Food and Drug Administration Current Affairs, GK & News
Recently, several drug makers are seeking Emergency Use Authorisation (EUA) for the COVID-19 vaccine. Pfizer had applied for the EUA in UK and has been approved by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency of the country. Also, the Serum Institute of India and Moderna have also applied for the Emergency Use Authorisation of COVID-19 ..
The US Food and Drug Administration recently approved the use of convalescent plasma therapy for treating severely critical COVID-19 patients. Convalescent Plasma Therapy Convalescent plasma therapy would make use of antibodies developed in the blood plasma of recovered patients to treat COVID-19 in active cases. These antibodies when injected into the patients boost their immune ..
Category: Science & Technology Current Affairs
The US Food and Drug Administration has been on the look out for genotoxic compounds contamination in some drugs used for dealing with diabetes. The FDA had found instances of genotoxin contamination in drugs like Zantac. Genotoxic compounds are those that cause genetic mutation and eventually result in cancer. The genotoxic compounds can cause direct ..
The Strategy Paper of the Ministry of Commerce has outlined measures to bridge the trade deficit with China. India’s Trade Deficit with China Over the last decade, India’s trade deficit with China had increased rapidly. But the deficit narrowed in fiscal 2019 since exports to China increased by 25.6 per cent and the imports declined ..
On the occasion of 86th anniversary, the Indian Air Force (IAF) has launched an innovative mobile health App named ‘MedWatch’ in keeping with the Prime Minister’s vision of ‘Digital India, Ayushman Bharat and Mission Indradhanush’. The app is conceived by the doctors of IAF and developed in house by Directorate of Information Technology (DIT) with ..
India’s first mobile food testing laboratory, which will enable on-the-spot food safety tests to be conducted in Goa, has officially launched by Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on December 10, 2017. This is the first ever ‘Food Safety on Wheel’ mobile laboratory in the country. The vehicle is equipped to conduct on-the-spot tests to check the ..