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Biotechnology

Bio-technology news/updates

Science and technology is progressing at a fast pace in India. Biotechnology is linked to living things and their internal functioning. For ex; Cell, Tissues, organs etc.

In this section, you will be provided with all the updates related to biotechnology:

Bio-technology news/updates
  • WHO guidelines to control Transmission of “Zoonotic Diseases”
    What is the News? The World Health Organization(WHO), World Organization for Animal Health and United Nations Environment Programme jointly released guidelines to control “Zoonotic Diseases” for governments. Guidelines ask to reduce the risk of transmission of zoonotic pathogens to humans in food production and marketing chains. What are Zoonotic Diseases? Zoonosis is an ...
  • “Double Mutant” COVID Virus Variant Found
    What is the News? Indian SARS-CoV-2 Consortium on Genomics (INSACOG) has been doing genome sequencing of Covid-19 Variants. It has found a unique “double mutant” virus variant in India. This variant has a unique combination of mutations, not seen anywhere else in the world. What is Double Mutation? Double Mutation is when two ...
  • Deadly drug-resistant superbug “Candida Auris or C.Auris” found in Andamans
    What is the News? Candida Auris (deadly hospital pathogen) identified for the first time in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. About Candida Auris: Candida Auris or C.auris is a multidrug-resistant fungus. It presents a serious global threat to human health. Origin of Candida Auris: Candida Auris was first identified in 2009 in a patient in ...
  • EU unveiled a ‘Digital Green Certificate’
    What is the news? The European Commission has unveiled a “digital green certificate” for the European Union(EU) Citizens. About Digital Green Certificate: Firstly, Digital Green Certificate is a type of vaccine passport. It will be available to the citizens who are Covid-19 vaccinated or tested negative against Covid-19. It is also available to ...
  • Genome mapping of Indian Ocean by NIO
    What is the News? National Institute of Oceanography(NIO) has launched its first-of-its-kind project of Genome Mapping in the Indian Ocean. About the Genome Mapping in the Indian Ocean Project: Aim of the Project: To reveal the internal working of the body of the ocean at a cellular level. To understand the biochemistry and the response ...
  • What is “Adenovirus”?
    What is the News? AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines, produced from harmless adenovirus have low efficacy. On the other hand, Pfizer and Moderna vaccines which are produced from mRNAs have higher efficacy. About Adenovirus: Adenoviruses are common viruses that cause a range of illnesses. They can cause cold-like symptoms, sore throat, bronchitis, ...
  • Second edition of “Global Bio-India”-2021
    What is the News? The 2nd edition of Global Bio-India is being organised on a digital platform. About Global Bio India 2021: Organized by: It is organised by the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology along with BIRAC in partnership with the Confederation of Indian Industry(CII), Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises(ABLE) ...
  • COVAX program
    What is the News? Ghana has become the first country in the world to receive a shipment of coronavirus vaccines under the COVAX program. What is the COVAX program? The COVAX program is led by the vaccine alliance GAVI, the World Health Organisation(WHO) and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations(CEPI). The COVAX program ...
  • What are “novel Open Reading Frames(nORFs)”?
    What is the News? The University of Cambridge has found out new genes emerging in the genome of living organisms. They have called them novel Open Reading Frames or as nORFs. Human Genome Project: Human Genome Project(HGP) was an international, collaborative research program conducted from 1990 to 2003. The main goal was to ...
  • Scientists map detailed “genome of malaria vector mosquito”
    What is the News? Scientists have unveiled the detailed genome of the Asian malaria vector mosquito Anopheles stephensi. Click Here to Read about Malaria Who conducted the research? The research was conducted by the Tata Institute for Genetics and Society (TIGS) and Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology both in Bengaluru. What was the need ...
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