virus Current Affairs - 2020

COVID-19 culture for vaccine development and drug testing

The Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology cultured COVID-19 from the patients infected with the virus. Highlights The virologists at CCMB will isolate infectious virus from the patients. The isolated virus will be used for vaccine development and drug testing. Significance Virus Culture is important for development of antibodies. The inactivated virus when injected into Read More…

ICMR to develop COVID-19 Vaccine

The Indian Council of Medical Research has tied up with Bharat Biotech International Limited (BBIL) to develop indigenous vaccine. The vaccine is to be developed using virus strains that have been isolated from COVD-19 patients at National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune. Significance The Vaccines are important as they play a major role in preventing Read More…

ATULYA: Microwave sterilizer to disintegrate COVID-19 developed

The Defence Institute of Advanced Technology, deemed university operating under Defence Research and Development Organization has designed microwave sterilizer called “ATULYA”. Highlights The Sterilizer is used to disintegrate COVID-19 virus. The sterilizer uses differential heating to disintegrate the virus in the range of 56 degree Celsius to 60 degree Celsius. The weight of the designed Read More…

PUSA: Decontamination Tunnel developed by ICAR

The Indian Agricultural Research Institute has developed PUSA decontamination tunnel. It was inaugurated on April 16, 2020 by the Union Minister Shri Kailash Choudhary. About the Tunnel The Tunnel includes foot operated water dispenser and soap. The tunnel also provides fogging for about 20 seconds. Also, it sources Quaternary Ammonium Compounds that are used at Read More…

Anti-Microbial Coating Technology approved by DST

The Department of Science and Technology recently approved anti-microbial coating developed by Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR). What is Anti-Microbial Coating The anti-microbial coating can be applied or fabricated into surfaces such as textiles, plastics, etc. The coating kills the microbes as they come in contact to it. This includes fungus, bacteria, Read More…