INSACOG Current Affairs, GK & News

INSACOG

INSACOG or Indian SARS CoV 2 Consortium on Genomics is a consortium of 10 national laboratories established by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in 2020. Its function is to undertake genomic sequencing of the SARS CoV 2 and analyse the circulating genomic variants. The consortium has detected 771 variants of concern- including the ..

26th Meeting of Group of Ministers on COVID-19

On May 17, 20121, the Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare chaired the 26th meeting of Group of Ministers on COVID-19. Key Outcomes of the meet CoWIN portal is to be made available in Hindi. Also, it will be made available in fourteen regional languages. Around seventeen more laboratories will be added to the ..

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COVISHIELD protects against Double Mutant

The Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology recently announced that COVISHILED vaccine protects against B.1.617 variant. It is also called the double mutant strain. The vaccines were tested against the double mutant variety using the Vitro Neutralisation assay. Vitro Neutralisation Assay It is used to detect if an antibody is capable of preventing virus replication. ..

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Triple Mutant Variant

As India is struggling to battle COVID-19 crisis, a triple mutant variant strain of COVID-19 has emerged as a fresh threat. It is also called the “Bengal Variant”. The triple mutant variant has been identified in West Bengal, Maharashtra, Delhi and Chhattisgarh. What is Triple Mutant Variant? The Triple Mutant Variant has evolved from double ..

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India: Second most hit by COVID-19 in the world

On April 12, 2021, India reported 168,912 new COVID-19 cases in the last twenty four hours. With this, the total number of COVID-19 cases in India increased to 13.53 million making India, the second most COVID-19 struck country in the world. Previously, Brazil was the second most COVID-19 hit country in the world. The US ..

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WHO: UK Variant of COVID-19 in 41 countries

The World Health Organisation recently announced that the United Kingdom covid-19 variant has been detected in more than 41 countries. The VOC-202012/01 the was first detected in South Africa. This variant is 70% more transmissible than the other covid-19 mutants. Has VOC-202012/01 reached India? Yes. Around 38 people have been found infected with the mutant. It has ..

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