Quarantine: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

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

Published: June 26, 2020

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 ..

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ICAR prepared fisheries guidelines become part of FAO

Published: May 8, 2020

On May 7, 2020, the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) released advisories to fisheries sector in 12 languages. Apart from Hindi and English, advisories were issued in 10 regional languages. Highlights The advisories were prepared and issued by ICAR-CIFRI (Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute), Barrackpore. It included rivers, reservoirs, estuaries, wetlands and reservoirs. Apart ..

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Vandhe Bharat Mission: The Biggest Evacuation Exercise begins

Published: May 7, 2020

On May 7, 2020, the Government of India is to begin “Vandhe Bharat Mission”. The mission is considered as one of the biggest evacuation exercise. Highlights The Vandhe Bharat Mission aims at bringing stranded Indians from all over the world. More than 14,800 Indians are stranded abroad. The mission also aims at operating non-scheduled commercial ..

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COVID Action Collab: Platform to test COVID-19 in Sewage

Published: April 28, 2020

The COVID Action Collab is an initiative by group of experts. The main aim of the initiative is to address issues created by the COVID-19 pandemic. It especially focuses on the poor and the vulnerable. The organization is now to test sewage for the presence of COVId-19 virus. Over 150 organizations have come together to ..

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Apthamitra: Helpline and application launched by Karnataka Government

Published: April 23, 2020

The State Government of Karnataka has launched “Apthamitra” mobile application and helpline to fight COVID-19. The application was launched by the Chief Minister of the state B S Yediyurappa. Highlights The application aims at providing medical guidance and advice on COVID-19. When a person has symptoms of COVID-19, he or she can call to the ..

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