Thursday, 1 December, 2022
TopicAntibody test

Topic: antibody test

60 districts, 10 cities — how ICMR is going deep into India’s heart to chart Covid course 

Armed with antibody tests, ICMR teams are going around the country to assess Covid exposure, and understand the role of asymptomatic patients in transmission.

Private Indian firms who got govt approval to make antibody tests hit a hurdle — the govt

Indian diagnostic manufacturers have been trying to establish controlled access to Covid-positive samples, but they haven’t been able to so far. 

ICMR to conduct community-based survey in 69 districts to assess Covid exposure

ICMR will conduct sero-survey in 16 red zone districts, 31 orange zone districts and 22 green zone districts using new ELISA test kits being developed by NIV, Pune.

Pune’s National Institute of Virology develops indigenous rapid antibody test for Covid-19

According to Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, this is the first time such a test kit has been developed in India based on the Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA).

Israel isolates antibody in ‘significant breakthrough’ for possible Covid-19 treatment

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

World’s most accurate antibody test has arrived. Or has it?

Most antibody tests have a high rate of either false positives or false negatives, drastically dropping their accuracy.

Think you had Covid-19 in past? This is the ‘condition’ it could have been

Thinkihadititis is a condition affecting people who experienced Covid-like illnesses long before the novel coronavirus hit the world.

Understanding the science behind Israel’s ‘breakthrough’ in search for Covid treatment

In episode 463 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta discusses about the potential Covid treatment a lab, meant to protect Israel against biological weapons, claims to have developed.

Modi govt tells states not to buy Covid-19 rapid antibody test kits from 2 Chinese firms

The govt, it is learnt, has also issued show-cause notices to the importers licensed to procure the rapid antibody testing kits from two Chinese firms that were found to be 'faulty'.

Media on partial lockdown 3.0, Telegraph on fishy Chinese tests & ‘battered economy’ in Mint

A round-up of the most important reports in major newspapers around the country – from TOI and HT, Express and The Hindu to The Telegraph, Mumbai Mirror and The Tribune, as well as top financial dailies.

On Camera

YourTurn

Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.