Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Current Affairs, GK & News

Covaxin approved for emergency use in 2–18-year-olds

The Subject Expert Committee on Covid-19 has approved the “emergency use” of Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin vaccine for children aged between 2-18 years old. Key Points Phase-2 and Phase-3 trials of the Covaxin vaccine by Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech on children below the age of 18 years in the months of September. Trial data was submitted to ..

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‘Made in India’ drone used to transport COVID-19 vaccine

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya launched an initiative on October 4, 2021 to facilitate COVID-19 vaccine delivery using “made in India drones” in the tough & hard-to-reach terrains of Northeast. Key Facts For the purpose, ICMR has designed a delivery model called “Drone Response and Outreach in North East (i-Drone)”. This delivery model has been ..

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ICMR Report of the Hospital Based Cancer Registries 2021

Indian Council of medical research (ICMR) recently released its report titled “Clinicopathological Profile of Cancers in India: A Report of Hospital Based Cancer Registries, 2021”. The report provides data on cancer cases in India. It was prepared by ICMR- National Centre for Disease Informatics and Research, Bengaluru. Key findings of the report As per report, ..

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Centre to invest Rs 324 crore to expand lab testing infrastructure

42 virology research and diagnostic laboratories will be set up by the Central government. This will be set up under a central scheme during the period of 2021-22 to 2025-26. This project will cost Rs324 crore.   Highlights The scheme falls under the Department of Health Research (DHR) of the Indian Council of Medical Research ..

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COVIHOME: IITH develops affordable COVID-19 testing kit

Researchers at Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad have developed India’s First Rapid Electronic and Artificial Intelligence-powered COVID-19 test called COVIHOME. This test can be performed at an affordable cost at home. About COVIHOME test kit Test kit can produce results within 30 minutes for symptomatic as well as asymptomatic patients. This test does not require ..

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