Saturday, 2 July, 2022

Topic: TB

Drones could help with quicker detection of drug-resistant TB, ICMR study says

ICMR researchers discuss sputum transportation by unmanned aerial vehicles in a paper published in the journal 'Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene'.

64% Indians with TB symptoms didn’t seek healthcare, finds 1st national survey since 1955-58

Prevalence of TB in Indians aged above 15 is 312 per 1 lakh population, against global average of 127. Delhi has the highest incidence of TB, while Kerala has the lowest.

India accounted for 41% of total global drop in reporting TB between 2019 & 2020: WHO

Global goals for TB incidence reductions between 2015 and 2020 have been compromised by disruptions in services because of the Covid pandemic, finds WHO report.

New hurdle in India’s TB fight — states left with machines they can’t use

With govt decentralising procurement of cartridges used in CBNAAT machines, states now have to redraw their finalised implementation plans to account for sourcing of key consumable.

Clock is ticking on tuberculosis and Covid is making it worse. Old ways won’t work

WHO's target for reduction in TB deaths fell short by more than half in the last five years. As Covid threatens to reverse the progress, a new resolve is needed on World TB Day.

India missed detection of 3 lakh TB cases in 2019, but this is why it’s good news

Missing TB cases are an important metric for disease control as undiagnosed, untreated cases may spread the infection in the community.

Focus on Covid-19 to increase malaria, tuberculosis and HIV related deaths in 5 years: Study

The study further stated that due to the coronavirus pandemic, five years of progress on tuberculosis treatment could be lost.

World Tuberculosis Day: A look at India’s battle with the deadly disease, and the road ahead

With close to 2.8 mn cases every year, India has world's highest TB numbers. PM Narendra Modi said at 74th session of UNGA last year that India will be free of TB by 2025.

Now, US civil society groups urge Trump govt to make TB drugs affordable

Move comes days after activists in India wrote to PM Modi asking him to make the ongoing negotiations at the UN more effective.

PM Modi asked to take on the US to ensure TB drugs remain affordable

Modi announced India’s plan to eliminate TB by 2025 four months ago, but American intervention has put spanner in the works.

On Camera


Kanhaiya Lal Teli’s body being taken for last rites in Udaipur on 29 June 2022 | Photo: ThePrint | Manisha Mondal

India’s blasphemy beheadings have a new audience—and they’re sitting behind smartphones

Videos on social media have become a key feature of blasphemy killings. Each inspires communal competitors to stage a more macabre act of revenge.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi on the latter's first visit to India | Photo: Twitter/@narendramodi

India and Egypt work towards building strategic relationship with focus on defence & security

From holding joint military exercises to exporting wheat as Russia and Ukraine stop supplies, New Delhi and Cairo are redrawing their relationship as geopolitical tensions rise.    

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.