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COVID19 Updates: Aarogya Setu app mandatory for returning NRIs, migrants

Aarogya Setu app mandatory for returning NRIs, migrants Approx Read Time: 7 minutes For Android Users>> Click here to download the app << For iOS Users>> Click here to download the app << In News: The government has made Aarogya Setu app mandatory for all returnees (migrant labourers and those coming from abroad) for better contact surveillance …

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Govt. Bytes: PM CARES Fund & PM’s National Relief Fund

PM CARES Fund & PM’s National Relief Fund Approx Read Time: 7 minutes Background: Towards the end of March, Prime Minister Narendra Modi instituted a new PM-CARES Fund, on popular demand, to help fight the novel coronavirus. There is another fund which exists under the name of the Prime Minister – the Prime Minister’s National …

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COVID19 Updates: Why pathogens travel in search of a host?

Why pathogens travel in search of a host? Approx Read Time: 6 minutes In News: As the virus causing COVID-19 spreads across the world, various claims have been made about how the virus came into being in the first place. One of the conspiracy theories spreading around is that the virus was manufactured in laboratories …

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Economic Bytes: Oil reserves get a leg-up since March

Oil reserves get a leg-up since March Approx Read Time: 4 minutes In News: India has ramped up its strategic oil reserves since mid-March in view of the slump in crude prices. News Summary: In view of the slump in crude prices, India has ramped up its strategic oil reserves since mid-March and hopes to …

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COVID19 Updates: Sewage surveillance can estimate coronavirus spread in the community

Sewage surveillance to check COVID19 Approx Read Time: 5 minutes In News: Sampling sewage for viral particles is a time-tested method of environment surveillance and is routinely resorted to for understanding circulation of several viruses — wild and vaccine-derived polio, rota virus, Hepatitis E and typhoid — in the community. Now, researchers in France have …

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