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India wins UN award for initiative against hypertension

India wins UN award for initiative against hypertension

🕔07:02, 22.Sep 2022

New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) In a significant achievement and recognition to country’s efforts against hypertension, India on Wednesday won a UN award for its ‘India Hypertension Control Initiative (IHCI)’. A collaborative initiative of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Indian

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Covaxin booster enhances vaccine effectiveness against Delta, Omicron variants: ICMR study

Covaxin booster enhances vaccine effectiveness against Delta, Omicron variants: ICMR study

🕔18:13, 15.Jun 2022

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has found in a study that a Covaxin booster dose enhances the vaccine effectiveness against the Delta variant infection and gives protection against the Omicron variants BA.1.1 and BA.2. New Delhi, June 15

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Cabinet apprised of MoU signed between ICMR, Germany’s DFG

Cabinet apprised of MoU signed between ICMR, Germany’s DFG

🕔07:28, 10.Mar 2022

The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was on Wednesday apprised of an Mo) signed between the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft e.V. (DFG), Germany about cooperation in scientific research and technological development. New

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Covaxin to be evaluated as Covid vaccine in US

Covaxin to be evaluated as Covid vaccine in US

🕔09:26, 20.Feb 2022

New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) India’s Covid-19 vaccine — Covaxin — will be evaluated as a vaccine candidate in the United States, Bharat Biotech said on Saturday. Covaxin is India’s indigenous Covid-19 vaccine manufactured by Bharat Biotech, which has been developed

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Pilot drone project to deliver medicines in Manipur, Nagaland, Andaman

Pilot drone project to deliver medicines in Manipur, Nagaland, Andaman

🕔10:32, 15.Dec 2021

Kohima, Dec 14 (IANS) The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), following suggestion from the Union Health Ministry, has launched a pilot project in Manipur, Nagaland and Andaman and Nicobar Islands to supply live saving drugs and vital medical essentials in

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ICMR approves nine systems for molecular testing of SARS-CoV-2

ICMR approves nine systems for molecular testing of SARS-CoV-2

🕔08:03, 2.Dec 2021

New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has approved nine systems for molecular testing of SARS-CoV-2 for hassle-free international travel, all of which are considered equivalent to the RT-PCR method. The nine systems of Covid testing

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India’s indigenous Covaxin gets WHO nod

India’s indigenous Covaxin gets WHO nod

🕔21:31, 3.Nov 2021

Hyderabad, Nov 3 (IANS) The Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech announced on Wednesday that the World Health Organisation (WHO) has franted Emergency Use Listing to India’s first indigenous Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin. Developed by Bharat Biotech in partnership with the Indian Council of Medical

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Make in India drone used to transport Covid vaccines in Manipur

Make in India drone used to transport Covid vaccines in Manipur

🕔11:44, 5.Oct 2021

New Delhi, Oct 5  For the first time, a ‘Make in India’ drone has been used to transport Covid vaccines over an aerial distance of 15 km, from the Bishnupur district hospital to Loktak lake in Manipur, for their administration

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Ministry of Civil Aviation grants drone use permission to ICMR & IIT, Bombay

Ministry of Civil Aviation grants drone use permission to ICMR & IIT, Bombay

🕔18:48, 13.Sep 2021

New Delhi, 13th Sep 2021: Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) and Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) have granted conditional exemption from Drone Rules, 2021 to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT-B).

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Covid vax ‘disease-modifying’; masks must even after 2nd dose: ICMR

Covid vax ‘disease-modifying’; masks must even after 2nd dose: ICMR

🕔07:40, 27.Aug 2021

New Delhi, Aug 27  Balram Bhargava, Director, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), said on Thursday that Covid vaccines are not ‘disease-preventing’ but ‘disease-modifying’, so it is important to continue wearing masks even after the second dose of vaccination. Bhargava

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Union Cabinet approves MoU between ICMR, Swiss research centres

Union Cabinet approves MoU between ICMR, Swiss research centres

🕔06:56, 19.Aug 2021

New Delhi, Aug 19  The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday was apprised of the MoUs between the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and the GARDP Foundation on Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Innovation, and the

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ICMR gives nod to two RAT home-testing kits

ICMR gives nod to two RAT home-testing kits

🕔06:48, 4.Jun 2021

New Delhi, June 4  The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has approved two home-based Rapid Antigen Test kits, to be used only in symptomatic individuals and immediate contacts of laboratory confirmed positive cases. Accordingly, the ICMR has approved CoviSelf,

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Hope to vaccinate whole country by December 2021: ICMR chief

Hope to vaccinate whole country by December 2021: ICMR chief

🕔20:08, 1.Jun 2021

New Delhi, June 1  Noting that Covid-19 vaccination drive is ramping up, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Director General Balram Bhargava on Tuesday said they hope to vaccinate the “whole country” by end of this year. Addressing a press

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Plasma therapy dropped from Covid management guidelines

Plasma therapy dropped from Covid management guidelines

🕔13:06, 18.May 2021

New Delhi, May 18 So far widely being used as most effective therapy to treat Covid patients in India, the government has removed convalescent plasma therapy from the country’s clinical management guidelines on Covid-19. The move comes following suggestion of

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CMR grants permission for drone trial to deliver vaccine

CMR grants permission for drone trial to deliver vaccine

🕔13:50, 23.Apr 2021

New Delhi, April 23  The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has granted permission for conducting feasibility study of Covid-19 vaccine delivery using drones in collaboration with IIT Kanpur. In a statement, the Ministry of Civil Aviation said that the

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Centre allows feasibility study of delivering Covid vaccine via drones

Centre allows feasibility study of delivering Covid vaccine via drones

🕔06:29, 23.Apr 2021

New Delhi, April 23  Centre has granted conditional exemption to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) for conducting feasibility study of Covid-19 vaccine delivery using drones. As per Ministry of Civil Aviation, the study will be conducted in collaboration

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‘Covaxin demonstrates overall interim clinical efficacy of 78%’

‘Covaxin demonstrates overall interim clinical efficacy of 78%’

🕔19:47, 21.Apr 2021

Hyderabad, April 21  Leading vaccine maker Bharat Biotech and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Wednesday announced interim results from phase 3 clinical trials of Covaxin, which show 78 per cent overall clinical efficacy and 100 per cent

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India successfully cultures UK coronavirus variant: ICMR

India successfully cultures UK coronavirus variant: ICMR

🕔11:32, 3.Jan 2021

New Delhi, Jan 3  India has successfully cultured the new ‘more infectious’ coronavirus strain, which had originated in United Kingdom, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said on Saturday. The British Government had recently announced that the newly identified

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‘Covaxin likely to be available for public use by Feb’

‘Covaxin likely to be available for public use by Feb’

🕔05:49, 9.Dec 2020

New Delhi, Dec 9  Covaxin, the COVID vaccine candidate by Hyderabad-based vaccine manufacturer Bharat Biotech Limited, being developed in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), is likely to be available for use of the general public by

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Amarinder to take first Covid-19 vaccine shot in Punjab

Amarinder to take first Covid-19 vaccine shot in Punjab

🕔16:48, 2.Dec 2020

Chandigarh, Dec 2  With the Covid-19 vaccine in the final stages of operationalisation in India, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday said he will take the first shot of the vaccine in Punjab, once it is cleared by the Indian

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