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Corona Virus: Epidemic Disease Act Invoked in India

On March 11, 2020, the Group of Ministers formed by the Union Government to fight against Covid-19 in India invoked the Epidemic Disease Act, 1897. Highlights The GoI has invoked Section 2 of the Epidemic Disease Act, 1897. The act has been invoked as the number of infected persons in the country reached 73. The ..

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WHO declares Corona Virus as GLOBAL PANDEMIC

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared Corona Virus as Global Pandemic as it is rapidly spreading across the world. Today there are more than 126,369 people infected with COVID-19 virus. The virus has so far killed 4,634 people. What is Pandemic? The United States Centre for Disease Control and Prevention defines pandemic ..

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Kyasanur Forest Disease

A 48 year old woman in Wayanad, Kerala, recently died from Kyasanur Forest Disease. Several other are being treated for the disease. About the Disease The Kyasanur Forest Disease, also called as the Monkey Fever, was first reported in 1957 from the Kyasanur Forest region of Karnataka. It is was initially an epizootic disease and ..

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India shares two SARS-CoV-2 Genome Sequences with Global Initiative on Sharing All Influenza Data

On March 7, 2020, India officially shared two SARS-CoV-2 with the Global Initiative on Sharing All Influenza Data (GISAID). Highlights The Pune based National Institute of Virology has shared two sequences of novel corona virus with Global Initiative on Sharing All Influenza Data. It is important to study the genome sequences of the virus as ..

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Corona Virus: NASA reports Pollution Levels in China have dropped greatly

On March 2, 2020, NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) reported that Nitrous Oxide pollution in China has declined greatly between January and February 2020.  According to the report, nitrous oxide pollution has declined by more than 100 tonnes of carbon-dioxide. Highlights The report says that every year, after New Year Celebrations, air pollution in ..

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