Pharmaceuticals Sector Current Affairs - 2020

India-Russia Joint Technology Assessment and Accelerated Commercialization Programme

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) recently launched India-Russia Joint Technology Assessment and Accelerated Commercialization programme. The programme was launched in partnership with FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry) and FASIE (Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises) of Russia Highlights The main objective of the programme is to connect startups Read More…

Pradhan Mantri Bharatiya Janaushadhi Kendra: Sales up to Rs 100 crores

On June 1, 2020, the Pradhan Mantri Bharatiya Janaushadhi Kendra achieved sales up to Rs 100.40 crores in the first two months of the financial year 2020-21. The sales were high as compared to the sales in the same two months period of 2019-20. Highlights The Pradhan Mantri Bharatiya Janaushadhi Kendra have saved Rs 800 Read More…

Anti-Leprosy Drug Trials started by CSIR against COVID-19

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research has started the trials of anti-leprosy drug trials against COVID-19. The drug trial is to be conducted with the help of Mycobacterium MW. Highlights The Mycobacterium MW is a heat killed bacteria. It is to be tried on different COVID-19 patients. The drug trial was approved by the Read More…

Central Drug Research Institute signs MoU to sequence virus strains

On April 18, 2020, the Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with King George Medical University to sequence the strains of COVID-19 virus samples obtained from different patients. What is the plan? According to the MoU, a Lucknow based lab is to sequence the virus strains. This is to Read More…

SEZs manufacturing essentials like pharmaceuticals, hospital equipment are operational

Around 280 SEZ (Special Economic Zones) that are involved in manufacturing essential goods such as pharmaceuticals, drugs and hospital equipment are operational amidst Lock Down. These economic zones contribute 18% of the exports of the country. Highlights While addressing the ministers video conference of G20, the Union Minister Piyush Goyal said that India has not Read More…