Antimicrobial resistance Current Affairs, GK & News
The Indian Agricultural Research Institute has developed PUSA decontamination tunnel. It was inaugurated on April 16, 2020 by the Union Minister Shri Kailash Choudhary. About the Tunnel The Tunnel includes foot operated water dispenser and soap. The tunnel also provides fogging for about 20 seconds. Also, it sources Quaternary Ammonium Compounds that are used at ..
Category: Science & Technology Current Affairs
The Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology has announced the membership of India into Global Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Research and Development (R&D) Hub. Antimicrobial Resistance Antimicrobial Resistance is the ability of a microbe to resist the effects of medication that once could successfully treat the microbe. The emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance ..
Topics: AMR • Antimicrobial • Antimicrobial resistance • Antimicrobial Resistance in Australia • Evolutionary biology • Global Antibiotic Research and Development Partnership • Health • Pharmaceuticals policy • Veterinary medicine • World Health Assembly
The researchers at the IIT Kanpur and the Lucknow-based Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI) have designed a novel molecular framework to destroy superbugs, which are becoming increasingly resistant to most known antibiotics. It would help drugs latch on to the germs and prevent them from multiplying. For the study, the scientists used bacteria – Staphylococcus ..
In a bid to preserve the drug’s efficacy in humans, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has banned the manufacture, sale and distribution of Colistin and its formulations for food-producing animals, poultry, aqua farming and animal feed supplements. The ban has been imposed under provisions of section 26A of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act ..
Topics: Antibiotic resistance • Antibiotic use in livestock • Antimicrobial resistance • colistin • Cyclic peptides • Drug resistance • Evolutionary biology • Health • Medicine • Pharmaceuticals policy • Veterinary medicine
The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently launched a global campaign urging governments all across the world to adopt its new online tool called AWaRe (Access, Watch and Reserve), which is aimed at guiding policy-makers and health workers of country to reduce spread of antimicrobial resistance, adverse events and costs. This AWaRe tool was developed by ..
Month: Current Affairs - June, 2019
Topics: Antimicrobial resistance • AWaRe Tool • Combat Antimicrobial Resistance • Narrow-Spectrum Antibiotics Drugs • Red Line Campaign • WHO Essential Medicines List • WHO Tool • World Health Organisation