.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Niclosamide is primarily an anti-helminthic drug. (Photo credit: Representative image/Unsplash)

  • Niclosamide was discovered in the Bayer chemotherapy research laboratories in 1953
  • The drug was approved by US FDA in 1982
  • It is also believed to be effective against various cancers 

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
DRDO issued directions on the usage of its 2-DG drug on COVID-19 patients. (Photo Credit: Representational/File Photo)

  • Caution should be exercised while prescribing 2DG drug to people who have comorbidites 
  • The first batch of this oral drug, was released on May 17
  • 2-DG should not be given to pregnant and lactating women, states DRDO 

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
2-DG will help COVID-19 patients recover faster, Centre had said. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • The 2-DG will be administered only upon prescription
  • The cost of the drug (per sachet) has not been announced yet
  • The commercial launch of the drug is expected to take place in mid-June

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The DRDO drug was approved by DCGI on May 1. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • 2-DG will come in powder form, which should be taken orally with water
  • The drug will reduce a patient's dependency on supplemented oxygen
  • The first batch of 2-DG was released on Monday

.Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Actor Dalip Tahil's son Dhruv has been arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in a drug case. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@ANI)

  • Dalip Tahil's son Dhruv has been arrested by Mumbai Police’s Anti Narcotic Cell for repeated purchase of drugs
  • The Anti Narcotic Cell also found bank transactions and Whatsapp chats between Dhruv and a drug peddler
  • Dhruv will be produced in the court on Thursday

  • The veteran actor is known for playing negative roles in films like ‘Baazigar’, and ‘Raja’
  • He has appeared in over 100 Bollywood films from the 1980s to 2013
  • Tahil is known internationally for his role as Dan Ferreira in the BBC1 soap opera ‘EastEnders’

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
420 day is celebrated on April 20, every year. (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • On 420 day, marijuana lovers come together to light up a spliff
  • They also use the occasion to raise voices for the legalisation of the green herb
  • There are several versions of why it's called 420 day

Criminals were offering fake vaccines and home-testing kits, Europol informed. (Photo credit: Representational image/Unsplash)

  • Europol said in its report that criminals were likely to take control of legitimate businesses affected by COVID-19
  • The 'Serious and Organised Crime Threat Assessment' is published to equip EU states to set their crime-fighting priorities
  • The organisation noted that Europe was at a 'braking point' from an unprecendented flood of cocaine

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
As on April 11, there are 11.08 lakh active COVID-19 cases in the country. (Photo Credit:@Unsplash))

  • Remdesivir is an anti-viral drug used in the treatment of coronavirus
  • India recorded 1,52,879 new cases on Sunday
  • Drugs inspectors and other officers directed to take measures to curb hoarding & black marketing

.Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Ajaz Khan shot to fame with his stint in Bigg Boss season 7. (Photo credit: Instagram/iamajazkhan)

  • Bollywood actor Ajaz Khan was detained by the NCB from Mumbai airport
  • The reason for his detention was not ascertained
  • The Bollywood actors was, in 2018, held in Mumbai in a drug-related case