Day May 6, 2020

UV Blaster

• The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed an Ultraviolet (UV) Disinfection tower for rapid and chemical-free disinfection of high infection-prone areas. About: • The equipment named UV Blaster is “useful for high-tech surfaces like electronic equipment, computers…

[Editorial Analysis] Toxic boy talk

Mains Paper 1: Society Prelims level: Locker room Mains level: Degradations of human behavior and practicing misogyny among teenagers Context: • The outed Instagram “locker room”, where hundreds of teenage boys from Delhi-NCR’s most accomplished schools allegedly shared pictures of…

Coronavirus copy machine

• Researchers have reported that they have determined the 3D structure of coronavirus “copy machine”. This makes it possible to investigate how drugs such as remdesivir work. About: • Once the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV2 invades a human cell, the crucial…

Manisha Singh

• United States President Donald Trump has nominated senior Indian-American diplomat Manisha Singh as his envoy to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Ms. Singh is currently Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs at the…

Asteroid 1998

• On 29 April 2020, the asteroid (52768) 1998 OR2 passed at a distance of 0.042 AU (6.3 million km) from Earth. About: • (52768) 1998 OR2 (provisional designation 1998 OR2) is an asteroid on an eccentric orbit with a…