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Covishield or Covaxin, which is making more antibodies, know which vaccine is better

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New Delhi: A latest study found that both vaccines, Covishield and Covaxin, elicited a good immune response after two doses. However, the seropositivity rate and average anti-spike antibody titre in Covishield were significantly higher than in Covaccine. The results of the study, published in MedRxiv, are titled, “Antibody response among healthcare workers in India after second doses of CovaShieldTM and CovaccineTM: Final results of the cross-sectional coronavirus vaccine-induced antibody trait (CoVAT) study.” COVID-19 Vaccine: States and Union Territories will have about 12 crore doses of Kovid vaccine in June- Center

The results found that 95.0 percent of 515 HCWs (305 males, 210 females) showed seropositivity after two doses of both vaccines. Of the 425 CovaShield and 90 Covaccine recipients, 98.1 percent and 80.0 percent showed seropositivity, respectively.

However, both the seropositivity rate and the mean (IQR) increase in anti-spike antibodies was significantly higher in Covishield versus Covaccine recipients (98.1 versus 80.0 percent; 127.0 versus 53 AU/mL, both p).

The results found that 95.0 percent of 515 HCWs (305 males, 210 females) showed seropositivity after two doses of both vaccines.

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6 Naxalites killed in Andhra Pradesh campaign

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Visakhapatnam, June 17 : Andhra Pradesh Police killed six Naxalites – three men and three women – in the Tigalametta forest area of ​​Visakhapatnam district on Wednesday morning. A police officer said, a search operation was launched to nab the extremists on receiving credible information about Naxal activities in Tigalametta forest area of ​​Mampa police station area of ​​Visakhapatnam district. There was a gunfight between the police and the Maoists around 10 am, in which six Maoists were killed.

Police have identified the slain Maoists as Arjun (DCM), Ashok (DCM), Santu Nachika (ACM), Lalita (PM), Paik (PM), while a woman Maoist could not be identified. Some of the injured Maoists seem to have survived, while the police have appealed to them to surrender by assuring them of the best possible medical treatment, the official said. Also read: Tragic accident in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur, car returning from procession fell in Baya river, 3 people died

Visakhapatnam district superintendent of police B. Krishna Rao also appealed to the Maoists to surrender and promised all benefits as per the existing policy. The encounter took place around Koyuru area of ​​Mampa police station area and the search operation is going on. Andhra Pradesh Director General of Police, Gautam Sawang said that the police had launched a search operation in the area after getting credible inputs. Police have recovered one AK-47 rifle, a self-loading rifle, a carbine, literature, kit bag and explosive material from the site of the operation.

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Traumatic accident in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur, car returning from procession fell in Baya river, 3 people died

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Car fell into Baya river in Muzaffarpur, 3 killed and 3 people rescued

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Microsoft appointed Indian-origin CEO Satya Nadella as the company’s chairman

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Microsoft appointed Indian-origin CEO Satya Nadella as the company's chairman

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New York, June 17 : Microsoft has named its Indian-origin CEO Satya Nadella as the company’s chairman, in an additional role in which he will “lead in setting the board’s agenda.” Microsoft Corp announced Wednesday that the board’s independent directors unanimously agreed. Nadella was selected for the role of chairman of the board.

In addition, John W. Thompson was unanimously elected as Chief Independent Director. He has played this role in the past from 2012 to 2014 as well. “In this role, Nadella will lead the agenda-setting work for the Board, taking advantage of the right strategic opportunities and developing a deep understanding of the business to identify key risks and mitigate their impact,” the company said in a statement. Will take advantage of the understanding. Also read: NIA raid at the house of Shiv Sena leader and former ‘encounter specialist’ Pradeep Sharma in Mumbai

Nadella, 53, will replace Thompson, who will continue his role as chief independent director. Nadella became the CEO of Microsoft in 2014, succeeding Steve Ballmer.

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