06 Apr, 2020

  • A niggardliness that is economically unwarranted (Why Economic Package is low?) (Economy)
  • Reducing farm distress during pandemic (Covid Crisis and Agriculture) (Economy)
  • The mystery of low German COVID-19 fatality rates (How some countries fought COVID efficiently) (Case Study)
  • Criticality of community engagement (What community engagement is important?) (Social Issues)
  • India bans export of hydroxychloroquine (Hydroxychloroqunine Medicine) (Science)
  • Tests treatment free under Ayushman Bharat (COVID and Ayushman Bharat Yojana) (Govt. Schemes)
  • Question of the day

Prelims Quiz

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    A NIGGARDLINESS THAT IS ECONOMICALLY UNWARRANTED – ARTICLE

    Recently, 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 includes cash transfer and provision of enhanced food grains under the PDS system.

    • Critique of Government's Economic Package
    • Government’s reluctance for the economic package
    • Why the Government need not be worried about Higher rate of Inflation
    • Why the Government need not be worried about Balance of Payments (BoP)

     

    REDUCING FARM DISTRESS DURING A PANDEMIC  

    As India lacks the resources to significantly ramp up testing social distancing and living under a lockdown becomes necessary. The lockdown is likely to affect the large population in rural areas, a majority of whom are dependent on agriculture.

    • Indian agriculture under stress
    • likely breakdown of supply chains
    • Harvesting of Rabi crop may be postponed
    • Absence of working labourers
    • Measures to be taken to support the rural economy

     

    THE MYSTERY OF LOW GERMAN COVID-19 FATALITY RATES 

    “Fatality rate” has come in news in the wake of COvid-19 pandemic. There are two reasons for that: 1. Research across the globe is appearing which shows that China grossly miss reported this rate. 2. Exceptionally low FR in Germany as compared to other European nations.

    • Fatality Rate (Hence forth FR)
    • What factors play a role in determining FR?
    • Which of these factors are responsible for exceptionally low German F.R
    • Countries faring on battling COVID-19

     

    THE CRITICALITY OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT     

    Community engagement has come in to focus due to recent attacks on health professionals across the country. According to the author this happened because the health professionals did not belong to the community and hence a mistrust cropped up between the locals and visitors.

    • Community Engagement
    • Community engagement helps in epidemic response

     

    INDIA BANS EXPORT OF HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE

    Amid the novel coronavirus outbreak, the government has banned export of anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine, with immediate effect to ensure sufficient availability of the medicine in the domestic market.

    • Hydroxychloroquine
    • Treatment protocol
    • ICMR-constituted National Task Force for Covid-19
    • Anti-malarial drug

     

    TEST, TREATMENT FREE UNDER AYUSHMAN BHARAT

    The Centre has decided to provide free testing and treatment of Coronavirus under the Ayushman Bharat Scheme. Accordingly the empanelled hospitals can use their own authorised testing facilities or tie up with an authorised testing facility for the scheme. The tests would be carried out as per the protocol set by ICMR.

    • Ayushman Bharat Scheme
    • ICMR Guidelines
    • Wellness and Health centres
    • Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yyojana
    Comments

    Giridhar Ramchandra Kulkarni 7 months ago

    Thanks alot

    Jafar 7 months ago

    where is compass sir its not uploaded

     

    Vikram Mor 7 months ago

    Excellent. I like and love to study in this way. Thanks for Helping hand in our destinysmilekiss

    Arun Kumar Rajendran 7 months ago

    "virus cannot replicate without host" is the correct statement. so the answer for 05/4/2020 day question is "both 1&2". 

    pooja sachin zurunge 7 months ago

    there is continuous problem of buffering...please do sort it out....dont want to miss the study...