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

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    • Jul 7, 2021
    •  IEPFAs Mobile App Launched [ Science & Technology ]

      Central Scrutiny Centre (CSC) and Investor Education and Protection Fund Authority (IEPFA) Mobile App has been launched by the Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs. These two are the tech-enabled initiatives by Ministry of Corporate Affairs. These initiatives will stren…

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    • Jul 6, 2021
    •  Sugamya Bharat App [ Government Schemes/Projects ]

      To enhance accessibility for differently-abled, Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment virtually launched Sugamya Bharat App. This app will enable people with disabilities as well as the elderly in registering accessibility-related problems w. r. t modes of transport, …

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    •  Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Nidhi [ Government Schemes/Projects ]

      The Union Cabinet chaired by the Indian Prime Minister has given its approval for Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Nidhi (PMSSN) as a single non-lapsable reserve fund for share of Health. This approval has been for the share of Health from proceeds of Health and Education Cess le…

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    •  New Species of Shrub Frogs in Western Ghats [ Environment ]

      Five new species of shrub frogs have been recently found in the Western Ghats by the researchers from India and the US. Western Ghats have been recognized biodiversity hotspots globally. The frogs belong to the Old-World tree frog family Rhacophoridae.

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    •  Retinal Scan Technology [ Science & Technology ]

      A scientist in Hong Kong has developed a Retinal scan technology that can identify early childhood autism.

      Major Highlights

      • A high-resolution camera along with a new computer software was used for analysing a combination of factors including fibre layers and blood vesse…

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    • Jul 5, 2021
    •  QUAD Countries to Send 1 Billion Vaccines Across Asia by End-2022 [ International Relations & Organizations ]

      A common consensus has been made between the leaders of the United States, India, Australia, and Japan to distribute 1 billion coronavirus vaccines across Asia and in the Indo-Pacific region by the end of 2022.

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      • Aim is to expa…

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    •  Technical Guidance for Procurement, Safe Use of Radiotherapy Devices [ Science & Technology, Based on Down-to-Earth ]

      The World Health Organization has recently released technical guidance for procurement, safe use of radiotherapy devices. It has been observed that more than half the cancer patients require radiotherapy as part of cancer care.

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      • According to WHO, r…

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    •  Diphtheria Could be a Major Global Threat [ Health, Based on Down-to-Earth ]

      In a recent study conducted by a team of researchers from India, the UK and Russia, it has been revealed that Diphtheria, a relatively easily preventable infection is developing resistance to several classes of antibiotics. Diphtheria may even become immune to vaccination.

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    •  Mercantile Marine Domain Awareness Centre Launched [ Government Schemes/Projects ]

      The “Real-time Vessel Tracking System” has been launched by India recently to help the seafarers and fishermen in times of their need. The name of the system is “Sagar-Manthan: Mercantile Marine Domain Awareness Centre (MMDAC) .” Apart from marine environment protection, Sagar-Ma…

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    •  Producing Hydrogen from Dirty Coal [ Science & Technology ]

      In a significant development towards the field of science and technology, a Japanese-Australian venture has begun producing hydrogen from brown coal. These $ 500 million ($ 390 million) pilots project aims to show liquefied hydrogen can be produced commercially and exported safel…

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