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Early phase of variant always mild, understanding on Omicron possible by December-end, says top Indian scientist
India

Early phase of variant always mild, understanding on Omicron possible by December-end, says top Indian scientist

The denominator is larger when it comes to India due to its size of population and hence, the total number of severe cases will be large enough to break the entire healthcare system, said Dr Anurag Agrawal, director, Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology

In India's fight against COVID-19, thrust from Ministry of Ayush has been unrelenting
India

In India's fight against COVID-19, thrust from Ministry of Ayush has been unrelenting

The Ministry of Ayush has been at the forefront to fight the COVID-19 pandemic by issuing various guidelines and conducting extensive research for medicines

Explainer: What is genome sequencing and surveillance? Why is it important?
India

Explainer: What is genome sequencing and surveillance? Why is it important?

Genomic surveillance allows researchers to examine the genome sequence of the viral strains infecting the population.

Narendra Modi lauds Indian scientists for developing indigenous COVID-19 vaccines at CSIR meet
India

Narendra Modi lauds Indian scientists for developing indigenous COVID-19 vaccines at CSIR meet

Addressing the CSIR society via video, Modi added that the country's scientists are working 'shoulder to shoulder' with their counterparts abroad

NTA releases Joint CSIR UGC NET June 2020 results at csirnet.nta.nic.in; here's how to check scores
India

NTA releases Joint CSIR UGC NET June 2020 results at csirnet.nta.nic.in; here's how to check scores

Candidates who manage to clear the CSIR UGC NET will be eligible for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and for the post of lectureship or assistant professor in universities and colleges in India

India, largest importer of heeng, begins cultivation in country for first time in Himachal Pradesh
India

India, largest importer of heeng, begins cultivation in country for first time in Himachal Pradesh

Since heeng grows best in dry and cold conditions, the agriculture ministry of Himachal Pradesh has identified four locations in the valley and has distributed heeng seeds to seven farmers in the region

CSIR UGC NET June 2020 exam to be held between 19 to 26 November; check full schedule on nta.ac.in
India

CSIR UGC NET June 2020 exam to be held between 19 to 26 November; check full schedule on nta.ac.in

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) UGC NET is held for determining eligibility of candidates to be appointed as assistant professors and junior research fellows

Ayurveda for COVID-19: What you need to know about the AYUSH Ministry’s protocol for treating patients and disease prevention
Health

Ayurveda for COVID-19: What you need to know about the AYUSH Ministry’s protocol for treating patients and disease prevention

In its preamble, the document clarified that all its recommendations for the general population, high-risk populations and COVID-19 patients with mild or no symptoms were created with the help of experts from India’s most reputed Ayurveda institutes

Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar awardees for 2020 announced; efforts of scientists, engineers in COVID-19 mitigation noted
India

Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar awardees for 2020 announced; efforts of scientists, engineers in COVID-19 mitigation noted

Apart from the health ministry, India's science community has been serving the cause of COVID-19 mitigation in the best possible manner: Vardhan.

DCGI approves commercial launch of Tata Group's low-cost COVID-19 test 'Feluda'
India

DCGI approves commercial launch of Tata Group's low-cost COVID-19 test 'Feluda'

This test uses an indigenously-developed, cutting-edge CRISPR technology for detecting the virus' genome sequence

CSIR UGC NET 2020: NTA reopens online application window; students can apply till 10 Sept on csirnet.nta.nic.in
India

CSIR UGC NET 2020: NTA reopens online application window; students can apply till 10 Sept on csirnet.nta.nic.in

Candidates, who have not applied for the exam so far can do so on the official website csirnet.nta.nic.in between 22 August and 10 September

Cipla confirms collaboration with CSIR, IICT, ICMR to develop COVID-19 treatment
India

Cipla confirms collaboration with CSIR, IICT, ICMR to develop COVID-19 treatment

The Mumbai-based firm is also ramping up manufacturing of drugs required to treat COVID-19, like Lopinavir-Ritonavir and Hydroxychloroquine

Coronavirus Outbreak: Antiviral drug Umifenovir to undergo clinical trial in CSIR institute, says health ministry
India

Coronavirus Outbreak: Antiviral drug Umifenovir to undergo clinical trial in CSIR institute, says health ministry

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said that the drug Umifenovir prevents the entry of the COVID-19 into human cells and also acts by priming the immune system.

CSIR scientists rise to the challenge, build new protective gear and tests to fight COVID-19
Health

CSIR scientists rise to the challenge, build new protective gear and tests to fight COVID-19

Not only do our past experiences inform our actions now, but advances made in technology also help us mount a stronger attack against the health threat.

Low cost Coronavirus testing kit named after 'Feluda' gets results in less than one hour
science

Low cost Coronavirus testing kit named after 'Feluda' gets results in less than one hour

Feluda is the detective character from the legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray's stories and the Indian version to 'Detector' and 'Sherlock'.

ICMR will set up two rapid testing labs, 49 additional testing centers for coronavirus diagnosis
India

ICMR will set up two rapid testing labs, 49 additional testing centers for coronavirus diagnosis

The rapid testing labs, able to test around 1,400 samples per day, will be set up Delhi-NCR and Bhubaneswar.

Mann ki baat: Narendra Modi hails IAF planes for using bio-fuel, says it's a step to reduce carbon emissions, reliance on imported crude oil
India

Mann ki baat: Narendra Modi hails IAF planes for using bio-fuel, says it's a step to reduce carbon emissions, reliance on imported crude oil

In 'Mann ki Baat' radio address, he said 'history was made' when an IAF AN-32 aircraft took off from Leh's Kushok Bakula Rimpoche airport using a mixture of 10 percent Indian bio-jet fuel

At 35, Dr Neena Gupta is the youngest awardee of Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for cracking 70-year-old mathematics conundrum
science

At 35, Dr Neena Gupta is the youngest awardee of Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for cracking 70-year-old mathematics conundrum

Gupta was awarded for finding a complete solution to a 70-year-old, unsolved mathematical puzzle in algebraic geometry.

Steady rise in budget allocation for DRDO in past three years, says Centre in written response to question in Lok Sabha
Tech

Steady rise in budget allocation for DRDO in past three years, says Centre in written response to question in Lok Sabha

In a written response to a question in Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik said Rs 13,501 was allocated to the DRDO from 2016 to 2017

CCMB scientists find that 'secretagogin' protein plays a previously unknown role in diabetes
science

CCMB scientists find that 'secretagogin' protein plays a previously unknown role in diabetes

The processes of regulating insulin synthesis, maturation, secretion and signaling in diabetes were not well-understood.