contact tracing Current Affairs - 2020

Unlock 1.0; Lock Down 5.0 begins in India

India is now seventh worst hit country in the world with more than 1,82,143 cases of COVID-19. In the battle against the virus, India enters into fifth lock down or first unlock on June 1, 2020. This is to remain in order till June 30, 2020. Highlights The Ministry of Home Affairs has provided the Read More…

COVID-19: “Sahyog” Mobile application launched by Survey of India

The Survey of India has launched a mobile application called “Sahyog” to collect information about COVID-19 specific data sets through community engagement. Highlights The application will help to increase response activities of the GoI towards the pandemic. The data collected through the Sahyog application will be used to enhance other applications such as “Arogya Setu” Read More…

GoI announces 170 hotspots and 207 non hotspots of COVID-19

On April 15, 2020, the Government of India announced 170 hotspots and 207 non hotspots in the country. Highlights The districts were sorted into 3 zones namely hot posts, non-hotspots and green zones. The sorting was done by the Ministry of Health. The hotspots are also called red zones and the non-hotspots are called the Read More…

NITI Aayog: “Arogya Setu” – Fastest App to reach 50 million downloads

On April 15, 2020 NITI Aayog announced that Arogya Setu became the first mobile application in the world to reach more than 50 million downloads in short span of time. Highlights The application was developed by a committee set up by Prime Minister Modi. The application was used for contact tracing. Record set The application Read More…

Uttar Pradesh: First State to start Pool Testing

On April 14, 2020, the ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research) gave permission for the state of Uttar Pradesh to start pool testing of COVID-19. With this, UP has become the first state to start pool testing. Highlights Pool testing is being done in the state to increase the number of testing. With the number Read More…