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WHO: Independent Inquiry in handling of COVID-19

On May 19, 2020, the World Health Organization announced that it will initiate independent review in handling COVID-19 pandemic. In order to achieve this, the organization is to launch “Resolution on COVID-19 response”. Highlights The main aim of the review is to put an end to the international blame game in the origin of COVID-19. ..

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US Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine: First to show positive response

The COVID-19 Vaccine by a US based firm Moderna has become the first to show positive results. The vaccine is considered as huge success because, it is the first vaccine which has generated antibodies against the virus. Highlights Around 8 people who received the vaccine in the United States have shown positive results. The LNP-encapsulated ..

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GoI: Star Rating of Garbage Free Cities Released

On May 19, 2020, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs released star rating of garbage free cities for the year 2019-20. Highlights Around 5 cities were given 5-star rating. This includes Ambikapur, Surat, Rajkot, Mysuru, Indore and Navi Mumbai. The ministry had given 3-star rating to 65 cities and 1-star rating to 70 cities. ..

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What is “Hanko” in news recently?

The Hanko is a personal stamp of Japan. It is equivalent to signature in other countries. The tradition is gaining criticism in Japan post COVID-19 period. What is the issue? Japan is adopting work from home culture aggressively in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the age old Hanko tradition of Japan is forcing the ..

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WHO: Spraying of Disinfectants in streets is not Effective

The World Health Organization recently announced to its member countries that spraying of disinfectants on roads is not effective. The organization rather says that spraying disinfectants can be harmful to public health. Highlights According to World Health Organization, fumigation or spraying of disinfectants on the streets and market places is not recommended to kill COVID-19. ..

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