Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Current Affairs - 2020

Drug Discovery Hackathon 2020 launched

For supporting the drug discovery process, a national initiative called Drug Discovery Hackathon 2020 was launched on 2nd July 2020. The initiative was launched by Ramesh Pokhriyal (Union Human Resource Development Minister) and Dr. Harsh Vardhan (Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare and Science and Technology). Objective of the Hackathon The objective of the Read More…

“Arogya Path”: Portal to provide health care supply updates launched

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research National Health Supply Chain portal called “Arogya Path” was launched to provide real-time availability of health care supplies. Highlights The Arogya path will serve suppliers, manufacturers and customers. It will act as an integrated platform to provide information about key health care goods that help customers to tackle Read More…

India finds a tool to get deeper insight into Parkinson’s Disease

The Scientists of IIT Dhanbad and CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research) have teamed up together to find a major cause of Parkinson’s disease a solution. Key Findings Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disease and so far, no cure has been found to heal the disease. The researchers of these institutes have found a Read More…

CSIR Technology of Electrostatic Disinfection transferred for Commercialization

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research – Central Scientific Instrument Organization (CSIR-CSIO) has developed a technology for sanitization and effective disinfection. The CSIR-CSIO has transferred the technology to a Nagpur based company Rite Water Solutions Private Limited. Highlights The Disinfectant technology has been found to be highly effective and efficient to stop the spread Read More…

Feluda: COVID-19 test developed by CSIR-IGIB scientists

The IGIB (Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology) operating under CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research) have come up with a COVID-19 test called “Feluda”. Highlights The test has been named after a detective character in the stories of film maker Satyajit Ray. The total time taken by the test to produce results is Read More…