Page-5 of Corona virus Current Affairs, GK & News

GoI launches “COVID-19 Fact Check Unit”

On April 2, 2020, the Government of India has launched the “COVID-19 Fact Check Unit” under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. Highlights The unit is to operate through GMAIL. It will get messages at [email protected] and send response at the earliest. It will also act as a source of information provider about COVID-19. Other ..

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Ex-Service Men rise to “Service Before Self” to fight COVID-19

The Indian Army serves under the motto “Service Before Self”. Continuing to live with the motto even after retirement, the department of Ex-service men operating under Ministry of Defence took the initiative to mobilize ex-servicemen to assist state and district administration. Highlights The Zila Sainik Boards and Rajya Sainik Boards are currently identifying Ex-Service men ..

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Exercise NCC Yogdan launched to fight COVID-19

On April 2, 2020, the National Cadet Corps (NCC) launched “Exercise NCC Yogdan” to offer a helping hand to the authorities fighting against COVID-19. Highlights Under the exercise, the NCC cadets are envisaged to work in call centres and helpline centres formed exclusively for COVID-19, community assistance, distribution of relief materials, medicines and other essential ..

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A New Low-Cost Temperature Gun developed by Indian Navy

The Mumbai Naval Dockyard has designed a low-cost IR based temperature sensor. The sensor is to be used to check the personnel entering at the gates of the yard. Highlights The instrument was manufactured at less than Rs 1000. The manufacturing cost is fraction of the instruments used in the market. The accuracy of the ..

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Bio Suit developed by DRDO for health professionals to fight against COVID-19

A Bio Suit has been developed by the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) to keep the medical professionals working with COVID-19 safe. The Organization has used its expertise in textiles, nanotechnology and coating to bring out the product Highlights The suit exceeds the criteria set by the Ministry of Health and Family welfare for ..

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Action Covid-19 Team launched in India: First of its kind in the world

The Action COVID Team was launched by top fund mangers of private sector and blue-chip venture capital firm. Significance The Team gained its popularity lately as Rs 1 crore was bagged by the Mylab  from the fund set up by the team. Mylab is the first Indian firm to get permission to make and sell ..

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