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CSIR develops new Hand Sanitizer without using chemicals

The Scientists at the CSIR-IHBT (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology) has developed a new sanitizer without using chemicals. Highlights The scientists have used active tea constituents, alcohol and have developed the sanitizer according to the guidelines of World Health Organization. Usually chemicals such as triclosan, parabens, phthalates and synthetic fragrance ..

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Government of India allows private sector to diagnose Corona Virus

The Government of India has opened testing of Corona Virus to private sector. The price of testing is to range between Rs 9,000 and Rs 12,000. Highlights The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is to establish 51 testing centres apart from the private sector operated ones. These centres are to be authorized by National ..

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Draft National Policy for Rare Diseases placed in website of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

On March 17, 2020, the draft National Policy for rare diseases has been shared in the website of ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The draft has been opened for comments from the states and Union territories and also from General public. Also, the ministry has included one-time financial assistance of Rs 15 lakhs to ..

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Corona Virus: SAARC Video Conference; India proposes COVID-19 Emergency Funds

On March 15, 2020, SAARC leaders participated in a video conference to frame a strategy in order to fight Corona Virus. PM Modi attended the video conference on behalf on India. Proposals of the members India proposed creation of Covid-19 Emergency Fund. Also, India is to set up disease surveillance portal in order to trace ..

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Corona Virus: ICMR develops testing strategy; WHO shifts epicenter from China to Europe

On March 15, 2020, the Indian Council of Medical Research developed COVID-19 testing strategy for people infected with the virus. The Council has given a detailed explanation about the methodology to test the people. Centres of Testing The three main testing centres of Corona Virus are AIIMS, National Institute of Virology and National Centre for ..

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