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

Facebook to Have New Section on Corona Myths

Published: July 19, 2020

The social media giant, Facebook, has announced that it will have a new section in order to debunk the myths regarding Coronavirus. This section will contain myths identified by the World Health Organization such as drinking bleach or taking hydroxychloroquine can prevent COVID 19 in human beings. To be launched this week, the section is ..

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IIT Kharagpur: AI Based Social-Distancing Monitor

Published: June 13, 2020

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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India pledges $15 million to International vaccine alliance GAVI

Published: June 5, 2020

On June 4, India made an announcement in the virtual Global Vaccine Summit to pledge $15 million to the international vaccine alliance GAVI. At the same time, India is also eligible for support from GAVI. India’s financial support will amount in lowering down the vaccine prices globally. This donation comes in the context of India ..

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Corona Virus Global Response International Pledging Conference held

Published: May 6, 2020

On May 5, 2020, around 40 countries took part on an online summit called Global Response International Pledging Conference. Highlights The Conference was initiated by European Union. US and Russia did not take part in the conference. China where the virus originated was represented by its ambassador. The main aim of the conference was to ..

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USFDA approves emergency use of an investigational vaccine, Remdesivir

Published: May 4, 2020

The United States Food and Drug Regulatory body recently allowed emergency use of anti-viral investigational vaccine Remdesivir to treat COVID-19 patients. Highlights The USFDA has approved the vaccine after an Indian-American physician, Aruna Subramaninan’s report on Remdesivir. According to the report, the vaccine shortened the recovery times of people that have fallen ill due to ..

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