Current Affairs - April, 2020

GBRC scientists find three new mutations of COVID-19

On April 17, 2020, the scientists at Gujarat Biotechnology Research Centre (GBRC) have found three new mutations of COVID-19 virus. With this, GBRC becomes the first government laboratory in the country to sequence whole genome of COVID-19. Highlights There are six mutations of the virus that have been found so far. The scientists at GBRC Read More…

Health Minister chairs the 12th Group of Minister meeting on COVID-19

On April 17, 2020, the Union Health Minister Shri Harsh Vardhan chaired the 12th Group of Minister meeting on COVID-19. The meeting was attended by External Affairs minister, home minister for state, shipping and chemical and fertilizer minister for state, member of NITI Aayog, etc. Highlights The Group of Ministers discussed actions taken so far Read More…

Delhi Government introduces “Assess Koro Na” application

On April 17, 2020, the Delhi Government launched “Assess Koro Na” application to conduct door to door survey. The application has been launched in COVID-19 containment zones. Highlights The mobile application will speed up the decision-making process as it analyzes real-time data. The data collected is uploaded to the servers in real time. The data Read More…

Two new products to enable COVID-19 disinfection process introduced by DRDO

The unit has been developed by Centre for Fire Explosive and Environment Safety by using its expertise in mist technology used to suppress fire. The unit uses water mist aerator technology to spray sanitizer while entering public places. There are no contacts between the user and the unit throughout its operation. Working The unit uses Read More…

GoI launches “Krishi Rath” application for hassle free agri transportation

On April 17, 2020 the Government of India launched the “Krishi Rath” application to help farmers to transport their agriculture produce to the mandis. Key Features of the application The farmer has to post the quantity of agricultural produce he wishes to transport. After posting, he will get the availability of truck and price quote Read More…