Saturday, 28 May, 2022

Topic: ICMR

With hospital-based surveillance programme, ICMR looks to fix India’s big data gap on STDs

There is a lack of recent epidemiological data on STIs in India, with ICMR’s own 2002-03 estimate of a 6% incidence rate still the most quoted number.

ICMR journal sees Covid boost, paper submissions up 2.5 times, cited by peers more often too

Indian Journal of Medical Research has been flagship journal of ICMR since 1913. According to ICMR’s own assessment, it is one of Asia’s oldest medical journals.

ICMR received Rs 171.74 cr in royalty from sale of Covaxin till 31 Jan, govt tells Rajya Sabha

ICMR and Bharat Biotech developed Covaxin together, and MoS Health Bharati Pawar says in written reply that the research body spent Rs 35 crore on its development.

Vaccination significantly reduces risk of death from Covid, finds ICMR study 

Study analysed patients admitted in 37 hospitals under the National Clinical Registry of Covid 19. An overwhelming number of people who died had comorbidities.

18 papers co-authored by ICMR ex-researcher flagged for ‘image manipulation’, 2nd case this month

The latest allegations have taken the total number of flagged papers co-authored by Das to 28. The other ICMR researcher accused of misconduct in January had denied allegations.

Govt details use of drugs and therapies for Covid treatment in revised guidelines

The new guidelines continue to recommend emergency use of remdesivir in patients with 'moderate to severe' disease and those with no renal or hepatic dysfunction.

Delta was predominant Covid variant among children too during 2nd wave, ICMR study finds

ICMR study, yet to be peer-reviewed, analysed paediatric samples collected between March & June 2021 and highlighted importance of genomic surveillance among Covid-infected children.

Doctors alarmed by ‘strange’ new ICMR rule that makes Covid test optional for hospital patients

New ICMR testing strategy, notified Monday, comes as Covid infections among doctors soar. In Delhi alone, 750 doctors at six major hospitals are reportedly infected with Covid.

ICMR changes testing strategy, now Covid patients’ contacts needn’t get tested unless ‘high-risk’

The new govt advisory states that persons undertaking inter-state domestic travel don't have to get tested & a positive home test is to be considered confirmatory, with no repeat testing.

ICMR’s Nivedita Gupta accused of ‘image manipulation, plagiarism’ in 2 papers, denies charge

Allegations against Nivedita Gupta, head of virology at ICMR, raised Saturday on PubPeer by Elizabeth Bik, a Dutch microbiologist and scientific research integrity expert.

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What are UST & Luna and why the fall of 2 ‘stablecoins’ led to a crypto crash in India

Along with crash in value of UST and Luna coins, Indian market for crypto assets also reeling under strict control imposed by government, with the imposition of TDS on all crypto transactions.


NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Why it’s obscene to tell Ukraine to give in & how war-upended global balance of power brings openings for India

Global order is in flux, and India is being wooed by all. It opens up economic, strategic & military possibilities unimaginable till recently. It is for India to take this opportunity.