Day June 18, 2020

Khelo India State Centres of Excellence

• The Sports Ministry is all set to establish Khelo India State Centres of Excellence (KISCE) under the ministry’s flagship, Khelo India Scheme to enhance India’s Olympic performance. About: • One KISCE will be identified in each state and union…

Art of Talamaddale

• The traditional art of ‘talamaddale’, a variant of Yakshagana theatre, too has gone virtual in times of COVID-19. A performance was streamed live on social media on June 13. About: • Tala-Maddale is an ancient form of performance dialogue…

Dexamethasone

• Researchers leading a major clinical trial in the UK announced that the drug dexamethasone had been found to cut death rates by around a third in the most severely ill among Covid-19 patients. About: • Dexamethasone is a corticosteroid,…

Jan Aushadhi Suvidha Sanitary Napkin

• Jan Aushadhi Suvidha Sanitary Napkin is being made available in more than 6300 Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushdhi Pariyojna -PMBJP Kendras across the country at a minimum price of Rs.1/-per pad. The market price of the similar Sanitary Napkins is…