Sunday, 2 October, 2022

Topic: malaria

Moving toward malaria-free India not easy. But new-age technology has answers

For four years, ICMR-VCRC has been preparing mosquitoes that carry strains of a bacteria called Wolbachia, which can reduce pathogen transmission in mosquitoes.

Pandemic disrupts global malaria fight, deaths rise for first time in 3 years, WHO says

The number of malaria cases and deaths in 2020 were at least 40% higher than the WHO targets. The agency said its 2030 goals are now at risk.

World finally gets a malaria vaccine and it has an Indian connection: Bharat Biotech

WHO gave its nod to RTS,S after pilot projects in Malawi, Ghana and Kenya found significant reduction in incidence of severe disease. 

On World Mosquito Day, here are five ways to protect yourself from mosquitoes

Repellent sprays, racquets and roll ons — several new-age solutions have emerged to protect oneself from mosquitoes.

This discovery of 29 ‘new’ mosquito genes could open door to curbing malaria spread in India

Scientists in India and the US discovered 29 genes in malaria-causing mosquitoes that make the mosquito resistant to insecticides.

Earth’s magnetic field broke down 42,000 years ago, triggering extinctions & climate crisis

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.

India sees largest drop in malaria cases in SE Asia — from 20 mn in 2000 to 5.6 mn last year

The World Malaria Report 2020 said that in 2019, malaria cases globally numbered about 229 million, an annual estimate that has remained virtually unchanged over the last 4 years.

Bastar anti-malaria success encourages govt to take programme to all parts of Chhattisgarh

Bastar saw over 65% fall in malaria incidences in September compared to last year. The drive will now be taken to Surguja division before being launched statewide.

While Covid raged, Chhattisgarh covered over 6,000 villages under ‘Malaria Mukt Bastar’ project

Chhattisgarh government launched the 'Malaria Mukt Bastar' project in January this year. Malaria cases are down by 65% in the seven districts covered in the project.

How malaria remains dormant in human body and reappears months later

Plasmodium falciparum, deadliest malarial parasite, has distinct genetic mechanism that lets it hide in bloodstream undetected for up to 6 months before rainy season, new study finds.

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Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
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.


Naval Group & IIT Goa signing agreement to extend partnership on 28 September | Twitter @navalgroup

France’s Naval Group, IIT Goa extend R&D deal for underwater surveillance, submarine imaging

Agreement will act as catalyst for improving analysis of data collected by underwater sensors through application of neural systems & AI.

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.