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April

NEWS IMPULSE | SIPRI REPORT| 27 APRIL

Syllabus Section: International Reports and Organisation Why in News? The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)report on trends in global military expenditure in 2020. About: The report saidthat,in total, the global military expenditure rose to $1981 billion last year, an increase of 2.6 per cent in real terms from 2019. The report has found that …

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NEWS IMPULSE | HERD IMMUNITY| 27 APRIL

Syllabus Section: Health Issues Why in News? In several metros where serosurveys showed high immunity levels, Covid cases are still surging.  About: Herd immunity’, also known as ‘population immunity’, is the indirect protection from an infectious disease that happens when immunity develops in a population either through vaccination or through previous infection.   In India,Infection Fatality …

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NEWS IMPULSE | VIRAFIN| 26 APRIL

Syllabus Section: Science and Technology Why in News? Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) gave a restricted emergency use approval to the Zydus Cadila’s ‘Virafin’ for treating the patients showing moderate COVID-19 symptoms. About: Virafin is a pegylated interferon alpha-2b(PegIFN), which when subcutaneously injected to the patient in the early stages of infection, resulted in …

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NEWS IMPULSE | OXYGEN CONCENTRATORS| 26 APRIL

Syllabus Section: Why in News? With oxygen cylinders in short supply across several states, the Oxygen concentrator is among the most sought-after devices for oxygen therapy, especially among patients in home isolation and for hospitals running out of oxygen. About: Oxygen concentrator is a medical device that concentrates oxygen from ambient air Atmospheric air has …

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NEWS IMPULSE | MARS OXYGEN IN-SITU RESOURCE UTILIZATION EXPERIMENT(Moxie)| 26 APRIL

Syllabus Section: Science and Technology Why in News? NASA’s Perseverance rover on Mars makes oxygen from planet’s carbon dioxide atmosphere. About: It is the second successful technology demonstration on the mission, which flew a mini-helicopter recently. The generation of oxygen was performed by a toaster-sized unit in the rover called Moxie – the Mars Oxygen …

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NEWS IMPULSE | EXERCISE VARUNA 2021| 26 APRIL

Syllabus Section: Defence Why in News? The 19th edition of the Indian and French Navy bilateral exercise ‘VARUNA-2021’ is being conducted in the Arabian Sea. About: The annually held Varuna naval exercise is an integral part of France–India strategic relationship in the 21st century . It was first started in 1983, though given its present name in 2001. These interactions further underscore the shared values …

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NEWS IMPULSE | BREAK THROUGH INFECTION| 26 APRIL

Syllabus Section:  Science and Technology Why in News? Infections after the Covid-19 vaccination. About: The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has reported that around two to four of 10,000 people given two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have tested positive for the disease Such cases are referred to as “breakthrough” infections, indicating that the …

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NEWS IMPULSE | INDIAN SARS-CoV-2 GENOMIC CONSORTIUM (INSACOG)| 26 APRIL

Syllabus Section: Science and Technology Why in News? Department of Biotechnology organizes Public Webinar on the “Genome Sequencing of SARS-CoV-19. For improving the understanding of the nuances of SARS-CoV-2 genome sequencing and its public health relevance in the context of the current pandemic, webinar was conducted. About: The Government of India had established a national …

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NEWS IMPULSE | PRADHAN MANTRI GARIB KALYAN ANNA YOJANA| 27 APRIL

Syllabus Section: Government Policies and Interventions Why in News? Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) is announced by the Union Government for the month of May and June 2021. About: PMGKAY is a part of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package (PMGKP) to ameliorate the hardships faced by the poor due to Covid-19 situation. Under …

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