Emergency COVID Response Plans – II (ECRP – II) funds

The Government of India recently announced that it has disbursed 50% of the ECRP – II funds. The announcement came as a clarification as some of the media reported that only 26.14% of the funds were disbursed. ECRP basically aims ..



Shahakar Mitra Scheme launched

On June 12, 2020, the Union Agriculture Minister shri Narendra Singh Tomar launched Shahakar Mitra scheme. The scheme has been launched to assist the cooperative institutions to access innovative ideas of young professionals. In return the young interns will gain ..


COBAS 6800: India’s first automated COVID-19 testing machine

On May 14, 2020, the Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan dedicated the COBAS 6800 RT PCR machine to the nation. Highlights The machine is completely automated and performs high end RT-PCR tests. The machine will help to increase the ..


Sero Survey by ICMR and NCDC

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and NCDC (National Centre for Disease Control) are to conduct a sero survey. The survey will help to learn about the prevalence of COVID-19 infection. What is a Sero Survey? A Sero Survey ..


What are the Bio-Safety Levels of Containment in India?

The National Centre for Disease Control provides four levels of Bio-Safety to be followed in India. What is Bio-Safety? Bio-Safety is the principle used to contain the spread of pathogens and toxins. This is not for the safety of the ..


India International Cooperatives Trade Fair held in India

The First Ever India International Cooperatives Trade Fair (IICTF) will commence from 11 October 2019 at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. The three day fair is scheduled from 11-13 October 2019. It is unique initiative that provides single platform to ..