Point-Wise Current-Affairs & GS (Includes Important PIB Updates) 2021 with Maps & Data- IAS, SSC Etc

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    • Aug 1, 2020
    •  Pandemic and the Global Pharmaceutical Supply Chain [ Health ]

      Pandemic and the Global Pharmaceutical Supply Chain

      • A serious fault line has been exposed in the global pharmaceutical supply chain.
      • This fault line has been created by those industries who put profit before public health.
      • The countries are now scrambling for self-sufficiency amid s…

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    •  Ice Free Summers in Arctic and Silence Grips Forest [ Health ]

      Ice Free Summers in Arctic

      • According to a new research in less than 30 years summers in the Arctic Ocean will most likely be ice free.
      • The most ambitious carbon emissions cuts are unlikely to help.
      • The slashing greenhouse gases will only determine if Arctic summer ice vanishes perma…

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    •  World’S First Zero-Waste Sustainable Chocolate Brand [ Health ]

      World՚s First Zero-Waste Sustainable Chocolate Brand

      • Kocoatrait has become the world՚s first zero-waste sustainable chocolate brand.
      • A vegan and gluten-free food product incubated at Cocoashala.
      • This brand has been developed by Nitin and Poonam Chordia a Chennai based couple.
      • It is c…

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    • Jul 24, 2020
    •  Water under Fire [ Based on Down-to-Earth ]

      • Inaccessible safe water to a large population to the world may further complicate the steps to arrest COVID-19 spread.
      • It has been observed that in several parts of the world washing hands with soap has become a humongous task.
      • According to WHO at least 20 seconds of thorough hand-…

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    •  World be like After Coronavirus [ Based on Down-to-Earth ]

      World Be like After Coronavirus

      • Coronavirus just like climate is partly a problem of our Economic structure.
      • Govt. are taking actions that looked impossible three months ago.
      • In Spain private hospitals have been nationalized.
      • In UK the prospect of nationalizing modes of transport has…

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    • Jul 19, 2020
    •  Bug Sniffer by ARI [ Science & Technology ]

      Bug Sniffer by ARI

      • A sensitive and low-cost sensor to detect bacteria has been developed by researchers at Agharkar Research Institute (ARI) , Pune.
      • Agharkar Research Institute (ARI) is an autonomous institute under the Department of Science and Technology.
      • As low as 10 bacterial ce…

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    •  Rapid Response Centre by DST to Combat COVID-19 [ Science & Technology ]

      Rapid Response Centre by DST to Combat COVID-19

      • A Centre for Augmenting WAR with COVID-19 Health Crisis (CAWACH) has been set up by Department of Science and Technology, Govt of India.
      • It has been set up at a cost of ₹ 56 crore.
      • In order to combat COVID-19 pandemic, the centre will …

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    • Jul 16, 2020
    •  JNCASR Develops Anti-Microbial Coating [ Science & Technology ]

      JNCASR Develops Anti-Microbial Coating

      • A one-step curable anti-microbial coating has been developed at Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) , Bengaluru.
      • A range of microbes including SARS-CoV-2 can be killed when this coating is applied on different sur…

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    • Jul 13, 2020
    •  ECHS Facilities [ Health ]

      ECHS Facilities

      • As per a new directive, one month՚s requirement of medicines can be purchased by armed forces veterans from any chemist store.
      • The eligible beneficiaries can also go to any hospital in emergency without obtaining any referral from polyclinics and military hospital.
      • T…

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    • Jun 18, 2020
    •  Antibiotics and the Livestock [ Based on Down-to-Earth ]

      Antibiotics and the Livestock

      • To regulate the manufacture and sale of poultry feed laced with antibiotics India has no law.
      • Consumption of poultry fed antibiotics lead to antimicrobial resistance in humans.
      • Antibiotics in feed allow farmers a lower feed conversion ratio which means …

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