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India to produce indigenous Rapid testing Kits by end of May

Newdelhi:29/4/20: Union Health Minister, Harsh Vardhan has said that India will produce indigenous Rapid Testing Kits for Covid-19 by end of May. Dr. Harsh Vardhan called upon scientists to expedite the development of Covid 19 mitigation solutions. He said at least half a dozen vaccines are being supported of which four are in an advanced stage.

Secretary of the Department of Biotechnology, Renu Swarup informed the minister about a multi-pronged research strategy and an action plan for an immediate response as well as for long term preparedness to tackle the pandemic. These efforts include research towards development of vaccines, therapeutics and suitable animal models for Covid 19 as well as the development of indigenous diagnostics.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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