Feluda, first desi Covid detector, gets regulator nod

An indigenously developed test that uses the cutting-edge CRISPR gene-editing technology to detect the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes the Covid-19 infection accurately, cheaply and quickly has been approved for commercial launch by the Drugs Controller General of India. “The Tata CRISPR test is the world’s first diagnostic test to deploy a specially adapted Cas9 protein to successfully detect the virus causing Covid-19,” said a govt statement.

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Govt pushes through farm bills amid opposition charges of foul play

Amid unruly and aggressive protests by opposition members, the Rajya Sabha on Sunday passed by voice vote two contentious farm bills that were earlier approved by the Lower House. The two bills will now be sent to the President for his assent. The bill was opposed by BJP’s estranged ally, the Shiromani Akali Dal, TRS and BJD which, in a rare instance, decided to vote “no”.

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