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Hotspot Areas of COVID-19 identified and Antibody Tests in Hotspots approved

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has identified 20 Covid-19 hotspots in the country. Though there are no community transmission in the country, ministry is take these hotspots strictly. Also, 22 potential hotspots have been identified. Antibody Tests As the ministry identified hotspots, the ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research) was put on action ..

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Arogya Sanjeevani Insurance Policy: IRDAI launches Guidelines

The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has provided guidelines for the health insurance providers to implement Arogya Sanjeevani Insurance Policy. The regulator had earlier made it mandatory for the insurance providers to frame a policy to provide basic coverage to at least 55% of Indian population. About the policy The “Arogya Sanjeevani ..

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United Nations adopts first resolution on Corona Virus

On April 3, 2020, the United Nations approved the resolution that called upon international cooperation to fight against COVID-19. The resolution also calls for its member nations to adopt multilateralism. Highlights The United Nations resolution was adopted by 188 nations. This is the first resolution adopted by the organization since the pandemic. The resolution called ..

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Corona Kavach: Application launched by GoI to locate a COVID-19 positive patient

On April 2, 2020, the Government of India launched Corona Kavach application to map the location of a COVID-19 positive patient through GPS. Highlights The application has been launched by India after learning about its success in the countries such as South Korea and Singapore. The “Corona Kavach” application tracks the data of the user ..

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National Corona Survey conducted in 410 districts

On April 2, 2020, the Union Minister Jitendra Sigh released National Preparedness Survey on COVID-19. The survey was conducted in 410 districts in 3 working days. Objective of the survey The survey was conducted in order to achieve the following To develop comparative analysis on the steps taken by the states To capture process related ..

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Department of Science and Technology to manufacture automated Ventilators

On April 2, 2020 the Department of Science and Technology toed up with the Wipro 3D to jointly build proto type of automated ventilators. Highlights The ventilators will help in meeting urgent requirement of Covid-19 crisis. The ventilators are called AMBU (Artificial Manual Breathing Unit). They are hand held devices that will provide automatic pressurized ..

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