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“Dream Kerala Project” launched for Keralites returning from abroad

On July 1, 2020, Kerala announced “Dream Kerala Project”. The project is being rolled out to tap potential and experience of those returning from abroad. Highlights According to the Government of Kerala, Rs 85,000 was sent by the expatriates in 2018. This has touched now touched Rs 1 lakh crore. Their remittances in banks amount ..

United Nations honours Indian State Health Minister for her efforts in COVID-19

On the World Public Service Day (June 23, 2020), the United Nations honoured Kerala Health Minister K K Shailaja by inviting her to join the panel of discussion on COVID-19. The Minister was the honoured  speaker from India to speak about the strategies adopted by the state of Kerala to combat COVID-19. Highlights The Kerala ..

Kerala mandates Covid certificate for all expats entering state

In order to check COVID-19 infection in the state, Kerala government has mandated Covid certificate for all expats entering the state. Earlier, it was only compulsory for expats arriving through chartered flights. The state government has decided to request Centre’s intervention in this regard. The state will ask the Centre to conduct Truenat Rapid Test ..

Karmi Bot Launched in Kerala Hospital

The Karmi bot became only the latest addition to a series of robots being deployed across Kerala for helping in the fight against COVID-19. Karmi Bot A robot, named Karmi Bot, has been introduced in a government hospital in Ernakulam, Kerala. The robot is to help reduce the physical interaction between the healthcare workers and ..

Edakkal Caves

A huge crack developing on the eastern side of the Ambukuthi Hills has led to concerns for the Edakkal Caves which are situated on it. About the Caves The Edakkal Caves are located on the Ambukuthi Hills (a part of the Western Ghats) on the Mysore Plateau, in Wayanad district of Kerala. It is located ..

Kerala to roll out a rapid test for COVID-19

By the end of March, Kerala recorded more than 200 cases of COVID-19 sparking fears of community transmission. The state government is rolling out a rapid test to check for community transmission. Community Transmission Community transmission is the 3rd stage of an epidemic. It is the stage where many of the patients’ infection source cannot ..

‘Break the Chain’ Campaign

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the government of Kerala has launched the ‘Break the Chain’ campaign to promote hand washing and hygiene. About the Campaign The campaign was launched by the state’s Health Department. It seeks to create awareness about the importance of public and personal hygiene. It has set up hand washing ..

Kerala uses robots to spread awareness about COVID-19

Kerala has launched an initiative to use robots for creating awareness on COVID-19 among the public. Two robots have been built by a start-up in Kerala called Asimov Robotics, under the Kerala Start-up Mission, an initiative by the state government to promote start-up firms. One wears a mask and distributes hand sanitisers, napkins, and masks ..