UPSC CURRENT AFFAIRS| PRELIMS & MAINS | 15th May 2020

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Daily UPSC Current Affairs | 15th May 2020

Dear Aspirants
IASbhai Daily Current Affairs for UPSC is an initiative to dilute major articles from leading Newspapers in India which are most relevant to UPSC preparation –‘THE HINDU, LIVEMINT , INDIAN EXPRESS’ and help millions of readers who find difficulty in answer writing and making notes everyday. Hence we choose articles on daily basis and analyse them with respect to UPSC PRELIMS2020.

You just can’t beat the person who never gives up.– Babe Ruth

HIGHLIGHT INFO:

ORANGE COLOUR: Important for Prelims.

RED COLOUR: Important for Mains.

BLACK COLOUR: Must Read !

BLUE COLOUR : Important Links/Survey.

PINK COLOUR: Reports/Themes/Summits.

Innovative Low Cost PPE

      HEADLINES:

Patenting of Innovative Low Cost PPE developed by Indian Navy Paves way for Rapid Mass Production

      WHY IN NEWS:

The low cost PPE has  been developed by a Doctor of Indian Navy, posted at the recently created Innovation Cell at Institute of Naval Medicine (INM), Mumbai.

MINISTRY? :-Ministry of Defence
SYLLABUS COVERED: GS 3:Health:Diseases

      LEARNING: 

For PRELIMS remember the ministry and its features ! That’s it .

      ISSUE: 

In a major step towards rapid mass production of the Medical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) developed by the Indian Navy, a patent has been successfully filed by the Intellectual Property Facilitation Cell (IPFC) of Min of Defence, in association with National Research Development Corporation (NRDC), an enterprise under Min of Science & Technology.

KEY FEATURES :

  • A pilot batch of PPEs has already been produced at Naval Dockyard Mumbai.

The PPE developed by the Navy is made of a special fabric which affords high level of protection along with high ‘breathability’ as against other PPEs available in the market and is therefore more suitable for use in hot and humid weather conditions as prevalent in India.

  • The technology has also been tested and validated by ICMR approved Testing Lab.
  • Concerted efforts are now ongoing by a core team of Navy, IPFC and NRDC to commence mass production of this low cost PPE.
  • A very significant and urgent requirement in the fight against the Corona Virus is the need to equip our front line health care professionals with comfortable PPEs, which can be produced indigenously at an affordable cost without much capital investment.

      IASbhai WINDUP: 

The firms / start ups interested to take up licensed production may approach cmdnrdc@nrdcindia.com.

The team of Innovators from Navy is working in close coordination with IPFC which was set up under Mission Raksha Gyan Shakti.

     SOURCES:THE HINDU & PIB/DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS for UPSC CSE Prelims & Mains

COBAS 6800 testing machine

      HEADLINES:

Dr Harsh Vardhan dedicates COBAS 6800 testing machine to the nation

      WHY IN NEWS:

Nearly 20 lakh samples tested for COVID-19 through more than 500 labs: Dr. Harsh Vardhan

MINISTRY? :- Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
SYLLABUS COVERED: GS 3:Health:Diseases

      LEARNING: 

For PRELIMS compare this kit with conventional PCR kit . That is how you can suffice efficient preparation !

      ISSUE: 

Doubling time for last three days slows down to nearly 14 days
  • This is the first such testing machine that has been procured by the Government for testing of COVID-19 cases and is installed at the National Centre for Disease Control.

FEATURES OF COBAS 6800 :

COBAS 6800 is a fully automated, high end machine for performing real time PCR testing kit for COVID-19 in the service of nation.

  • COBAS 6800 will provide quality, high-volume testing with a high throughput of test around 1200 samples in 24 hours.
  • It will largely increase the testing capacity with reduction in pendency.”
  • Highlighting its other features, Dr. Harsh Vardhan said that COBAS 6800 is a sophisticated machine enabled with robotics that minimizes the chance of contamination as well as the risk of infection to the health care workers since it can be operated remotely with limited human intervention.
  • As the machine requires a minimum BSL2+ containment level for testing, it cannot be placed at just any facility.

      IASbhai WINDUP: 

COBAS 6800 can also detect other pathogens like Viral Hepatitis B & C, HIV, MTb (both rifampicin and isoniazide resistance), Papilloma, CMV, Chlamydia, Neiserreia etc.

     SOURCES:THE HINDU & PIB/DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS for UPSC CSE Prelims & Mains

SAMARTH

      HEADLINES:

NIT Kurukshetra Implements Enterprises Resource Planning (ERP), SAMARTH

      WHY IN NEWS:

SAMARTH is an e-Governance platform, developed under National Mission of Education in Information and Communication Technology Scheme (NMEICT) of M/o HRD

MINISTRY? :- Ministry of Human Resource Development
SYLLABUS COVERED: GS 2:3:e-Governance : Education

      LEARNING: 

For PRELIMS we have mentioned the key points below ! Go through it .

      CONTEXT: 

SAMARTH to enhance productivity through better information management in the institute by seamless access to information

KEY POINTS :

  • Department of Higher Education, M/o Human Resource Development, has mission to provide quality education to students across all Universities & HEIs.
  • For this, M/o HRD has developed an e-Governance platform, SAMARTH(Enterprises Resource Planning) ERP, under National Mission of Education in Information and Communication Technology Scheme (NMEICT). ERP,

SAMARTH, is an Open Standard Open Source Architecture, Secure, Scalable and Evolutionary Process Automation Engine for Universities and Higher Educational Institutions.

  • The objective of this initiative is to automate the processes of the Institute.
  • It caters to faculty, students and staff at a University/Higher Educational Institutions.
  • Now, the ERP, SAMARTH, has been implemented at National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra, a participating unit under the World Bank supported Technical Education Quality Improvement Program (TEQIP).

FOLLOWING 38 MODULES HAVE BEEN IMPLEMENTED IN NIT,KURUKSHETRA:

Organigram, Organizational Unit, Users, Employee Management, RTI Management, Legal Case Management, Leave Management, Estate Management, Fee Management, Vendor Bill Tracking, File Management & Tracking, Inventory Management, Research Project Management, Programmes Management, Payroll, Recruitment Management, Health Facilities Management, Knowledge Management, Transport Management, Content Federation (CFS), Training & Placements, Hostel Management, Budget and Accounts, Sports Facilities Management, Grievance Management (Employee), Uni Web Portal, Student Lifecycle, Endowment, College Affiliation, Student Feedback Management, Minutes and Retrieval/Document, Essential Services, Alumni Management, Core Communication,IT Service Desk,Training of Trainers Management(ToT) and Residence Allocation.

      IASbhai WINDUP: 

This initiative will enhance the productivity through better information management in the institute by seamless access to  information, and its utilization for various purposes.

     SOURCES:THE HINDU & PIB/DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS for UPSC CSE Prelims & Mains

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