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Feluda: COVID-19 test developed by CSIR-IGIB scientists

The IGIB (Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology) operating under CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research) have come up with a COVID-19 test called “Feluda”. Highlights The test has been named after a detective character in the stories of film maker Satyajit Ray. The total time taken by the test to produce results is ..

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DCGI approves COVID-19 drug to reduce mortality rate

On April 20, 2020, the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) approved trial of a drug to reduce mortality rate of COVID-19 patients. Highlights The COVID-19 drug that was developed by the Cadila Pharmaceuticals along with Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is to enter into trial. The clinical trial has been approved by ..

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CSIR produces Protein Enriched Biscuits for COVID-19 patients

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, CSIR-CFTRI (Central Food Technological Research Institute) has made protein rich biscuits for COVID-19 patients. The biscuits have been sent to the COVID-19 patients in AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Science). Highlights The CFTRI has so far supplied 500 kg of protein-rich biscuits. Also, another 500 kg of ..

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India plans on ayurvedic Trials for COVID-19; Task Force Constituted

Several states in India such as Kerala, Goa and Haryana have started to use ayurvedic medicines to save asymptomatic patients. In order to achieve this, the Ayush Ministry has sought suggestions from homeopathy and Ayurvedic practitioners in the country. Highlights The experts that were sought for suggestions have submitted more than 2000 proposals. A task ..

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GoI set up Science-Technology Empowered Committee to speed up COVID-19 solutions

The Government of India has constituted a Science and Technology Empowered Committee to make speedy decisions on research and development of COVID-19. Highlights The Committee is to be chaired by Niti Aayog member Vinod Paul and K Vijay Raghavan. Mr Raghavan is the principal scientific advisor to GoI. The committee will coordinate with scientists, science ..

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