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“Global Indian Physician COVID-19 Collaborative” by doctors of Indian Origin

The doctors of Indian origin spread all over the world have come together under an initiative called “Global Indian Physician COVID-19”. The initiative aims to foster cross system learning. Highlights The initiative will work on early warning algorithm, vaccination, antiviral therapy and plasma therapy of COVID-19. Several leading associations of doctors all over the world ..

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Smart City Mission: Mass Disinfection of public places by GoI

The Government of India has undertaken a mass programme to disinfect cities under the Smart Cities Mission. Under this programme, the public places such as markets, streets, parks, playgrounds and shopping precincts are being disinfected under smart city programme Highlights The Covid-19 virus gets inactivated easily with chemical disinfectants. The public places are being sanitized ..

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MOM: AP Government buys from Indian Navy for COVID-19 patients

The Andhra Pradesh Government is to buy Multi-feed Oxygen Manifold developed by Indian Navy, Vishkhapatnam to meet the requirement of oxygen supply to COVID-19 patients. Initially the Indian Navy provided the equipment free-of-cost to the Andhra Pradesh Government. Highlights The portable MOM equipment was designed by Naval Dockyard Vishakhapatnam using a six-way header and a ..

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First COVID-19 vaccine trial begins in the United States

On March 16, 2020, the United States of America began the first human trial evaluating COVID-19 vaccine. The US National Institute of Health will enroll 45 healthy adult volunteers between age 18 and 55 for a period of 6 weeks in order to test the vaccine. Highlights A healthy volunteer from Seattle, Kaiser Permante of ..

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Portugal President to make a 4-day visit to India

Portugal President Rebelo de Sousa is to make a four-day visit to India. The last visit by a Portugal President to India was in 2007. Highlights The Portugal President during his visit will hold talks with President Ram Nath and PM Modi. He will also travel to the states of Maharashtra and Goa.  The countries ..

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