Current Affairs – July, 2020

What is the Gandhi-King Exchange Act?

The United States Congressional committee has recently passed a bill Inspired by American civil rights leader and lawmaker John Lewis visit to India in the year 2009. Mr Lewis visited India to mark the 50th anniversary of Dr Martin Luther King Jr’s trip to India in the year 1959. This bill written by Mr Lewis Read More…

National Clinical Registry of COVID-19 Patients

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) in collaboration with AIIMS, is creating a new rigorous database of COVID-19 patients, admitted across the country with the aim of improving treatment in hospitals. Highlights The database, titled as National clinical registry for COVID-19 patients, will also act as a platform to conduct clinical trials and study Read More…

ADB approves 3 million US Dollar to India to fight against COVID-19

Asian Development Bank has approved USD 3 million (equivalent to Rs 22 crore) grant to India from the Asia Pacific Disaster Response Fund to support India’s battle against COVID-19. Key highlights The grant is financed by the Japanese government. It will be used to seek thermal scanners, enhancement of disease surveillance and early detection, contact Read More…

AJO-Neo: SNBNCBS develops No-touch and Painless device for non-invasive screening of bilirubin level in new-borns

Satyendra Nath Bose National Centre For Basic Sciences (SNBNCBS), Kolkata under the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India developed a device named “AJO-Neo” for “No-touch” & “Painless” non-invasive bilirubin level screening in new-borns. Key Highlights As per the study the device is capable of measuring bilirubin levels in premature as well as natural Read More…

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Tiger population in India increased 6% per annum: Tigers Report 2018

As per the Tigers Report 2018, an increasing rate of 6% per annum of Tiger population in India from the year 2006 to 2018 was observed. Key Highlights The Tigers Report 2018 was released by Prakash Javadekar (Union Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change) and Babul Supriyo (Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Read More…