lock down: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

United Nations Still Birth Report

Published: October 12, 2020

The United Nations recently launched a report on stillbirths titled “A Neglected Tragedy: The Global Burden of Stillbirths”. The report was created by UNICEF, World Health Organisation, World Bank and the United Nations department of economic and social affairs. The report says that a stillborn baby is delivered every 16 seconds.  84 percentage of these ..

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Supreme Court: Overtime Wages should not be denied to labourers during COVID-19

Published: October 2, 2020

On October 1, 2020, the Supreme Court quashed the notification of Gujarat Government to exempt factories from paying overtime wages to workers. The apex court said that the burden of economic slowdown shall not be put on workers who are the backbone of the economic activity. Lately, the country has been facing severe economic losses ..

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ARCI develop Ultra Violet based disinfection cabinet

Published: June 9, 2020

The Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy along with the Mekins Industries have developed UVC based Cabinet to disinfect COVID-19 patients. About the Cabinet The Cabinet can be used to disinfect items used in commercial establishments and also in day to day life. Need During the early times of COVID-19, India was able to control ..

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Unlock 1.0; Lock Down 5.0 begins in India

Published: June 1, 2020

India is now seventh worst hit country in the world with more than 1,82,143 cases of COVID-19. In the battle against the virus, India enters into fifth lock down or first unlock on June 1, 2020. This is to remain in order till June 30, 2020. Highlights The Ministry of Home Affairs has provided the ..

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9 Crore 60 lakh Farmers Benefitted under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana

Published: May 28, 2020

On May 27, 2020, the Government of India announced that around 9 crore 60 lakh farmers were benefitted under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana. This was mainly done through the PM-KISAN Scheme Highlights During lock down, around 9.67 crore farmers were benefitted through Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi. This was done through the funds allocated ..

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