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72% of urban professionals want to continue working from home post lockdown, survey finds

CoronavirusLockdown

Close to 80% believe that WFH could ensure clean air, 65% of the respondents call on the Government to implement a time-bound plan to ensure environmentally harmful industries go pollution-free New Delhi, 25 May 2020: As India goes through lockdown 4.0, New Delhi-based communications initiative, Climate Trends, along with YouGov, …

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IIT Guwahati discovers new ways to prevent memory loss due to Alzheimer’s disease

Research News

New Delhi, May 20 (By ISW ): Researchers at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati has worked on out-of-the-box ideas that can help prevent or reduce short-term memory losses associated with Alzheimer’s disease. The research team was headed by Prof. Vibin Ramakrishnan, Professor, Department of Biosciences & Bioengineering, IIT Guwahati, …

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Ashwagandha takes lead in IIT-Delhi study to be COVID-19 warrior

Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 Credit NIAID NIH

New Delhi, May 19 (Umashankar Mishra ): Remdesivir, Hydroxychloroquine, Lopinavir, Ritonavir, APN01 or Favilavir are being tested in clinical trials across the globe. No therapy has been found to be effective against COVID-19 as of now. However, natural compounds from Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) and Propolis could be potential drug candidates …

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88 Nobel Laureates & World Leaders Call for $1 Trillion to Protect the World’s Children in the COVID-19 Era

Laureates and Leaders for Children

दुनियाभर के 88 नोबेल विजेताओं और वैश्विक नेताओं ने कोरोना महामारी से बच्‍चों की सुरक्षा के लिए एक ट्रिलियन डॉलर की मदद का किया आह्वान NEW DELHI, May 18, 2020 – Today, 88 Nobel Laureates and World Leaders, as part of Laureates and Leaders for Children, issued a statement calling …

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Scientists develop mobile indoor disinfection sprayer

Mobile indoor disinfectant unit. Scientists develop mobile indoor disinfection sprayer

New Delhi, May 15 (Umashankar Mishra ) : Scientists at CSIR-Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CMERI), Durgapur, have developed two mobile indoor Disinfection Sprayer units. These units can be used for cleaning and disinfecting pathogenic micro-organism effectively, especially in hospitals. Called Battery Powered Disinfectant Sprayer (BPDS) and Pneumatically Operated Mobile …

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Green Stimulus Index Brazil, Russia India, Indonesia and Mexico stimulus handing money to major polluters

Greenness of Stimulus Index

Analysis : Brazil, Russia India, Indonesia and Mexico stimulus handing money to major polluters Over the past 2 months the world has witnessed unprecedented government financial interventions in response to Covid-19. Governments have rightly put people first and focussed on the immediate implications of the crisis – with roughly 73% …

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Tata Sons to Scale-up Covid-19 Testing Kit ‘Feluda’

Research News

Delhi, (Umashankar Mishra ): The Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB), Delhi, has transferred the technology Feluda (FNCAS9 Editor Linked Uniform Detection Assay) to Tata Sons for further development and commercialisation. A memorandum of understanding reflecting the arrangement has been signed between the two institutions. What is Feluda ? …

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DG, CSIR launches Compendium of Indian Technologies for Combating COVID-19

Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 Colorized scanning electron micrograph of a cell showing morphological signs of apoptosis, infected with SARS-COV-2 virus particles (green), isolated from a patient sample. Image captured at the NIAID Integrated Research Facility (IRF) in Fort Detrick, Maryland. Credit: NIAID/NIH

New Delhi, May 06 (By Umashankar Mishra):  A  “Compendium of Indian Technologies for Combating COVID-19 (Tracing, Testing and Treating)”, prepared by National Research Development Corporation  (NRDC), was launched by  Dr. Shekhar C. Mande, Director General, CSIR and Secretary, DSIR, Govt. of India, at CSIR Headquarters, New Delhi, on 5 May …

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Global Coalition of Energy, Industry and Finance Leaders Calls for Economic Stimulus to be Invested in the Economy of the Future

Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 Colorized scanning electron micrograph of a cell showing morphological signs of apoptosis, infected with SARS-COV-2 virus particles (green), isolated from a patient sample. Image captured at the NIAID Integrated Research Facility (IRF) in Fort Detrick, Maryland. Credit: NIAID/NIH

Energy Transitions Commission highlights 7 key priorities to help the global economy recover while building a healthier, more resilient, net-zero-emissions economy  New Delhi, 6 May 2020: The Energy Transitions Commission, a global coalition of leaders from across the energy, industry, finance and civil society sectors, today outlined some key priorities …

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Essential oil-based vapouriser can help in alleviating respiratory distress

CIM-RespCool

New Delhi, May 02 (Umashankar Mishra): The Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP) has launched a scientific knowledge-based essential oil vapouriser concentrate formulation called CIM-RespCool. It could be helpful in the management of respiratory distress caused by environmental containments including viruses, said scientists at CIMAP. जानिए डोपामाइन क्या …

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Scientists develop Aerosol Restricting Canopy for Dental Procedures

Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 Colorized scanning electron micrograph of a cell showing morphological signs of apoptosis, infected with SARS-COV-2 virus particles (green), isolated from a patient sample. Image captured at the NIAID Integrated Research Facility (IRF) in Fort Detrick, Maryland. Credit: NIAID/NIH

New Delhi, May 02 (By ISW): In the wake of evolving pandemic situation of COVID-19 outbreak in India, the Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIR-CSIO), Chandigarh, has developed “Aerosol Restricting Canopy (ARC) for Dental Procedures – Safety ARC” in collaboration with the Oral Health Sciences Center (ORHC), PGIMER, Chandigarh, to assist …

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