Indian Scientists develop indigenous nasopharyngeal swabs

CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory (CSIR-NCL), Pune developed a new nasopharyngeal swabs, the current pandemic scenario, global supplies of nasopharyngeal (NP) swabs are not dependable resulting in supply chain delays, escalating prices and variable quality. CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory (CSIR-NCL), Pune, has developed an indigenous NP swab for collecting samples from the throat cavity of COVID-19 patients. The need for making available domestic technology for NP swabs was flagged … Continue reading Indian Scientists develop indigenous nasopharyngeal swabs

Joint Efforts to enhance cultivation of heeng and saffron in india- CSIR-IHB and Dept. of Agriculture, Govt. of Himachal Pradesh

Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology (CSIR-IHBT) and the Department of Agriculture, Government of Himachal Pradesh, have forged strategic and implementation partnership based on their mutual strengths for the cultivation of heeng and saffron. Saffron and heeng (asafoetida) are the most valuable spices of the world and widely used in Indian cuisine since time immemorial. In India, the annual demand for saffron spice is 100 tons … Continue reading Joint Efforts to enhance cultivation of heeng and saffron in india- CSIR-IHB and Dept. of Agriculture, Govt. of Himachal Pradesh

Beehive charcoal briquettes: clean cooking fuel for rural households

Original Article Source:  CURRENT SCIENCE, VOL. 118, NO. 11, 10 JUNE 2020 SANDIP MANDAL, ICAR-Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Nabibagh, Bhopal 462 038, India e-mail: sandip.mandal@icar.gov.in Cooking is the major energy-intensive activity in many households of rural India 1 . A significant number of rural households still depend on biomass for cooking fuel due to easy access, sociopolitical situation, age-old cultural practice and low income … Continue reading Beehive charcoal briquettes: clean cooking fuel for rural households

Indian updates for Coronavirus vaccine: Serum Institute, CCMB, ICMR and other researches.

India, along with other countries, has also made significant strides in the search for a coronavirus vaccine. According to the government around 30 groups are working in the country to come up with a vaccine candidate. The national science laboratories have also rounded up six corona vaccine candidates that are making quite some progress. In fact, India is optimistic that a COVID-19 vaccine would be … Continue reading Indian updates for Coronavirus vaccine: Serum Institute, CCMB, ICMR and other researches.

भारत में सिल्वर नैनोवायर के सतत् प्रवाह निर्माण हेतु एक प्रायोगिक संयंत्र का शुभारम्भ

सीएसआईआर-राष्ट्रीय रासायनिक प्रयोगशाला (एनसीएल), पुणे ने वृहद स्तर पर परिशुद्ध सिल्वर नैनोवायर के उत्पादन के लिए विश्व की सर्वाधिक सस्ती प्रौद्योगिकी का विकास किया है। डॉ. शेखर सी. मांडे, महानिदेशक, सीएसआईआर ने सीएसआईआर-एनसीएल परिसर में सिल्वर नैनोवायर के सतत् प्रवाह निर्माण हेतु एक प्रायोगिक संयंत्र का शुभारम्भ किया। इस प्रौद्योगिकी का विकास एनसीएल के रासायनिक अभियांत्रिकी तथा प्रक्रिया विकास विभाग के डॉ. अमोल कुलकर्णी के … Continue reading भारत में सिल्वर नैनोवायर के सतत् प्रवाह निर्माण हेतु एक प्रायोगिक संयंत्र का शुभारम्भ

CSIR Lab “IGIB” and TATA Sons sign an MoU for development of a kit for rapid and accurate diagnosis of COVID-19

CSIR’s constituent lab, Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (CSIR-IGIB) and TATA Sons signed a MoU for licensing of KNOWHOW for FNCAS9 EDITOR LINKED UNIFORM DETECTION ASSAY (FELUDA) FOR RAPID DIAGNOSIS OF COVID-19. The license shall include transfer of the knowledge for scaling up the KNOWHOW in the form of a kit that can be deployed for COVID-19 testing on ground as early as end … Continue reading CSIR Lab “IGIB” and TATA Sons sign an MoU for development of a kit for rapid and accurate diagnosis of COVID-19

Indian Council of Medical Research advises for conduct sero-survey to measure Coronavirus exposure in the population using IgG ELISA Test

It will decide the future course of action against the pandemic, ICMR has communicated a detailed plan to all the states to measure coronavirus exposure in general population as well as in high risk populations. This sero-survey will guide appropriate public health intervention. An indicative list of different groups has been provided for adequate representation . The numbers and frequency in different groups to be tested … Continue reading Indian Council of Medical Research advises for conduct sero-survey to measure Coronavirus exposure in the population using IgG ELISA Test

A pragmatic plan for ayurveda intervention in COVID-19 pandemic

All over the World human life  is facing an unprecedented pandemic of novel corona virus disease (COVID-19) caused by Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Corona virus 2 (SARS-CoV- 2). The disease has spread globally with more than 1.43 million confirmed cases and 82,100 deaths as of April 8, 2020. Despite worldwide efforts to contain it, the pandemic is continuing to spread for want of a clinically-proven … Continue reading A pragmatic plan for ayurveda intervention in COVID-19 pandemic

Indian Govt Advisory for Use of Homeopathy to Prevent Coronavirus

Indian government’s Ministry of AYUSH, promotes alternative medicine systems in the country, government released the health advisory, that advocates the use of homeopathy and traditional remedies, such as Indian systems of medicine, to ward off infections of the newly circulating 2019-nCoV coronavirus. This includes the use of a homeopathic preparation called Arsenicum album 30C and two drops of sesame oil in each nostril each morning for prevention, … Continue reading Indian Govt Advisory for Use of Homeopathy to Prevent Coronavirus

India need to examine knowledge chain to see how S&T will lead to Atmanirbhar Bharat: DST Secretary

Professor Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary Department of Science & Technology (DST), Govt. of India stressed on the need to examine and strengthen the knowledge chain end- to- end to see how Science & Technology will lead to Atmanirbhar Bharat while speaking at the Rajasthan STRIDE Virtual Conclave an initiative by the Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of Rajasthan. “Since there is a call for Atmanirbhar Bharat or … Continue reading India need to examine knowledge chain to see how S&T will lead to Atmanirbhar Bharat: DST Secretary