Corona virus Current Affairs, GK & News

B.1.526: New contagious Covid-19 variant

A new highly contagious Covid-19 variant, which is being called as B.1.526, is causing severe damage in the city of New York. Key Points A study published on the Columbia University website states that the new Covid-19 variant is carrying a highly dangerous mutation which have the potential to weaken the efficacy of the vaccine. ..

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UK launched Global Platform to track new COVID-19 variants

The United Kingdom has launched a New Global Platform to track the new COVID-19 variants. The platform will provide world-leading genomics expertise from the country to identify the new variants of the virus. Highlights The platform was launched as part of the UK’s Presidency of the G7. In the line, the UK also put forward ..

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IIT Delhi launches ‘‘Chakr DeCoV’’ to decontaminate N95 masks

In the series on Atmanirbhar Bharat IIT Delhi incubated startup Chakr Innovation has launched ‘Chakr DeCoV’ Key Facts It is a decontamination device that decontaminate N95 masks. Designed in the shape of a cabinet. Built with an innovative decontamination mechanism. The mechanism utilises the high penetrability of Ozone gas for cleaning the pores of the ..

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Metro Rail Services resume amidst Covid-19 Pandemic

The Centre released the Standard Operating Procedures for the resumption of metro rail services during the corona virus outbreak. All states with metro connectivity, except Maharashtra, are set to begin operations from September 7 in a graded manner. They further aim to make all lines operational by September 12. However, metro stations in containment zones ..

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Universal Testing Might Reduce Spread of COVID 19: John Hopkins University

The researchers at the John Hopkins University, USA, have come out with a report suggesting that universal testing might prove to be fruitful to reduce the infection of COVID 19 among the general public. According to the report published in the New York Times, the JHU researchers have pointed that around 42 per cent of ..

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