×

UPSC Courses

DNA banner

DAILY NEWS ANALYSIS

GS-III :
  • 15 May, 2020

  • 3 Min Read

Chitra GeneLAMP-N

Chitra GeneLAMP-N

  • The Chitra GeneLAMP-N was developed by the Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST), Thiruvananthapuram
  • The Chitra technology uses a method called Loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP).
  • The objective, like that of the gold-standard RT-PCR tests, is the same: to detect the presence of viral RNA. Both achieve this via a series of chemical transformations.
  • The LAMP method is said to be faster but is a relatively newer technology, more complicated in its design and has not been tested extensively for COVID-19 detection.

N gene test

  • Most RT-PCR kits focus on two different genes, the E (envelope) gene and the RdRP (RNA-dependent RNA polymerase) gene.
  • The World Health Organization recommends an E and RdRP test, while the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requires an N gene test.
  • The N gene test is a confirmatory test and is widely employed in Germany and China, among other countries.
  • However, the design of it is complicated and can be expensive.
  • The CDC protocol says three regions of the N gene must be analysed but the Chitra-model tests two to confirm the identity of the virus.

Source: TH


Group of Four (G4) on UNSC Reform

Group of Four (G4) on UNSC Reform Under the auspices of The Group of Four (G4), the External Affairs Minister of India met with his counterparts from Brazil, Germany, and Japan. Details about the news G4 discussed concerns pertaining to the UN Security Council reform during a meeting that took place alongside the 77th session of the

Draft Indian Telecommunication Bill 2022

Draft Indian Telecommunication Bill 2022 To control Internet-based OTT (Over-The-Top) telecom services, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) recently announced the draught Indian Telecommunications 2022 Bill. ?????????????? What are the Draft Bill's Main Points? The Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, Indian Wireless Telegraph

Fly Ash

Fly Ash The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has emphasised the urgent need for Chhattisgarh to increase the use and disposal of fly ash. ??????? About 15 state, national, and privately owned electricity generating units are concentrated in Korba, Chhattisgarh, makes the situation much more dire. What is Fly Ash? Burning

Breakthrough Agenda Report 2022

Breakthrough Agenda Report 2022 The UN Climate Change High-Level Champions, the International Energy Agency (IEA), and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) have launched The Breakthrough Agenda Report 2022, which focuses on international cooperation to accelerate greenhouse gas emission reductions. What are the Report

International Year of Millets 2023

International Year of Millets 2023 In preparation for the International Year of Millets in 2023, the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has planned a number of pre-launch activities and initiatives to raise awareness and encourage involvement in the nation about the illustrious but long-forgotten golden grains. Numerous initiatives

Toppers

Search By Date

Newsletter Subscription
SMS Alerts