27 Mar, 2020

  • 1.7 lakh crore lockdown package rolled out (Economy)
  • G-20 Commit $5 trillion to combat coronavirus scare (International Organization)
  • Trace, Test, Treat model helps South Korea control virus (Case Study)
  • Of Chinese statistics and Keqiang index (Economy)
  • Speed at which virus spreads is shocking (General Science)
  • DRDO develops ventilators (General Science)
  • Prelims Summary
  • Practice Questions on E-Learn

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    1.7 Lakh crore lockdown package rolled out  Context

    • The Union Finance Minister has announced Rs 1.70 Lakh Crore relief package under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana for the poor to help them fight the battle against Corona Virus.
    • The package uses the existing government welfare channels to provide relief in kind and cash to more than half of India's population. The package is so designed that it benefits the people who are most affected - urban poor and vulnerable rural families.
    • Let us look into the various components of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana.
      • PM Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana
      • Insurance scheme for healthcare workers
      • Cash transfers to poor and vulnerable sections
      • Benefits for the workers employed in organised sector
      • Centre-state coordination in utilisation of existing funds.
    • Pm garib kalyan ann yojana
    • Insurance scheme for healthcare workers
    • Cash transfers to poor and vulnerable sections
    • Benefits for the workers employed in organised sector
    • Announcement
    • Centre-state coordination for the utilisation of existing funds


    Speed at which virus is spreading is shocking, says researcher

    • What is ACE2 Receptor?
    • How Did the Coronavirus Get to Humans?
    • How Does a Coronavirus Enter the Human Body?
    • What Does the Coronavirus Do in Humans?
    • What is South Korea’s strategy to handle Coronavirus epidemic?


    Of Chinese statistics and the Keqiang Index 

    • Details about li Keqiang index
    • Why is it important for India?


    G20 commits $5trillion amid COVID-19 scare

    Yesterday, a video-conference of leaders of the world’s top twenty economies, the G-20, was hosted by the Saudi King to discuss the coronavirus pandemic.

    But before we start discussing G-20, let us understand why do we need to know about this group for UPSC examination:

    A case in point is the question asked in 2014

    • Members
    • Who represents these states
    • What is the main objective of this group:
    • What were the key takeaways from this meeting?


    DRDO develops ventilators

    • What is a ventilator?
    • When is a ventilator used?
    • What else we need to know about a ventilator?
    • When the ventilator is removed?

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