COVID Current Affairs, GK & News

Stree Manoraksha Project

The ‘Stree Manoraksha Project’ has been launched by the Ministry of Women and Child Development (MoWCD)in collaboration with NIMHANS Bengaluru. This was launched with the aim to improve women’s mental health across India. Overview: This project will focus on capacity building of OSC (One-Stop Center) functionaries the techniques and tools of how to handle cases ..

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Humbertium covidum: New hammerhead flatworm species

Scientists recently discovered Humbertium covidum. These are new flat worn species. They look like a mini cobra. The new species were found hunting snails in Italy and France. They have been named after COVID pandemic. About H.covidum H.covidum are not endemic in Italy and France. They are believed to be introduced by humans in these ..

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Emergency COVID Response Plans – II (ECRP – II) funds

The Government of India recently announced that it has disbursed 50% of the ECRP – II funds. The announcement came as a clarification as some of the media reported that only 26.14% of the funds were disbursed. ECRP basically aims to accelerate the preparedness of health system. ECRP – II The ECRP – II is ..

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OmiSure RT – PCR Kit

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) recently approved ‘OMISURE’. Omisure is a RT – PCR kit. It is used to detect Omicron, a  COVID-19 variant. It was manufactured by Tata Medical and Diagnostics. About the kit The kit was designed and developed by a US – based company Thermo Fisher. It was manufactured by ..

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Delta Plus variant cases in Maharashtra rises

Maharashtra reported 10 new cases of the Delta Plus variant. With this, total cases of Delta Plus variant has increased to 76 in the state. Key Points As per state state health department, six new cases were reported from Kolhapur, three from Ratnagiri while one from Sindhudurg. Five of the 76 patients have died so ..

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The Portable Optical Cavity Sterilization Unit

Scientists have developed a portable sterilisation unit using a new technology called the hybrid sterilization system. It can decontaminate personal protective equipment (PPE) necessary for combating COVID 19, easily and rapidly, allowing them to be used multiple times. Key Facts It can be used by health professionals and other COVID warriors for whom PPEs are ..

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