Pandemic

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 | 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 | 30, Apr 2020

NDRF GEARS UP FOR…

Why in News? With monsoon around the corner, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is preparing to face the twin…

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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 | 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

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

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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 04, Apr 2020

DISEASES OF ANIMAL AND…

Why in News? The recent rapid spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus across the world has focused attention on the invisible…

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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 | 02, Apr 2020

NORMS RELAXED UNDER MPLAD…

Why in News? Union government has recently given few exemptions under the MPLADS scheme, owing to the recent COVID-19 Pandemic.…

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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 | 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 | 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 | 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

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 | 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 | 28, Jan 2020

CORONAVIRUS

Context: China is struggling to contain the spread of a new virus that has claimed at least six lives so…

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