2-Deoxy-D-Glucose Covid Drug Released

2-Deoxy-D-Glucose Covid Drug Released: The first batch of the indigenously developed anti-Covid-19 drug, 2-deoxy-D-glucose or ‘2-DG’, has been released. Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI), had cleared the formulation on May 1 for emergency use as an adjunct therapy in moderate to severe Covid-19 patients. About 2- DG: 2-DG has been developed by the Institute […]

Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS)

Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS): Ministry of Tribal Affairs and Microsoft sign MoU on Joint initiative for Digital Transformation of Tribal Schools such as Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS) and Ashram Schools. Under the affirmative action initiative, Microsoft will make AI curriculum available to tribal students in both English and Hindi at all EMRS schools […]

Independent Collegium : Supreme Court

Independent Collegium: A petition was filed in the Supreme Court seeking the constitution of an independent collegium to appoint members of the Election Commission of India (ECI). The petition was filed by the Association for Democratic Reforms. The petition states that the present process of appointing members to the Election Commission, solely by the executive, […]

What is Monoclonal Antibody Therapy?

Monoclonal antibody Therapies: India is facing shortages of the monoclonal antibody therapy Monoclonal antibodies: They are artificially created antibodies that aim to aid the body’s natural immune system. They target a specific antigen — a protein from the pathogen that induces an immune response. Monoclonal antibodies can be created in the lab by exposing white […]

SAMVEDNA

SAMVEDNA: With the objective of providing psychological first-aid and emotional support to children affected during the COVID-19 Pandemic, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR)is providing Tele-Counselling to children through SAMVEDNA. SAMVEDNA stands for Sensitizing Action on Mental Health Vulnerability through Emotional Development and Necessary Acceptance. It is a Toll-Free Helpline launched to […]