Department of Biotechnology Current Affairs, GK & News

Department of Biotechnology

The 35th foundation day of Department of Biotechnology was celebrated recently. The DBT is in charge of administering the development and commercialisation of advanced biology and biotechnology. During this virtual event, DBT’s achievement was highlighted and the Biotechnology Research Innovation and Technology Excellence award was conferred. The e-book “DBT Fights COVID- From Virus to Vaccine” ..

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Nallathamby Kalaiselvi: First Woman Chief of CSIR

Nallathamby Kalaiselvi has been appointed as the “first woman director general of CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research). She is the senior electrochemical scientist and has been appointed for two years. Key facts: Kalaiselvi will succeed Shekhar Mande, who retired in April 2022. On Shekar Mande’s retirement, Rajesh Gokhale, secretary to Department of Biotechnology ..

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BioRRAP: National Portal for Biotech Researchers and Start-ups

Dr. Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State (IC) Ministry of Science and Technology, MoS of Prime Minister’s Office, Minister of State (IC) Ministry of Earth Science, and Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, has launched a “Single National Portal for Biotech researchers and start-ups.” This portal named Biological Research Regulatory Approval Portal (BioRRAP) will ..

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Dare2eraD TB Research

A Data-Driven Research named “Dare2eraD TB” has been launched by the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology to eradicate TB. This initiative was launched on 24th March on the occasion of World TB Day. About the initiative The Dare2eraD TB is comprised of key initiatives which are: Indian Tuberculosis Genomic Surveillance Consortium (InTGS). ..

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BioAsia 2021- Highlights

The 18th edition of BioAsia event will be held in between February 22, 2021 to February 23, 2021. It will be organised under the theme: ‘Move the Needle’. Highlights This year, the BioAsia event will focus on Covid-19, pharma, medtech and global health. The event would comprise of a wide array of panels. The panel ..

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New Biomolecules to fight Kala Azar Drug Resistance

A team of researchers from Department of Biotechnology, National Centre for Cell Science have found ways to combat drug resistance of Kala Azar disease. Miltefosine is the only drug available against Leishmaniasis or Kala Azar and is losing its effectiveness lately. What is the issue? The transporter proteins play a major role in carrying miltefosine ..

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DBT sanctions genetic research project to 20 institutions

A genetic research project named ‘GenomeIndia: Cataloguing the Genetic Variation in Indians’ has been recently sanctioned by Department of Biotechnology (DBT) to 20 institutions for a period of 3 years. Under GenomeIndia project, the ‘Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS)’, which analyses 10,000 individuals representing the country’s diverse population is to be carried out. The resultant information can enable ..

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