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Global Concerns: China passes controversial Hong Kong law

China passes controversial Hong Kong law Approx Read Time: 6 minutes In News: China has passed a new security legislation for Hong Kong that makes any show of dissidence against the mainland a crime. The law, for the first time, paves way for China to install its own security agencies in the protest-wracked city. News Summary: China …

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Why do some Covid-19 patients lose their sense of smell?

Coronavirus patients loose sense of smell Approx Read Time: 5 minutes Context: Coronavirus patients loose sense of smell World Health Organization has recently added anosmia (loss of smell) into the list of possible symptoms of the coronavirus infection. Also, a new study in mice, recently published in ACS Chemical Neuroscience, has sought to explore why this symptom appears …

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Global Bytes: EU unveils €750 billion economy rescue plan

EU unveils €750 billion economy rescue plan Approx Read Time: 5 minutes In News: EU unveils €750 billion economy rescue plan European Union leaders has proposed an $825 billion (€750 billion) coronavirus rescue plan to bankroll recovery efforts after the coronavirus crisis. Background: The global coronavirus outbreak has already pushed the EU into its deepest …

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Editorial Analysis: Reforms In A Covid Era

Reforms In A COVID Era Approx Read Time: 8 minutes Reforms announced recently in India: The union finance minister has taken most observers by surprise by including wide ranging reforms in the stimulus package. Some of the proposals represent the deepest reforms in agriculture to date. These relate to: The Essential Commodities Act Agricultural marketing …

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Centre shifts stance, releases source code for Aarogya Setu app

Aarogya Setu app, source code released Approx Read Time: 5 minutes For Android Users >> Click here to download the app << For iOS Users >> Click here to download the app << In News: Aarogya Setu app Nearly two months after the app was released, the Centre has now released the Android source code of its contact …

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