feluda: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

India to roll out FELUDA Paper strip tests for COVID-19

Published: October 12, 2020

On October 11, 2020, the Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan announced that India is to roll out Feluda Paper Strip test in next few weeks. Highlights The minister made the announcement during the fifth edition of “Sunday Samvaad”. Sunday Samvaad is an interactive session held by the minister in social media. The minister also ..

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

Published: September 21, 2020

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 test was developed by scientists based in Council of scientific and Industrial Research Institute of genomics and integrative Biology CSIR-IDIB  ..

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

Published: April 23, 2020

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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