COVID-19 Current Affairs, GK & News

COVIRAP Technology

The IIT Kharagpur has successfully commercialised the healthcare product COVIRAP. What is COVIRAP? COVIRAP is a diagnostic technology to detect COVID-19 virus. The technology is also capable of testing influenza, dengue, malaria. Tuberculosis and Japanese Encephalitis. Also, the technology can be used to test other vector borne diseases. The testing cost of the COVIRAP based ..

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Triple Mutant Variant

As India is struggling to battle COVID-19 crisis, a triple mutant variant strain of COVID-19 has emerged as a fresh threat. It is also called the “Bengal Variant”. The triple mutant variant has been identified in West Bengal, Maharashtra, Delhi and Chhattisgarh. What is Triple Mutant Variant? The Triple Mutant Variant has evolved from double ..

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DRDO develops Supplemental Oxygen Delivery System

The Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) has recently developed a Supplemental Oxygen Delivery System. It is to be used for soldiers posted at extreme high-altitude areas. About the System The system was developed by the Defence Bio-Engineering and Electro Medical Laboratory (DEBEL) located in Bengaluru. It operates under DRDO. The system delivers supplementary oxygen based ..

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What is Double Mutant Corona Virus Variant?

The National Institute of Virology recently shared a data showing the break up of 361 genome sequenced samples that were collected between January and March 2021. Key Findings The study detected the presence of double mutation in almost 61% of the samples collected in Maharashtra. The double mutant has been classified as B.1.617 recently. What ..

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PM CARES Fund: Oxygen Plant for 100 new hospitals

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare recently announced that around hundred new hospitals are to have their own oxygen plant under the PM CARES Fund. PM CARES Fund is Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund. What is the plan? The Government of India has sanctioned 162 Pressure Swing Adsorption Plants ..

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