BioNTech-Pfizer say their Covid-19 vaccine is 100% effective on 12-15 year olds

April 1, 2021

In a major boost to the global fight against Covid-19, vaccine makers BioNTech and Pfizer on Wednesday announced that clinical trial data of their Covid-19 vaccine show it is 100 per cent effective on children aged 12-15 years. This is the first Covid-19 vaccine in the world that has reported 100 per cent efficacy on children. The results of the clinical trials are likely to result in countries starting vaccinating…

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Govt withdraws order to cut interest rates on PPF, NSC, other small savings schemes

April 1, 2021

New Delhi: The government on Thursday rolled back interest rate cuts announced on small savings schemes including the popular Public Provident Fund (PPF), National Savings Certificate (NSC), announced last evening. “Interest rates of small savings schemes of GoI shall continue to be at the rates which existed in the last quarter of 2020-2021, ie, rates that prevailed as of March 2021,” the Finance Ministry tweeted today morning. “Orders issued by…

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