Friday, 1 July, 2022
TopicVitamin C

Topic: Vitamin C

Zinc, Vitamin C supplements do not help Covid patients recover, says study 

Zinc and Vitamin C are commonly available, over-the-counter supplements that patients across the world take for the treatment of viral illnesses. 

Indians bought over 500 crore pills of Vitamin C, Zinc, multivitamins to battle Covid in 2020

According to data, sales of zinc supplement Zincovit increased by 93% with a total of 54 crore tablets sold in 2020 while that of Vitamin C grew 110% with around 185 crore pills being sold.

Vitamin C will soon stop being a medicine in India

Proposal by Department of Pharmaceuticals says Vitamin C is found in a variety of food products and is not a critical medicine that needs drug price regulation.

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Representational image | Islam devotees offer Friday prayers during Ramadan, Patna, April 2022 | PTI

Quran says no one can limit others’ freedom. Udaipur killing violates Islam’s golden rule

Throughout history, Islamic scholars have uniformly agreed that respecting and obeying the law of the land is an essential aspect of faith.
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.


National Security Adviser Ajit Doval | File photo: ANI

At 1st Maritime Security Group meet, NSA chief Doval stresses on coordination among stakeholders

Meeting chaired by Vice Admiral (retd) G. Ashok Kumar, India’s 1st national maritime security coordinator. ‘Crucial policy issues’ such as ‘blue economy initiative’ also discussed.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.