ICMR Current Affairs, GK & News

ICMR Sero Survey: Two-thirds of Indians Exposed to Covid.

The latest serological survey conducted nationwide by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has found that up to two-thirds of the country’s population who are above the age of six have already been infected with the Coronavirus.   Highlights of the survey The fourth serosurvey was conducted in the months of June and July, ..

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ICMR to start 4th National Sero Survey

According to member of NITI Aayog, Dr VK Paul, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) will start 4th national Covid-19 serosurvey. Highlights He also urged states to roll out their own sero surveillances in order to assess spread of covid-19 pandemic. This will be the fourth serosurvey conducted by ICMR. It will be conducted in ..

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ICMR approves PanBio Test Kit

Indian Council of Medical Research, ICMR has approved second home-based Rapid Antigen Test kit named “PanBio COVID-19”. This test kit was developed by Abbott Rapid Diagnostics Division, Chicago. Highlights The self-use kit has been given provisional approval till 5th July. Price of the kit will be declared by after July 5. Earlier, ICMR had given ..

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What is Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) flights of drones?

The Ministry of Aviation (Government of India) recently allowed twenty entities to conduct Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BLVOS) flights of drones. What is Beyond Visual Line of Sight? It is the distances where the drones and UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) operate outside the normal visible range. It is the second stage in the testing ..

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What are the flaws in SUTRA model?

SUTRA is Susceptible, Undetected, Tested (positive) and Removed Approach. SUTRA is used to chart the trajectory of COVID-19. It is used to predict the future of COVID-19 infections, susceptibility, undetected and positive persons in the country. This SUTRA Model is backed by GoI and was developed by professors from IIT Kanpur, IIT Hyderabad. What is ..

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