RT-PCR: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Dry Swab Direct RT-PCR Test Method

Published: November 30, 2020

The Dry Swab Direct RT-PCR testing method was recently approved by the Indian Council of Medical Research to test the covid-19 virus. The test was developed by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CSIR-CCMB) by making a simple variation to the standard RT-PCR method. What is Dry Swab Direct RT-PCR ..

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Chapare Virus: Human to Human Transmission discovered in Bolivia

Published: November 18, 2020

The researchers from the United States Centre for Disease Control and Prevention have discovered that the Chapare Virus is capable of human to human transmission. Bolivia is currently facing an outbreak of the virus. Just like the Ebola virus, the Chapare virus is capable of causing haemorrhagic fever. What is Chapare Virus? The Chapare virus ..

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No Mask No Service Policy launched in Bangladesh

Published: October 26, 2020

The Government of Bangladesh recently launched No Mask No Service Policy. Under the new policy, no services will be offered to the people who are not wearing masks. Highlights Under the new policy, no Bangladesh citizen will be allowed to enter offices without wearing masks. Also, all offices should install a notice board saying “No ..

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ICMR approves “COVIRAP” test developed by IIT Kharagpur

Published: October 22, 2020

The Indian Council of Medical Research recently approved the covid-19 test called COVIRAP. It is a Diagnostic machine that was developed by the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. This kit gives close test results as produced by RT-PCR. Key highlights COVIRAP is user friendly and is of low cost. It determines the results in less ..

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What are R-Green Kits of COVID-19?

Published: October 3, 2020

The Reliance Life Sciences recently developed RT-PCR kit that will diagnose COVID-19 infection in about 2 hours. These kits are called R-Green Kits. Highlights RT-PCR are the most accurate tests being conducted for COVID-19. However, the only drawback in this test is its time consumption. It takes six to eight hours to produce results. However, ..

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