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The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the apex body in India for the formulation, coordination and promotion of biomedical research, is one of the oldest and largest medical research bodies in the world. The ICMR is funded by the Government of India through the Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. In 2007 the organization established the Clinical Trials Registry - India, which is India's national registry for clinical trials.

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India records 10,064 new COVID cases in last 24 hours [Video]

India records 10,064 new COVID cases in last 24 hours

As per the data released by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), India on January 19 reported single-day spike of 10,064 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours. 137 deaths in the same..

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India records 13,788 new COVID cases in last 24 hours [Video]

India records 13,788 new COVID cases in last 24 hours

As per the data released by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), India on January 18 reported single-day spike of 13,788 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours. 145 deaths in the same..

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COVID-19: Total cases cross 1.05 crore-mark in India [Video]

COVID-19: Total cases cross 1.05 crore-mark in India

On January 16, total COVID-19 tally of India reached to 1,05,42,841. The country reported 15,158 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours and active cases stands at 2,11,033. With new 16,977 discharges,..

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COVID-19: Active cases in India dip to 2,10,l06 [Video]

COVID-19: Active cases in India dip to 2,10,l06

On January 15, India reported 15,677 new COVID-19 cases and 189 deaths in last 24 hours. The active cases stands at 2,10,l06. With new 15,848 discharges, total number reached to 1,01,62,082. 189 deaths..

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‘Covaxin will also provide immunity against Covid mutants’: ICMR scientist [Video]

‘Covaxin will also provide immunity against Covid mutants’: ICMR scientist

Dr Samiran Panda, scientist, India Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said that Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin will also provide immunity against covid-19 mutants. Panda added that India has taken a smart..

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Covishield and Covaxin are safe, assures ICMR scientist [Video]

Covishield and Covaxin are safe, assures ICMR scientist

Indian Council of Medical Research, Scientist and Head of Epidemiology and Communicable Diseases Division, Dr. Samiran Panda while speaking to ANI assured that both Covishield and Covaxin are safe and..

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Covaxin's immunity will address mutants too: ICMR scientist [Video]

Covaxin's immunity will address mutants too: ICMR scientist

Indian Council of Medical Research, Scientist and Head of Epidemiology and Communicable Diseases Division, Dr. Samiran Panda said that the immunity produced by the Covaxin is expected to address the..

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India records 15,968 new COVID cases in last 24 hours [Video]

India records 15,968 new COVID cases in last 24 hours

On January 13, the total COVID-19 tally of India reached to 1,04,95,147. The country reported 15,968 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours and active cases stands at 2,14,507. With new 17,817 discharges,..

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COVID-19: Active cases dip to 2.16 lakh in India [Video]

COVID-19: Active cases dip to 2.16 lakh in India

On January 12, the total COVID-19 tally of India reached to 1,04,79,179. The country reported 12,584 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours and the active cases stands at 2,16,558. With new 18,385..

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India records 16,311 new COVID cases in last 24 hours [Video]

India records 16,311 new COVID cases in last 24 hours

As per the data released by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), India on January 11 reported single-day spike of 16,311 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours. 161 deaths in the same..

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India reports 18,645 new COVID-19 infections, 19,299 recoveries in last 24 hours [Video]

India reports 18,645 new COVID-19 infections, 19,299 recoveries in last 24 hours

India on January 10 reported 18,645 new COVID-19 cases, 19,299 recoveries in last 24 hours. The total number of COVID-19 cases now stands at 1,04,50,284, which includes 2,23,335 active cases. The total..

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COVID: Active cases dip to 2.25 lakh in India [Video]

COVID: Active cases dip to 2.25 lakh in India

India on January 08 reported 18,139 new COVID-19 infections, taking the country's count to over 1.04 crores. The total number of COVID-19 cases now stands at 1,04,13,417, including 2,25,449 active..

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India's COVID-19 recoveries cross 1 crore mark [Video]

India's COVID-19 recoveries cross 1 crore mark

India on January 07 reported 20,346 new COVID-19 cases, 19,587 recoveries in last 24 hours, taking the country's count to more than 1.03 crore. The total number of COVID-19 cases now stands at..

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Everyone will give their consent for vaccine, there'll be no placebo: ICMR [Video]

Everyone will give their consent for vaccine, there'll be no placebo: ICMR

While addressing a joint press conference in the national capital on January 05, Secretary DHR and Director General of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Professor Balram Bhargava said, "Drug..

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Indian vaccine Covaxin has drawn global attention: ICMR

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has said that the Indian vaccine against Covid-19, Covaxin, has drawn global attention. In a tweet, the ICMR said, "India's indigenous vaccine against..
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