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Drug Umifenovir secures nod for a clinical trial for COVID-19

Umifenovir is mainly used for the treatment of influenza and is available in China and Russia, and has recently come into prominence due to its potential use for COVID-19 patients

Published on 19th June 2020
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Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan launches India's first mobile laboratory for COVID-19 testing

Explaining the scope of this lab, Vardhan said, "It has the capability to perform 25 RT-PCR tests per day, 300 ELISA tests per day and additional tests for TB, HIV as per CGHS rates."

Published on 18th June 2020
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Delhi HC asks health ministry to consider publishing new images of how and when to wear a face mask

A bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan said there are already guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on how to use masks by the public during the pandemic 

Published on 18th June 2020
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Researchers find teenagers who experience poor sleep more likely to have poor mental health as adults

This study highlights that those young people who have experienced depression and anxiety had overwhelmingly experienced poor sleep during their teens

Published on 18th June 2020
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With just 14 active COVID cases, Meghalaya is set to reopen its restaurants, salons next week 

Even as 15,000 people returned from other parts of the country, the state government has been able to contain the spread of the coronavirus swiftly, Tynsong said

Published on 18th June 2020
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Indians do not have easy access to funds deposited by govt during COVID, says survey

The government might have transferred funds but accessing them is a herculean task for an illiterate rural Indian. I-CARD's data throws up a lot of insights into just how deep the issue is

Published on 17th June 2020
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COVID-19: Record 1-day spike of near 13,000 cases, India's tally over 3.66 Lakh

With 334 deaths in the last 24 hours, a total of 12,237 people have succumbed to the deadly disease since the first case was reported on January 30, the Health Ministry data said

Published on 18th June 2020
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Supreme Court asks CBSE to decide within a week on Board exam schedule

A group of parents, whose children have to appear in Class 12 Board examination, had moved the apex court challenging the CBSE decision to conduct the remaining Board examination

Published on 17th June 2020
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Bombay HC asks ICSE board to present grading plan for pending exams

Senior advocate Darius Khambata, who appeared for the board, on Wednesday said that if the state government decided to not allow the exams, the board will accept the decision

Published on 17th June 2020
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Meet the doctor-turned-DJ who returned to medicine to help support people during the pandemic

Doctor-turned-DJ Sanjay Meriya has enlisted as a medical volunteer to support other healthworkers at the frontlines following the Coronavirus outbreak

Published on 17th June 2020
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DUTA submits petition to PM Modi, asks him to intervene and stop Delhi University's online exam

DU unilaterally decided to conduct online open book examinations for its final year students. After the VC, Delhi High Court and several others turned the teachers down, they have written to the PM

Published on 17th June 2020
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IIT Guwahati develops high quality and affordable Sterile SPILD VTM kits, RT-PCR kits and RNA isolation kits

The SPILD VTM kits have already been handed over to National Health Mission, Assam and Guwahati Medical College and Hospital. The 'Made in Assam/India' kits will spur affordable and high-quality

Published on 17th 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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Rise in COVID-19 cases: This Karnataka residential school will remain shut for a year

Students who are mostly from North Karnataka and other districts in this residential English Medium school in Belthangady taluk of Dakshina Kannada district will remain shut for a year

Published on 17th June 2020
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Think HutK: How this doctor went back to his hometown in Andhra to start a revolution 

Dr Abraham Thomas is a staunch advocate of going back to the basics — he built an amphitheatre, adopted a government school and runs a dental clinic in his hometown of Koduru in Andhra Pradesh

Published on 17th June 2020

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