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“Special Corona Fee” imposed on Liquor by Delhi Government

On May 4, 2020, the third phase of lock down began in India. Under the third phase, the liquor shops were opened in selected regions with certain restrictions. Highlights With the liquor shops opening after a long gap, there were long queues at store all over the country. The Delhi Government acted swiftly on the ..

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Methanol toxicity in Iran

A misguided belief that methanol cures COVID-19 led to the death of nearly 300 people in Iran due to methanol poisoning. About the Incident A misinformation circulated on social media in Iran had suggested that alcohol can be used to cure COVID-19. This led to hundreds of people consuming industrial alcohol leading to the death ..

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CSIR develops new Hand Sanitizer without using chemicals

The Scientists at the CSIR-IHBT (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology) has developed a new sanitizer without using chemicals. Highlights The scientists have used active tea constituents, alcohol and have developed the sanitizer according to the guidelines of World Health Organization. Usually chemicals such as triclosan, parabens, phthalates and synthetic fragrance ..

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Mahua Nutribeverage

The government is to launch a mahua based alcoholic beverage, called Mahua Nutribeverage, for the first time. The marketing is to be done under the tribal affairs ministry’s Van Dhan Vikas Karyakram. Mahua Mahua is a forest tree, valued for its flowers. Mahua or Madhuca indica plays a vital role in the rural economy. The ..

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Urinary Auto-Brewery Syndrome

Scientists have discovered a new medical condition in which the patient was producing ethanol in urine due to fermentation activity by yeast in the urinary bladder. 1) What is urinary auto-brewery syndrome? The urinary auto-brewery syndrome or the bladder fermentation syndrome was discovered in a 61 year old female patient in USA. It is a ..

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