Department of Biotechnology (DBT): Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

COVID Testing I-Lab created by the DBT- AMTZ COMManD Consortia flagged off by Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare

Published: June 19, 2020

On 18th June 2020, the Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has launched the I-Lab (Infectious disease diagnostic laboratory) in New Delhi. This is the first-ever I-Lab in India that was launched. The I-Lab will help in scaling up the testing for Covid-19 across the country. It will be deployed by ..

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India’s first infectious disease Diagnostic Lab

Published: June 15, 2020

The first disease diagnostic laboratory is ready to be launched. The mobile laboratory was constructed under the scheme Atma Nirmar Bharat Abhiyan launched by PM Modi. Highlights The laboratory aims to promote and support the idea of becoming self sufficient in difficult times. It was constructed in a record time of 8 days. The laboratory ..

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NSTMIS report: India placed 3rd in scientific publication

Published: May 2, 2020

The National Science and Technology Management Information (NSTMIS) has conducted a survey on Research and Development Statistics and Indicators 2019-20. Highlights The report says that India ranks 3rd globally in the scientific publication. The first two ranks were occupied by USA and China. The gross expenditure on Research and Development in the country has tripled ..

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GoI: A high level force set up to work on drugs and vaccine

Published: April 20, 2020

The Government of India has set up a high-level work force to test vaccines and drugs. The task force consists of members from NITI Aayog, DRDO (Defence Research Development Organization), ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research). Highlights The main aim of the task force is to set up vaccine development process. It will create a ..

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

Published: April 4, 2020

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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