States Current Affairs - 2020

Current Affairs 2019-2020 of all States with latest updates. Current Affairs will list latest developments, issues in all states and may be useful for State PCS / Civil services examinations of various states of India.

Krishi Vigyan Kendra: Door Delivery of fish Scheme

The Krishi Vigyan Kendra operating under Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute has launched a door delivery scheme in Kerala. Under the scheme, it is providing door delivery of fishes to several households in Kochi city.

Highlights

The Door Delivery scheme has gained a good response in the Kochi city with average daily supply hitting 510 kg. Under the scheme, the KVK is catering 350 homes. Through this, the institute if earning around Rs 1.6 lakh rupees every day.

As many of the fish loading markets in the city are closed, the initiative has gained a huge response

Operation of the initiative

The varieties sold by KVK such are sea bass, pearl spot, crabs and pompano are circulated to consumers through WhatsApp messages. The initiative is being operated through a Self-help Group. The members of the group have been trained under COVID-19 prevention protocol. They are certified as well.

These initiatives are good to be continued even after lock down. This is because, it minimizes traders and benefits farmers directly.

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Delhi Government announces 5T plan to control COVID-19

On April 7, 2020, the Government of Delhi announced 5T plan to tackle the spread of Corona Virus in the Union Territory. The 5T plan includes Testing, Tracing, Teamwork, Treatment and Tracking

Testing

Under the Testing Programme, the government is to conduct 1 lakh rapid tests in hotspot areas of Delhi. The current hotspot areas of Delhi include Garden, Dilshad and Nizamuddin

Tracing

Under the Tracing programme, the government is to identify the people who have come in contact with the COVID-19 positive patients. The identified persons will be quarantined. In order to achieve the tracing programme, the government is to get help from Delhi Police

Treatment

Around 2,950 beds have been reserved exclusively for COVID-19 positive patients. Apart from this, beds in private hospitals have been identified to treat COVID-19 positive patients alone. More than 12,000 hotel rooms are to be taken over.

Teamwork

The State will work with centre in this programme. The technology professionals, doctors and nurses are the main members of this programme.

Tracking and Monitoring

Under this programme, the government will actively monitor the step being taken in implementing the 5T programme. And also will take actions to contain the spread of the virus.

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