Daily News Analysis June 18

  1. India recorded a hike of 12881 Covid-19 cases in one day, 7390 recovered and 334 died.

  2. Dexamethasone proves to be the first life saving drug for the treatment of COVID-19, said Oxford University.

  3. DFCCIL(Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation Of India) terminates Rs 471 crore contract with Chinese company citing slow progress.

  4. Petrol price hiked by 53 paise/litre, diesel by 64 paise.

  5. Cong stakes claim to form govt in Manipur, writes to Governor to form government after three MLAs from BJP resigned and others withdrew support from N Biren Singh Government.

  6. Union Road Transport Minister Shri Nitin Gadkari says, India will be a manufacturing hub for electric vehicles within five years.

  7. The team of researchers at CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology (IICB), Kolkata has explored the neuro-invasive potential of SARS-CoV-2 and suggested that the virus may infect respiratory centre of the brain and attention should be focused on the respiratory centre of the central nervous system to search for mortality due to COVID 19.

  8. CSIR constituent lab CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute(CDRI) Lucknow, has received permission for carrying out Phase III randomised, Double blind, Placebo controlled trial of efficacy, safety and tolerability of antiviral drug Umifenovir. The Phase III Clinical Trials will be carried out at King George’s Medical University (KGMU), Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences (RMLIMS) and ERA’s Lucknow Medical College & Hospital, Lucknow.

  9. An enterprise of DSIR, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, NRDC Licenses NavRakshak PPE Suit Manufacturing Know-how to Five MSMEs Developed by Indian Navy.

  10. Shri Ram Vilas Paswan asks Department of Food & PDS to complete ONOC(One Nation One Card) scheme by end of this year.

  11. India has taken a major decision to fully open the coal and mining sectors for competition, capital, participation and technology: PM

  12. ‘Over 2.50 lakh Indians evacuated from abroad under Vande Bharat Mission’.

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