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Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR)

Assam Researchers Develop Covid-19 Test Kit To Detect Omicron In 2 Hours: All You Need To Know

Dec 12, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

A team of scientists from ICMR Assam have developed a Covid-19 test kit that can detect Omicron in two hours, cutting down hours of waiting time for international flyers at airports.

PM Modi Inaugurates 3 Mega Projects In Uttar Pradesh

Dec 07, 2021 PTI

PM Modi, ahead of the scheduled Uttar Pradesh assembly elections early next year, has inaugurated three mega projects—AIIMS, ICMR and fertilizer plant in the state.

India Reports 8,309 New Covid Cases; Active Cases Declines To 1,03,859

The daily rise in new coronavirus infections has been below 20,000 for 52 straight days and less than 50,000 daily new cases have been reported for 155 consecutive days now.

John Abraham On Pandemic Serving As An Opportunity To Reset

Nov 24, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

When asked if he ever worried that the audience wouldn't show up to watch films, John Abraham said the pandemic should be viewed as an opportunity to reset.

Covaxin 77.8 Percent Effective Against Covid-19: Lancet Study

Covaxin analysis demonstrated it to be 93.4 percent effective against severe symptomatic Covid-19, the Lancet Study said.

26 September, 2021

7.9% Cancer Cases In India Were Recorded In Children: ICMR

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The report has been prepared by the Indian Council of Medical Research and National Centre for Disease Informatics and Research, Bengaluru.

08 September, 2021

Health Officials Release 25,000 Mosquitofish As Firozabad Grapples With Dengue And Viral Fever

Bharat Singh

District health officials have started releasing the fish, generically known as Gambusia, in ponds in urban as well as rural areas of the district, Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dinesh Kumar Premi said.

14 August, 2021

India Reports 38,667 Fresh Coronavirus Cases, 478 Fresh Fatalities


India's fatality rate stands at 1.34 percent as per the Health Ministry.

08 August, 2021

Combination Of Covishield, Covaxin Better Than 2 Doses Of Same Vaccine: ICMR Study

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The study involved 98 people, 18 of whom had inadvertently received Covishield as first dose and Covaxin as the second in Uttar Pradesh.

03 August, 2021

Covaxin Provides Protection Against Delta Plus Covid Variant: ICMR Study

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Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin neutralises the Delta, Delta Plus (AY.1) and B.1.617.3 variants of SARS-CoV-2 effectively, the Indian Council of Medical and Research stated

29 July, 2021

ICMR Survey Finds Kerala Has Least Covid Antibodies, MP Tops

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ICMR sero survey has found that two-third of population surveyed in 11 states have coronavirus antibodies.


28 July, 2021

Kerala Has Least Seroprevalence, Madhya Pradesh Tops The Charts: ICMR Serosurvey

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According to the fourth national serosurvey conducted by the Indian Council of Medical Research, two-thirds of the population surveyed in 11 states has Covid-19 antibodies

23 July, 2021

People Died Due To Lack Of Oxygen But ICMR Norms Stopped Us From Reporting: Expert

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

The govt statement has shocked the medical fraternity because it is far away from the reality

21 July, 2021

ICMR Guideline Prohibits States From Reporting Covid Deaths Due To Shortage Of Oxygen: Doctors’ Body

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

Guidance for the appropriate recording of COVID-19 related deaths in India categorically mentions that Asphyxia, Respiratory arrest/Failure, and Respiratory Failure among others cannot be mentioned as a cause of death

16 July, 2021

Delta Variant Causes Majority Of Clinical Breakthrough Infections Of Covid: ICMR

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ICMR's study is based on 677 clinical samples of individuals who tested positive for Covid-19 despite taking either two doses or one dose of vaccines.

10 July, 2021

ICMR To Pair With Oxford For Clinical Trial Of COVID-19 Therapy Evaluation

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The trial, 'India-UK RECOVERY (Randomised Evaluation of COVID-19 therapy)', will be a multi-centre, adaptive platform trial on COVID patients, ICMR said on Friday.

03 July, 2021

Phase Three Clinical Trial Concludes 77.8 Per Cent Effectiveness Of Covaxin

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The report suggests that the vaccine is capable of providing 65.2 percent protection from the lethal Delta Plus strain of Coronavirus and 93.4 per cent protection against the severely symptomatic cases


25 June, 2021

Pregnant Women Can Be Vaccinated Against Covid -19, Says ICMR

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More data needed to decide whether children can be inoculated, says ICMR chief

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

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Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

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Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

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