Current Affairs – 2020

India-Japan sign Rs 15,295 crores rail project

On March 27, 2020, the JICA (Japanese International Cooperation Agency), a funding agency of the Japanese Government signed an agreement with GoI for 3 mega rail infrastructure projects. The project cost has been estimated as Rs 15,295 crores ContentsHighlightsSignificance Highlights According to the agreements, Rs 8,553 crores have been granted by the JICA for phase Read More…

Mutation and Pangolins main source of COVID-19

According to a research published in the journal “Pathogen”, virus jumped to humans from Pangolins. Also, mutation was the main reason for the virus to target human cells so easily and hence leads to fast spread of the virus. ContentsHighlightsHow does the Virus enter Human Cells?Mutation Highlights The study has found that the virus has Read More…

What are DMF Funds that are to be used by the states to combat COVID-19?

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman recently instructed the state governments to use DMF (District Mineral Foundation) funds to fight against COVID-19. This is being done to supplement medical facilities that will help fight against Corona Virus. ContentsWhat are DMF Funds?LegislationPradhan Mantri Khanij Khsetra Kalyana YojanaDMF Funds What are DMF Funds? The District Mineral Foundation is a Read More…

Indian Army launches “Operation Namaste” to combat COVID-19

On March 27, 2020, the Indian Army launched “Operation Namaste” to contain the spread of Corona Virus in the country. Under the operation, the army will help the Government of India fight against the deadly disease. ContentsHighlightsContingency Plan Highlights Under the operation, Indian Army has established 8 quarantine so far. Also, Command wise help line Read More…

Top Current Affairs Today’s News Headlines-28 March 2020

Here are Top Current Affairs Today’s News Headlines for 28 March, 2020 ContentsINDIAMONETARY POLICY REVIEWECONOMY & CORPORATEWORLD INDIA Army Chief General MM Naravane launches Operation Namaste – Indian Army’s anti-COVID-19 drive Facebook launches Corona Helpdesk Chatbot on Messenger alongwith Ministry of Health and MyGov Restrictions on domestic flights extended till April 14 UP CM Yogi Read More…

India, first in the world to start antibody tests for Corona Virus

India is all set to begin antibody tests to confirm if a person was previously infected with the virus. This will help understand the epidemiology of Covid-19. ContentsHighlightsAbout the testRole of ICMR Highlights The methodology adopted by India is first in the world. It is a serological test that looks for antibodies in the blood. Read More…

Facts Box: Mo Jeeban Pogramme

The “Mo Jeeban Programme” was launched by the Odisha Government to contain the spread of COVID-19. The programme was launched by the Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. ContentsHighlightsOther Measures Highlights ‘Mo Jeeban’ means ‘My Life’. The State Government through the programme appeals to the people to stay indoors. The programme urges the working population to Read More…

Odisha sets up COVID-19 dedicated hospitals with 1,000 beds

On March 27, 2020, the Odisha Government announced that it is to set up two COVID-19 dedicated hospitals under PPP (Public Private Partnership) model. ContentsHighlightsOperationLessons from ItalyOther Measures Highlights Around 84,000 people have returned from abroad in the state. There are so far three positive cases in the state. The Government forecasting the spread of Read More…