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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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COVID-19: India crosses 55-lakh mark with 75,083 new infections [Video]

COVID-19: India crosses 55-lakh mark with 75,083 new infections

India's COVID tally crossed 55-lakh mark on September 22 after the country reported a spike of 75,083 new COVID-19 cases. Total COVID case tally stands at 55, 62,664, including 9,75,861 active cases,..

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Record 12 lakh COVID tests conducted across India in last 24 hours [Video]

Record 12 lakh COVID tests conducted across India in last 24 hours

In the last 24 hours, 12 lakh COVID tests were conducted across the country which is an all-time record high. India's total number of coronavirus tests is more than 6.37 crore so far. Meanwhile,..

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Watch: Satendar Jain reacts on community spread of COVID-19 on Delhi [Video]

Watch: Satendar Jain reacts on community spread of COVID-19 on Delhi

Health Minister of Delhi, Satyendar Jain on September 19 briefed media over the current situation of COVID-19 in national capital. He said, "When people in such large numbers are getting infected in..

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Does Delhi have Covid community spread? State health minister comments [Video]

Does Delhi have Covid community spread? State health minister comments

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain spoke on Covid-19 situation in the city-state. Jain reiterated that there is community spread in Delhi. He said that the large number of cases point to community..

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If all goes well, expect COVID vaccine by early next year: AIIMS doctor [Video]

If all goes well, expect COVID vaccine by early next year: AIIMS doctor

As clinical trials of different COVID-19 vaccines are in various phases across the globe, an AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences) doctor said that if everything goes as planned, people can..

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India's COVID recoveries cross 41 lakh mark, active infections past 10 lakh [Video]

India's COVID recoveries cross 41 lakh mark, active infections past 10 lakh

As per the data released by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India on September 18 reported single-day spike of 96,424 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours. 1,174 deaths in the same period,..

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India's coronavirus cases cross 50-lakh mark, active infections almost a million [Video]

India's coronavirus cases cross 50-lakh mark, active infections almost a million

India's coronavirus caseload crossed the 50-lakh mark on September 16 after the country reported fresh 90,123 infections in the last 24 hours, according to the data released by the Ministry of Health..

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Covid: 3 vaccines at clinical trial stage in India; SII’s phase 3 trial soon [Video]

Covid: 3 vaccines at clinical trial stage in India; SII’s phase 3 trial soon

Director General of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Dr Balram Bhargava said three vaccine candidates are at different clinical trial stages in India. Covid-19 vaccine candidates being..

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Serum Institute will start phase-III trials after clearances: ICMR on COVID vaccine [Video]

Serum Institute will start phase-III trials after clearances: ICMR on COVID vaccine

Director General of Indian Council of Medical Research, Balram Bhargava on September 15 informed about the COVID-19 vaccines trial stage in India. He said, Cadila and Bharat Biotech have completed..

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India's COVID-19 tally crosses 49 lakh mark [Video]

India's COVID-19 tally crosses 49 lakh mark

With continuous rise in COVID-19 cases, India crossed 49 lakh mark on Sep 15. The spike of 83,809 new cases and 1,054 deaths reported in the last 24 hours. COVID-19 tally stands at 49,30,237 including..

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COVID-19 update: India crosses 48 lakh mark [Video]

COVID-19 update: India crosses 48 lakh mark

With continuous rise in COVID-19 cases, India crossed 48 lakh mark on Sep 14. The spike of 92,071 new cases and 1,136 deaths reported in the last 24 hours. The total case tally stands at 48,46,428..

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94,372 new cases take India's COVID tally to 47.54 lakh [Video]

94,372 new cases take India's COVID tally to 47.54 lakh

Coronavirus cases continue to mount in the country as 94,372 fresh infections were added to the 2nd highest COVID-19 tally in the world on September 13. Total cases in India are now 47,54,357 which..

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Kurin Systems introduce first electronic air purification mask called Kurin Atom [Video]

Kurin Systems introduce first electronic air purification mask called Kurin Atom

Wearing a mask for an entire day in these COVID times is not easy as one eventually does have a problem in breathing properly, but this issue has now been looked at by the makers of the Kurin City..

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COVID-19 makes comeback in Delhi, over 3,000 new cases reported in 24 hrs [Video]

COVID-19 makes comeback in Delhi, over 3,000 new cases reported in 24 hrs

COVID-19 infections appear to give a comeback in the national capital. Delhi records 3,609 new COVID-19 cases, 1,756 cases that were recovered and 19 deaths. Active cases stand at 22,377 in the state...

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COVID-19: Confirmed infections nearing 43 lakh-mark, over 5 crore samples tested [Video]

COVID-19: Confirmed infections nearing 43 lakh-mark, over 5 crore samples tested

After reporting record breaking numbers for the past few days, India on September 08 saw a rise of 75,809 coronavirus cases and 1,133 deaths in the last 24 hours. The country had reported a spike of..

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India reports 90,802 new COVID-19 cases, crosses 42 lakh-mark [Video]

India reports 90,802 new COVID-19 cases, crosses 42 lakh-mark

India on September 07 reported single-day spike of 90,802 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, the data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said. 1,016 deaths in the last 24..

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No vaccine for respiratory diseases has a 100% efficacy and ones with a 50-100% efficacy may be approved for use against the Covid-19 pandemic, Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) director..
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Containment zones’ sero survey data sent to states: ICMR

ICMR said it has communicated to states the findings of a serosurvey in "dynamic containment zones" in 10 cities, which "do not fit into the nationally-representative sampling". The comments came in..
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Second round of COVID-19 serosurvey completed: ICMR

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Sunday (September 20, 2020) informed that second countrywide serosurvey for COVID-19 has been successfully completed and the final phase analysis of the..
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No significant mutation in COVID-causing SARS-CoV-2 virus: Health Minister

The Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday (September 20, 2020) stated that there has been no significant mutation in SARS-CoV-2 (a virus that causes COVID-19) in India and also informed that..
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COVID-19 testing: India breaches 6 crore-mark, last 2 crores in only 20 days, says ICMR

India conducted the last two crores sample testing in only 20 days.
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India crosses 6 crore mark in Covid-19 testing; 11,36,613 samples tested in single day: ICMR

India has crossed the six crore mark in conducting tests for detection of Covid-19, with 6,05,65,728 samples having been examined till September 16, the Indian Council of Medical Research said on..
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Adverse reaction in some to plasma therapy: ICMR

The Indian Council of Medical Research on Tuesday said early evidence from one of its randomised controlled trials on the efficacy of convalescent plasma for Covid-19 patients has shown the possibility..
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National Task Force, JMG will decide on continuing plasma therapy for treatment of Covid patients: ICMR

He said that plasma therapy has been used for more than 100 years now in some form or the other for various virus infections. It was used during ebola and it was also being used amid the Covid-19..
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India had estimated 6.4 million Covid-19 infections by early May: National serosurvey

The much-awaited findings of the first national serosurvey conducted by the ICMR, published in the Indian Journal of Medical Research, indicated that 0.73 per cent adults in India were exposed to..
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ICMR sero-survey results: India had 6.4 million COVID-19 infections by May

The findings of the first national population-based serosurvey conducted by the ICMR indicated that 0.73% of adults in India were exposed to SARS-CoV-2 infection, amounting to 6.4 million infections in..
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ICMR issues advisory allowing 'testing on demand' for Covid-19


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India conducts over 11.7 lakh Covid-19 tests in last 24 hours

A total of 11,72,179 samples were collected for Covid-19 testing on Wednesday, taking the total number of samples tested for coronavirus in the country to 4,55,09,380, the Indian Council of Medical..
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1 in 5 Chennaiites has been exposed to COVID-19, says govt survey

The study which was conducted by the National Institute of Epeidemiology of the Indian Council of Medical Research and the Greater Chennai Corporation was based on the analysis of blood samples from..
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ICMR says its Twitter handle 'compromised'

"ICMR has observed that the Twitter account of the organisation has been compromised. We are taking necessary steps to rectify the same. We apologise for any inconvenience caused due to this..
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Over 3.76 cr samples tested for Covid-19 so far: ICMR


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ICMR nod to first Indian Covid test kit

Soon, a simple finger-prick diagnostic test to detect Covid-19 antibodies in blood samples, will be widely available at nursing homes, hospitals and private laboratories. The Indian Council of Medical..
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No need to be alarmed immensely over Covid-19 reinfection case reported in Hong Kong: ICMR

The apex health research body, ICMR, on Tuesday said there is "no need to be alarmed immensely" over the reinfection case of Covid-19 reported in Hong Kong, but at the same time maintained that it is..
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ICMR developing portal for info on Covid-19 vaccine


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India to have its dedicated vaccine portal soon

In the first stage, the ICMR vaccine portal will reflect the information on the COVID-19 vaccine in India.
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No proof of relapse, reinfection among recovered: ICMR


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Covid-19 vaccine's emergency authorisation could be considered if govt decides: ICMR to parliamentary panel

A top ICMR official told a parliamentary panel on Wednesday that phase-two clinical trial of two indigenously developed Covid-19 vaccine candidates have almost been completed and emergency..
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Covid-19 case tally rises to 26.47 lakh, death toll crosses 50,000

The recoveries surged to 19,19,842, pushing the recovery rate to 72.51 per cent, the data updated at 8 am showed. The total number of tests for detection of covid-19 also crossed the three crore mark..
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India records 61,537 new Covid-19 cases, 933 deaths

There are 6,19,088 active cases of Covid-19, comprising 29.64 per cent of the caseload. The case fatality rate has further dropped to 2.04 per cent. This was the 10th day in a row that the Covid-19..
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Dummy mobile no, hospital address can be used for testing mentally ill homeless people: ICMR to HC

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Friday told the Delhi High Court that a dummy phone number and the address of the lab or hospital can be used for Covid-19 testing of mentally ill homeless..
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Covid-19 tests in India cross 2-crore mark

The total number of tests for detection of COVID-19 has crossed the two-crore mark in India, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) data.
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Covid-19: India's case tally crosses 18 lakh, recoveries surge to 11.86 lakh

The number of Covid-19 tests carried out in India has also crossed the 2 crore-mark, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). The total coronavirus cases surged to 18,03,695, while..
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ICMR plans to set up registry of hospitalised Covid-19 patients

"A systematically collected, comprehensive database covering different regions of the country will enable both researchers and policy makers to generate pertinent hypotheses, to inform crucial..
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1,77,43,740 samples tested for Covid-19 in India till July 28: ICMR


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Ascertain accuracy of rapid antigen tests: Government to ICMR


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PM Narendra Modi to inaugurate 3 new high throughput labs of ICMR on July 27

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate three new high-throughput labs of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) in Noida, Kolkata, and Mumbai through video conference on July 27. These..
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Covid testing up, but worry over false negatives missing re-test

Use of rapid antigen tests for Covid-19 have come under the scanner with several instances of false negatives reported from the field and samples testing negative not being tested through the “gold..
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ICMR, Union health ministry advise states on how to enhance Covid testing capacity


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Clinical trials of Covid vaccine set to start at Bhubaneswar from Wednesday: Official

Human clinical trials of the country's indigenously developed Covid-19 vaccine is set to begin this week at a Bhubaneswar-based institute -- one of the 12 centres selected by the ICMR for conducting..
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Covid-19: ICMR to conduct study on effectiveness of BCG vaccine among elders


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Update antigen testing data in real time: ICMR


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Govt asks states to upload rapid antigen testing data on ICMR portal

In a letter to all states and union territories Indian Council for Medical Research director general Balram Bhargava has said that with the use of rapid antigen tests, more and more tests are being..
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In a record, India tests 3.2L samples in a day

Daily testing to detect Covid-19 increased significantly with more than 3.2 lakh samples tested on Tuesday, the highest so far on a single day. Overall, 1.24 crore samples have been tested for the..
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Two indigenous Indian vaccines cleared to start human trials, each has 1,000 volunteers

India is perceived and is an important player in the global vaccine supply, fast-tracking COVID-19 vaccine development is a moral duty, ICMR chief Balram Bhargava said.
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India fast-tracking processes to develop Covid-19 vaccine: ICMR


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ICMR letter was intended to expedite jab trials: Govt


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ICMR plans to launch new pan India serological survey

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) plans to launch a new pan India serological survey as a follow-up to the one conducted in April across 21 states and final result of which are yet to come...
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August 15 target for Covid-19 vaccine launch 'unfeasible': Indian Academy of Sciences

The Indian Academy of Sciences, a Bengaluru-based body of scientists, has said the Indian Council for Medical Research's (ICMR) target to launch a coronavirus vaccine by August 15 is "unfeasible" and..
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ICMR's claim to launch COVID-19 vaccine by Aug 15 'unscientific gaffe', says Kapil Sibal

The comments came after ICMR's letter to Bharat Biotech and principal investigators of medical colleges to complete the trial procedure of indigenous COVID-19 vaccine by August 15.
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Top science academy says ICMR head’s August 15 vaccine deadline ‘unfeasible’


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No vaccine before 2021, science minister says in release, deletes it

A fresh controversy erupted over India’s Covid-19 vaccine timelines with a department of science and technology (DST) press release first mentioning and then deleting a reference to the antidote..
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Key animal testing not being done during vaccine development

Even as experts have questioned ICMR’s “hurried decision on fast tracking” a potential Covid-19 vaccine being co-developed with Bharat Biotech, the fact remains that mice hold the key in the..
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AIIMS-Patna among 12 ICMR picks for trials of Covid jab


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