“AYUSH 64” Ayurvedic Drug Govt is Recommending for Mild Covid-19

What is the News? The Ministry of Ayush has announced that it has taken steps to increase the production of AYUSH 64 across the country to treat mild to moderate cases of coronavirus infections.  About Ayush-64: Ayush-64 is an Ayurvedic drug developed by the Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences(CCRAS), the apex body for… Continue reading “AYUSH 64” Ayurvedic Drug Govt is Recommending for Mild Covid-19

How does an Oxygen concentrator help?

What is the News? Oxygen Concentrators have emerged as a sought after device as the demand for medical oxygen continues unabated and several states struggle to keep pace with the demand. What are Oxygen Concentrators? Oxygen Concentrator is a medical device that takes in air and separates the oxygen and delivers it into a person… Continue reading How does an Oxygen concentrator help?

“White-Bellied Heron” spotted in Arunachal Pradesh

What is the News? The white-bellied heron was spotted at Walong in the Anjaw district of Arunachal Pradesh. This is the first time the white-bellied heron was sighted at a height of 1,200 meters above sea level in India. About White-Bellied Heron: Source: eBird The White-bellied Heron is a rare and elusive bird. It is… Continue reading “White-Bellied Heron” spotted in Arunachal Pradesh

“India-UK Virtual Summit”

What is the News? Indian Prime Minister and the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom has held a Virtual Summit. Initiatives launched during the India-UK Virtual Summit: Comprehensive Roadmap 2030: The Roadmap 2030 was launched during the summit. The Road map aims to elevate India-UK ties to a ‘Comprehensive Strategic Partnership’ by 2030. Currently, India… Continue reading “India-UK Virtual Summit”

New Malaria Vaccine Can be a Game Changer in Curtailing Malaria

Synopsis: Phase 2b clinical trials of R21/Matrix M (a new malaria vaccine) have shown the efficacy of 77%. It is a new version of RTS, S — another candidate against malaria. Experts believe that this new version could be a game-changer in curtailing the spread of malaria across the globe, especially during pandemic times.  Background:… Continue reading New Malaria Vaccine Can be a Game Changer in Curtailing Malaria

Opportunities in India-UK relations

Synopsis:  Through this article, we will discuss the contentious issue hampering India-UK relations as well as possible opportunities of convergence for mutual development. Background India- Britain summit is set to take place digitally. The two leaders are expected to announce a 10-year roadmap to transform the bilateral relationship that will cover a range of areas.… Continue reading Opportunities in India-UK relations

One Health Approach – Significance and Steps Taken by India

Synopsis:Covid-19 has once again shown the degree of chaos that can be spread by zoonotic diseases. This gives India an opportunity to work on the One Health approach. Background In 1856, the father of modern pathology (Rudolf Virchow) observed that there are no dividing lines between animal and human medicine. The Covid-19 pandemic once again… Continue reading One Health Approach – Significance and Steps Taken by India

Managing Vaccine Shortage by Proper Gap Between Vaccinations

Synopsis: To achieve universal vaccination, India needs to work on a few out-of-the-box solutions for vaccine shortage. For example, increasing the gap between vaccination effectively. Introduction:  The New Vaccine Policy aims to vaccinate people above 18 years. The Policy came into force on May 1. But a few states have postponed the vaccination program citing… Continue reading Managing Vaccine Shortage by Proper Gap Between Vaccinations

Climate Change is Shifting Earth’s Axis of Rotation

Synopsis-According to a new study, loss of water on land is shifting the earth’s axis of rotation. The reasons behind loss of water are ice melting and human-induced factors [such as excessive groundwater pumping]. Introduction- According to a study published in the Journal Geophysical Research letters, Earth’s axis of rotation has been rotating faster than… Continue reading Climate Change is Shifting Earth’s Axis of Rotation