COVID-19: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Tarun Gogoi, Ex-Chief Minister of Assam passed away

Published: November 23, 2020

On November 23, 2020, Tarun Gogoi, former Chief Minister of Assam passed away due to post covid-19 complications. Mr Gogoi was diagnosed with COVID-19 in August 2020. He was then administered with the plasma therapy. The blood plasma therapy is a covid-19 treatment where the plasma of recovered covid-19 patient is injected into an active ..

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What are the five technologies recommended by the Technical Committee of Jal Jeevan Mission?

Published: November 23, 2020

A Multi-disciplinary Technical Committee that was set up under the Jal Jeevan Mission has recommended five technologies in order to provide field level solutions to the states. What are the technologies? Grundfos AQpure: It is a solar energy-based water treatment plant. It uses ultra-filtration as well. Janajal Water on Wheel: It is an Internet on ..

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United Nations launches “Team Halo” to counter misinformation around COVID-19 vaccines

Published: November 18, 2020

On November 17, 2020, the United Nations along with “the Vaccine Confidence Project” of University of London launched “Team Halo”. More than 100 scientists from different parts of the world have come together under the project. Highlights Team Halo aims to tackle misinformation on safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines. Under the initiative, the scientists ..

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China’s Chen Meng wins ITTF Women’s World Cup title

Published: November 11, 2020

China’s Chen Meng has been crowned as the winner of the first-ever ITTF Women’s World Cup title. Chen Meng is the world’s No.1 women tennis player at present. She defeated her Chinese compatriot Sun Yingsha by 11-13 11-6 11-9 11-6 11-8 to win the title. After winning the title, Chen said this has given a ..

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Researchers discover new hidden gene in COVID-19

Published: November 11, 2020

A team of researchers from Taiwan’s Academia Sinica have discovered a “hidden gene” in the novel coronavirus. This hidden gene in SARS-CoV-2, virus causing COVID-19, may have contributed to its unique biology and potential of the pandemic. Discovery of a gene for a virus that already has 15 genes in total could have a significant ..

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