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  • GeM introduce initiative to procure goods by Govt department

    450 days ago
    Government e-Marketplace (GeM) has introduced a number of initiatives in the fight against COVID-19 Pandemic. The portal has introduced many steps to enable quick, efficient, transparent and cost-effective purchases during the coronavirus lockdown. Measures: ♦ Currently, more than 7400 products in about 150 product categories and hiring of... Read More

    India, Japan signed major rail projects for public, freight transport

    450 days ago
    Japanese government funding agency JICA signed Rs.15,295 crore agreement with the Indian government for three mega rail infrastructure projects. Aim: The agreement aims to cope up with the increase in freight transport demand in India by constructing new dedicated freight railway system between Delhi and Mumbai. Agreement Highlights: ♦... Read More
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    Control Room set up in Bihar Bhawan to assist Migrant Labourers

    450 days ago
    Government has set up a control room in Bihar Bhawan, New Delhi. The information was passed by the Resident Commissioner of Bihar, Vipin Kumar. The control room will facilitate and provide holistic assistance to the migrant labourers of Bihar. It will work 24X7. It will provide all possible support and assistance to the people. The helpline numbers... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Indian Railways prepares train coaches for isolation units for COVID-19 patients

    450 days ago
    The Indian Railways have prepared a prototype of train coaches that can be used as isolation units for COVID-19 patients. The move is to face challenges that might be caused due to the outbreak of Coronavirus. Highlights: ♦ Initially, 10 coaches will be converted into isolation units for those affected by COVID- 19. There are 17 zones in Indian... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    NMC launched a health app to provide guidance for people under isolation due to coronavirus infection

    450 days ago
    Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) has developed a health app named "COVID-19", after the virus itself, under the guidance of Municipal Commissioner, Tukaram Mundhe. COVID-19 health app: ♦ The app is aimed to help the citizens who are under isolation and experiencing symptoms like dry cough, respiratory disorders, and fever. ♦... Read More

    Coronavirus 21 day-lockdown severely affects Indias supply chain

    450 days ago
    An article published in the Financial Times stated that the Coronavirus lockdown has affected India's supply chain. The country's farmers are not certain if the should harvest crops as the rural markets are close and there is no way to transport their supplies to the urban markets. Urban consumers are facing challenges due to the lack of... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Odisha announced 2 dedicated COVID-19 hospitals

    450 days ago
    The Odisha state government announced that it will set up two 500-bed hospitals to exclusively treat COVID- 19 patients. The move by the state government is to prepare for any possible deterioration in the situation. Measures taken by Odisha: ♦ The hospitals are being set up in partnership with the Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences and... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    India to begin antibody tests on coronavirus

    450 days ago
    India is set to begin antibody tests for the coronavirus to confirm whether a person had previously been infected with the virus. The move is expected to help understand the epidemiology of COVID-19 in the country. Highlights: ♦ The antibody test is named as "serological test". ♦ The test looks for antibodies in the blood,... Read More

    Sikkim govt announced an economic package to provide immediate relief to EWS

    450 days ago
    Sikkim Chief Minister P S Tamang announced an economic package to provide immediate relief to economically weaker sections (EWS) of society following a meeting of the State Task Force for COVID-19 prevention in Gangtok on 27 March. Highlights: ♦ The package includes the provision of rice, pulses, cooking oil, salt, potatoes and onions to... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    DRDO prepared four different items ready to be deployed in War against Corona

    450 days ago
    Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has prepared four different items ready to be deployed in the war against Corona as a result of a focused approach. DRDO's efforts: ♦ The four different items prepared by DRDO are Hand sanitizer, Ventilators, N99 masks, Body Suits. ♦ Hand sanitizers, the basic instrument against... Read More

    GoI declared Hydroxychloroquine as Schedule H1 Drug

    450 days ago
    The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare issued a directive that restricts the sale and distribution of hydroxychloroquine. The drug has been declared an essential drug to treat the COVID-19 patients. Highlights: ♦ The Central government has specified the sale of the drug in "Schedule H1 to the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945." ♦... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    US invoked the rarely used Defense Production Act

    450 days ago
    The United States has invoked the Defense Production Act on 27 March 2020. The rarely used Act was invoked to direct General Motors to manufacture ventilators that are needed to combat COVID-19. President Donald Trump earlier criticized the company for slow-walking production. Highlights: ♦ President Trump also appointed trade advisor Peter... Read More
    Category: International

    China to launch Long March-5B carrier rocket in April

    450 days ago
    China is planning to launch a Long March-5B carrier rocket, an experimental spacecraft, without a crew in April 2020. The mission is a part of a broader spaceflight program to shuttle astronauts to its future space station. Highlights: ♦ The new-generation spacecraft has been scheduled to launch China's largest carrier rocket from the... Read More
    Category: International

    Indian Army launched Operation Namaste

    450 days ago
    Indian Army has launched an initiative christened 'Operation Namaste' to extend all possible assistance to the government in containing the spread of coronavirus. The operation was launched by Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane on 27 March. Operation Namaste: ♦ Under the operation, the Indian Army has issued several directives... Read More
    Category: Defence

    Centre approved more than Rs.5 crore to 8 states

    450 days ago
    Government of India approved an additional Rs.5,751.27 crore as an aid to 8 states that were hit by floods, landslides, cyclone 'Bulbul' and drought in 2019. The approval was decided by a high-level committee under the Chairmanship of Union Home Minister Amit Shah. The eight states which will be given the financial assistance are Bihar, Karnataka,... Read More

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