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Researchers are like our children: CSIR hopes to release delayed funds for 'starving, fundless' research fellows soon

The selected SRF, RA fellows say that the process was delayed even before the lockdown was implemented and urged CSIR to release the offer letters and funds with effect from April 2020

Published on 2nd September 2020
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13 Reasons Why this activist is urging the Tamil Nadu govt to oppose NEP 2020

The activist has written to Chief Minister Edapaddi K Palaniswamy as to why he believes the NEP is ‘unconstitutional’ and why TN would be undoing a lot of its progress by implementing it

Published on 10th August 2020
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Pondicherry University's prospectus leaves out a few SC, ST, minority fellowships, to students' chagrin

The PUSC, in a statement, has termed the move "anti-student" and stated that it is meant to "systematically exclude the students from underprivileged sections" 

Published on 22nd July 2020
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CSIR evasive about extending fellowship funding, researchers distressed

The research body had announced its new set of notifications on June 14. The deadlines for project submissions were previously extended

Published on 16th July 2020
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Masks should be compulsory for all: CSIR DG after WHO confirms 'emerging evidence' of airborne COVID-19 spread

In my opinion, masks should be compulsory for everyone to wear, including in the rooms. If you are in the office it is important that the office is well ventilated, said Dr Mande

Published on 9th 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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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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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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CSIR to extend project deadlines for PhD scholars whose five-year terms ended during COVID lockdown

A lot of CSIR scholars in their fifth year had a delay in their research project submission, owing to the lockdown. But CSIR has told us that they are considering giving them an extension

Published on 18th 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: IITR in Lucknow develops disinfection machine for N95 masks, PPE kits

It has been tested by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur and the Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow

Published on 16th 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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AIIMS Bhopal claims good results in drug trials to treat the Coronavirus

The trials of the drug Mycobacterium W (Mw) were conducted on COVID-19 patients at AIIMS Bhopal for the last few days, according to an official statement

Published on 16th May 2020
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CSIR's project to develop human antibodies for COVID-19 will be led by Bharat Biotech

Although efforts are underway for the development of drugs and vaccines for controlling the COVID-19 pandemic, the processes are slow and expensive and have uncertainties

Published on 8th May 2020
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National Research Development Corporation launches Compendium of Indian technologies for combating COVID-19

The compendium has 200 COVID-19 related Indian technologies, ongoing research activities, technologies and initiatives taken by the government 

Published on 7th May 2020

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