Coronavirus: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

One in 10 COVID-19 cases in US are nursing home residents

Nursing home residents account for nearly one in ten of all COVID-19 cases in the United States and more than a quarter of the deaths. The US currently has the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the world. About 1.4 million older and medically frail people live in the nursing homes in the US. The ..

“Air-Venti” app launched to provide information on ICU beds, ventilators in Mumbai

The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) has launched a mobile application “Air-Venti” to help the city’s residents to get information about the availability of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds and Ventilators in both the government and private hospitals around them. This app aims to save lives that are endangered in search for hospitals ..

CSIR-IICB: COVID-19 may affect respiratory centre of brain

A team of scientists from CSIR – Indian Institute of Chemical Biology (IICB), Kolkata has undertaken a study on the neuro-invasive potential of COVID-19 and said that the virus may infect the respiratory centre of the brain. The researchers have called for the attention on the respiratory centre of the central nervous system to know ..

AIIB approves $500 million for Pakistan’s COVID-19 efforts

The China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has approved a loan of $500 million to assist Pakistan’s efforts in addressing the on-going coronavirus pandemic. The project is co-financed by Asian Development Bank (ADB). It aims to strengthen the vulnerable groups, boost healthcare system and help small businesses amid the economic crisis caused by the pandemic.

ADB slashes Developing Asia growth estimates for 2020

According to the updated Asian Development Outlook report published by Asian Development Bank (ADB), developing Asia, a group of 45 countries in Asia-Pacific region, is expected to post growth of just 0.1% in 2020. This updated forecast shows higher damage to economies in developing Asia than estimates it released in April, which was predicted to ..