Current Affairs - March, 2020

Project Arunank running in full swing in China border despite of COVID-19

The Border Road Organization (BRO) is working in full swing to completely replace the Daporijo bridge. The bridge os the only line of communication to 451 villages located in the China border. Also, the BRO is engaged in snow clearance of Manali-Leh axis to provide relief to Ladakh and Lahaul valley. Project Arunank The Project ..

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DRDO develops N99 masks, ventilators and hand sanitizers to help fight against COVID-19

The DRDO (Defence Research Development Organization) has been tracking the spread of the COVID-19 virus since it began to spread in China. Now, the organization has developed four items to help India in its “War against Corona”. Highlights The DRDO has developed hand sanitizer, ventilators, five-layer masks and body suits. Hand Sanitizer Around 4,000 litres ..

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India-Japan sign Rs 15,295 crores rail project

On March 27, 2020, the JICA (Japanese International Cooperation Agency), a funding agency of the Japanese Government signed an agreement with GoI for 3 mega rail infrastructure projects. The project cost has been estimated as Rs 15,295 crores Highlights According to the agreements, Rs 8,553 crores have been granted by the JICA for phase I ..

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Mutation and Pangolins main source of COVID-19

According to a research published in the journal “Pathogen”, virus jumped to humans from Pangolins. Also, mutation was the main reason for the virus to target human cells so easily and hence leads to fast spread of the virus. Highlights The study has found that the virus has jumped to humans from Pangolins. Pangolins are ..

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What are DMF Funds that are to be used by the states to combat COVID-19?

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman recently instructed the state governments to use DMF (District Mineral Foundation) funds to fight against COVID-19. This is being done to supplement medical facilities that will help fight against Corona Virus. What are DMF Funds? The District Mineral Foundation is a non-profit body. It was set up in those districts that ..

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