Coronavirus Pandemic Current Affairs, GK & News
The WHO has finally declared the worldwide spread of COVID-19 disease as a pandemic. This is after 4,000 people have died from the disease and over 100,000 infected. Pandemic The term pandemic is derived from the Greek word ‘pandemos’ meaning everybody. The term ‘demos’ means people and ‘pan’ means everyone. The term references the risk ....Read More
Khosta-2 variant of coronavirus found in Russian bats in Sochi National Park. Key facts A team of American researchers have found the Khosta-2 in Russian bats. The zoonotic virus is capable of infecting humans. This is unlike the Khosta-1, which is also found in Russian bats but cannot easily spread to humans. Khosta-2 has been ..
The Chief Minister Secretariat of Bihar, National Informatics Centre and the Disaster Management Department have been jointly chosen as winners in “Pandemic Category” in Digital India Awards, 2020. Earlier the Uttar Pradesh Food and Civil Supplies Department won the Digital India Award, 2020 under the “Excellence in Digital Governance” category. It was selected for its ..
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 ..
Category: Science & Technology Current Affairs
Indian Council for Medical Research has recommended to carry out sero-surveys to detect the presence of coronavirus antibodies in the people. Such surveys conducted in big cities have proved to be beneficial to understand the activities and characteristics of the Covid-19 virus. Process Surveys have been conducted to find out the pandemic’s progress. Samples have ..
Category: India Nation & States Current Affairs
According to the United Nations Policy Brief, it has been estimated that around 24 million children across the countries are not going to return to school next year due to the economic impact of the COVID 19 pandemic. This has been observed in the study involving the effect of the pandemic on education in the ..
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