COVISHIELD Vaccine : Extension of Gap

COVISHIELD Vaccine: The COVID Working Group chaired by Dr N K Arora has recommended extension of the gap between the first and second doses of COVISHIELD vaccine to 12-16 weeks. The present gap between the two doses of COVISHIELD vaccine is 6-8 weeks. Based on the available real-life evidences, particularly from UK, the COVID-19 Working […]

National Programme On Advanced Chemistry Cell (ACC) Battery Storage

National Programme On Advanced Chemistry Cell (ACC) Battery Storage: The Union Cabinet has approved the proposal of the Department of Heavy Industry for implementation of the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme ‘National Programme on Advanced Chemistry Cell (ACC) Battery Storage’. The move aims to achieve a manufacturing capacity of 50 GigaWatt Hour of ACC and […]


OSIRIS-REx: NASA: On May 11, NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft will depart asteroid Bennu, and start its two-year long journey back to Earth. Bennu is an asteroid located about 200 million miles away from the Earth. Bennu is named after an Egyptian deity. The asteroid was discovered by a […]

Sinopharm COVID-19 Vaccine

Sinopharm COVID-19 Vaccine: The World Health Organization approved the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use — the first Chinese jab to receive the WHO’s green light. The UN health agency signed off on the two-dose vaccine, which is already being deployed in dozens of countries around the world. The WHO has already given emergency use […]

Chinese Rocket Debris Disintegrated Over The Indian Ocean

Debris From A Chinese Rocket Disintegrated Over The Indian Ocean: Debris from a Chinese rocket made an uncontrolled re-entry into the Earth’s atmosphere and disintegrated over the Indian Ocean, with remnants falling at a location to the west of Maldives. The debris came from the upper stage of a Long March 5Brocket– China’s largest– that […]

What Is Black Fungus? Mucormycosis

Mucormycosis Or Black Fungus: A number of Covid-19 patients are developing a serious fungal infection known as Mucormycosis also called black fungus. Mucormycosis: It is a serious but rare fungal infection caused by a group of molds called mucormycetes, which is abundant in the environment. It mainly affects people who have health problems or take […]

2-DG (2-deoxy-D-glucose) Drug for Covid-19 :

Drug 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG): The DCGI has granted emergency use approval to DRDO’s 2-DG drug for treatment in moderate to severe cases of Covid-19.2-DG helps in the faster recovery of hospitalized patients and reduces supplemental oxygen dependence. The drug 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG) has been developed by DRDO’s Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS) in collaboration […]