Uttarakhand begins production of injections used to treat Black Fungus

Faced with rising ‘Black Fungus’ cases, the Uttarakhand government announced production of injections used in treatment of the disease known medically as mucormycosis. Mucormycosis is a fungal infection caused by exposure to mucor mould which is commonly found in soil, plants, manure, and decaying fruits and vegetables. As of now, Amphotericin-B injections, […]

Now, yellow fungus, which is more dangerous than black fungus and white fungus, hit India

Amid the rising cases of Black Fungus infection in several states of India, one case of Yellow Fungus infection has been reported from Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh. Yellow Fungus is considered more dangerous than both Black Fungus and White Fungus. The infected patient is currently undergoing treatment at a hospital in Ghaziabad. […]

WHO sets new targets for vaccinating world’s poorest to end ‘scandalous inequity’

The Covid-19 pandemic is being perpetuated by a “scandalous inequity” in vaccine distribution, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said today as he set new targets for protecting people in the poorest countries. WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned that no country should assume that it’s “out of […]

Uttarakhand extends Covid curfew till June 1

In view of increasing COVID-19 cases in Uttarakhand, the state government on Monday announced an extension to the existing COVID curfew till June 1 to prevent further cases. The decision was taken after the instructions of Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat. Uttarakhand government’s spokesperson and Cabinet Minister, Subodh Uniyal said that it has been decided […]

Scientists indentify viruses in human genes that damage brain development

As new study has been able to prove for the first time that activation of distinct human endogenous retroviruses, which are part of our genome, impair brain development dramatically. The findings of the study, which is originated from an international collaboration led by researchers at Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen – German Research Center for Environmental Health, could help […]

Narada case: CBI moves SC against Calcutta HC order allowing house arrest of TMC leaders

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) filed a Special Leave Petition (SLP) before the Supreme Court challenging the Calcutta High Court’s order which allowed the house arrest of four Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders, who are accused in the Narada case. The probe agency, CBI, in its appeal, filed before the Apex Court, sought deferment […]