Researchers culture novel coronavirus, may help in drug testing and vaccine development

The Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) has established stable cultures of Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) from patients’ samples. Virologists at CCMB have isolated infectious viruses from several isolates. The ability to culture the virus in lab enables CCMB to work towards vaccine development and testing of potential drugs to fight Coronavirus.

Himachal CM demands Union Govt. to relax condition of land requirement for establishing Bulk Drug Park

Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has demanded the Union Government to relax the land criteria for the State keeping in view the topography of Himachal Pradesh. In a letter written to Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal, Chief Minister said that Himachal Pradesh has emerged as hub for manufacturing...

Himachal CM lauds Pharma Industries’ support in fight against Coronavirus

Medicine manufactured in Baddi being supplied to United States: CM Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has paid gratitude to the Pharma industry to provide their wholehearted support to the State Government to effectively fight the Coronavirus pandemic. The state CM, while interacting with...

Agri Dept issues alert of Expected Locust Attack in five districts

Metarhizium and Beauveria - 200 gm per 30 liter of water effective for controling Locust Attack. Bio Control Laboratory Kangra and Mandi to develop these bio insecticides Shimla: The agriculture department of the state has issued high alert of Expected Locust Attack in five districts. Director Agriculture Dr. R.K. Koundal informed here today that...

BJP President Rajeev Bindal resign over Corruption probe

National President JP Nadda accepts resignation Shimla: In a major political shake up, Himachal Pradesh BJP president Dr Rajeev Bindal has resigned from the post over the corruption probe in Health department to facilitate free and fair probe into the matter. Bindal, in his resignation letter...