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Coronavirus: To use malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, or not to

Coronavirus: To use malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, or not to Is Hydroxychloroquine efficient in treating COVID 19? What is the national protocol on the use of hydroxychloroquine in the COVID-19 outbreak? How are Maharashtra and Rajasthan, two of the states with the highest COVID-19 counts decided to use this drug? What are the concerns in using [...]

Colour coding of coronavirus hit districts

1.Any hotspot district with more than 15 cases would be treated as a district witnessing outbreak. Why this classification was necessary? What are its implications? How are the districts divided? How are Containment zones and epicenters demarcated? UPSC can list these Questions under GS paper 2 (Issues related to health, education and Human Resources.) What [...]

[April 13, 2020] Daily News Analysysis for UPSC CSE

1.Coronavirus lockdown reduced Earth’s seismic noise levels  UPSC can list these Questions under GS paper 2 (Issues related to health, education and Human Resources.) Before going deep inside this article, lets understand the context of this article. Recently scientists at the British Geological Survey (BGS) reported a drop in the Earth’s movement amid the coronavirus [...]

[April 12, 2020] Daily News Analysysis for UPSC CSE

1. Govt launches express empanelment process to bring more pvt hospitals under Ayushman Bharat Why is govt listing more private hospitals under PM-JAY? What is the significance of Hospital Empanelment Module (HEM) Lite? What is Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya?  UPSC can list these Questions under GS paper 2 (Issues related to health, education and Human [...]

[April 11, 2020] Daily News Analysysis for UPSC CSE

1. COVID-19 | Kerala gets nod for trial of plasma therapy What is convalescent plasma therapy? How does it work? What is plasma and what are platelets? How many patients can be treated with plasma from a donor? Who can donate plasma? Is it a new treatment?  UPSC can list these Questions under GS paper [...]

[April 10, 2020] Daily News Analysysis for UPSC CSE

1. Hydroxy-chloroquine: The unproven 'corona drug' Trump is threatening India for What is hydroxyl-chloroquine? So, can India really help President Trump? Does hydroxyl-chloroquine really work? Which countries have authorised their use?  UPSC can list these Questions under GS paper 2 (Issues related to health, education and Human Resources.) What is the context about? US President [...]

Cyber attack on Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant by North Korea-based Lazarus group

Decoding motives behind the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant intrusion from North Korea-based Lazarus group What is Dtrack malware? What was the purpose of Lazarus attack on Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant ? What does DTrack do? Why is this intrusion hostile to Indian interests? GS paper 3 (Internal Security and Challenges, impact of communication networks, Cyber [...]

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