Editor in Chief Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee                                                                               Dated:29 May,2020

CCMB taps green monkey to culture virus, make Covid vaccine

HYDERABAD: Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) researchers have isolated coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and the labís ability to culture it will enable the scientists to work on vaccine development and test potential drugs to fight Covid-19.
In the past one-and-half month, CCMB researchers have established stable cultures of SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes Covid-19, from the samples of positive patients. CCMB would donate the virus culture to other authorised centres carrying on research on coronavirus-related vaccines and drugs. ....read more


CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster 110 - Lessons learnt so far from COVID

Round Table Expert Zoom Meeting on Lessons learnt from COVID-19
23rd May, 2020, 11am-12noon
Participants: Dr KK Aggarwal, Dr Alok Roy, Dr AK Agarwal, Dr Narottam Puri, Dr Suneela Garg, Dr Girdhar Gyani, Dr Atul Pandey, Dr Ashok Gupta, Dr Jayakrishnan Alapet, Dr Alex Thomas, Dr K Kalra, Dr (Major) Prachi Garg, Ms Ira Gupta, Dr Sanchita Sharma
Do not miss the first case in the country or your state. A first case of a new disease is a potential epidemic. ....read more


How long can one fast?

As per Allopathy, one cannot live without air or oxygen for more than 3 minutes, without water for more than three days and without food for more than 3 weeks.
According to the Chandogya Upanishad, food is responsible for the making of motor organs (Karmaindriyas), sensory organs, Manas (mind, intellect, memory and ego) and Prana. ....read more


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India Will Win Fight Against COVID-19 Through Vaccine And Drugs: NITI Aayog
indianewsSharmita KarEmail

New Delhi: With a spike of more than 6566 cases and 194 deaths in the last 24 hours, the coronavirus graph in India is still on a steady rise. However, with the help of its strong technology and pharma industry, India will fight the deadly infection, a NITI Aayog member said on Thursday. Also Read - 'Recovery Rate at 42.89%,' Says Govt as India Climbs to 9th Position in Global COVID-19 Tally

Centre removes restrictions on exports of paracetamol APIs
ET Bureau

New Delhi: The Central government on Thursday removed restrictions on the export of paracetamol APIs (active pharmaceutical ingredients) making it export free.
"In exercise of powers conferred by Section 3 of the Foreign Trade (Development and Regulation) Act, 1992 (No 22 of 1992), as amended, the Central government hereby makes following amendments in Chapter 29 of the Schedule 2 of the ITCHS Export Policy amending the Notification no 50/2015-20 dated 03.03.2020 related to export Policy of Paracetamol API," said an official statement....read more

As it ramps up public healthcare, India must give more room to private sector
IndianExpressNishikant Dubey

On March 25, despite fewer notified cases compared to other countries, India closed its international borders and enforced a lockdown. It adopted social distancing, testing and citizen isolation, with a clarion call to the private sector and entrepreneur who specialise in low-cost innovations to support the government in this hour of crisis. The efforts of the Indian government are being widely appreciated across the globe and by international organisations like the WHO.