ICMR: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

AYUSH Standard Treatment Protocol launched

On October 6, 2020, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare released “AYUSH Standard Treatment Protocol”. It consists of self-care guidelines on preventive health measures. Highlights The protocol was launched by the Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan. Along with this, the protocols of AYUSH Ministry were also upgraded. This was done in sync with ..

“What India Eats” report by Indian Council Medical Research: Key Facts

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and National Institute of Nutrition recently released a report, “What India Eats”. According to the report, the urban regions in the country consumed more fat than those in rural areas. Key Findings of the Report The urban centres of India consumed 51.6 grams of fat per day The ..

Second Sero Survey results of ICMR: Key Findings

On September 29, 2020, the Indian Council of Medical Research released a report on second sero survey findings. The survey was conducted in 700 villages from 21 states. The Government of India recommends to follow 5T strategy called Test, Track, Trace, Treat and Technology to be followed to prevent susceptibility. Key Findings According to the ..

Vaccine portal launched in India

On September 28, 2020, the Union Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan launched a vaccine portal for COVID-19. The portal aims to create awareness among masses. Highlights The portal will provide vaccine related information. This will include efforts made in India towards vaccine development against COVID-19. Alongside, the Minister also launched a history timeline of the Indian ..

Sero Survey results communicated to the states

The Indian Council of Medical Research recently announced that the results of sero survey conducted in ten cities have been communicated with the states. The survey that was conducted earlier this month indicated that around 0.73% of adults have been affected with the virus. Findings of the second survey The second sero survey says that ..