RSS Youth Darpan (Media)

  • Man killed in clash over setting up of quarantine centre April 4, 2020
    A man was killed in a clash between two groups of villagers allegedly over setting up of a quarantine centre at a village school in Birbhum district on Saturday night. The incident occurred in Talibpur village under Parui police station. “A clash broke out between two groups of villagers. Prima facie a man succumbed to […]
  • 12 Tabligi Jamaat members from Nepal booked for defying lockdown in Muzaffarnagar April 4, 2020
    Twelve Tablighi Jamaat members from Nepal who were quarantined at a mosque here were on Saturday booked for allegedly violating the lockdown orders imposed to combat the coronavirus threat, police said. The twelve were quarantined at a local mosque under Kotwali police station area some day ago but were found violating the lockdown orders, they […]
  • Covid-19 crumbles healthcare hierarchy in MP; many officials down April 4, 2020
    The bureaucracy was crippled in Madhya Pradesh by Saturday night due to the coronavirus effect. Even the Health Department hierarchy had crumbled under the burgeoning crisis with its Principal Secretary Pallavi Jain Govil and Additional Director (Health) Veena Sinha testing positive for the dreaded virus. On Friday, IAS officer and Health Corporation MD J.J. Vijay […]
  • Avolon cancels order for 75 Boeing 737 MAX planes April 3, 2020
    Irish aircraft leasing company Avolon said Friday it was canceling an order for 75 737 MAX planes due to the massive deterioration in travel because of COVID-19. The planes being canceled had been scheduled for delivery in the 2020-2023 timeframe. Avolon also pushed back delivery of 16 other 737 MAX planes to 2024 or later […]
  • UN predicts “deep recession” in LatAm due to virus April 3, 2020
    Latin America is heading into “a deep recession” in 2020, with an expected drop in the region”s GDP of 1.8 to 4.0 per cent due to the coronavirus pandemic, the UN economic commission for the region said Friday. “We are at the beginning of a profound recession. We”re faced with the largest fall in growth […]
  • COVID-19: NHA teams up with Uber to provide transportation to frontline healthcare workers April 3, 2020
    The National Health Authority (NHA), the apex body implementing the Ayushman Bharat health insurance scheme, on Friday announced its partnership with Uber India to provide safe, reliable and efficient transportation for India”s frontline healthcare workers engaged in the treatment of COVID-19 patients. Uber will initially facilitate the provision of 150 cars for free to support […]
  • No new COVID-19 deaths in West Bengal in 24 hours: Official April 3, 2020
    West Bengal did not report any COVID-19 fatality on Friday, even as four persons tested positive for the virus, taking the total number of cases in the state to 57, a senior official of the health department said. The state”s ministry of health and family welfare, however, in a release in the evening said 63 […]
  • J&K govt extends 2G mobile internet services till April 15 April 3, 2020
    The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Friday ordered the continuance of 2G mobile data services in the Union territory till April 15, even as the demand for restoration of high-speed 4G internet grows in view of the coronavirus outbreak. As per a previous order issued on March 26 by Principal Secretary, Home Department, Shaleen Kabra, […]
  • Google to publish user location data to help govts tackle virus April 3, 2020
    Google will publish location data from its users around the world from Friday to allow governments to gauge the effectiveness of social distancing measures put in place to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, the tech giant said. The reports on users” movements in 131 countries will be made available on a special website and will “chart […]
  • COVID-19 cases rise to 134 in UP April 3, 2020
    The number of COVID-19 cases has risen to 134 in Uttar Pradesh with a total of eight fresh cases reported in Agra and Jaunpur, officials said on Friday. While six cases were found to be positive in Agra, two positive cases were found in Jaunpur, they said. “Six more COVID-19 positive cases have found here. The […]

RSS IASmind.com (Education/IAS/UPSC)

  • Text of PM’s address to the nation: April 03 April 3, 2020
    My dear fellow citizens, Today marks 9 days of the nationwide lockdown against the Corona pandemic. The discipline and spirit of service you have displayed during this periodic unprecedented, and embodies the true meaning of both. A video message to my fellow Indians. https://t.co/rcS97tTFrH — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 3, 2020 Government, administration and the […]
  • Naval Dockyard Mumbai designs low cost Temperature Gun April 2, 2020
    Naval Dockyard, Mumbai has designed and developed its own handheld IR based temperature sensor for undertaking screening of large number of personnel at the entry gates of the yard reducing the load on the security sentries at the gate. The instrument has been manufactured under Rs. 1000/ – through in-house resources (which is fraction of […]
  • J&K sets up PMRU of NPPA April 1, 2020
    As per the notification released by Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Jammu & Kashmir Union Territory has become 12th State  today where the Price Monitoring & Resource Unit (PMRU) has been set up by National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA). Further, PMRUs have already been set up by NPPA in 11 States, including, Kerala, Odisha, Gujarat, […]
  • Delhi will feed 2 lakh people, four lakh by Saturday, Says Delhi CM Kejriwal March 27, 2020
    Amid reports of hundreds of people forced to go without food during the nationwide lockdown, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said lunch and dinner would now be served to two lakh people in Delhi daily, and to four lakh by Saturday. In his public address, Kejriwal said that till Thursday, the Aam Aadmi Party […]
  • DD National to Re-telecast “Ramayana” from March 28 on public demand March 27, 2020
    Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on March 27 announced that Doordarshan will re-telecast iconic show ”Ramayana” from March 28 on public demand. Meanwhile, “Happy to announce that on public demand, we are starting retelecast of ”Ramayana” from saturday in DD National. One episode in morning 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., another in the evening […]
  • Finance Minister announces 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 March 26, 2020
    Insurance cover of Rs 50 Lakh per health worker fighting COVID-19 to be provided under Insurance Scheme 80 crore poor people will to get 5 kg wheat or rice and 1 kg of preferred pulses for free every month for the next three months 20 crore women Jan Dhan account holders to get Rs 500 […]
  • PM Modi interacts with the people of Varanasi on the menace of Coronavirus March 25, 2020
    Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi while interacting with the people of his constituency – Varanasi through video conferencing said that as the MP of Varanasi, he should have been among them in times like this but it could not be possible due to the things which are going on in Delhi. He added that despite […]
  • The lockdown will continue for 21 days starting midnight tonight. March 24, 2020
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 24 announced that entire Nation will be locked down for the next 21 days from midnight tonight and urged Indians to forget what stepping out feels like, or warned that the entire country will go back 21 years. Read Also, Text of PM’s address to the nation on Vital […]
  • Delhi under lockdown till March 31, says Delhi CM March 22, 2020
    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announces lockdown until March 31 in wake of coronavirus outbreak. Further, No public transport services including private buses, autos, e-rickshaws will be allowed in Delhi. Notably, All the private establishment will be shut, while the private sector will have to pay salaries to their employees during the lockdown, the CM […]
  • Advisory on “Social Distancing” Measure in view of spread of COVID-19 disease March 21, 2020
    Social distancing is a non-pharmaceutical infection prevention and control intervention implemented to avoid/decrease contact between those who are infected with a disease causing pathogen and those who are not, so as to stop or slow down the rate and extent of disease transmission in a community. This eventually leads to decrease in spread, morbidity and […]

RSS India’s Journal (Research)

  • Indian smartphone industry may take USD 2 bn hit from coronavirus: Counterpoint Research April 3, 2020
    Smartphone industry in India could take a USD 2 billion hit on account of the coronavirus pandemic as shipments declined significantly in the months of March and April compared to the previous year, according to Counterpoint Research. Noting that the effect of the pandemic on India was relatively mild until mid-March, Counterpoint Research said the […]
  • Oldest ever human genetic evidence clarifies dispute over our ancestors April 1, 2020
    An important advancement in human evolution studies has been achieved after scientists retrieved the oldest human genetic data set from an 800,000-year-old tooth belonging to the hominin species Homo antecessor. The findings by scientists from the University of Copenhagen (Denmark), in collaboration with colleagues from the CENIEH (National Research Center on Human Evolution) in Burgos, Spain, […]
  • Traces of ancient rainforest in Antarctica point to a warmer prehistoric world April 1, 2020
    A team from the UK and Germany discovered forest soil from the Cretaceous period within 900 km of the South Pole. Their analysis of the preserved roots, pollen and spores shows that the world at that time was a lot warmer than previously thought. The discovery and analysis were carried out by an international team […]
  • Consuming extra calories can help exercising women avoid menstrual disorders March 31, 2020
    The study found that exercising women with menstrual disorders can start menstruating again by consuming an additional 300-400 calories a day. “These findings can impact all exercising women, because many women strive to exercise for competitive and health-related reasons but may not be getting enough calories to support their exercise,” said lead researcher Mary Jane […]
  • Regular exercise benefits immunity, even in isolation March 31, 2020
    The analysis, published in the international journal Exercise Immunology Review, involving leading physiologists Dr James Turner and Dr John Campbell from the University of Bath’s Department for Health, considers the effect of exercise on our immune function. Over the last four decades, many studies have investigated how exercise affects the immune system. It is widely agreed […]
  • Weighing in on the origin of heavy elements March 30, 2020
    Specifically of interest are the physical processes responsible for producing heavy elements — like gold, platinum and uranium — that are thought to happen during neutron star mergers and explosive stellar events. Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory led an international nuclear physics experiment conducted at CERN, the European Organization […]
  • In Earth’s largest extinction, land animal die-offs began long before marine extinction March 27, 2020
    New ages for fossilized vertebrates that lived just after the demise of the fauna that dominated the late Permian show that the ecosystem changes began hundreds of thousands of years earlier on land than in the sea, eventually resulting in the demise of up to 70% of terrestrial vertebrate species. The later marine extinction, in […]
  • FM announces 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 March 26, 2020
    The Union Finance & Corporate Affairs Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman today 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. While addressing the press conference here today, Smt. Sitharaman said “Today’s measures are intended at reaching out to the […]
  • Entire India to be on Full Lockdown for 21 Days from March 25 March 24, 2020
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 24 announced that entire Nation will be locked down for the next 21 days from midnight tonight and urged Indians to forget what stepping out feels like, or warned that the entire country will go back 21 years. Read Also, Text of PM’s address to the nation on Vital […]
  • Singapore modelling study estimates impact of physical distancing on reducing spread of COVID-19 March 24, 2020
    A new modelling study conducted in a simulated Singapore setting has estimated that a combined approach of physical distancing interventions, comprising quarantine (for infected individuals and their families), school closure, and workplace distancing, is most effective at reducing the number of SARS-CoV-2 cases compared with other intervention scenarios included in the study. While less effective […]

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