Saturday, 22 January, 2022
TopicIndian Council of Medical Research

Topic: Indian Council of Medical Research

India says given all Covaxin data to WHO, expect positive outcome at meeting next week

Long wait for Covaxin’s emergency-use listing has perplexed many. The issue was discussed at great length during Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya’s meeting with WHO Director-General Tuesday.

Celebrate festivals in ‘simple manner’ — What experts said at DDMA meet over 3rd wave fear

According to the minutes of the meeting held last month, ICMR director Balram Bhargava said mass gatherings must be discouraged and if permitted, prior vaccination should be ensured.

Govt invites bids for delivery of Covid vaccines & drugs to remote areas using drones

The bid document stated that ICMR has successfully conducted a feasibility study to deliver vaccines through drones in collaboration with IIT, Kanpur.

ICMR to start national sero surveys to assess spread of Covid

The Health Ministry said that states/UTs should also be encouraged to conduct such surveys so that information from all geographies can be collected.

India records 3.82 lakh new Covid cases, 3,780 deaths in last 24 hours

According to health ministry data, active Covid cases have touched 34,87,229 comprising 16.87% of the total infections, while the national recovery rate was recorded at 82.03%.

ICMR’s chequered role in Covid pandemic — from 15 August vaccine deadline to plasma flip-flop

India’s apex medical research organisation has been accused of straying from path of science to take questionable stands, often with undertone of ‘nationalism’.

Covid vaccine in India by 15 Aug? ICMR speeds trials as Modi govt eyes Independence Day target

ICMR has written to 12 institutes, selected to run the clinical trials, to fast-track all approvals but warned against lapses in protocols and guidelines.

Meet the Pune woman behind the first Indian Covid-19 testing kits

Mylab Discovery Solutions sent its kits to 150 diagnostic centres in Pune, Mumbai, Delhi, Goa and Bengaluru this week.

20 Indian institutes working to find Covid-19 vaccine, IITs focused on portable ventilators

Renu Swarup, Secretary, Department of Biotechnology, says govt has received over 7,000 tech-based proposals from private companies and individuals to fight Covid-19.

With COVID-19 cases rising, India to now test all ‘high-risk’ contacts of patients

On Friday, India reported the highest increase in coronavirus cases in a day — a jump of 30 positive cases. Total cases have climbed to 271 now.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of students protesting against the reservation in Bandra | Representational image | ANI Photo

Indian drawing room talk on ‘merit’ stands demolished by Supreme Court NEET ruling

Supreme Court's explanation on the constitutional validity of OBC quota in NEET rejects commonly held views of dominant castes who are blind to India's social realities.
A visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin alongside US dollars | Photo: Dan Kitwood | Getty Images via Bloomberg

Joe Biden administration set to put itself at centre of US cryptocurrency policy

An executive order is being drafted which will soon set in place a govt strategy empowering US federal agencies to assess risks and opportunities posed by the digital assets.

Defence

German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schonbach | Twitter: @chiefdeunavy

China ‘not that nice country’, giving money to dictators & killers: German Navy chief in India

Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schonbach later issued a clarification, saying comments were his 'personal view' and not German defence ministry's, and expressing them was a 'mistake'.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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