Day: October 1, 2020

Intranasal vaccine

Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech has said it would be manufacturing up to a billion doses of a single-dose intranasal Covid-19 vaccine in collaboration with the Washington University School of Medicine …

self-incrimination

Recently, a case of self-incrimination has come to light in which the accused was allegedly forced by the investigating authorities to make a particular statement. What is ‘self incrimination’? …

National Sero-Survey

The national level sero-survey by the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) has found that around 7 percent of India’s adult population may have been exposed to the novel …

ASIIM

Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot has launched the ‘Ambedkar Social Innovation and Incubation Mission’ (ASIIM) under Venture Capital Fund for SC’s with a view …

Congo Fever Alert in Maharashtra

The Palghar administration has asked authorities to remain alert against a possible spread of the Congo fever in the Maharashtra district. Key Points Background: Congo fever was first discovered in Crimea in 1944 and …

What is Cat Que virus from China?

Context :The scientists from the Pune-based Maximum Containment Laboratory and ICMR-National Institute of Virology have noted the presence of antibodies against the Cat Que virus (CQV) in two hum …

Gavi COVAX Facility

Context :  Serum Institute of India (SII) has received funds from Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, that would allow it to double its …

Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF):

Context : The Palghar administration has asked authorities to remain alert against a possible spread of the Congo fever in the Maharashtra district. What is Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF)? …