AIIMS Current Affairs - 2020

Cannbis Medicine Project: First Foreign Investment in Jammu and Kashmir

The first ever Cannabis Medicine project that is to be set up in Jammu and Kashmir in collaboration with Canada is to be the first foreign investment in the union territory. Highlights The project is to be set up at the Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine in Jammu and Kashmir. The project was recently reviewed Read More…

Swadeshi Microprocessor Challenge

On August 18, 2020, the Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad launched the “Swadeshi Microprocessor Challenge”. The challenge is being launched to achieve self-reliance or Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan. About the Challenge The challenge aims to design microprocessors that has the ability to address global challenges. These challenges mainly include technological glitches and security. The prize Read More…

India to start trial of Oxford COVID-19 vaccine

India’s top drug regulatory body DCGI (The Drugs Controller General of India) finally gave green signal to Serum Institute of India (SII) for conducting phase II and III clinical trials of Astra Zeneca vaccine developed by the Oxford University against coronavirus disease. The approval came after scrutiny was done based on the recommendations of the Read More…

ICMR to keep track of hospitalized patients of COVID-19

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) with a joint effort of the health ministry and the AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Science) is planning to set up the National Clinical Registry (NCR) which will help country’s researchers and policymakers understand the efficacy of investigational therapies, adverse effects taking place and generate evidence for Read More…

5 Day Institutional Quarantine now Mandatory for COVID-19 Positive Patients in New Delhi

Until yesterday, COVID-19 patients who were pre-symptomatic or had mild symptoms were advised to self-quarantine themselves at their homes by staying in a separate room and using a separate toilet. This was as per a notice issued last month. Over the last couple of weeks, the COVID-19 cases are notable on the rise in the Read More…