Corona Pandemic – Facts & True News Info 001

  • PM interacts with CMs to bolster efforts to tackle COVID-19 
  • President to hold discussions with Governors, LGs & Administrators on COVID19 response tomorrow 
  • GoI launches Aarogya Setu App to connect health services and the people 
  • Indian Navy develops portable non-contact thermometer, to enable screening of 20,000 persons/ day 
  • PIB’s COVID19 Fact Check Unit becomes operational; send queries to pibfactcheck@gmail.com 
  • WHO: Coronavirus can be transmitted in areas with hot & humid climates.
  • All 24 classes of medical devices are regulated under Drug Price Control regime from 1 April 2020
  • Capacity utilization of ICMR labs 38%, its testing lab network stands at 126
  • Health actions to be taken at place of congregation of migrant workers
  • CBSE to promote all students of classes I-VIII to the next grade
  • Students of classes IX & XI to be promoted on school-based assessments
  • Trained counselors & community leaders to provide psycho-social support to migrants in relief camps
  • Fact: COVID-19 does not spread from Mosquito bites.
  • Pune based Mylab, 1st Indian company to create COVID-19 detection kit; to produce 1 lakh kits/ week
  • 21,486 Relief camp set up, shelter to 6.71+ lakh people
  • 62 lifeline Udan flights transport 15.4+ tons of essential medical supplies in last 5 days
  • MoHFW: Email for technical help from AIIMS & other Institutes: technicalquery.covid19@gov.in
  • Intensification in Containment strategies & Contact Tracing in COVID-19 hotspots
  • GoI: Price of medical devices to be regulated, MRP not to increase above 10%
  • Fact: Consuming lemon/ turmeric does not prevent COVID-19, although it is good for a healthy diet
  • NTA extends submission dates of Online Application Forms for various Exams
  • Railways to modify 20,000 coaches to add up-to 3.2 lakh beds
  • Adequate test kits procured & distributed across States
  • Oil firms to pay ₹ 5 lakh ex-gratia to delivery boys etc in LPG supply chain
  • Over 280 units in SEZs now manufacturing essential medical items
  • 129 govt labs are functional with testing capacity of 13000 tests/ day 
  • Fact: Current Financial Year is not being extended
  • Whenever I get time, I practice Yoga Nidra. It relaxes the mind, reduces stress & anxiety: PM Modi
  • Over 21 thousand relief camps set up in States/UTs to shelter 6+ lakh people
  • Facilities set up to feed over 23 lakh poor, stranded migrant workers and quarantined workers
  • ‘Stranded in India’ portal launched to help foreign tourists stuck in India: http://strandedinindia.com
  • Validity of expired driving licenses, permits and registration extended till June 30
  • COVID-19 still in local transmission, no signs of community transmission yet
  • Fact: No evidence that a dog, cat or any pet can transmit COVID-19
  • Hospitals in the country now have 11.95 lakh N95 Masks in stock
  • 2 domestic manufacturers are producing 50,000 N95 Masks per day
  • DRDO will begin manufacturing 20,000 N99 masks per day within next week
  • 3.34 lakh Personal Protection Equipments (PPEs) available
  • Agva Healthcare, Noida to manufacture 10,000 ventilators within a month
  • Pune based Startup develops Negative Ion Generator-Scitech Airon, for fight against COVID-19
  • Fact: No scientific evidence to prove that inhaling hot water steam kills Coronavirus
  • Govt extends benefit of 2% Interest Subvention to Banks & 3% PRI to farmers upto 31st May
  • Premium payment for PLI & Rural PLI extended upto 30th April 2020
  • MoHFW: Elderly people at higher risk of COVID-19 due to decreased immunity
  • MoHFW issues guidelines on disinfection of public places in areas reporting COVID-19
  • National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) launches virtual tour of its collection
  • Fact : Claim that ‘Government will extend 21 Day Lockdown when it expires’ is baseless
  • 11 Empowered Groups constituted by the Government of India for medical emergency management, isolation beds, quarantine facility, etc
  • NIMHANS: Helpline No-080-4611 0007 to address mental health issues
  • DST to map & boost COVID19 Solutions with R&D, seed & scale up support
  • SWAYAM Prabha provides educational material on 32 TV Channels: swayamprabha.gov.in
  • National Book Trust to launch ‘Corona Studies Series’ to engage all age-groups
  • Fact: Drinking bitter gourd juice cannot cure Coronavirus.
  • Curtesy: Government Of India CoVid19 Portal

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