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GoI launches Drug Discovery Hackathon for COVID-19

On July 2, 2020, the Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Dr Harsh Vardhan and Union Minister of HRD Ramesh Pokhriyal launched “Drug Discovery Hackathon”, 2020. Highlights The event was jointly launched by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research). The event was inaugurated virtually. ..

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MP to launch “Kill Corona” campaign

On July 1, 2020, the Madhya Pradesh Government will launch “Kill Corona” campaign. The State Government is to conduct door-to-door survey under the campaign. Highlights The “Kill Corona” campaign is to be conducted for 15 days all over the states. Through the campaign the MP Government is to double its testing capacity. Currently it is ..

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NITI Aayog launches campaign “Navigating the New Normal”

On June 27, 2020, NITI Aayog launched a new campaign “Navigating the New Normal” and a website. The campaign aims to help people follow norms to contain COVID-19. About the Campaign The Campaign has two parts. The first part of the campaign includes a web portal that contains the following related to COVID-19 Behavioural science ..

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Polio a global health emergency: WHO

WHO may declare Polio a global health emergency. Why WHO might declare Polio a Global Health Emergency? WHO may declare this owing to complacency in efforts to eradicate the virus forever. Polio is still endemic to Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria because of recent outbreaks in countries once declared polio free. Albeit India has achieved success ..

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