ICMR Current Affairs, GK & News

India Hypertension Control Initiative (IHCI) receives UN Award

‘2022 UN Interagency Task Force, and WHO Special Programme on Primary Health Care Award’ was conferred to India for its India Hypertension Control Initiative (IHCI). Key facts The UN award was conferred at the UN General Assembly side event that was held on September 21, 2022 in New York. The India Hypertension Control Initiative (IHCI) ..

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ICMR study on snakebites- Highlights

To collect data on mortality, morbidity and socio-economic burden, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is conducting a first of its kind study on snakebite incidence in 14 states representing all geographical regions of the country. This study is based on a previous Sri Lankan study, which covered the entire island, surveying <1% of ..

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What is ‘Purposive testing strategy?

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) issued new guidelines on “Purposive Testing Strategy”, amid rising cases of covid-19 cases. What is Purposive Testing Strategy? ICMR issued guidelines on who needs to get tested for the infection, and who doesn’t. As per the guidelines, asymptomatic individuals, and contacts of Covid patients are not required to be ..

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OmiSure RT – PCR Kit

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) recently approved ‘OMISURE’. Omisure is a RT – PCR kit. It is used to detect Omicron, a  COVID-19 variant. It was manufactured by Tata Medical and Diagnostics. About the kit The kit was designed and developed by a US – based company Thermo Fisher. It was manufactured by ..

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Indian SARS – CoV – 2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG)

INSACOG is a multi-lab agency. It was established by the Government of India in 2020 to monitor the genomic variations of COVID-19. In the beginning, there were ten labs. The number has now increased largely. About INSACOG The labs identify and expand the genome sequences of COVID-19 virus. Through this they understand how the virus ..

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ICMR releases MUDRA Toolbox in 5 Indian languages

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) released “Multilingual Dementia Research and Assessment (MUDRA) toolbox” in five Indian Languages on October 5, 2021. Key Facts Toolbox was launched in order to expand the care and outreach to people suffering from dementia. Toolbox has been launched in languages including Hindi, Bengali, Kannada, Telugu and Malayalam. About MUDRA ..

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