Page-78 of Current Affairs - June, 2021

OECD estimate growth cut of India to 9.9%

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has cut India’s growth projection to 9.9 % for Financial Year 2022. In March, it estimated growth to 12.6%. Rate was cut witnessing covid cases lockdowns which have threatened to stall nascent economic recovery of India. Key Points As per OECD, “pandemic can be contained quickly but GDP ..

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What is Superworms?

A businessman from Kuwait, Jassem Buabbas, is breeding “superworms” for animal feed since years. He is now hoping that, superworms will find their way into diets of Gulf citizens. Highlight He places worm-like larvae of the darkling beetle in a small, dark room. Darkling beetle is known for their high protein content. He aims to ..

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Vajra Kavach Disinfection System

Mumbai-based start-up, Indra water has developed “Vajra Kavach Disinfection System” which removes scourge of viral particles from equipment used by Corona warriors front line workers. About Disinfection System Disinfection System removes any possible traces of SARS-Cov-2 virus from Personal Protective Equipment, coats, gloves, N95 masks and gowns. Thus, it enables reuse of PPEs and other ..

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India to start tests on mixed vaccines

According to Dr N K Arora, chairman of Covid-19 working group under National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (NTAGI), India may soon start testing feasibility of mixing two different doses of Covid vaccines to check whether it helps in boosting immune response against virus or not. Highlights While responding to the question “if a person ..

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Odisha’s Bahuda Rookery Olive Ridley Nesting Site

The Odisha forest department is all set to add another Olive Ridley mass nesting site to its wildlife map at the Bahuda river mouth in Ganjam district to lure the endangered sea turtles to come over for mass nesting in 2019. Around 3-km stretch of the beach from Sunapur to Anantpur at Bahuda rookery is ..

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