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CSIR-CCMB's Dry Swab direct RT-PCR method for Coronavirus detection receives ICMR approval

CSIR-CCMB's Dry Swab direct RT-PCR method for Coronavirus detection receives ICMR approval

New Delhi, Nov 28 (UNI) The simple and fast method of Dry Swab-Direct RT-PCR, developed by CSIR's constituent lab Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) Hyderabad for scaling up of SARS-CoV-2 detection has now been approved by ICMR based on their independent validation.
This method developed by CSIR-CCMB is a simple variation of the existing gold standard RT-PCR method and can easily scale up the testing by 2 to 3 fold with no new investment of resources, the Ministry of Science & Technology said here in a statement on Saturday.
After evaluating this method and finding an overall concordance of 96.9 per cent, ICMR has now issued an advisory for the use of CSIR-CCMB dry swab method, considering its lesser cost and quick turn-around time.

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16 Jan 2021 | 8:13 PM

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:India offers Nepal HADR training, capacity building (DI16)
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Mumbai:Activist Saket Gokhale moves Bombay HC over lack of Covaxin data (BY11)
Lucknow:BJP announces 6 more candidates for UP legislative council polls (DR28)
Madurai:52 persons injured in “Alanganallur bull fight carnival” (MS37)
Washington:Trump unblocked on Facebook, Instagram (DF4)
Washington:Moscow:Iran fired long-range missiles in drills hitting targets over 1,000 miles away: Reports (FN12)
Galle:1st Test, Day 3: Sri Lanka 156/2 at stumps, trail England by 130 runs (SPD8)
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RBI can consider idea of bad bank: Governor

RBI can consider idea of bad bank: Governor

16 Jan 2021 | 6:46 PM

New Delhi, Jan 16 (UNI) The Reserve Bank of India would consider the idea of a bad bank if there is any such proposal, Governor Shaktikanta Das said on Saturday.

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20 ITBP personnel get first shot of Covid-19 vaccine

20 ITBP personnel get first shot of Covid-19 vaccine

16 Jan 2021 | 6:23 PM

New Delhi, Jan 16 (UNI) Twenty Indo Tibetan Border Police(ITBP) personnel on Saturday received first shot of covid-19 vaccine at Leh hospital.

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Bhutan PM congratulates Modi for COVID-vaccine launch

Bhutan PM congratulates Modi for COVID-vaccine launch

16 Jan 2021 | 6:15 PM

New Delhi, Jan 16 (UNI) Bhutanese Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering on Saturday congratulated
Mr Narendra Modi and the people of India for the 'landmark launch' of the COVID-19 vaccination
saying he (Mr Modi) had displayed profound and compassionate leadership.

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Toycathon 2021 to boost toy manufacturing

16 Jan 2021 | 6:12 PM

New Delhi, Jan 16 (UNI) To promote toy manufacturing among domestic players, particularly among rural entrepreneurs, the Common Service Centre (CSC), an SPV under the Ministry of Electronics and IT Ministry, has joined hands with the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to organise 'Toycathon-2021'.

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