Social Distancing Current Affairs, GK & News

Social Distancing

India recently reported its second death due to COVID-19. This calls for increase in social distancing among the people to curb the virus’ spread. Social Distancing The term social distancing means measures taken to slow the spread of the virus (or other contagion) among people by increasing the physical distance among them. People can curb ..

UP University Develops Device to alert Users for Social Distance Breach

A private university in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, has come up with a unique device that can be used to alert the users whenever they breach the required social distancing norms. The device is wearable and raises an alarm when the norms are breached and also when a user touches the face. Details of the Device ..

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WHO acknowledges that COVID-19 is airborne

On July 7, 2020, the World Health Organization acknowledged that COVID-19 is airborne. Highlight Around 200 scientists from national and international organizations submitted an open letter that was published in Clinical Infectious Diseases journal. The letter said that COVID-19 is airbone. The letter also submitted evidenced that the micro droplets and virus particles released by ..

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IIT Kharagpur: AI Based Social-Distancing Monitor

The Researchers of IIT Kharagpur have developed an Artificial Intelligence based cyber-physical system to monitor social distancing in public places. Highlights The device developed by the researchers will play a proximity alert whenever there is a violation of social distancing norms. The device captures field view and computes distances according to the criteria set by ..

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Bundesliga of Germany: World’s first sports competition after COVID-19 lock down

The Bundesliga of Germany becomes the world’s first major sports event to resume after COVID-19 lock down. Highlights Though the sports events are beginning, they will not be played the same way. The Bundesliga games began with empty stadium though the stadium had capacity to hold more than 80,000 players. The players are being tested ..

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Passenger Train services partially restored

On May 12, 2020, the Indian Railways partially begins passenger train services. Around 15 trains are to be operated. These trains are in addition to the “Shramik special trains” that are in service transporting migrant workers. Highlights Only confirmed ticket holders will be allowed to board the train. The passengers should observe social distancing throughout ..

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