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

Nature Index

The Nature Research, a division of the popular Springer Nature recently released Nature Index. India secured 12th rank in the index. Highlights The countries that secured top 5 places in the index includes USA, China, Germany, UK and Japan. The top Indian Institutes that were rated high by the index include CSIR (Council of Scientific Read More…

Light Weight Carbon Foam Batteries developed by CSIR

The researcher from Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has developed light carbon foam that will replace lead batteries. The carbon foam is easy to fabricate, non-toxic and affordable. Highlights The researcher is a recipient of INSPIRE Faculty award. The material developed by the institute has the potential to replace lead-acid batteries. It is Read More…

“SWASTHVAYU”: India creates record developing ventilator in 36 days

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) NAL (National Aerospace Laboratories), Bengaluru has developed a ventilator called “Swasthvayu”. The ventilator has been designed in a record time of 36 days. Highlights The ventilator developed by CSIR is a Non-Invasive BiPAP Ventilator. The ventilator is made of built-in biocompatible coupler and a high efficiency filter. Read More…

NMITLI Programme of CSIR to conduct “hmAbs” trial to neutrialize COVID-19

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) under its New Millennium Indian Technology Leadership Initiative (NMITLI) is to develop human monoclonal antibodies (hmAbs). These antibodies will neutralise COVID-19 virus in patients. Highlights The CSIR on one side is fighting hard against COVID-19 through its own researches. On the other side, it is also working Read More…

CSIR begins clinical trials of two drugs

On May 8, 2020, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) begins its clinical trials on Favipiravir and Phytopharmaceutical. Highlights Apart from Favipiravir and Phytopharmaceutical, the CSIR is also working on native herbs as biological medicine. The DGCI (Drug Controller General of India) has approved the clinical trials to be conducted by the CSIR. Read More…