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Single-day jump of 24,248 COVID-19 cases pushes India's tally close to 7-lakh mark 

India went past Russia on Sunday to become the third worst-hit nation by the COVID-19 pandemic. Only the US and Brazil are ahead of India in terms of total coronavirus infections.

Published on 6th July 2020
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Scientists strike note of caution as 'Made in India' vaccine programme gains momentum

Immunogenicity is the ability of a foreign substance, such as an antigen, to provoke an immune response in the body of a human or other animal, explained the experts

Published on 4th July 2020
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India needs national guidelines on how you report data: WHO Chief Scientist 

According to WHO, India's big challenge is "population", its geographic diversity, heterogeneity and the fact that India has multiple epidemics going on every state

Published on 4th July 2020
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Independence day gift? ICMR to launch the first indigenous COVID vaccine by August 15

It noted that this is the first indigenous vaccine being developed by India and is one of the top priority projects which is being monitored at the topmost level of the government

Published on 3rd July 2020
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Efforts to create the largest database on Siddha treatment focusing on COVID-19 begins

The study, through the app, is a part of the research being carried out by a Central task force, which includes researchers from the Ministry of Ayush, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and ICMR

Published on 1st July 2020
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Home-based COVID-19 test could be reality soon: IIT Delhi, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune to collaborate

According to the team, the project aims to develop an ELISA (Enzyme Linked Immunoassay) based diagnostic serological assay against COVID-19

Published on 28th June 2020
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India's records highest single-day COVID-19 spike with over 18,000 cases, the death toll rises to 15,685

This was the fourth consecutive day when coronavirus infection increased by more than 15,000 fourth day while there has been a surge of 3,18,418 infections from June 1 till 27

Published on 27th June 2020
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With NEET 2020 likely to be postponed or cancelled, anti-NEET voices call for its permanent ouster

 

Over the years, activists, politicians, educationists alike have continued to consistently express their disapproval of the exam and criticised it of being exclusionary and discriminatory 

Published on 25th June 2020
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Record single-day spike of 15,968 COVID-19 cases in India; infection tally mounts to 4,56,183 

The number of active cases stands at 1,83,022, while 2,58,684 people have recovered and one patient has migrated, according to the updated figures at 8 am

Published on 24th June 2020
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Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology develops time, cost effective COVID-19 test

In the new method, the samples need not be put through the VTM and would be ready for the Reverse Transcriptase- Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test within minutes in dry forms

Published on 17th June 2020
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COVID-19: Peak delayed in India by 34 to 76 days, may arrive mid-November, says study

The eight-week lockdown has delayed the peak, during which a scarcity of isolation and ICU beds and ventilators is likely

Published on 14th June 2020
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From low cost ventilators to makeshift isolation wards: IITs' innovations now ready to hit the market

The kits are being manufactured at a facility at the Andhra Pradesh MedTech Zone (AMTZ) in Vishakhapatnam, and are expected to be available in the market in the next 10 days

Published on 14th June 2020
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University of Hyderabad allows researchers to access funds in advance during COVID lockdown

The University made sure that these research students received fellowships during the lockdown period without any interruption

Published on 12th June 2020
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These researchers from AnantU fit a COVID testing centre inside an autorickshaw. Here's how it works

These can both be operated by any government or non-government body that is approved by ICMR to conduct testing activities in their area. The facility only needs a driver and a health worker

Published on 6th June 2020
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India now sixth worst-hit nation by COVID-19, surpasses Italy with an infection tally of 2,36,657 

India has registered over 9,000 cases for the third day in a row. India is now the sixth worst-affected nation in terms of coronavirus infection cases after the US, Brazil, Russia, Spain and the UK

Published on 6th June 2020

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