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DBT-ILS establishes Animal Challenge Study Platform

Newdelhi:7/6/21:COVID-19 is causing a major global pandemic. The scientific and clinical community are actively engaged to develop effective preventions and treatments. A key strategy to protect humans from this coronavirus pandemic is the development of effective vaccines and therapeutics. While multiple clinical trials are currently underway, in parallel, preclinical research on in vitro and model organisms is also needed, both to understand ...

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CSIR India and Laxai Life Sciences initiate clinical trials of promising repurposed drug Niclosamide for treatment of Covid-19

New Delhi: CSIR in collaboration with Laxai Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd., has initiated Phase-II clinical trial with anti-helminitic drug Niclosamide for treatment of Covid-19. The trial is a multi-centric, phase-II, randomized, open-label clinical study to evaluate the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of NIclosamide for the treatment of hospitalized Covid-19 patients. Niclosamide has been extensively used in past for the treatment ...

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India reports 1.14 Lakh Daily New Cases, lowest in two months

Newdelhi:6/6/21:India has reported 1,14,460 New Cases in the last 24 hours. This is the lowest in the last two months. The country has recorded less than 2 lakh Daily New Cases for 10 continuous days now. This is a result of collaborative and sustained efforts by the Centre and States/UTs following the “whole of Government” approach.   India has been witnessing a continuous fall in the active cases. ...

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New, Taxpayer-friendly e-filing Portal of the Income Tax Department To Be Launched on 7th June,

Newdelhi:6/6/21:The Income Tax Department is launching its new e-filing portal www.incometax.gov.in on 7th June 2021. The new e-filing portal is aimed at providing taxpayer convenience and a modern, seamless experience to taxpayers. Some of the highlights of the new portal are detailed hereunder: New taxpayer-friendly portal integrated with immediate processing of Income Tax Returns (ITRs) to issue quick refunds to ...

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Union Education Minister approves the release of Performance Grading Index (PGI) 2019-20

New Delhi;6/6/21: Union Education Minister, Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’  approved the release of the Performance Grading Index (PGI) 2019-20 for States and Union Territories of India today. The Government has introduced the Performance Grading Index with a set of 70 parameters to catalyse transformational change in the field of school education. The PGI for States and Union Territories was first published in ...

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NITI Aayog SDG Report 2021: Odisha Scores ‘Zero’ In Ease Of Doing Business

Newdelhi:5/6/21:For Odisha, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Index has come as a rude shock. The State has been ranked the lowest among all the major states in the country when it comes to decent job creation. With only 9-years in hand, it seems challenging for the Odisha government to ensure decent jobs for its youth by 2030, especially when Covid-19 ...

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India reports 1.20 lakh Daily New COVID-19 Cases in last 24 hours, lowest in nearly two months

Newdelhi:5/6/21:India has reported 1,20,529 Daily New Cases in the last 24 hours, its lowest in almost two months (last 58 days). The country has recorded less than 2 lakh Daily New Cases for 9 continuous days now. This is a result of collaborative efforts by the Centre and the States/UTs.   India has been witnessing a continuous fall in the active caseload.The country’s Active Caseload today stands at ...

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Government has identified 11 sectors which can make good use of resources by recycling : PM

Newdelhi:5/6/21:Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi addressed the World Environment Day event, jointly organized by the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas and the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change today through a video conference. During the event the PM interacted with a farmer from Pune who shared his experience of organic farming and use of biofuel in agriculture. The ...

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600 Railway Stations have been certified for implementation of the Environment Management System to ISO: 14001 in the last two years

Newdelhi:4/6/21:Indian Railways (IR) is working in mission mode to become the largest Green Railways in the world and is moving towards becoming a “net zero carbon emitter” before 2030. Railways is guided by a holistic vision of being an environment friendly, efficient, cost effective, punctual and a modern carrier of passengers as well as freight in order to serve the ...

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RBI Monetary Policy Committee keeps Repo rate unchanged at 4%

Mumbai:4/6/21:The Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, Shri Shaktikanta Das has announced that the Policy Repo Rate will remain unchanged at 4% and that the Marginal Standing Facility and Bank Rate will remain at 4.25%. The Reverse Repo Rate too will remain unchanged at 3.35%. He informed that Monetary Policy Committee was of the view that policy support from all ...

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