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Extra Bytes: Don’t charge migrants bus or train fare, says SC

Don’t charge migrants bus or train fare, says SC Approx Read Time: 5 minutes   In News: The Supreme Court prohibited the Railways and the State governments from exacting train or bus fares from stranded migrant workers waiting to return home amid the national lockdown. News Summary: The Supreme Court has now given a detailed …

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Editorial Analysis: Europe’s disillusionment with the so-called People’s Republic

Europe’s disillusionment with China Approx Read Time: 6 minutes In the past, Europe sought close reciprocal relationship with China: In the past, when Europe sought trade, economic- and foreign-policy reforms vis-à-vis China, their hope was always to increase contact with the country while making the relationship fairer and more reciprocal. The basic goal was to expand …

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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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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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COVID19 Updates: Expansion in the pool of those advised to take the drug for preventing COVID-19.

WHO’s concerns with Hydroxychloroquine Approx Read Time: 5 minutes In News: WHO’s concerns with Hydroxychloroquine HCQ has been the subject of debate around the world. It is India’s drug of choice both for treatment and prophylaxis (post-exposure preventive). India has extended guidelines for its use and is currently exporting it to 55 other countries, even …

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