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29th APRIL 2020

MORE THAN ONE CRORE FACE MASKS PREPARED BY SELF HELP GROUPS ACROSS THE COUNTRY

  • More than one crore face masks have been made by various Self-Help Groups across the country.
  • It shows relentless effort, positive energy and united resolve of SHGs to fight Covid-19 under DAY-NULM flagship scheme of Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
  • At the core of this proud moment is a strong face of women entrepreneurs supported by the Mission.
  • Their resilience is motivating others to multiply the efforts with more energy and determination. It is women empowerment safeguarding lives in true sense.

ELECTROSTATIC DISINFECTION TECHNOLOGY TRANSFERRED FOR COMMERCIALIZATION

  • CSIR-Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIR- CSIO), Chandigarh, has designed and developed an innovative technology for effective disinfection and sanitization to fight with corona pandemic.
  • CSIR-CSIO has transferred this technology to a Nagpur- based company, Rite Water Solutions Pvt. Ltd., for commercialization and large-scale production
  • Electrostatic Disinfection Machine is developed based on the electrostatic principle.
  • It produces uniform and fine spray droplets of disinfectants in the size range of 10-20 micrometre to kill microorganisms and viruses.
  • Due to the small size of droplets, the surface area of spray droplets increases thereby enhancing the interaction with harmful microorganisms and corona virus.

HCARD, A ROBOT, TO ASSIST FRONTLINE COVID-19 HEALTHCARE WARRIORS

  • Healthcare workers at hospitals are risking COVID- 19 infection while taking care of those infected by it 24/7.
  • Perhaps the level of risk may get reduced hereafter with the help of a new friend, HCARD.
  • The robotic device HCARD, in short for Hospital Care Assistive Robotic Device, can help frontline healthcare workers in maintaining physical distance from those infected by coronavirus.
  • HCARD is developed by Durgapur-based CSIR lab,Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute.
  • The device is equipped with various state-of-the-art technologies and works both in automatic as well as manual modes of navigation.

JNCASR scientists develop a natural product based Alzheimer inhibitor

  • Scientists from Jawaharlal Nehru Centre For Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) an autonomous institute under the Department of Science & Technology (DST), Govt. of India have modified the structure of Berberine, a natural and cheap product similar to curcumin, available commercially, into Ber-D to use as a Alzheimer’s
    inhibitor.
  • Their research work has been published in the scientific journal iSceince.
  • Alzheimer’s disease is the most prevalent neurodegenerative disorder and accounts for more than 70% of all
    dementia.
  • The multifactorial nature of the disease attributed to multifaceted toxicity has made it difficult for researchers to develop effective medication.
May 7, 2020