Hospitality Sector: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana: Coir Geo Textiles approved for rural road construction

Published: May 22, 2020

Under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana, the Coir Geo Textiles are to be used in rural road development. This is to be done by the National Rural Infrastructure Development Agency. Coir Geotextiles They are made of coir and last up to 3 to 5 years. The coir geotextiles degrades into humus. This enriches the ..

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586 dedicated COVID-19 hospitals set up

Published: April 12, 2020

The Government of India has set up 586 dedicated COVID-19 hospitals. The hospitals have capacity to accommodate more than 1 lakh isolation beds. Highlights The GoI has taken preemptive actions to identify COVID-19 hotspots in India. Apart from isolation beds, around 11,500 ICU beds have also been set up. According to Ministry of Health, in ..

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Three types of Health Care Facilities to be set up to manage COVID-19 cases

Published: April 8, 2020

On April 8, 2020, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare announced that the hospitals and health facilities have been classified to deal with COVID-19 cases in the country. There are three types of COVID-19 health centres to be set up in the country. Highlights According to the ministry, all the centres will have separate, ..

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Indian Railways offer 3.2 lakh isolation beds

Published: March 31, 2020

The Indian Railways until 31 March, 2020 has modified 20,000 coaches to accommodate 3.2 lakh people. It is still working with 5,000 more coaches to add 80,000 more beds. Highlights The Indian Railway coaches have been converted into isolation wards to fulfil the isolated quarantine requirements to treat COVID-19 patients. One single coach is expected ..

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Odisha sets up COVID-19 dedicated hospitals with 1,000 beds

Published: March 27, 2020

On March 27, 2020, the Odisha Government announced that it is to set up two COVID-19 dedicated hospitals under PPP (Public Private Partnership) model. Highlights Around 84,000 people have returned from abroad in the state. There are so far three positive cases in the state. The Government forecasting the spread of the virus has prepared ..

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