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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. ..

HCARD, a robot, to assist frontline COVID-19 healthcare warriors

The robotic device HCARD, in short for Hospital Care Assistive Robotic Device, can help frontline healthcare workers in maintaining physical distance from those infected by coronavirus...

Innovations by Indians during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Innovations by Indians during the COVID-19 Pandemic ..

Another CSIR lab to start genome sequencing of novel coronavirus

After the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) and the Institute of Genomic and Integrated Biology (IGIB), one more institute of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has started whole-genome sequencing of novel coronavirus. Chandigarh-based Institute of Microbial Technology (IMTech) has taken up the task of large-scale genome sequencing of the virus..

‘Zoom a real danger’: Union Home Minister warns citizens against using the video conference service

Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has warned the Zoom app users that the video-conferencing application is not safe for usage. ..

Indian researchers to develop a new kit to detect COVID-19 infection

Researchers at Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB), Thiruvananthapuram are in the final stages of developing a kit that promises to help detect SARS CoVID-19 infection as early as four days post-infection of the virus. ..

Indian researchers to work for COVID-19 vaccine

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given a call to all the scientific community from India to work together and come up with some solution for this problem..

NIPER-Guwahati designs innovative 3D products to fight COVID-19

Researchers at the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research- Guwahati (NIPER-G) have comeout with two products that promise to be of great help in the fight against the current pandemic outbreak of COVID-19 infection in the world...

India to explore novel blood plasma therapy for COVID-19

Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST) an Institution of National Importance under the Department of Science and Technology has obtained a go-ahead for taking a bold step to provide innovative treatment to patients suffering from COVID-19 disease..

SCTIMST scientists develop disinfection gateway & facemask disposal bin to fight COVID-19

Professor Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary, DST asserts, "Disinfection of people, garments, surfaces and used disposable protective gears are vital to break the chain of transmission”..

NCL-supported start-up innovations join the fight against COVID-19

Two innovative technologies developed by the start-ups supported by the National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), Pune, stand out and can be of great help in this fight against coronavirus. One is the Digital InfraRed (IR) thermometer and the other is the Oxygen Enrichment Unit (OEU)..

Indian researchers start working on novel coronavirus genome sequencing

“This will help us to understand the evolution of the virus, how dynamic is it and how fast it imitates. This study will help us to know how fast it evolves and what are the future aspects of it” said Dr Rakesh Mishra, Director, CCMB while speaking with India Science Wire..

Nation’s Science & Tech institutions raise their game against COVID-19! India’s prestigious S&T agencies and their efforts to combat Coronavirus pandemic

India’s prestigious S&T agencies and its efforts to combat Coronavirus pandemic..

IIT Kanpur researchers to design a cost-effective virucidal coating of surgical masks for preventive measures against COVID-19

Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), a statutory body under Department of Science and Technology, is supporting a research by a team of scientists from IIT Kanpur for developing a protective coating that would greatly help in making medicated masks and medical wear (PPE) for fighting COVID-19...

DRDO develops sanitisation enclosures and face shields to save primarily healthcare professionals from COVID-19

In the ongoing efforts against COVID-19 pandemic, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has been using scientific endeavours to develop products in an accelerated manner. The DRDO laboratories are working with industry partners for volume production..

IMTECH takes up sample testing for Covid-19

Covid-19 has posed several challenges to the healthcare sector. The limited number of test kits for Covid-19 is one such challenge..

Made in India COVID19 test kit by Pune firm with much shorter turn around time approved by NIV

Apart from approval for new manufacturers of COVID19 test kits, the government has also allowed 12 laboratory chains with 15,000 collection centers all over the country to carry out the necessary tests...

Union Government announces 11 chairs in the name of eminent women in various fields of Science & Technology

On the occasion of National Science Day, Government has announced 11 chairs in the name of eminent Indian women scientists in various fields to inspire, encourage, empower women and give due recognition to young women researchers excelling in various fields...

Prof K S Manilal: India’s hitherto unrecognised botanist bestowed with Padma Shri

Prof Manilal was honoured with Netherland’s highest civilian order, the Order of Orange-Nassau, in 2012, for his outstanding contributions to Botany and Taxonomy..

NDA Government introduces new programmes to enhance procurement from SC/ST entrepreneurs

Government of India, through its public sector units (PSUs) intends to procure more from entrepreneurs in the SC/ST communities..

Data as the New Treasure and its Future

The Indian Republic completing 70 years of glorious existence can have a defining mission- to be a secure user as well as secure others around and data can be oil as well as water..

Securing India’s Sovereignty

In the wake of Cambridge Analytica scandal that unfolded in gory detail last year, it has become mandatory to enact laws to protect India’s sovereignty through effective legal framework against cyber terrorism and other fulminations..

India’s Hidden Treasure

As per a German survey, the tentative worth of an individual’s data is 140 euro. On this basis and considering other local aspects, our research predicts the worth of India’s data is $2..

Prevent Cyber Bullying

In this digital era, children are growing up with technology at their fingertips. Thus, different types of cyber bullying have become a household occurrence...

Vice President asks scientists to find long-term solutions to farmers’ problems

VP Venkaiah Naidu delivered the valedictory address at the 107th Indian Science Congress and also presented the Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) Awards, Young Scientist Awards and Best Poster Awards in Bengaluru...

Prime Minister inaugurates the 107th Indian Science Congress

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated the 107th Indian Science Congress (ISC) today at University of Agricultural Sciences, Bengaluru..

Increasing Indian footprint the ISRO way - ISRO has launched 300 satellites from 26 countries earning Rs.1245 crores in 5 years

Increasing Indian footprint the ISRO way - ISRO has launched 300 satellites from 26 countries earning Rs.1245 crores in 5 years..

Chennai engineer Shanmuga Subramanian locates impact location of Vikram lander in NASA images; NASA confirms it and credits him for the discovery

Chennai engineer Shanmuga Subramanian locates impact location of Vikram lander in NASA images; NASA confirms it and credits him for the discovery..

ISRO to launch Cartosat-3 and other 13 commercial satellites in 27 minutes on November 27

ISRO to launch Cartosat-3 and other 13 commercial satellites in 27 minutes on November 27..

“India International Science Festival an opportunity to bridge the gap and bring science near to the people, particularly children,” says Union Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan

The Union Minister for Science and Technology, Earth Sciences and Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Harsh Vardhan said that a platform like India International Science Festival (IISF) is an opportunity to bridge the gap and bringing science and technology near to the public for wider awareness..

“Chandrayan 2 was a successful mission, generated curiosity about science among the youth”: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates fifth India International Science Festival

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Fifth India International Science Festival, being held in Kolkata, today. He addressed the gathering through video conference..

India launches “Green Crackers” in its bid to curb air pollution

Green logo and QR coding system also launched to track manufacture & sale of counterfeit crackers..

Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple: Nature’s secret treasure trove discovered in the pond of the world’s richest temple

The blue-green algae is a non-toxic species of cyanobacteria with a wide array of uses in the natural and commercial world..