CSIR Current Affairs - 2020

CSIR Technologies for COVID-19 Mitigation Compendium

Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on 23rd July 2020 launched a compilation of useful information about CSIR technologies for COVID-19 mitigation. He expressed his strong viewpoints on technological advancements and innovations undertaken by CSIR against COVID-19 and talked about how the country’s scientists and experts have contributed to the fight against the novel coronavirus. Read More…

Atal Innovation Mission: To promote Entrepreneurship

On June 5, 2020, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and Atal Innovation Mission came together to promote culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in areas of mutual interest. Highlights The CSIR incubators will work under Atal Innovative Mission to support world class start ups in this new project. They will work together to 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 and AYUSH Ministry begin clinical trials of four Ayurvedic Drugs

On May 13, 2020, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research and the Ministry of AYUSH began clinical trials of four Ayurvedic drugs. The four formulations include Ashwagandha, Guduchi + Pippali, Yashtimadhu and AYUSH-64. Highlights A Taskforce has been formed to implement the trials. A comparative and competitive study is to be conducted between Ashwagandha 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…