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CPCB issues guidelines to handle COVID-19 treatment wastes

On April 20, 2020, the Central Pollution Control Board has issued guidelines to manage waste generated during treatment of COVID-19 patients. The guidelines are to be followed by sample collection centres, isolation wards, quarantine centres and also by all biomedical ..

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Indian Army supports Narela Quarantine Centre

The Indian Army is to extend its support to the Narela Quarantine Centre. It is the largest quarantine centre in the country and was established by the Delhi Government. Highlights Initially, the quarantine facility had 250 foreign nationals. Later, an ..

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“Updated COVID-19 Containment Plan” released by GoI

On April 18, 2020, the Ministry of Health released “Updated Containment plan for large outbreaks COVID-19”. According to the plan, containment operations are to be scaled down when there are no new positive cases in the quarantined zone for at ..

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South Korea ruling party wins election

On April 16, 2020, the ruling democratic party of President Moon Jae won the election taking 180 seats. The opposition United Future Party took 103 seats. There are 300 seats in the South Korea National Assembly. Pandemic concerns South Korea ..

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Revised Version of Swachhata Application launched to fight COVID-19

On April 9, 2020, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs launched a revised version of Swachhata application. The application was launched at a video conferencing held with states and union territories. Why Swachhta Application? The Application has more than ..

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Indian Railways: 2,500 doctors, Isolation wards, time tabled parcel trains

The Indian Railways is launching several initiatives and is on the forefront in the fight against the COVID-19. Timetabled Parcel Trains The time tabled parcel trains have been launched by the Indian Railways to transport essential commodities and goods. The ..

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