data Current Affairs - 2020

GOI launches three AYUSH based Researches

On May 6, 2020, the Ministry of AYUSH launched three studies related to COVID-19. The researches will help in studying impacts of AYUSH based prophylactic interventions in preventing COVID-19. (Prophylactic means intended to prevent diseases). Task Force The interdisciplinary AYUSH R&D Task Force has framed a protocol for prophylactic studies. The task force consists of Read More…

WHO: Other Countries will follow China in revising their death toll

On April 18, 2020, the World Health Organization announced that many countries are to follow China in updating their death tolls due to COVID-19. This will happen after they bring the spread of the virus under control. Highlights The major epicenter of COVID-19, Wuhan, recently raised its death toll due to COVID-19 by 50%. According Read More…

Integrated Geospatial Platform to complement Arogya Setu

On April 15, 2020, the Department of Science and Technology launched Integrated Geospatial Platform to complement Arogya Setu and integrate data from several other initiatives. The platform will help in planning area-specific strategies to handle socio-economic impacts of COVID-19. The platform aims to provide map based data about the COVID-19 affected region in the country. Read More…

Exercise NCC Yogdan launched to fight COVID-19

On April 2, 2020, the National Cadet Corps (NCC) launched “Exercise NCC Yogdan” to offer a helping hand to the authorities fighting against COVID-19. Highlights Under the exercise, the NCC cadets are envisaged to work in call centres and helpline centres formed exclusively for COVID-19, community assistance, distribution of relief materials, medicines and other essential Read More…

Arogya Setu: Mulit-Lingual Mobile Application launched by GoI to track COVID-19

On April 2, 2020, National Informatics Center operating under Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has developed an application “Arogya Sethu”. The app alerts the person whenever he comes in contact within six feet of COVID-19 infected person. Key Features of the App The application uses Bluetooth and GPS of a smart phone to inform Read More…

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