A study has found that people who have been vaccinated with Covaxin have protection against the double mutant (B.1.617) variant first found in India.
So far, 21 countries have detected the B.1.617 variant. Of those, the majority of cases has been reported from India.
The researchers used the sera collected from 28 people who had participated in the Covaxin phase-2 trial. They also collected sera samples from 17 people who were infected with older strains of SARS-CoV-2 virus and had recovered.
An earlier study had found that Covaxin neutralises the B.1.1.7 variant first found in the U.K.
Rahul Bajaj has resigned from his position of non-executive director and chairman at Bajaj Auto. He will be replaced by Niraj Bajaj, non-executive director of the company, with effect from May 1, 2021.
Rahul Bajaj oversaw the successful transition of Bajaj Auto from the “Hamara Bajaj days” through its popular Chetak brand of scooters to World’s Favourite Indian.
Last year, Bajaj had stepped down as executive chairman and whole-time director at Bajaj Auto, moving out from active role after nearly half-a-century leading one of the country’s most popular and loved two-wheeler brand.