Current Affairs - July, 2020

European Union Signs Agreement with Gilead for Supply of Remdesivir

The European Union has reached an agreement with Gilead Sciences Inc. regarding the supply of the company’s antiviral drug Remdesivir to combat the deadly COVID 19 pandemic in the countries of the bloc. The deal of 63 million euros ($74 million) has been signed for procurement of Veklury, the brand name for Remdesivir which is ..

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UP to Set up District-level Panels to fight COVID 19

The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to set up district-level panels consisting of district magistrates, chief medical officers and chief development officers to prepare a working plan in order to fight the COVID 19 pandemic more effectively. Details The government has decided to strengthen the telemedicine facility and also its proper publicity so that more ..

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New Track Construction (NTC) Machine Used for the First Time by Indian Railways

Indian Railways has, for the first time, used the New Track Construction (NTC) machine in order to construct the Khurja-Dadri Section of the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor. At present, seven such machines have been deployed along the Dedicated Freight Corridor alignment. Four out of these seven machines are deployed in the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor ..

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ICMR Proposes Research on Non-Communicable Disease in relation to COVID 19

The government has come out with a proposal to conduct research for COVID 19 in relation to the non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, cancer, heart and kidney ailments, which puts people with these conditions, especially the elderly, at higher risk for contracting the deadly coronavirus, with severe symptoms. The main objective is to guide the ..

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Robots being tried to Ease Social Care Burden in UK

The researchers at Heriot-Watt University have programmed robots in order to perform tasks normally carried out by the care workers. This comes after a surge in loneliness among vulnerable groups during the coronavirus pandemic. The experiment, named Ambient Assisted Living, will primarily focus on finding solutions for priority groups, whose vulnerabilities have been compounded by ..

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