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Daily News Digest:28 March 2020

India has signed a Rs 15,295 crores rail project agreement with Japan

The Japanese International Cooperation Agency(JICA) has signed an Rs. 15,295 crore agreement with the Government of India for the construction of 3 Mega Railway Infrastructure projects.

According to the agreement, Rs. 8,553 crores have been granted by the JICA for construction of Dedicated Freight Corridors under phase 1 in India. Also, for Project II that is Mumbai-Trans Harbour link project, JICA has granted Rs 4,262 crores. Also, for Project III, which is Mumbai Metro Line Project Rs. 2,480 crores have been granted.

Indian Army has launched “Operation Namaste” to combat COVID-19

The Indian Army on 27 March launched “Operation Namaste” to restrain the spread of COVID19 in the country. The Army has also arranged facilities for Family Members of the army men to seek medical attention in case of emergency. Under the operation, eight quarantine centres have been established by the Indian Army.

Efforts of DRDO in the nation’s fight against COVID-19

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has been tracking the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) from the time it started spreading in Wuhan Province of China. DRDO has developed four different products to win the ‘War against Corona’. Sizable quantities of Hand Sanitizers have been produced and distributed to significant establishments in the capital. DRDO has provided 20,000 three layer masks and 1,000 litres of hand sanitizers to the Delhi Police.

Project ISSAC by IIT Gandhinagar

To engage students in creative projects and enhance skills a project named as “Project Isaac” has been launched by IIT Gandhinagar. Under the project, four different competitions are being organized by the institute, to develop new skills among students relating to painting, writing, coding, creative expression,music etc.

Corona Kavach app Launched by Government to fight COVID19

The Government of India has launched an app called the “Corona Kavach” to track the spread of the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. It is a location-based tracking app that alerts people about the risk of them getting infected by the virus if exposed to someone with the virus in their vicinity.

India is all set to begin the antibody tests for the coronavirus

India will soon start antibody tests to confirm whether an individual was earlier infected with the virus or not. This will help in understanding the distribution, occurrence time and ways to control COVID19. The test that will be conducted by India will be a serological test and will look for antibodies in the blood. All serological tests focus on the immune system of the individual.

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