The first batch of anti-Covid oral drug 2-DG, developed by the DRDO, was released on Monday by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Health Minister Harsh Vardhan. Even as the country is reeling under vaccine shortage and growing Covid cases, vaccines worth lakhs were destroyed in a fire at a godown in...
The CBSE has suggested two options for the Class 12 board exams. A presentation was made today afternoon before a group of ministers led by Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh. The Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal will conduct a high-level meeting today with all the states/UT education ministers, secretaries and chairpersons of state examination boards as well as stakeholders to discuss pending Class 12 board exams.
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Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has written to Defence Minister Rajnath Singh seeking the assistance of the Army in tackling the Covid situation in the capital. Delhi has been witnessing a high number of cases and deaths in the second wave of Covid and the crisis has been compounded by the shortage of oxygen in hospitals. Deputy CM Sisodia said that the government has appealed to all sections to help transport oxygen to the capital. He also reviewed the vaccination programme in Delhi and said that they will keep increasing vaccination as and when they receive more vaccines. Watch the full video for all the details.
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West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee visited the Kalighat temple on Sunday. The TMC supremo offered prayers at the temple after victory in assembly polls. Mamata was accompanied by her nephew & TMC leader Abhishek Banerjee. Meanwhile, many leaders including PM Modi have congratulated her for the TMC win. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh also congratulated Mamata for her victory. Bengal Guv Jagdeep Dhankhar also took to Twitter to congratulate Mamata. Congress' Rahul Gandhi congratulated Mamata & people of Bengal for defeating BJP. Punjab CM Amarinder Singh & Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik also congratulated Mamata. Shiv Sena's Sanjay Raut congratulated the 'Tigress of Bengal' on Twitter. Samajwadi Party’s Akhilesh Yadav and BSP supremo Mayawati also congratulated Mamata for the good performance of TMC.
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Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences and DRDO scientists conducted experiments with the help of the Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology and found that this molecule works effectively against Covid. Three phases of trials were conducted to ensure its efficacy.
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Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath inspected Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) built COVID-19 hospital at Banaras Hindu University (BHU) premises on May 09. The DRDO is setting up a 750-beddded makeshift COVID hospital at BHU premises. UP recorded 26,847 new cases, 34,721 recoveries and 298 deaths on May 08.
Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) on May 08 approved emergency use DRDO's anti-COVID drug which the agency said will be helpful in faster recovery of hospitalised patients. While speaking to ANI, Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS-DRDO) scientists spoken about drug 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG). The drug will be of immense benefit to the people suffering from COVID-19.
Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences-DRDO scientist Dr Sudhir Chandna on drug 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG) while speaking to ANI informed about the observations of the medicine's clinical trials. "110 patients in ph 2 and 220 patients in ph 3 participated in clinical trials. It has shown better efficacy in ph 2. Recovery was 2-3 days faster for COVID patients. Phase 3 data shows by day 3, freedom from oxygen dependence seen in 42% patients as compared to 31% patients who were in standard care," said Dr Sudhir Chandna. Further referring to the data obtained he said that oxygen dependence reduced in a better way when we use this medicine along with standard care. "The pricing will depend on the production and those factors are with Dr. Reddy's Laboratories who are our industry partners," said DRDO scientist. On medicine's roll out, he said that it might come out in few days.
Sputnik V is a minus 18-degrees Celsius storage vaccine, informed Ravi Mathur, Global Logistics' Head, Dr Reddy's Laboratories after the Russian vaccines arrived in India on May 01."Sputnik V is a minus 18-degrees Celsius storage vaccine. We have created a state-of-the-art central warehouse that operates below minus 20-degrees Celsius. These are single-dose ampules, once taken out have to be administered within 30 mins," informed Head of global logistics at Dr. Reddy's lab.
The Sputnik V vaccine will be available in a few weeks after statutory clearances, informed Deepak Sapra, CEO of Dr Reddy's Laboratories after the Russian vaccines arrived in India on May 01. "Today, we have received 1,50,000 doses of Sputnik V vaccine here in Hyderabad. The vaccine will be available in a few weeks after it has gone through statutory clearances. The price will also be announced then," said CEO Sapra.
Sputnik V is the Russian made covid vaccine with an efficacy rate above 90%. 150,000 doses of Sputnik have arrived at Hyderabad in India on Saturday. The vaccines will be handed over to Dr Reddy's Laboratories, and soon to be distributed among the healthcare systems of the country.
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The central government said it had signed a deal with Hyderabad-based biotechnology and biopharmaceutical company Biological-E for 30 crore doses of the Covid-19 vaccine. It is still in clinical trials
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Days after people witnessed a rare phenomenon in skies over Bengaluru, the Sun's Halo was spotted again on Wednesday in parts of Hyderabad. The incident left people marvelling as the rainbow-coloured rings appeared encircling the Sun in the morning hours.
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A Hyderabad techie who was on a journey to find love, but held up in Pak has returned home after a 4 year long ordeal. Prashanth Vaindam finally returned to his family in Hyderabad after languishing in a jail in pak since 2017, he had almost lost hope of coming back.
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A traffic constable in Hyderabad, Mahesh Kumar has won the hearts of netizens and received a lot of appreciation from both the police department as well as the public after a video of him went viral, where he was seen offering his lunch box to two children on the streets. “I was on night patrolling duty when I came across the 2 children and their father. I arranged food from a hospital canteen. I appeal to people to help those in need,” Constable Mahesh Kumar told ANI.
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