COVID-19

IASGateAdmin | 16, May 2020

WORLD BANK APPROVES $…

Why in News? The Government of India is getting $1 billion loan from the World Bank to support its COVID-19…

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IASGateAdmin | 09, May 2020

HELICOPTER MONEY

Why in News? Telangana Chief Minister has recently suggested that the helicopter money can help states to come out of…

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IASGateAdmin | 06, May 2020

BLOOD CLOTS CAUSED BY…

Why in News? The doctors around the world have recently noticed a raft of clotting-related disorders in Covid-19 patients, which…

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IASGateAdmin | 06, May 2020

ECOVSENS: PORTABLE CORONAVIRUS DETECTION…

Why in News? The researchers from the National Institute of Animal Biotechnology (NIAB), Hyderabad, have developed a Biosensor that can…

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IASGateAdmin | 05, May 2020

MPLADS

Why in News? All Opposition parties have been unanimous in their criticism of the government’s recent move to suspend the…

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IASGateAdmin | 04, May 2020

BRICS AGAINST COVID 19

Why in News? In the global war against the COVID-19, emerging economies, many belonging to BRICS, have reached out to…

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IASGateAdmin | 02, May 2020

WHO RAISES CONCERN OVER…

Why in News? World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros A Ghebreyesus and others highlight a few critical issues over the…

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IASGateAdmin | 29, Apr 2020

ADB APPROVES $1.5 BILLION…

Why in News? The Asian Development Bank (ADB) said it has approved $1.5 billion loan to India to help fund…

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IASGateAdmin | 25, Apr 2020

TO PRINT MORE MONEY,…

Why in News? Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has been trying to boost the liquidity in the financial system. It…

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IASGateAdmin | 24, Apr 2020

PAYMENT OF MGNREGS IN…

Why in News? Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel in a letter to Union Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has…

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IASGateAdmin | 23, Apr 2020

THE EPIDEMIC DISEASES (AMENDMENT)…

Why in News? The Central government has promulgated an Ordinance to amend the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 to make attacks…

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IASGateAdmin | 23, Apr 2020

STEM CELLS A NEW…

Why in News? Researchers are now looking at Stem Cells as a cure for Covid-19 Patients. Highlights: Key scientific groups…

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IASGateAdmin | 22, Apr 2020

YAMUNA WATER QUALITY IMPROVES…

Why in News? According to a report by the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC), the quality of water in the…

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IASGateAdmin | 22, Apr 2020

ICMR ASKS STATES TO…

Why in News? The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has directed the States not to use the COVID-19 rapid…

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IASGateAdmin | 21, Apr 2020

COMBATTING ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE

Why in News? While covid-19 has infected more than 2 million and killed nearly 150,000 people globally, antimicrobial resistance (AMR)…

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IASGateAdmin | 21, Apr 2020

SWOT ANALYSIS OF IMPACT…

Why in News? With the pandemic forcing everyone to seriously consider e-learning tools and resources, now is a good time…

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IASGateAdmin | 21, Apr 2020

AAROGYA SETU APP MUST…

Why in News? Central government organisations involved in construction, were instructed by the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) to ensure…

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IASGateAdmin | 17, Apr 2020

COVID-19 CAN HELP DEAL…

Why in News? According to a WHO Information Note — ‘Tuberculosis and COVID-19’, there is a need to maintain TB…

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IASGateAdmin | 17, Apr 2020

ROLE OF CIVIL DEFENCE…

Why in News? More than 50,000 Civil Defence volunteers are working at the grassroots level in various roles and capacities…

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IASGateAdmin | 17, Apr 2020

COLOUR CODING TO MANAGE…

Why in News? The government has decided to divide all districts across the country into hotspots, Non-hotspots and Green Zones.…

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IASGateAdmin | 16, Apr 2020

IMF PROJECTS 1.9% GROWTH…

Why in News? The COVID-19 pandemic is expected to cause a -3% change in global output in 2020, much worse…

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IASGateAdmin | 16, Apr 2020

CORONAVIRUS’ IMPACT ON ENVIRONMENT

Context: According to a study, global carbon emissions from the fossil fuel industry could fall by a record 2.5bn tonnes…

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IASGateAdmin | 15, Apr 2020

ICMR RECOMMENDS TESTING OF…

Why in News? Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has recently issued an advisory for using pooled samples for testing…

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IASGateAdmin | 14, Apr 2020

SUPREME COURT ORDERS TO…

Why in News? Supreme Court has recently passed orders in a suo-motu hearing on measures taken to decongest prisons, correction…

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IASGateAdmin | 14, Apr 2020

CM FUND CONTRIBUTIONS TO…

Why in News? The Ministry of Commerce has clarified that the contributions to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund or the…

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IASGateAdmin | 13, Apr 2020

THE CONCERN OF FALSE…

Why in News? There have been rising concerns about theFalse Negative Tests in the scenario of this COVID-19 Pandemic. There…

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IASGateAdmin | 13, Apr 2020

SUCCESS OF A LOCAL…

Why in News? The Centre showcased the Agra model at the daily COVID-19 briefing, and it is also being shared…

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IASGateAdmin | 13, Apr 2020

FUNDING OF WHO

Why in News? US President Donald Trump has planned to put a hold on America’s funding to the World Health…

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IASGateAdmin | 13, Apr 2020

DEPARTMENT OF PHARMA WARNS…

Why in News? Recently, the Department of Pharmaceuticals has warned of a Nationwide Shortage of Medicines and Medical Devices. About…

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IASGateAdmin | 10, Apr 2020

KERALA GETS NODS FOR…

Why in News? Kerala has gone a step ahead and won Indian Council of Medical Research’s (ICMR) approval for the…

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IASGateAdmin | 10, Apr 2020

PROBLEMS IN VILLAGES AMID…

Why in News? With the influx of thousands of migrant labourers into their villages, the houses in villages, which are…

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IASGateAdmin | 09, Apr 2020

RISE IN GENDER BASED…

Why in News? The UN Women has urged member-states to include prevention of violence against women in their action plans…

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IASGateAdmin | 09, Apr 2020

FILLING THE GAP: COVID…

Why in News? The nation-wide lockdown that began on March 25 has helped to contain the spread of COVID-19. However,…

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IASGateAdmin | 09, Apr 2020

WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION –…

Why in News? US President Donald Trump threatened to freeze US funding to the World Health Organization (WHO), saying the…

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IASGateAdmin | 08, Apr 2020

INDIA LIFTS BAN ON…

Why in News? The Government of India has announced that it had rescinded its earlier ban on the export of…

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IASGateAdmin | 08, Apr 2020

ANIMALS AND COVID-19

Why in News? Owing to a recent news report on a Tiger being infected with COVID-19 in New York (Bronx…

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IASGateAdmin | 08, Apr 2020

COVID-19 AND ANOSMIA

Context: Multiple reports have surfaced, primarily from Europe and the United States, from physicians and ear, nose and throat specialists,…

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IASGateAdmin | 07, Apr 2020

MPLADS GETS SUSPENDED FOR…

Why in News? The Union Cabinet has approved a 30% cut in the salaries of all Members of Parliament for…

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IASGateAdmin | 07, Apr 2020

GOVERNMENT SHIFTS TO ‘LARGE…

Context: The Union Health Ministry has announced that India has now stepped out of the local transmission phase and moved…

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IASGateAdmin | 06, Apr 2020

ICMR ISSUES RULE BOOK…

Why in News? The Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) public guidelines to manage a large outbreak and guidelines on…

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IASGateAdmin | 06, Apr 2020

WHY EVERYONE SHOULD WEAR…

Why in News? Experts say that the pandemic can be slowed only by a lockdown as well as by ensuring…

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IASGateAdmin | 04, Apr 2020

CENTRE PLANS CLASSES IN…

Why in News? Since many schools have been shut since early March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, even before the…

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IASGateAdmin | 03, Apr 2020

GEO-FENCING APP TO LOCATE…

Why in News? The government has tested an application that triggers e-mails and SMS alerts to an authorised government agency…

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IASGateAdmin | 02, Apr 2020

COVID-19 AND THE ORPHAN…

Why in News? Despite the World Health Organisation (WHO) recently declared the Covid-19 outbreak a pandemic, the United States Food…

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IASGateAdmin | 01, Apr 2020

COVID-19 OUTBREAK: WHAT DOES…

Why in News? As India faces the danger of community spread of the Novel Coronavirus and a spike in Hospital…

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IASGateAdmin | 01, Apr 2020

CAUVERY BECOMES CLEAN DUE…

Why in News? According to the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB), the strict enforcement of 21-day lockdown due to…

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IASGateAdmin | 31, Mar 2020

DRDO TO DEVELOP ‘MULTI-PATIENT…

Why in News? The Health Ministry has asked the public sector unit to make about 10,000 ventilators. Bharat Electronics Limited…

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IASGateAdmin | 30, Mar 2020

CANTONMENT BOARDS GEAR UP…

Why in News? Sixty-two Cantonment Boards spread over 19 States/Union Territories, across the country, with a population of approx. 21…

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IASGateAdmin | 30, Mar 2020

INDIA JOINS WHO FOR…

Why in News? India is all set to join the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Solidarity Trial which aims at rapid…

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IASGateAdmin | 30, Mar 2020

CONTROLLING COVID-19 THROUGH SOUTH…

Why in News? The Korean Model, a vigorous regime of “trace, test, treat”, has shown remarkable results in controlling the…

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IASGateAdmin | 27, Mar 2020

DIGITAL INITIATIVES TO FIGHT…

Why in News? Recently Indian government has initiated few digital initiatives in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic. This is how…

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IASGateAdmin | 26, Mar 2020

COVID-19 LOCKDOWN: A LONG…

Context: While the nations around the globe are fighting against the deadly virus, India’s fight against the COVID-19 outbreak has…

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IASGateAdmin | 25, Mar 2020

ECONOMIC RELIEF MEASURES TO…

Why in News? Finance Ministry has announced several measures aimed at alleviating the growing economic stress in the country in…

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IASGateAdmin | 25, Mar 2020

ICMR RECOMMENDATIONS AND CAUTIONS…

Why in News? The National Task force for COVID-19, constituted by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), has suggested…

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IASGateAdmin | 25, Mar 2020

Prelim Snippets- 25.03.2020

1. World Tuberculosis Day Context: Recently, World Tuberculosis (TB) Day has observed on 24th March every year to raise public…

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IASGateAdmin | 24, Mar 2020

COVID-19: STAGE BY STAGE…

Context: On the light of one of the greatest crisis, Pandemic COVID-19 across the globe, there are different stages of…

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IASGateAdmin | 23, Mar 2020

COVID-19 AND WORK FROM…

Why in News? The rising wave of the COVID-19 outbreak in India has forced the corporate world in the country…

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IASGateAdmin | 23, Mar 2020

INSURANCE COVER FOR A…

Context: In case if a person gets infected by COVID-19, he/she must have a comprehensive health insurance plan to cover…

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IASGateAdmin | 20, Mar 2020

GLOBAL UNEMPLOYMENT AMIDST COVID-19

Why in News? The International Labour Organization (ILO) has recently said that the COVID-19 pandemic will drastically increase global unemployment,…

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IASGateAdmin | 20, Mar 2020

CONTACT TRACING

Why in News? Contact tracing is the process of identifying, assessing, and managing people who have been exposed to a…

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IASGateAdmin | 19, Mar 2020

RBI TO INFUSE RS.…

Why in News? The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to infuse ₹10,000 crore liquidity in the banking system…

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IASGateAdmin | 17, Mar 2020

TACKLING COVID-19 THROUGH SOAPS

Why in News? Guidelines by the World Health Organization, to reduce the risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection, specify that one of…

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IASGateAdmin | 17, Mar 2020

ONE HEALTH CONCEPT

Why in News? India has highlighted the ‘One Health policy’ to tackle the zoonotic diseases after it is facing the…

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IASGateAdmin | 16, Mar 2020

EPIDEMIC DISEASES ACT

Context: All states and Union Territories have been directed to invoke provisions of Section 2 of the Epidemic Diseases Act,…

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IASGateAdmin | 14, Mar 2020

MASKS, SANITISERS NOW ESSENTIAL…

Why in News? The Centre recently brought masks and hand sanitisers under the Essential Commodities Act, 1955 (EC Act) in…

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IASGateAdmin | 14, Mar 2020

FINDING CURE FOR CORONAVIRUS

Why in News? Scientists across the world are trying to develop a line of treatment and a possible vaccine for…

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IASGateAdmin | 13, Mar 2020

EPIDEMIC DISEASES ACT

Why in News? The cabinet secretary has recently announced that all states and Union Territories should invoke provisions of Section…

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IASGateAdmin | 12, Mar 2020

COVID-19 NOW A PANDEMIC,…

Why in News? WHO has recently announced COVID-19 as pandemic amidst of increasing outbreak in various countries. What is COVID-19?…

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IASGateAdmin | 29, Feb 2020

WHO NOT TO DECLARE…

Why in News? WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus made it abundantly clear that WHO will not declare COVID-19 a pandemic…

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IASGateAdmin | 15, Feb 2020

NAMING A DISEASE BY…

Why in News? The World Health Organization officially announced COVID-19 as the name for the disease caused by the novel…

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