ED Suresh Jadhav Passes away

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10 December 2021 Current Affairs:Dr. Suresh Jadhav, the Executive Director of the Serum Institute of India, has died. 


  • He contributed significantly to the creation of the Covishield vaccination. 
  • He was a member of a number of national and international organizations and bodies. 
  • India’s Serum Institute is the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer.
  •  It is the second business to apply to the Drugs Controller General of India for approval of a vaccine candidate.
  • He began his career with a CSIR research scholarship.
  • From 2004 to 2008, he served as President of the Developing Countries Vaccine Manufacturers Network (DCVMN).
  • On the GAVI board, he represented the Serum Institute of India. 
  • He was instrumental in obtaining WHO pre-qualifications for a number of items.
  • Since 1992, he has served as Executive Director.


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