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

Hetero’s injectable ‘Covifor’ gets DCGI approval for COVID-19 Treatment

Published: June 22, 2020

For the treatment of COVID-19 positive cases, on 21st June 2020, Hyderabad based pharmaceutical company -Hetero Drugs has received approval from the Drug Controller General of India (a department under- CDSCO: Central Drugs Standard Control Organization) for manufacturing and marketing of antiviral drug Remdesivir. Brandname for Marketing Under the brand name ‘Covifor’, Hetero Pharmaceuticals’ generic ..

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NITI Aayog: “Arogya Setu” – Fastest App to reach 50 million downloads

Published: April 15, 2020

On April 15, 2020 NITI Aayog announced that Arogya Setu became the first mobile application in the world to reach more than 50 million downloads in short span of time. Highlights The application was developed by a committee set up by Prime Minister Modi. The application was used for contact tracing. Record set The application ..

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Singapore tops the Index of Economic Freedom

Published: March 25, 2020

America-based Heritage Foundation released its Index of Economic Freedom last week. Singapore emerged as the top nation in the index and overtook Hong Kong as the world’s most independent and free economy. Singapore achieved this feat for the first time since 1995, the report was first published. Hong Kong has ever been placed at the ..

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World Cities Summit 2020 to be held in Singapore

Published: March 19, 2020

‘World Cities Summit’ is a global biennial conference hosted by Singapore. This year, World Cities Summit (WCS) 2020 is scheduled to be held from July 5 to 9. The theme of this year’s summit as announced by the Singapore government is ‘Liveable and Sustainable Cities: Adapting to a Disrupted World’. Leaders from several governments and ..

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Coordination Committee of WIPO nominates Daren Tang for Director General post

Published: March 6, 2020

The Coordination Committee of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has recently nominated Daren Tang from Singapore for the post of Director General. The WIPO General Assembly will confirm the Coordination Committee’s nomination. Tang is currently serving as the Chief Executive of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore. The current Director General Francis Gurry’s term ..

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