COVID-19 testing: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Sero Survey results communicated to the states

The Indian Council of Medical Research recently announced that the results of sero survey conducted in ten cities have been communicated with the states. The survey that was conducted earlier this month indicated that around ..

FELUDA: First Gene based COVID-19 test approved in India

The Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) has recently approved the gene-based COVID-19 test called Feluda. The test was indigenously developed and uses cutting edge CRISPR gene editing technology to detect the COVID-19 virus. Highlights The ..

Goa to Use Whatsapp to Communicate COVID 19 Test Results

Goa Health Minister Vihwajit Rane has stated that the state is mulling the use of the social media platform Whatsapp for communicating the results of the COVID 19 testing in the state. The development comes ..

IIT Delhi Launches “Corosure”, a Low-Cost Test Kit for COVID 19

The Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi has developed the most affordable test kit for COVID 19, named as “Corosure”, to provide low-cost testing facility to all the people in the country. The Union Human Resource ..

ICMR to conduct nation-wide Sero Survey

The Indian Council of Medical Research is to conduct nation wide sero survey. The survey is to carried out to determine the exposure of COVID-19 infection among the population. Highlights The sero survey will test ..