ART bill not queer friendly

The opposition claims that the recently passed bill in the Lok Sabha is discriminatory for LGBTQIA+ community and single men seeking fatherhood. Queer activists say that the Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Regulation Bill is not only discriminatory but also homophobic in nature. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) minister says that the contradiction in two existing laws […]

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Tyre re-treading not so hot right now

The unorganised tyre retreading sector in Kalasipalya mostly finds the use of ‘hot method’ in retreading. The unseasonal rains have added to the misery of tyre re-treading industry in Kalasipalya which was already struggling due to the pandemic. The number of re-treaded tyres sold daily have reduced by 60 percent. Yaseen 18, employee at AK […]

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Biosimilars: not so familiar

Market penetration of Indian biosimilar drugs in domestic and international markets is an issue of concern. India leads in pharmaceutical exports but lags in biosimilars. Industry insiders say, Indian market has a huge scope for biosimilars but issues with the development, manufacturing, registration, and more pose threats to it. Chitta Ranjan Padhi, engineer at Dr. Reddy’s […]

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Law students demand cancellation of exams

Slogans demanding the resignation of KSLU VC, Ishwara Bhat were hurled at the protest site. The Karnataka State Law University (KSLU) students staged a protest alongside National Student Union of India (NSUI) at Maurya Circle. Promotion to next semester, resolution of errors in results and clarity on repeaters exam were some of their demands. Ranganath, […]

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Rotavirus Vaccine: Take one for the team

Doctors say the vaccine might not necessarily be beneficial on an individual level but taken across a community it helps to reduce overall mortality. In Karnataka, there was a drastic fall in the number of children being vaccinated for the  second and third doses of the Rotavirus vaccine (RVV). The diarrhoea causing virus is a […]

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Diarrhoea mouse to the rescue

Scientists at IISc say the transgenic mouse could help decipher the underlying reason and biological pathways for intestinal inflammation. Experts said that the novel transgenic mouse model could provide headway for research and development in treatment and prevention of diarrhoeal diseases in India. It might also help with finding the origin and occurrence of inflammatory […]

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Government snips protocols for barbers

Epidemiologist says we cannot solely depend on the vaccine, Covid protocols are also highly effective in managing the spread of the disease.   Barber shops in rural areas fail to follow basic Covid safety measures as the government becomes lenient. Experts say Covid protocols are the way forward. Niranjan owner of the barber shop, Magic […]

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No PrEP for HIV susceptible people in India

WHO in its guidelines to eradicate AIDS by 2030 had recommended PrEP as a preventive medicine but India remains amongst those who didn’t adopt it. Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), a medicine that prevents Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection remains inaccessible to Indians who are susceptible to it. WHO says PrEP can reduce the risk of infection […]

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