Science & Tech

Demonic tendencies, conspiracy and pandemic

Everyone has the right to know the origin of the virus which has caused havoc to the world and humanity in the last 15 months...

AI-driven ‘XraySetu’ to facilitate early COVID interventions

XraySetu, a new AI-driven platform has been developed that will help in early intervention over WhatsApp...

Law of the land Should Reign Supreme

Law of the land Should Reign Supreme ..

Indian Scientists theory gives better knowledge on the space around Earth

A novel theory by three Indian scientists has paved way to unlock the mysteries of the ionhole structures - a localized plasma region where the ion density is lower than the surrounding plasma...

Mucormycosis - a Fungal Complication being Detected in COVID-19 Patients

ven as we try our best to protect ourselves from and cope with COVID-19, there is another threat being posed by a fungus, which we must know and act upon...

India's first own Social Networking Platform "Bharatam" Aab India Karega share aur post, apne network pe

Bharatam is India's first own Social Networking platform where Indians can securely post, chat and share their moments. For its iOS and Android users, the company has launched its app which is available for download on Play Store and App Store...

Study finds evidence points to answer why COVID-19 is so hard to treat

Researchers at the Trinity College Dublin showed that a comprehensive review into what we know about COVID-19 and the way it functions suggests the virus has a unique infectious profile, which explains why it can be so hard to treat and why some people experience so-called 'long-COVID', struggling with significant health issues months after infection..

IIIT-Delhi to develop method to predict collision from space debris

ndraprastha Institute of Information Technology (IIIT)-Delhi receives research funding from National Super Computing Mission (NSM) under HPC Applications to work on the project titled ‘Orbit computation of Resident Space Objects for Space Situational Awareness’ for two years. ..

Leading-edge technique to boost electric vehicle battery performance

A team of researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, has developed an advanced technique that can precisely estimate one of the most important battery internal states known as the SOC (state of charge)...

Salt substitution is effective to reduce blood pressure in rural India

Replacing regular common salt consumed by hypertensive patients in rural areas with a salt substitute can have a significant impact in terms of lowering their blood pressure, a new study by The George Institute for Global Health (GIGH) has revealed. ..

Former Top American Public Health Administrator Believes Corora Virus Originated in a Chinese Lab

In a stunning revelation, former director of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA, Dr. Robert Redfield said he believed the Corona virus originated in a lab in Wuhan...

Researchers devise a digital method to process Sanskrit texts

While various digital resources have improved the accessibility and use of world languages and even regional languages, Sanskrit presents unique challenges in automated computational processing...

Eco-friendly scooter for last-mile delivery and personal commute

Rising pollution and increase in prices of petrol and diesel have prompted the manufacturers to develop eco-friendly and better fuel-efficient vehicles...

New method for efficient removal of heavy metals from water

New method for efficient removal of heavy metals from water..

Study warns Diphtheria could become a major global threat

In a new health scare, a team of researchers from India, the UK and Russia, has found that Diphtheria, which is a relatively easily-preventable infection, has started to become resistant to several classes of antibiotics, and in future, it may even become immune to vaccination...

Covaxin showed 81% interim efficacy: Bharat Biotech on Phase 3 results

After a third round of clinical trials, Bharat Biotech on March 3 announced that its Covaxin vaccine was 81 percent effective in preventing COVID-19. Covaxin showed 81 percent interim efficacy in preventing COVID-19 in those without prior infection after the second dose, the company said...

DGPS based technology to Improve fertilizer application

Geospatial mapping is a buzzword today with the Govt. of India liberalizing the sector. There is another side of mapping that could transform the food security program of India; soil maps, which could be accessed using differential GPS (DGPS), developed by researchers at (Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur) IIT, Kharagpur for a variable rate of fertilization application in farmlands. ..

Stakeholders meet on new guidelines for geo-spatial data and services

Stakeholders meet on new guidelines for geo-spatial data and services..

Scientists devise new method for accelerated evaporation of droplets

Indian Institutute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati researchers have developed an advanced technique for rapid evaporation of droplets. It is a novel method of controlling the overall lifetime of droplet...

Indian astronomers detect huge optical flare in one of the oldest astronomic objects

Indian Astronomers have reported one of the strongest flares from a feeding supermassive black hole or blazar called BL Lacertae...

ISRO opens up its facilities to private sector players

In a big fillip to India’s space sector, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has opened up its facilities for the private sector, for the very first time in its history...

21% of India’s adult population had COVID-19 by mid-December: Serological Survey

According to the third national serological-survey report of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), over 21 percent of the population, aged 18 years and above, showed evidence of past exposure to COVID-19. The data on seroprevalence among those aged 10-17 were found to be 25.3 percent. ..

Nasal COVID-19 vaccine could soon be a reality

In a significant development, Bharat Biotech has sought Drug Controller General India's (DCGI) approval to conduct nasal COVID-19 vaccine trials in India..

IIT-Indore scientists uncover a new approach to inhibit Zika virus replication

Zika is a mosquito-borne virus. Around 86 countries have reported cases of Zika to date, thus making it a major cause for concern. It is found to be associated with neurological complications like Microcephaly in children and Guillain-Barré syndrome in adults. Studies have also shown that infection in pregnant women may lead to congenital abnormalities in the developing fetus or the neonates. However, at present, there isno specific vaccine or medicine for Zika virus...

Holding breath may increase risk of getting COVID-19 Infection

A team led by Prof Mahesh Panchagnula, Department of Applied Mechanics, IIT Madras, worked to gain a deeper understanding of how the rate of flow of droplets laden with viruses determines the deposition of the virus in the lungs. In their research, the team reported that holding breath and having a low breathing rate can increase the chances of virus deposition in the lungs...

ISRO to adopt 100 Atal Tinkering Labs across the country for mentorship and promoting STEM and Space Education

An Atal Tinkering Lab provides a makerspace where young minds can give shape to their ideas through hands on do-it-yourself mode; and learn innovation skills...

India launches 40th scientific expedition to Antarctica

With 43 members on board the 40th Indian Scientific Expedition is set to depart for Antarctica from Mormugao Port, Goa. ..

DCGI approves two Covid19 vaccines- Astra Zeneca's Covishield and Bharat Biotech's Covaxin for restricted use in emergency situation

Drugs Controller General of India, DCGI has given approval for restricted use in an emergency situation of two Covid19 vaccines- Serum Institute of India's Covishield and Bharat Biotech's Covaxin. ..

COVID-19 Vaccine Dry Run held across India: Dr Harsh Vardhan assures the Nation that safety, efficacy & immunogenicity of the vaccine shall never be compromised

Ahead of the actual vaccination drive, the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare yesterday conducted a nationwide mock drill at 285 session sites to test the end-to-end planned operations and the mechanism that has been set up to ensure smooth conduct of the COVID19 vaccination that is expected to begin soon. ..

India gets its highest situated meteorological centre

(New Delhi, Vigyan Samachar): The Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) launched a new Meteorological Centre in Leh. Situated at ~3,500 meters above sea level, the facility is the country's highest meteorological centre. It was inaugurated by the Hon'ble Minister of Science and Technology, Health and Family Welfare, and Earth Sciences, Dr Harsh Vardhan through a virtual event web-cast live from New Delhi. He dedicated the facility to the people of Leh and Ladakh...

Consortium launched to monitor genomic variations in SARS-CoV-2 virus

India Science Wire: The Government of India has launched a Consortium comprising 10 research laboratories from different parts of the country to monitor the genomic variations in the SARS-CoV-2 virus on a regular basis. ..

Vaccines which are in the pipeline will work against the new variants of SARS-CoV-2: Principal Scientific Adviser

In a major development this week, Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG) has been formed with 10 Government laboratories to ascertain the current status of new variant of SARS-CoV-2 (SARS-CoV-2 VUI 202012/01) in the country. ..

Serum Institute of India launches India’s first fully indigenously developed pneumococcal vaccine, ‘Pneumosil’

Dr Harsh Vardhan today inaugurated India’s first pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV). The vaccine “Pneumosil” has been developed by the Serum Institute of India Private Limited (SIIPL) in collaboration with partners like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation...

'India has data, demography, demand, democracy to achieve world-class scientific solutions': Prime Minister Modi delivers inaugural address at IISF 2020

The Prime Minister stresses the need of developing science for development of the country; urges to the global community to invest in Indian talent and innovate in India..

Indian Scientists and Technologists take challenges as opportunities

    India International Science Festival (2020) is being organised by the Ministry of Science & Technology and Ministry of Earth Sciences in collaboration with Vijnana Bharati (VIBHA). Dr. Shekhar C. Mande, speaking to All India Radio, said that in view of the clarion call of the Prime Minister, the central theme of IISF 2020 is ‘Science for Self-Reliant India and Global Welfare’ to strengthen the vision of ‘Aatmnirbhar Bharat’. Dr. Mande added ..

ISRO successfully launches India's 42ndcommunication satellite CMS-01

The ISRO Chairman Dr K Sivan congratulated the team ISRO for the feat and said the solar panels of the payload have been deployed and it has been taken over by the Satellite Team of the national space agency. He said, it will be brought to the final orbit by December 21 after a series of the usual manoeuvres to render its telecommunication service in the Extended C-Band. ..

Jupiter as the Guru among the planets and the current Jupiter-Saturn Conjunction

    The planet Jupiter in Vedic astrology is called Guru, the guide or teacher among the planets. It is also named Brihaspati, who is portrayed as the guru among the Devatas, guiding all Vedic rituals and mantras, and taking us beyond death and sorrow.  Among the planets Jupiter stays closest to the zodiacal line or ecliptic in its movement. It also moves through one sign every year, in the twelve year cycle of its revolution around the Sun. Many Vedic scholars consider ..

Indigenous mRNA vaccine candidate supported by DBT gets Drug Controller nod to initiate Human clinical trials

The novel mRNA vaccine candidate, HGCO19 has been developed by Gennova, Pune and supported with seed grant under the Ind-CEPI mission of Department of Biotechnology of M/o Science & Technology...

All you want to know about the 'Great Conjunction'

TV Venkateswaran       Once a lifetime opportunity:   About 30 minutes after the local sunset, in the southwestern direction, low in the sky, two giant gas plants, Saturn and Jupiter will appear so close that we will not be able to distinguish them apart. The last time Jupiter and Saturn were this near was on July 16, 1623. The next time they will come again this close will take place only in 2080.  What is 'great conjunction'?  The inclination of the orbits ..

Indian researcher selected for prestigious international funding award

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research’s New Delhi-based Institute of Genomics & Integrative Biology (CSIR-IGIB) has added a feather to its cap. Debojyoti Chakraborty, a scientist at the Institute has been selected as a European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO) Young Investigator. He is one of a set of 30 life scientists who have been selected under the programme...

Ministry of AYUSH and AIIMS decide to work together to set up a Department of Integrative Medicine

CIMR, AIIMS may develop an integrated protocol with Ayurveda and Yoga for study on Post COVID treatment..

Chinese tech-firm Gionee found guilty of intentionally infecting 20 million phones with malware

Gionee’s fraud is just the tip of an iceberg; many of such tricks employed by the Chinese technological brands are yet to come out in public domain...

After Serum, Bharat Biotech seeks emergency use authorisation for its indigenous Corona vaccine

COVAXIN is being indigenously developed by Bharat Biotech in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and is currently in Phase 3 trials. The trials are being conducted at 18 sites across the country with over 22 thousand volunteers...

Serum Institute of India applies for emergency approval of covid vaccine candidate ‘Covishield’

The company applied to the Drugs Controller General of India, citing unmet medical needs due to the pandemic and in the interest of the public at large. The move comes close on the heels of Pfizer Inc applying for a similar authorization of its coronavirus vaccine in India. ..

A new technique to boost rice production

   India Science Wire: In a major boost to efforts to help meet the growing need for high quality hybrid rice seeds, a team of Hyderabad-based researchers has developed a new method to assess the genetic quality of the seeds that are used in their production. A hybrid seed is created by crossing two different varieties of the same plant. Hybrid seed is produced when the egg of female parent is fertilised with the pollen from another plant. In this process, it is particularly essential ..

'Tooter', India’s answer to Twitter, makes waves online: Noted personalities join

Tooter is modelled in the similar lines of ‘twitter’ with only slight variation. It can be accessed both through app and web. ..

Tenth edition of National Science Film Festival kicks off

The tenth edition of the prestigious science film festival got off in a virtual mode. Vigyan Prasar, an autonomous agency under the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, has been organising this festival as a part of its science popularisation endeavours. The festival offers a unique platform to showcase the science films made by professionals, amateur and student filmmakers under various themes...

Govt releases backend code of Aarogya Setu App to enhance transparency

Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has released the backend code of Aarogya Setu App in open domain..

#FactCheck Muslims laid foundation for scientific education?

It was through the Arabic translations Sindhind and Arakand, the use of Indian numerals became established in the Islamic world...

One year on from the first recorded case of coronavirus, Bharat Biotech starts Phase III trials of COVAXIN

Bharat Biotech has announced the commencement of Phase III trials of COVAXIN™ today. The Phase III trials will involve 26,000 volunteers across India, conducted in partnership with ICMR. It is the largest clinical trial conducted for a COVID-19 vaccine in India...

Study underlines link between COVID-19 and air pollution

A team of researchers from CSIR- National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (CSIR-NEERI) has established the linkage between mortality rates in the coronavirus infected case and air pollution ..

FELUDA: CSIR partners with TataMD for diagnostic testing for COVID-19

TataMD CHECK will use FNCAS9 Editor-Limited Uniform Detection Assay (FELUDA), a CRISPR Cas-9 technology that was developed in India by CSIR- Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB) for Covid testing. It is the world’s first CRISPR Cas-9 based diagnostic tool to be launched globally...

India launches earth observation satellite EOS-01 and nine other satellites: ISRO's first launch since Covid lockdown

    India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV)-C49 carrying the all-weather earth imaging satellite EOS from the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) along with nine international satellites was launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota on Saturday, November 7.  The nine satellites are from Lithuania (1), Luxembourg (4) and USA (4).  The carrier was launched at 3.12 pm. Earlier, the launch time was at 3.02 pm.   "India's Polar Satellite ..

Coronavirus laden droplets can travel over 6 meters: Study

"In addition to wearing a mask, we found social distancing to be generally effective, as droplet deposition is shown to be reduced on a person who is at least 1 meter from the cough," said study author Fong Yew Leong...

Economical COVID-19 test ‘COVIRAP’ gets ICMR certification

The machine displayed over 93% sensitivity and almost 98% specificity in its results. "The samples of various patients can be tested at once and that makes the machine quite scalable," declared Prof Chakraborty...

Time is a critical factor in plasma collection post COVID-19 recovery - Study

Time is a critical factor in plasma collection post COVID-19 recovery - Study..

Study finds ultraviolet light associated with decreased disease growth of COVID-19

Study finds ultraviolet light associated with decreased disease growth of COVID-19..

‘Putting two drops of glucose liquid in the nose could fight Coronavirus’: ICMR advises Kerala doctor to approach research bodies to conduct further study on his findings

“Putting two drops of glucose liquid in the nose, twice a day, will be very effective for resisting Coronavirus,” says Dr E Sukumaran..

India set to achieve Self Reliance in Supercomputing with Manufacturing Critical Components in India

“Under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, National Supercomputing Mission was set up to provide necessary computational power to the Academia, Industry, Scientific and Research Community, MSME and the Start-ups to solve India specific grand challenges and complex real-life problems in Science and Engineering."..

Dr Harsh Vardhan releases National Clinical Management Protocol based on Ayurveda and Yoga for management of COVID-19: ‘Commendable effort’ hails Prime Minister Modi

The National Clinical Management Protocol based on Ayurveda and Yoga for the management of Covid-19 was released jointly by Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare and Shri Shripad Yesso Naik, Union Minister of State (IC) for AYUSH virtually, today. Dr. Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog also graced the virtual event. ..

Children and young adults key to transmitting coronavirus: Study

According to the study, children and young adults were found to be potentially much more key sources of transmission of the virus especially indoors..

New study says physical distancing is more effective than travel bans

New study says physical distancing is more effective than travel bans..

Dangers from the Digital World

Dangers from the Digital World..

CSIR and AurobindoPharma collaborate to develop COVID-19 vaccine

Efforts are going on across the globe to develop vaccine for novel coronavirus. In a significant development, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and AurobindoPharma Limited have joined hands to develop SARS-CoV-2 vaccine in India. Three CSIR labs namely Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) Hyderabad, Institute of Medical Technology (IMTECH), Chandigarh and Indian Institute of Chemical Biology (IICB), Kolkata are developing vaccine candidates using different technology ..

'Excellent safety' of two indigenous Covid vaccines revealed during Phase-1 trials: Govt

Phase-I clinical trials have revealed 'excellent safety' of the two candidate vaccines indigenously developed by Bharat Biotech in collaboration with ICMR and Cadila Healthcare Ltd and their immunogenicity testing is now in progress, Minister of State for Health Ashwini Choubey informed the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. ..

Self-check kiosk to detect, prevent Covid-19

With the gradual easing of public lockdown measures and return to everyday life, it is the need of the hour to ensure safe entry to any premises. Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT Guwahati) in collaboration with Workspace Metal Solutions..

Transforming Education Through Technology

The National Education Policy 2020 is designed keeping in mind the local and global needs of the country. There is proper inclusion of diversity and culture. Technology will be widely used to popularize diverse languages and language learning and teaching..

PM's call for Aatma Nirbhar Bharat reaches Nasdaq - Indian start-up WUS selected by Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center for its Circle program

Indian start-up Worker union support (WUS) incorporated on PM Modi's call for "Aatma Nirbhar Bharat App challenge" has been selected by the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center for its Circle program...

IISC and ISRO develop Space bricks for lunar habitation, a significant step in space exploration

IISC and ISRO develop Space bricks for lunar habitation, a significant step in space exploration..

COVID-19: India achieves a remarkable feat by performing more than six lakh coronavirus tests in a single day

In a remarkable feat, today India performed more than six lakh tests of coronavirus samples in a single day. The Indian Council of Medical Research said that a record six lakh 42 thousand 588 tests were conducted by various laboratories in the last 24 hours. More than one crore 88 lakh tests have been conducted in the country so far. ..

Surat school girls discover an Earth-bound asteroid by scanning through images from University of Hawaii telescope

Surat school girls discover an Earth-bound asteroid by scanning through images from University of Hawaii telescope..

India becomes one of frontrunners in global effort to develop COVID vaccine

India has become one of the frontrunners in the global effort to develop a vaccine for the containment of COVID-19. Government agencies have stepped up collaboration with private partners to fastrack the approval process needed for the development of a potential COVID vaccine..

CSIR to carry study to ascertain is COVID-19 airborne or not

To answer this question Institute of Microbial Technology (IMTECH) in Chandigarh and Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) in Hyderabad, two labs under the CSIR are gearing up to conduct study...

Govt of India to come up with data protection law soon, issues notice to Twitter after recent hacking targeting users like Barack Obama, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates

Union Law and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said that India will not tolerate Data Imperialism..

Researchers develop method to produce biofuel from non-edible waste seeds

Researchers develop method to produce biofuel from non-edible waste seeds..

ARCI & Vehant Technologies co-develop UV baggage disinfector for airports, railway stations

ARCI & Vehant Technologies co-develop UV baggage disinfector for airports, railway stations..

India's second COVID-19 vaccine candidate 'ZyCoV' to start human trials

India's second COVID-19 vaccine candidate 'ZyCoV' to start human trials..

Drug Discovery Hackathon training programme launched

The Drug Discovery Hackathon (DDH), 2020 training programme kick-started with lectures on different topics. It is an online platform to take open source drug discovery to a higher pedestal in the crusade against the COVID-19 pandemic-Jyoti Singh  Dr Shekhar C. Mande, Director General, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (DG-CSIR) delivered a lecture on “Rational Drug Design: An Overview”. He laid emphasis on target identification and validation, assay development, virtual ..

Researchers develop battery-operated portable ventilator

The device is portable, battery-operated and user-friendly. Air Bridge can be used for ventilator support in COVID-19 related or non-Covid related emergency situations in hospital wards and during transportation of patients in ambulances...

Indigenous Indian COVID19 vaccines in the global race to end the pandemic

In the past years, India has emerged as one of the significant vaccine manufacturing hubs. Indian manufacturers account for 60% of vaccine supplies made to UNICEF..

COVID-19 serves as a clarion call to achieve Atmanirbhar Bharat, says Dr Raghunath Mashelkar

Dr Mashelkar said that in our endeavour to attain self-reliance or Atmanirbhar Bharat, we cannot isolate ourselves from the world but integrate with global supply chain..

Historic reforms initiated in Space sector: Union Cabinet approves Private sector participation in Space activities

Historic reforms initiated in Space sector: Union Cabinet approves Private sector participation in Space activities..

New mobile lab launched to expand COVID-19 testing in remote areas

A mobile diagnostic unit I-Lab (Infectious disease diagnostic lab) has been launched on Thursday by Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Minister of Science and Technology, Health and Family Welfare and Earth Sciences. The I-Lab is expected to help in the expansion of COVID-19 testing in remote areas...

Efforts to teach sanitisation techniques to homeless and migrants

CSIR-NEERI agreed to work with DLSA and NGOs for the betterment of homeless and migrant labourers, not only with respect to sanitization techniques but also for various environmental aspects having employment potential..

Researchers develop low-cost novel coronavirus test

New Delhi, June 10, (India Science Wire): The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has recommended only reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) test ..

Swadeshi 2.0— Harnessing Innovation for Inclusion

Market-led technological development is primarily based on utilitarian ideals and comes with its own intentional and unintentional perils, often leaving the social good behind. Swadeshi 2.0 must ensure ease of access and indigenisation of technolog..

Coro-robot serves food, water and medicines to COVID-19 Patients in Thane

“I wanted to make this robot basically for our ward-boys and nurses who are at the forefront of treating corona patients” ..

WHO resumes hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine trials

World Health Organisation (WHO) has decided to resume hydroxychloroquineand chloroquine (HCQ/CQ) trails after Indian scientists have questioned its earlier decision to halt it temporarily. WHO had stopped the trails based on a study published in the journal Lancet. ..

Google surrenders to China, pulls down ‘Remove Chinese Apps’, Mitron from Play Store

Google Play Store has taken down the "Remove China App" from the play store due to ‘violation of app store policies’ On Wednesday. Within just two weeks, the App got over 50 lakh users and became the top free application on the entire Google Play Store until yesterday morning...

Remove China Apps: Swadeshi tool to find and uninstall Chinese apps goes viral, races to 1 million downloads within two weeks #BoycottChineseProducts

Jaipur-based app developers One Touch AppLabs launched the application two weeks ago. The app enables the users to detect the Chinese apps on their phone and help them uninstall those apps. ..

S&T based innovative solutions by common people participating in NIF’s Challenge COVID-19 Competition (C3) ready to make a difference

NIF is providing incubation and mentoring support for further dissemination to the generator of the ideas. A foot-operated device for hand sanitization and washing and an innovative sprayer for sanitization are the two recently supported innovations under the campaign...

Technology must be used for upliftment of society: Former ISRO chief Dr G Madhavan Nair

Speaking on the occasion national convenor of Swadeshi Jagaran Manch and prominent Chartered Accountant, R Sundaram said that India has turned the Covid pandemic into an opportunity ..

India is poised to reboot the economy through Science & Technology: Dr Harsh Vardhan

“Indian government, academia, scientists, start-ups, entrepreneurs and industry have been working relentlessly to find solutions to combat this pandemic. We must appreciate the efforts of our scientists, our entrepreneurs and our institutions working to find quick and deployable solutions for COVID-19. New discoveries, industry partnerships, and enhanced research initiatives have thus been rapidly developed and adopted”, said the minister...

New project to develop human monoclonal antibodies for neutralising Coronavirus

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), through its New Millennium Indian Technology Leadership Initiative (NMITLI) program, has approved a project towards the development of human monoclonal antibodies (hmAbs) that can neutralize SARS-CoV-2 in patients..

Tata Sons to Scale-up Covid-19 Testing Kit ‘Feluda’

The main advantages of Feluda are its affordability, relative ease of use and non-dependency on expensive Q-PCR machines.“Innovative ‘Feluda’ test uses cutting-edge Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats (CRISPR) technology for detection of genomic sequence of novel coronavirus..

IIT Delhi start-up launches ‘Reusable Antimicrobial Mask’

An IIT Delhi start-up "Nanosafe Solutions" has launched an antimicrobial and washable face mask "NSafe", which is reusable up to 50 launderings, thus greatly cutting down the cost of use..

Essential oil-based vapouriser can help in alleviating respiratory distress

Essential oils like Mentha, Rosemary, and Basil have been used to develop the formulation. The product is safe and can be used in a diffuser (any type) at home, office, hospital, etc. ..

India’s R&D expenditure & scientific publications on the rise; India is placed 3rd among countries in scientific publication

India’s gross expenditure in R&D has tripled between 2008 & 2018 driven mainly by Govt sector and scientific publications have risen placing the country internationally among the top few. This is as per the R&D Statistics and Indicators 2019-20 based on the national S&T survey 2018 brought out by the National Science and Technology Management Information (NSTMIS), Department of Science and Technology (DST)...

India to be self-reliant in RT-PCR and Antibody test kits by the end of next month: Dr Harsh Vardhan

nion Minister of Science & Technology, Health & Family Welfare and Earth Sciences, Dr Harsh Vardhan, here today reviewed, through video-conferencing, the various initiatives undertaken by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and its Autonomous Institutes and its Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) – BIRAC and BIBCOL, to tackle the current COVID-19 crisis especially with respect to progress made in indigenous development of vaccine, Rapid Test and RT-PCR diagnostic Kits..

Bharatiya Acharyas and Epidemics in China: Historical perspective on Control and Cure

Chinese historical chronicles acknowledge that Indian sciences and scientists were successful in controlling contagious diseases and epidemics. Great Indian acharyas were famous for their curing skills and they also translated medical texts and prescriptions from Sanskrit into Chinese. ..