Indian Council of Medical Research: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

GoI issues rules to manage Mental Illness amid COVID-19

Published: November 2, 2020

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare issued guidelines to manage mental illness during COVID-19 pandemic. The guidelines will help protect vulnerable patients and frontline health care workers. This is being done to reduce risk of COVID-19 exposure and protect patients against psychiatric disorders. Highlights The guidelines were issued based on the recommendation of Indian ..

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COVAXIN to use Alhydroxiquim-II to boost Immune Response

Published: October 10, 2020

The first COVID-19 vaccine, COVAXIN is currently in phase II trials in the country. The vaccine is to use Alhydroxiquim-II to boost the immune system. Highlights COVAXIN has sought the approval of Drugs Controller General of India to begin phase III trials. The vaccine was jointly developed by Indian Council of Medical Research and Bharat-Biotech. ..

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

Published: October 3, 2020

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 ..

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COVID-19: ICMR develops “Purified Antisera” as treatment

Published: October 2, 2020

The Indian Council of Medical Research along with Hyderabad based Biological E has developed “Purified Antisera”. The antiserum has been obtained from animals. This is to be used as a prophylaxis and treatment for COVID-19. Highlights The new therapy works just like that of plasma therapy. But here the plasma is obtained from animals. Antiserum ..

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Second Sero Survey results of ICMR: Key Findings

Published: September 30, 2020

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 ..

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