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Can drugs for Ebola be used to treat COVID-19?

Ebola drugs for COVID-19 Approx Read Time: 6 minutes Context: What are the medicines being considered for the novel coronavirus pandemic? Background: Ebola drugs for COVID-19 Globally unknown till under 200 days ago, the virus, SARS-CoV2, has today, according to the WHO, caused the world’s largest pandemic. Over half a million people are under lockdown, …

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National Concerns: Bumper crop amid lockdown, multiple challenges

Bumper crop amid lockdown Approx Read Time: 5 minutes In News: The prospects of a bumper rabi crop amid the country wide lockdown might further add to the problems of the farmers, if adequate steps are not taken to mitigate these issues. Crisis of a bumper harvest: Farmers are currently about to harvest —if they …

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RBI is trying to reduce pandemic stress

RBI aiding fight against COVID-19 Approx Read Time: 6 minutes In News: RBI aiding fight against COVID-19 Amid the lockdown caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, the Reserve Bank of India has used a variety of weapons to counter the distress due to the sudden and sharp destruction of demand. Aim: The measures are aimed at …

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Centre rolls out Rs 1.7-lakh-crore lockdown package

Lockdown package of 1.7 lakh crore Approx Read Time: 6 minutes In News: The Union government has announced Prime Minister’s Garib Kalyan Yojana worth Rs 1.7 lakh crore in a bid to cushion the most vulnerable from the impact of the coronavirus lockdown and economic disruption caused by the disease. The package is 0.8% of …

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Centre, state governments seek to ensure stable supplies

Disruptions due to lockdown Approx Read Time: 4 minutes In News: As India went into a 21-day lockdown from 25th March, the Centre, states and local administrations have been trying to resolve disruptions in essential services, especially delivery of food, groceries and medicines. Background: After the announcement of the countrywide lockdown, the Ministry of Home …

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