Moderna’s COVID-19 Vaccine: How do mRNA vaccines work against COVID-19? Check out FAQs

Jun 30, 2021
The Moderna COVID‑19 Vaccine uses mRNA to provide a blueprint for cells to build the body’s defense against SARS‑CoV‑2. What are mRNA vaccines? Get all your questions about Moderna's vaccine answered here. 

World Social Media Day 2021: History and Significance

Jun 30, 2021
Each year, June 30 is observed as World Social Media Day to show how it has become a key tool at connecting people from all corners of the world. Read all you need to know.

Journalist P. Sainath awarded Japan’s Fukuoka Grand Prize 2021

Jun 30, 2021
P. Sainath has been recognized for his work of creating a new form of knowledge through his commentaries and writings on rural India and for promoting civil cooperation.

Covaxin effectively neutralises Delta variant of COVID: NIH

Jun 30, 2021
Covaxin comprises an inactivated SARS-CoV-2 virus that cannot replicate but still stimulates the immune system to make antibodies against the virus. 

Cipla receives DGCI nod to import Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use in India

Jun 30, 2021
Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine will be the fourth vaccine and the first international vaccine to receive approval for restricted emergency use in India. 

Brazil to suspend $325 million COVAXIN deal with India over accusation of irregularities against President

Jun 30, 2021
The decision to suspend COVAXIN deal with Bharat Biotech has been taken amid a probe into the accusations of irregularities against the President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro.

Current Affairs in Short: 29 June 2021

Jun 29, 2021
Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a high-level meeting with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval and Union Home Minister Amit Shah on June 29, 2021.

Current Affairs Quiz: 29 June 2021

Jun 29, 2021
The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as  Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine, ISRO's first uncrewed mission to space and Asia’s longest high-speed track among others. 

Asia’s longest high-speed track for automobiles inaugurated in India 

Jun 29, 2021
The high-speed track for automobiles will be used for measuring the maximum speed capability of high-end cars like BMW, Mercedes, Audi, Ferrari, Lamborghini and Tesla, which cannot be measured on any of the Indian test tracks.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 29 June 2021

Jun 29, 2021
Moderna COVID-19 vaccine has received approval for the restricted emergency use in India. 

Gaganyaan mission: ISRO to launch first uncrewed mission in December 2021

Jun 29, 2021
The first unmanned launch was scheduled for December 2020 and the second unmanned launch was scheduled for July 2021. Read all you need to know.

European Space Agency to launch first disabled astronaut in space

Jun 29, 2021
The European Space Agency has announced its plan to hire and launch the world’s first physically disabled astronaut. Read all you need to know.

T20 World Cup to be held in UAE, Oman, confirms ICC

Jun 29, 2021
The BCCI will retain the hosting rights of the tournament, which will be held from October 17 till November 14.

Pregnant women should take COVID-19 Vaccine: Health Ministry 

Jun 29, 2021
The Health Ministry assured that the COVID-19 vaccines available are safe for pregnant women and vaccination protects pregnant women against COVID-19.  Get all your answers related to vaccination of pregnant women here.  

Odisha collaborates with UN WFP to empower, support women through SHGs

Jun 29, 2021
The collaboration will support the Women’s Self Help Groups by providing technical assistance and capacity development, directly contributing to long-term food security, and by developing a replicable model.

Bengaluru Suburban Rail Project: All You Need to Know

Jun 29, 2021
The Bengaluru Suburban Rail Project, India’s most integrated rail project will begin in September 2021. Read all you need to know.

Goa becomes first rabies-free state in the country: CM Pramod Sawant

Jun 29, 2021
According to the Chief Minister, the state has not reported a single rabies case in the last three years, making Goa the first rabies-free state in India.

DRDO successfully test-fires Agni-Prime missile off the coast of Odisha

Jun 29, 2021
According to the officials of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Agni-Prime is a new generation advanced variant of the Agni Class of Missiles.

The Order of Polar Star: EIL CMD honoured with highest civilian award of Mongolia

Jun 29, 2021
RK Sabharwal has been honoured with the highest civilian award ‘The Order of Polar Star’ for an outstanding contribution towards the establishment of the first-ever oil refinery in Mongolia.

Indian private players can now build and operate rocket launch sites

Jun 29, 2021
Indian private companies will now be allowed to establish and operate rocket launch sites within and outside the country. Read all you need to know.

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