The Dr. Reddy's Laboratories on May 14 rolled out the Russian COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V in India with the first dose administered in Hyderabad. The imported vaccine under current pilot project has been priced at Rs 995.4/dose including 5% GST. Expecting second and further imported consignments in upcoming months, DRL said supply from Indian manufacturers will commence soon. DRL also hoped of probably cheaper price when local supplies begin… read-more
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Nearly 11 people were killed in Russian city of Kazan after two teenage gunmen opened fire in a school leaving many others injured. In a viral video, few children were seen jumping off the window from the third floor of the school. According to a Russian news agency, a 19-year-old gunman was detained by the cops while the motive of fire still remains unknown.
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In the Governor's Cup played in Russia, Indian Boxer Amit Panghal settled with a bronze medal after suffering a defeat in the semi-finals. Playing under 52 kg category, the 23-year-old boxer from Haryana lost to Uzbek’s Shakhobidin Zoirov by 5-0. Earlier shortlisted for Tokyo Olympics, Amit will represent India in the Tokyo Olympics in July-August 2021. Notably, Panghal is the only Indian to secure a medal at tournament.
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Several countries, including Russia, France, United Kingdom and Germany, have come forward to help India, which is struggling hard with rising COVID-19 cases. While Germany has vowed to provide nearly two dozen oxygen generation plants, Russia has offered to supply four lakh Remdesivir injections every week. Besides, Russia will also supply Sputnik-V vaccine and medical oxygen to India. France and the UK have also promised such COVID… read-more
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Russia has stated to build its own space station by 2030 as it is preparing to quit the current decades-old International Space Station (ISS). Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov informed that Russian space agency Roscosmos will soon submit a notice and exit the ISS after 2025. The project, estimated to cost around $6 billion, now awaits the final approval of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories is expected to receive 250 million doses of Russian vaccine ‘Sputnik V’ between April and June. Reportedly, the supply will be determined by considering the number of doses requested by the Centre and the cold chain mechanism in place to deliver them throughout the country. While, currently, Sputnik is negotiating with the government regarding the price, India will use the Russian Direct Investment Fund for its… read-more
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The Indian subject expert committee on April 12, has approved the Russian Vaccine Sputnik V for the emergency use. This approval was made during the time of vaccine shortage in various states of the country. Partnered with Russian manufacturers, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories will receive 100 million doses of the Sputnik V vaccine as agreed. Earlier, the expert committee sought information on Sputnik V vaccine clinical trials.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin on April 6 signed a legislation that will extend his Presidentship by two terms i.e. up to 2036. Already served for over two decades, Putin’s term would have ended in 2024 without the legislation. However, last year's referendum for the constitutional changes has enabled him to stay beyond 2024. If Putin completes his forthcoming two six-year terms, he will surpass Josef Stalin as longest-serving Russian… read-more
An eight-member Russian medical team performed a two-hour long open heart surgery without fearing when the hospital was under fire. Over 120 people were evacuated including the heart patient, with no injuries reported. The 1907-built, only hospital with cardiology department in Blagoveshchensk city, caught fire after a short circuit. The hospital officials blew the smoke out of the operation theatre with an emergency electricity cable.
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Microblogging platform Twitter has been fined $117,000 for not deleting protest-related posts in Russia. The Russian authorities, on April 2, slapped Twitter with three fines, asking to pay the amount in 60 days. Moreover, the officials claimed that the undeleted posts encouraged minors to join protests. While Russia alleged Twitter to deny deletion of posts related to pornography, drugs usage, and other banned topics, Twitter has refused to… read-more