Drugs Current Affairs - 2020

What is bud drug?

On September 4, 2020, the Narcotics Control Bureau took Rhea’s brother Showik Chakraborty and Sushant Singh Rajput house manager Samuel Miranda to question in connection with a “bud” supply racket. Sushant Singh Rajput is a Bollywood actor who committed suicide in his home recently. What is Bud? Bud refers to smoking elements of Marijuana plant. Read More…

Central Panel recommends to ban use of TB drugs on crops

The Registration Committee that was set up under the Central Insecticides Board and Registration Committee (CIBRC) has recommended that TB drugs such as Streptomycin and Tetracycline should be completely banned on crops. Highlights The Registration Committee held its 114th meet on May 1, 2020. According to the report submitted by its subcommittee, 9% of Streptomycin Read More…

What is Corona Virus Copy Machine?

After COVID-19 virus invades a human cell, it begins to replicate or copy itself. In order to achieve this, the virus uses its enzyme called “copy machine”. With the enzyme the virus creates its copies after copies. The researchers recently have invented 3D structure of the copy machine enzyme. This invention has made it possible Read More…

Third Phase of Lock Down begins

On May 4, 2020, the third phase of Lock down begun all over India. The Ministry of Home Affairs had issued relaxations in lower risk districts. What is prohibited all over India? Under Lock Down 3.0, travel by road is prohibited all over India. The Educational institutes, schools, training institutes are to remain closed all Read More…

Alzheimer Inhibitor developed by Jawaharlal Nehru Centre of Advanced Scientific Research

The scientists of Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) operating under Department of Science and Technology has invented a natural product for Alzheimer disease. Significance Alzheimer’s is a disorder that accounts for more than 70% of all types of dementia. It is difficult to develop effective medication for the disease as the disease Read More…