Pharmaceuticals Sector: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

National Pharmacy Week celebrated in India

Published: November 23, 2020

The Indian Pharmaceutical Association in collaboration with Delhi Pharmaceutical Trust celebrated the 59th National Pharmacy Week between November 16, 2020 and November 22, 2020. The National Pharmacy Week was celebrated under the theme Theme: Pharmacists: Frontline Health Professionals The Indian Pharmaceutical Association has been organizing the National Pharmacy Week every year during the third week ..

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Pradhan Mantri Bharatiya Janaushadhi Kendra: Sales up to Rs 100 crores

Published: June 1, 2020

On June 1, 2020, the Pradhan Mantri Bharatiya Janaushadhi Kendra achieved sales up to Rs 100.40 crores in the first two months of the financial year 2020-21. The sales were high as compared to the sales in the same two months period of 2019-20. Highlights The Pradhan Mantri Bharatiya Janaushadhi Kendra have saved Rs 800 ..

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Anti-Leprosy Drug Trials started by CSIR against COVID-19

Published: April 28, 2020

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research has started the trials of anti-leprosy drug trials against COVID-19. The drug trial is to be conducted with the help of Mycobacterium MW. Highlights The Mycobacterium MW is a heat killed bacteria. It is to be tried on different COVID-19 patients. The drug trial was approved by the ..

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Central Drug Research Institute signs MoU to sequence virus strains

Published: April 18, 2020

On April 18, 2020, the Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with King George Medical University to sequence the strains of COVID-19 virus samples obtained from different patients. What is the plan? According to the MoU, a Lucknow based lab is to sequence the virus strains. This is to ..

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SEZs manufacturing essentials like pharmaceuticals, hospital equipment are operational

Published: March 31, 2020

Around 280 SEZ (Special Economic Zones) that are involved in manufacturing essential goods such as pharmaceuticals, drugs and hospital equipment are operational amidst Lock Down. These economic zones contribute 18% of the exports of the country. Highlights While addressing the ministers video conference of G20, the Union Minister Piyush Goyal said that India has not ..

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