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Acharya Prafulla Chandra Ray

Experts dismissed recent claims in the social media that Indian chemist, Acharya Prafulla Chandra Ray, was behind the discovery of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine. About Acharya Prafulla Chandra Ray was an Indian chemist, industrialist, historian, educationist and philanthropist born in 1861. ..

India to receive 6,50,000 COVID-19 testing kits from China

The first lot of 3 lakh COVID-19 testing kits are to arrive from China on April 16, 2020. In another 2 weeks India will receive 2 to 3 million kits from China. India is buying 100,000 RNA extraction kits and ..


United Nations predict India’s GDP at 4.8%

On April 9, 2020, the United Nations released a report on Economic and Social Survey of Asia and Pacific (ESCAP), 2020. Highlights According to the report, the economic growth rate of India stood at 5% in 2019-20. It has forecasted ..


US FDA orders the disposal of Ranitidine

After months of study, the FDA has concluded that the ranitidine drug contains unacceptable levels of carcinogenic impurities and called for its disposal. About the Issue The US Food and Drug Administration had tested the drug ranitidine over several months ..

SEZs manufacturing essentials like pharmaceuticals, hospital equipment are operational

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 ..



In light of the warning about use of ibuprofen by COVID-19 patients from the health ministry of France, medical experts have criticised the issuance of public health warning without solid base. About NSAIDs NSAIDs or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are those ..