Day June 19, 2020

AspirantWorld One liners : 19th June

• CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI) Lucknow received permission to carry out Phase III randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled trial of efficacy, safety, and tolerability of antiviral drugs Umifenovir. • RBI has released a draft of the proposed changes in regulations applicable…

[Editorial Analysis] The red line

Mains Paper 2: International Relations Prelims level: Galwan Valley Mains level: India and its neighbourhood relations Context: • As the details of Monday night’s encounter in the Galwan Valley come into view, there is growing national outrage at the killing…

[Editorial Analysis] Keeping count

Mains Paper 2: Health Prelims level: Case fatality rate Mains level: Role of case fatality rate metric to address the pandemic Context: • Till Monday, the case fatality rate (CFR) of India’s most coronavirus-hit state, Maharashtra, stood at 3.7%, substantially…

KVIC rolls out project to produce neera

• The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has rolled out a unique project to produce Neera and Palm jaggery which has huge potential to create employment. About: • The project that aims at promoting Neera as a substitute to…

Boost oil refining capacity in India

• Union Minister for Petroleum announced that India is set to double its refining capacity for crude oil to 450-500 million tonnes per annum by 2030. About: • India’s current refining capacity of 249.9 million tonnes per annum exceeds domestic…

Non-permanent seats in the UNSC

• India has been elected as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council (UNSC) for the term 2021-22 after winning 184 votes in the 193-member General Assembly. Along with India, Ireland, Mexico and Norway also won the Security Council…

SEBI eases fund-raising norms for firms

• The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has further eased fund-raising norms for firms. Key highlights: • SEBI has allowed companies to make two qualified institutional placements (QIPs) with a gap of just two weeks between them. The…

Mobile I-Lab

• The Minister for Science and Technology inaugurated and flagged off India’s first I-Lab (Infectious disease diagnostic lab) for Covid testing in rural and inaccessible areas of India. DBT-AMTZ COMManD: • The Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science and…