Cancer Current Affairs - 2020

National Cancer Registry Programme Report, 2020

On August 18, 2020, the Indian Council of Medical Research released “National Cancer Registry Programme Report”, 2020. According to the report, the number of cancer patients in India are to increase to 15.7 lakhs by 2025. Highlights The report also says that by the end of 2020, there will be 13.9 lakh cancer patients in Read More…

“Ghar Ghar Nigrani”: Mobile Application launched by Punjab Government

On June 12, 2020, the Punjab Government has launched “Ghar Ghar Nigrani” mobile application to undertake house to house surveillance to eliminate COVID-19 pandemic. Highlights The mobile application was launched by the Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh. The application is to be used as a tool for early detection and testing of COVID-19 and prevent Read More…

Scientists of ARCI develop rare earth based Magnetocaloric material

The scientists from the Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials (ARCI), have recently developed earth based magneto caloric material to treat cancer. About the research The scientists at ARCI, an autonomous Research and Development Centre operating under Department of Science and Technology recently developed a new material that reduces the side effects Read More…

Actor Rishi Kapoor died of Leukemia

On April 30, the 67 old Bollywood actor died of Leukemia. He has won several awards including the National Film Award. About Leukemia Leukemia is a type of cancer that is present found in human blood and bone marrow. It is caused due to the rapid production of white blood cells. The white blood cells Read More…

GoI: Recovery rate of COVID-19 patients in the country is 17.47%

On April 21, 2020, the Government of India announced that the recovery rate of COVID-19 patients in the country is 17.47%. There are more than 61 districts in 23 states and union territories where no fresh cases have been reported in 14 days. Highlights The Government of India has issued detailed guidelines for all states Read More…