Daily Briefing: Bharat Biotech’s Covid shot is 81% effective; 3 Army jawans investigated for Northern Command HQ data breach

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Covaxin, the Covid-19 vaccine developed by Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech along with ICMR, has demonstrated 81 per cent interim efficacy in phase 3 clinical trials in protecting participants without prior infection after the second dose. So far, more than a million doses of Covaxin have been administered since January 16. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria were among those who received the Covaxin shot.

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Pakistani intelligence operatives allegedly enticed three Indian Army jawans into gathering sensitive operational information pertaining to the Northern Command. A Central intelligence agency, sources said, stumbled upon the matter during an investigation into a drug trade with Pakistani links. The agency also intercepted a dead drop of a pen drive containing sensitive information. 

The option to temporarily close down the prestigious Dhrupad Sansthan, a residential music gurukul run by the Gudecha family in Bhopal, is being considered  after allegations of sexual harassment surfaced against two of its famed gurus— Ramakant Gundecha and Akhilesh Gundecha. Akhilesh could also be suspended from teaching and mentoring students at the institute for a year. 

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At least 30 locations in Mumbai and Pune connected with actor Taapsee Pannu and film-maker Anurag Kashyap as well as his partners linked to production house Phantom Films Pvt Ltd. were searched by the Income…

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