people in Britain are thought to have had the vaccine made by […]

India to import vaccines to speed up vaccination of entire population

The government of India has been supporting the efforts of States and UTs for effective management of COVID patients in vaccination, under the ‘Whole of Government” approach since January this year. COVID being a Pandemic with worldwide impact, there has been a global high demand for vaccines with a limited number of manufacturers with limited […]

Republican lawmakers ask President Biden not to support India’s proposal at WTO amid COVID-19 pandemic

Washington: Twelve Republican lawmakers have urged the Biden administration to not support a proposal by India and South Africa before the World Trade Organisation to temporarily waive some Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) rules amid the coronavirus pandemic. If the US gives up intellectual property rights, it will harm innovation and production, and […]

Ahead of virtual summit with PM Narendra Modi, UK PM Boris Johnson announces 1 billion pounds trade deals including £240 investment by Serum Institute of India

New Delhi: Ahead of the virtual summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday (May 4, 2021), British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced one billion pounds of trade deals that include an investment of 240 million pounds by the Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII).  Boris Johnson said, “Like every aspect of the UK-India relationship, […]