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US FDA orders the disposal of Ranitidine

After months of study, the FDA has concluded that the ranitidine drug contains unacceptable levels of carcinogenic impurities and called for its disposal. About the Issue The US Food and Drug Administration had tested the drug ranitidine over several months for presence of impurities. It discovered the presence of a carcinogenic substance called NDMA. It ..

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Tropical Butterfly Conservatory in Trichy

The Tropical Butterfly Conservatory in Tiruchirapalli in Tamil Nadu is considered as a unique institution to conserve the insect species. About the Conservatory The Tropical Butterfly Conservatory in Tiruchirapalli was set up in November of 2015. It is considered to be the largest butterfly park in Asia. It was set up to create awareness about ..

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DRDO develops sanitisation equipment for fighting COVID-19

The CFEES under the DRDO has developed 2 configurations of equipment for sanitising public places in light of the ongoing COVID-19 spread. Portable Backpack Area Sanitisation Equipment The Portable Backpack Area Sanitisation Equipment is a spin-off from technology used by CFEES in fire suppression. It sprays a 1% hypochlorite solution for disinfection of the suspected ..

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SCTIMST to manufacture automated AMBU with Wipro 3D

The SCTIMST has tied up with Bengaluru based Wipro 3D to manufacture automated AMBU type ventilators in light of the ongoing COVID-19 situation. AMBU AMBU or Artificial Manual Breathing Unit is a hand-held device used to assist the respiration of the patients by providing positive pressure ventilation. It is also known as Bag Valve Mask ..

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COVID-19 Quarantine Alert System: Geo Fencing application to locate Quarantine Violators

The Department of Telecommunications has issued Standard Operating Procedure for the use of COVID-19 Quarantine Alert System (CQAS). The CAQS is an application used to track COVID-19 patients who have violated quarantine. Highlights The application was developed by DoT and C-DoT (Centre for Development of Telematics). The app collects phone data of the quarantine violator ..

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