• Health & FitnessAs Third Wave of COVID-19 rolls out ActionAid Association prepares humanitarian response

    As Third Wave of COVID-19 rolls out ActionAid Association prepares humanitarian response

    India’s wounds from the deadly second wave have not healed yet, and we are facing the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The rapid rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in the last few days, and with the highly infectious Omicron variant dominating cases, it is feared that the case numbers will be exponentially higher that what we saw…

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  • Dr Harsh Vardhan announces launch of ‘Aahaar Kranti’

    New Delhi: Union Minister for Science and Technology, Earth Sciences and Health and Family Welfare, Dr Harsh Vardhanhas launched“AahaarKranti”, a mission dedicated to spreading awareness about nutrition and accessible to all locally available nutritious food, fruits, and vegetables in India. Vijnana Bharati (Vibha), Global Indian Scientists’ and Technocrats’ Forum (GIST), Vigyan Prasar, and Pravasi Bharatiya Academic and Scientific Sampark (PRABHASS)…

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  • SBI Foundation to help deploy two indigenous innovations for COVID care

    New Delhi: Bengaluru-based Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (C-CAMP) has inked a pact with SBI Foundation for CSR (corporate social responsibility) support towards boosting existing public healthcare efforts in light of a resurgent COVID-19 pandemic. Through this joint effort, they will bring two new, potentially life-saving technologies in assisted respiratory devices and contactless remote vitals monitoring categories for deployment…

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  • Researchers identify drug that can be repurposed to treat COVID-19

    New Delhi: Currently, there are no universally approved drugs for the treatment of COVID-19. There is a worldwide scramble to find drugs for the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Now researchers at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Bhopal and the University of Nebraska Medical Centre, Nebraska, (UNMC), USA have identified Rapamycinas a potential drug that can be repurposed…

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  • S&T Minister inaugurates new facilities at CSIR-AMPRI, Bhopal

    New Delhi: The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research’s Bhopal-based Advanced Materials and Processes Research Institute (CSIR-AMPRI) has set up a new Centre for Advanced Radiation Shielding and Geopolymeric Materials and  a new Analytical High Resolution Transmission Electron Microscope Laboratory. The new Centre for Advanced Radiation Shielding and Geopolymeric Materials has been set up to take forward the research and…

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  • Study warns Diphtheria could become a major global threat

    New Delhi: In a new health scare, a team of researchers from India, the UK and Russia, has found that Diphtheria, which is a relatively easily-preventable infection, has started to become resistant to several classes of antibiotics, and in future, it may even become immune to vaccination. In a report, the team has also suggested that there was a possibility…

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  • Synthesis of agonist molecule by CSIR-IICT for COVAXIN

    New Delhi: Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)’s constituent laboratories have been working relentlessly in partnership with industry to launch repurposed drugs through process development and conducting clinical trials. CSIR labs have also extensively contributed towards the launching of diagnostic kits including Feluda and Dry Swab Direct RT-PCR method for the screening of SARS-CoV-2. The indigenous vaccine for COVID-19,…

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  • Social Work

    AustralaSian COVID-19 Trial opens in India

    New Delhi: AustralaSian COVID-19 Trial (ASCOT) has been expanded into India, with the first patients recruited last week to the first two sites, Christian Medical College and Hospital Ludhiana in Punjab and Sterling Multispecialty Hospital in Pune, Maharashtra. Australasia is a region that comprises Australia, New Zealand, and some neighboring islands. ASCOT has partnered with the George Institute for Global…

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  • ‘Crowd and Mask’ Monitoring System to prevent COVID-19

    New Delhi : Innovators at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Bhopal have developed a unique ‘Crowd and Mask’ Monitoring System to prevent COVID-19 fromspread. This one-of-its-kind low cost Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled device is portable and easy to deploy across various locations, says a statement released by the institution. Wearing masks is among the primary precautions adopted to…

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  • National

    “DBT-ILS excelled in S&T applications for improving tribal livelihood”

    New Delhi: Minister of science & technology, earth sciences and health & family welfare; Dr. Harsh Vardhan has hailed the scientific contribution of the Institute of Life Science (ILS), Bhubaneshwar, an autonomous institute of Department of Biotechnology (DBT), on its 32nd Foundation Day. ‘DBT-ILS has excelled in application of science and technology for improving livelihoods of the tribal population’, said…

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