hydroxychloroquine 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…

GoI decides against including Itolizumab in treating COVID-19

The National Task Force on COVID-19 recently decided against using Itolizumab in clinical management protocols. The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) had earlier approved for “restricted emergency use” of the drug. Highlights Itolizumab is used to treat psoriasis. It was recently approved for the treatment of cytokine release syndrome in ‘moderate’ to ‘severe’ acute Read More…

INS Kesari covered 14,000 Km in 49 Days under ‘Mission Sagar’ to Extend India’s Helping Hand across the Indian Ocean

‘Security and Growth for All in the Region’ –Following this vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Indian Navy began ‘Mission Sagar’ to extend India’s helping hand across the Indian Ocean. The Mission Sagar was launched on 10th May 2020, and after 49 days, the mission was successfully completed on 28th June 2020 when INS Read More…

Remdesivir now a part of COVID-19 therapy in new health protocol

The Union Health Ministry has recently included Remdesivir as a part of investigational therapy and updated Clinical Management Protocol of COVID-19 patients. The ministry has also added loss of taste and loss of smell as two key symptoms of COVID-19 infection. The Ministry recently issued “Clinical Management Protocols for COVID-19”. The above therapies and protocols Read More…

Mission Sagar: INS Kesari reaches Seychelles

The Indian Naval Ship Kesari reached Port Victoria in Seychelles to provide COVID-19 related medicines under Mission Sagar. Highlights The Mission Sagar was launched by the Indian Navy to provide COVID-19 related essential medicines. The Government of India under the mission is providing assistance to foreign countries in dealing with COVID-19. Mission Sagar India had Read More…