Monday, 3 October, 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 Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC ruling on hijab & Gyanvapi won’t just be limited to faith. It’ll be about our democracy

While petitions against Karnataka’s hijab ban are an opportunity to define student rights, those against Place of Worship Act can be a platform to ensure a robust law-making procedure in India.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

LCH Prachand at Jodhpur Air Base | Photo: Suchet Vir Singh, ThePrint

IAF gets indigenous Light Combat Helicopter ‘Prachand’ after 23-yr journey that began after Kargil

Manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, it is the first attack helicopter that can operate in Siachen. Of the 15 sanctioned, 10 will go to Indian Air Force, 5 to Indian Army.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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