COVID-19 vaccine: Serum Institute’s Adar Poonawalla says India to have vaccine by December

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, via its Strategic Investment Fund, will provide at-risk funding of $150 million to Gavi, which will be used to support the Serum Institute of India to manufacture potential vaccine candidates, and for future procurement of vaccines for low- and middle-income countries via Gavi’s COVAX AMC.

Coriander futures up 1.64% to Rs 6,692 per quintal

Though arrivals have increased in the first week of August, lower arrivals of good quality coriander have supported prices from lower levels. As per Agmarknet data, coriander arrivals during July plunged nearly 30 percent from last month and touched around 33,010 tonne.

IPL 2020 | BCCI gets nod from Indian government to host tournament in UAE: Chairman Brijesh Patel

“Once we had the verbal okay from the government, we had intimated the Emirates Cricket Board. Now we have the papers also, so franchises can be intimated that everything is in order,” said a veteran BCCI official on condition of anonymity.

Coronavirus vaccine update August 10 | Russia to register its candidate; Early-stage vaccine trial begins in Singapore

The Russian COVID-19 vaccine candidate, being jointly developed by the Gamaleya Research Institute and the country’s Defence Ministry, is set to get registered on August 12, reports suggest. This would be the first vaccine candidate against the novel coronavirus to get registered.

Air India Express crash | Nearly 600 Keralites quarantined after helping with rescue operation

The Air India aircraft had 190 passengers on board and was attempting to land on a tabletop runway in bad weather conditions when it overshot the runway and nosedived into a gorge 35 feet below. The plane had split into three due to the impact, killing both the pilot and the co-pilot on the spot.