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COVID19 Updates: Steroid Dexamethasone approved as Covid-19 treatment in UK

Steroid Dexamethasone approved as Covid-19 treatment in UK Approx Read Time: 5 minutes In News: Researchers leading a major clinical trial in the UK have announced that the drug dexamethasone has been found to reduce the risk of death among severely ill patients. Consequently, the U.K. government has authorized the State-funded National Health Service (NHS) to use …

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Governance Updates: OCIs, foreigners with Indian ties allowed into the country

OCIs, foreigners with Indian ties allowed into the country Approx Read Time: 6 minutes In News: The government has further liberalized the visa restrictions imposed during the lockdown by allowing the entry of certain categories of foreigners and Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) into the country. Background: The government had suspended visas of all foreigners on March …

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COVID19 Updates: ICMR clears cheaper, faster testing kits for containment zones, healthcare facilities

Rapid Antigen Detection test Approx Read Time: 5 minutes  In News: The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has approved one more kind of test for diagnosis of Covid-19. The newly approved rapid antigen detection test is to be used in specified settings, and kits from only one manufacturer have got approval. ICMR and AIIMS had …

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COVID19 Updates: How India tests for Covid-19?

How India tests for Covid-19? Approx Read Time: 5 minutes  In News: How India tests for Covid-19? The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) recently approved ELISA test kits for Covid-19 developed by two companies – Transasia Bio Medicals (based in Mumbai) and Euroimmun US Inc. Transasia Bio Medicals claims that it can produce 3 crore kits …

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COVID19 Updates: Figuring out COVID-19 terminology

COVID19 terminology Approx Read Time: 6 minutes Context: Over the past few months, we have learnt about many scientific terms in relation to COVID-19. This is like a revision of glossary of terms that are being used now regularly. The disease and its spread: COVID19 terminology COVID-19: It is name given by the World Health Organization (WHO) to …

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