Health: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

DCGI approves Favipiravir for treating COVID-19

The drugs controller general of India (DGCI) granted approval to Glenmark Pharmaceuticals to manufacture and market oral antiviral drug Favipiravir to treat mild and moderate COVID-19 cases in India. The drug will be marketed under ..

World Sickle Cell Day observed on June 19

World Sickle Cell Day is observed on 19th June each year to create awareness about sickle cell at a national and international level. In 2008, the disease was recognised by the UNGA as a public ..

Autistic Pride Day observed on June 18

Autistic Pride Day is observed on 18th June to create awareness about autism among people. Autism is a developmental disorder that affects the individual’s ability to interact and communicate. This day is represented by a ..

Awareness program ‘Poshan Pakhwara’ held in Goa

An awareness programme called ‘Poshan Pakhwara or Nutritional Fortnight’ is being held in the UT of Goa from March 8 to 22. The programme is aimed at creating awareness about nutrition among the general public. ..

Indigenous glucometer developed with financial assistance from ICMR

SuChek is a completely indigenous and affordable glucometer which is suitable for varied climatic conditions. It is validated as per International standards and has been developed with financial assistance from Indian Council of Medical Research ..