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Director General of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Dr Shekhar Mande compared the nation-wide vaccination process to the general elections.(Milind Saurkar/HT file photo)

Covid-19 vaccine is safe; people should not hesitate to take it, says CSIR-DG

By Asian News International | Posted by Deepali Sharma | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 02, 2021 02:54 PM IST
Director General of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) on Saturday stressed the importance of preparedness to get the vaccine to the people.
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The company will start supplying the kits from this week, Cipla said in a statement.(Representational Image)
The company will start supplying the kits from this week, Cipla said in a statement.(Representational Image)

Cipla launches rapid antigen test kits for detecting Covid-19

By Rhythma Kaul | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 11:36 AM IST
This is the pharma major’s second launch in the diagnostics space after Elifast which is a test kit to detect antibodies against the virus that causes Covid-19
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Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Director-General Dr Shekhar C Mande on Tuesday said that the study was shoddily done and was riddled with errors.(AFP)
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Director-General Dr Shekhar C Mande on Tuesday said that the study was shoddily done and was riddled with errors.(AFP)

CSIR chief slams ‘faulty’ Chinese report on Covid-19 origin

By Asian News International | Posted by Srivatsan K C | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 01, 2020 10:46 PM IST
According to South China Morning Post, a paper from researchers in China proposed that the first transmission of SARS-CoV-2 may have taken place on the Indian subcontinent.
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Green crackers are made using less polluting raw materials.(PTI)
Green crackers are made using less polluting raw materials.(PTI)

What are green firecrackers? All you need to know

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 13, 2020 03:04 PM IST
Developed by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), green crackers emits pollutants at a 30% lesser rate than their conventional counterparts.
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CSIR UGC NET admit card 2020.(Screengrab)
CSIR UGC NET admit card 2020.(Screengrab)

CSIR UGC NET admit card 2020 released at csirnet.nta.nic.in, here’s direct link

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Akhilesh Nagari | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2020 08:45 AM IST
CSIR UGC NET admit card 2020: Candidates who have registered for the examination can download their admit card online at csirnet.nta.nic.in by using their application number and date of birth.
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Foreign secretary Harsh Shringla.(File photo)
Foreign secretary Harsh Shringla.(File photo)

India to help countries enhance capacity for delivery of Covid-19 vaccines: Foreign secretary

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2020 04:22 PM IST
Harsh Shringla made the remarks while briefing the diplomatic corps and representatives of international organisations on India’s Covid-19 response and vaccine development programme
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The researchers found that the poorer the water-sanitation quality, the fewer were deaths per million population due to the viral disease as these conditions impacted a person’s overall immunity.(ANI File)
The researchers found that the poorer the water-sanitation quality, the fewer were deaths per million population due to the viral disease as these conditions impacted a person’s overall immunity.(ANI File)

Poor hygiene, unsanitary conditions could lead to fewer deaths due to Covid-19: Study

By Rhythma Kaul | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2020 02:37 PM IST
The study seems to support the hygiene hypothesis wherein improved immunity is said to be behind people developing a less severe form of the viral disease.
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CSIR is also working on several combination therapies using antiviral drugs along with anti-gout medicine and a drug used to treat chest congestion.(AP File/Representative)
CSIR is also working on several combination therapies using antiviral drugs along with anti-gout medicine and a drug used to treat chest congestion.(AP File/Representative)

Indian trials on multiple Covid-19 drugs make progress, have Aatmanirbhar Bharat tilt

By Anonna Dutt | Posted by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2020 09:29 AM IST
The modern method of scientific trials has also been used for testing one prospective herbal medicine for Covid-19 by the authorities.
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A health worker collects a swab sample from a man for coronavirus testing, at Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Marg, in New Delhi on Sunday, October 18, 2020.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
A health worker collects a swab sample from a man for coronavirus testing, at Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Marg, in New Delhi on Sunday, October 18, 2020.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Delhi HC asks ICMR, CSIR to reply on pendency of approval to FELUDA test for Covid-19

By Asian News International | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 21, 2020 06:07 AM IST
The bench also noted that there have been repeated instances where the turnaround time for declaring the results has been crossing four days and said these things are unacceptable when a person tested is required to be isolated in that duration.
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CSIR UGC NET 2020.(HT file)
CSIR UGC NET 2020.(HT file)

CSIR UGC NET 2020: Exam rescheduled, to be held from November 19

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Akhilesh Nagari | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2020 04:51 PM IST
CSIR UGC NET 2020: According to the notification, the agency will conduct the Joint CSIR UGC NET June 2020 examination on November 19, 21, and 26, 2020, at various centres spread across the country.
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Union health minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan during the release of a compendium 'CSIR Technologies for Covid-19 Mitigation' in New Delhi on July 30,2020.(PTI File Photo)
Union health minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan during the release of a compendium 'CSIR Technologies for Covid-19 Mitigation' in New Delhi on July 30,2020.(PTI File Photo)

Over 5 lakh PPEs being manufactured per day in India, says health minister Harsh Vardhan

By Asian News International | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 07:00 AM IST
The Union health minister further said that India has conducted around seven crore tests for Covid-19 and the recovery rate is improving.
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A scientist holds cells that produce antibodies against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) under a microscope.(Reuters File Photo)
A scientist holds cells that produce antibodies against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) under a microscope.(Reuters File Photo)

14 scientists bag Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize

By Anonna Dutt | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 01:05 AM IST
In a small ceremony to mark the 79th foundation day of CSIR on Saturday, health minister Harsh Vardhan felicitated the winners as well as those of six other awards.
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The prize is given to Indian scientists below the age of 45 for outstanding research in seven fields—Biology, Chemistry, Environment Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Medicine and Physics.(Representational Prize/Bloomberg)
The prize is given to Indian scientists below the age of 45 for outstanding research in seven fields—Biology, Chemistry, Environment Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Medicine and Physics.(Representational Prize/Bloomberg)

Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize 2020: 12 researchers receive India’s highest science award

By Anonna Dutt | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 26, 2020 05:03 PM IST
One of the researchers who worked on developing the Feluda Covid-19 test receives young scientist award
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A health worker collects a nasal sample for Covid-19 test, at a government hospital in Jammu on Friday.(PTI)
A health worker collects a nasal sample for Covid-19 test, at a government hospital in Jammu on Friday.(PTI)

AYUSH ministry okays clinical test efficacy of medicinal herbs in Covid management

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2020 06:47 PM IST
Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy has approved a clinical study to assess the role of vasa and guduchi, to be conducted at All India Institute of Ayurveda
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Himachal to set up makeshift Covid hospitals

By HT correspondent | Hindustan Times/Shimla, Shimla
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2020 12:43 AM IST
The hospitals will be built in Shimla, Tanda, Nahan, Tanda, Nalagarh and Una
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In molecular docking studies conducted recently, Solanum nigrum (black nightshade; Makoy in Hindi), a weed and a vegetable commonly consumed in many parts of the country, the team says they found remarkable results. (HT Photo)
In molecular docking studies conducted recently, Solanum nigrum (black nightshade; Makoy in Hindi), a weed and a vegetable commonly consumed in many parts of the country, the team says they found remarkable results. (HT Photo)

Early lab studies offer hope for plant-based drugs to treat coronavirus

By Jayashree Nandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2020 07:08 PM IST
Research shows that constituents of Solanum nigrum bind with ACE 2 (an enzyme the Sars-Cov-2 virus uses to enter the body) and have the potential to inhibit viral replication; cytokine storm and inflammation.
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The scientists at CMERI said that as the shadow area is minimum in solar trees they could be set up in agricultural farms to run pumps, e-tractors and tillers as an alternative to diesel. The excess power can be sent to the grid providing economic return to farmers.(HT PHOTO.)
The scientists at CMERI said that as the shadow area is minimum in solar trees they could be set up in agricultural farms to run pumps, e-tractors and tillers as an alternative to diesel. The excess power can be sent to the grid providing economic return to farmers.(HT PHOTO.)

In Bengal, CSIR-CMERI scientists set up world’s largest ‘solar tree’

By Joydeep Thakur | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2020 04:27 PM IST
A solar tree is a metal structure resembling a tree that has solar panels fitted on the branches. The solar panels connected through metal branches produces solar power. The CMERI solar tree has 35 panels each with a capacity of 330 watts.
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NTA reopens application window for CSIR- UGC NET 2020, check important dates here

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Nandini | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 23, 2020 02:23 PM IST
CSIR - UGC NET June 2020: NTA has reopened the application window for CSIR-NET 2020. Check important dates here.
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Hospital-based clinical data is being used to determine the prevalence of Covid-19 infections due to the variant discovered, and to also establish whether the mutation found is functionally silent or has some virulence(Reuters)
Hospital-based clinical data is being used to determine the prevalence of Covid-19 infections due to the variant discovered, and to also establish whether the mutation found is functionally silent or has some virulence(Reuters)

CSIR experts lead effort to prove unique mutation of Sars-Cov-2

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times,
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2020 08:11 AM IST
The researchers from the CSIR’s Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) and Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology sequenced about 64 genomes and found the unique variant called Clade I/A3i.
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(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

NTA extends deadline to make corrections in JEE, NEET, UGC-NET and other exam application forms

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Nandini | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 16, 2020 05:00 PM IST
National Testing Agency (NTA) has extended the deadline to make corrections in application forms of JEE, NEET, UGC NET, IGNOU OPENMAT, PhD, JNUEE, ICAR NET, CSIR- UGC NET and AIAPGET exams till July 20. Check details here.
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A detailed discussion was held at the meeting over the government’s preparedness and handling of Covid-19.(REUTERS)
A detailed discussion was held at the meeting over the government’s preparedness and handling of Covid-19.(REUTERS)

Covid-19 vaccine could be available by early next year: Parliamentary panel told

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2020 03:39 AM IST
The panel is chaired by senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh, who, along with six other members, attended the meeting.
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To evaluate its efficacy in Indian patients, CSIR-CDRI has taken up the clinical trial.(REUTERS)
To evaluate its efficacy in Indian patients, CSIR-CDRI has taken up the clinical trial.(REUTERS)

Covid-19: CSIR institute to conduct clinical trials of antiviral drug Umifenovir

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2020 01:02 PM IST
Umifenovir is mainly used for treatment of influenza and is available in China and Russia, and has recently come into prominence due to its potential use for Covid-19 patients.
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CSIR-UGC NET update 2020(HT File)
CSIR-UGC NET update 2020(HT File)

Covid- 19: NTA allows CSIR- UGC NET aspirants to apply without category, result certificates

By Nandini | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2020 11:10 AM IST
NTA has decided to provide relaxation to the CSIR- UGC NET candidates who are finding difficulty in obtaining the mandatory category certificate (SC/ST/OBC/EWS/PwD) or result certificates to apply for the examination due to the Covid-19 lockdown.
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While the medical side defends with what they have, the research side must support it. Aim for treatment, vaccines(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
While the medical side defends with what they have, the research side must support it. Aim for treatment, vaccines(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Covid-19: What India must do next| Analysis

By Anurag Agrawal
PUBLISHED ON APR 14, 2020 06:30 PM IST
This war will be won by smart data-driven defence, coupled with strategic offence
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Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine.(iiim.res.in)
Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine.(iiim.res.in)

IIIM joins hands with CSIR to conduct COVID-19 sample testing in J-K

By Asian News International | Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir)
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2020 11:30 AM IST
According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of coronavirus positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir has climbed to 116.
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HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal. (HT file)
HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal. (HT file)

Pokhriyal advises NTA to extend application deadline for UGC NET, CSIR NET and various other exams

By Akhilesh Nagari | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2020 08:38 AM IST
The minister has tweeted this information because of the current coronavirus scare running deep within the country.  
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged scientists to focus on real-time social issues being faced by the country(REUTERS)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged scientists to focus on real-time social issues being faced by the country(REUTERS)

PM Modi chairs CSIR Society meet, urges scientists to focus on real-time social issues

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 15, 2020 03:08 PM IST
Chairing a meeting of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Society here on Friday, Modi emphasised on the importance of developing virtual labs so that science can further be taken to all students in each and every corner of the country.
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NTA CSIR UGC NET December 2019 result . (Screengrab)
NTA CSIR UGC NET December 2019 result . (Screengrab)

CSIR UGC NET Result 2019 declared, direct link to check scores

By Akhilesh Nagari | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2020 06:41 PM IST
The National testing agency conducted the National eligibility test for Council of Scientific and Industrial Research on December 15, 2019.
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The National testing agency conducted the National eligibility test for Council of Scientific and Industrial Research on December 15, 2019.(HT file)
The National testing agency conducted the National eligibility test for Council of Scientific and Industrial Research on December 15, 2019.(HT file)

NTA CSIR UGC NET December 2019 result likely to be released today at csirnet.nta.nic.in

By Akhilesh Nagari | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2020 12:57 PM IST
NTA had already released the final answer key for CSIR NET December 2019 exam on January 11, 2020, on its official website. Read on to know more...
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(HT File)
(HT File)

CSIR NET final answer keys 2019 out

By Nandini | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 11, 2020 04:08 PM IST
NTA has released final answer keys for CSIR NET exam 2019 at csirnet.nta.nic.in.
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