August 13, 2020 By Swapnil Suryawanshi
  • Russia has became the first country to approve a coronavirus vaccine
  • Three vaccine candidates are in different stages of human clinical trials in India

Topics Mint Covid Tracker

An expert committee headed by NITI Aayog member VK Paul will meet today to consider the logistics and ethical aspects of procuring and administering the COVID-19 vaccine. This comes in the backdrop of Russia on Tuesday claiming that it has developed the world’s first covid vaccine offering “sustainable immunity” against the coronavirus. Russia’s health ministry however said though clinical trials were not yet complete and final stage testing involving more than 2,000 people was to start today.

An ampule of drug Remdesivir. (REUTERS)

Covid-19: India’s cheapest remdesivir version to cost ₹2,800 per vial

2 min read. 10:20 AM IST

  • Zydus is the fifth company to launch a copy of the antiviral in India
  • Gilead has also entered into licensing agreements with Dr.Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd and Syngene International Ltd to make remdesivir for distribution in 127 countries, including India

Launch of platform for Transparent Taxation – Honoring The Honest, by Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Launch of platform for Transparent Taxation – Honoring The Honest, by Prime Minister Narendra Modi

‘Tax system should be seamless, painless, faceless,’ says PM Narendra Modi

3 min read. Updated: 13 Aug 2020, 11:53 AM ISTStaff Writer

At 11 AM on Thursday, 13th August, the platform for ‘Transparent Taxation – Honoring the Honest’ was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

There is a clear shift towards lowering fixed costs. When gig workers are hired, companies often save on infrastructure and managerial expenses (Photo: Mint)

India Inc embraces the part-time manager

9 min read. 08:15 AM IST

  • In a pandemic-induced rush to cut costs, firms are hiring managers on short-term contracts. Is it here to stay?
  • Of course, all this does not mean that permanent hiring will shrink in a jiffy—80% of the new organized sector jobs could still be long-term in nature