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Today important current affairs in English June 18, 2020

1) Prime Minister Modi reviewed the situation arising out of OIL India Limited Oil Well Blow Out and fire in the oil well in Tinsukia District, Assam

  • Uncontrolled gas started leaking from oil well observed on 27th May 2020, oil well caught fire on 9th June 2020

2) Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan to boost livelihood opportunities in Rural India

  • Abhiyaan campaign of 125 days to work in mission mode, involves intensified and focused implementation of 25 different types of works to provide employment to the migrant workers
  • Public works worth Rs 50,000 crore to be carried out under Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan scheme

3) Minister Health and Family Welfare Harsh Vardhan inaugurated and flagged off India’s first I-Lab for COVID-19 testing in rural India

  • I-Lab, Infectious disease diagnostic lab is a mobile testing facility for COVID-19 testing

Infectious disease diagnostic lab

4) The team of researchers at CSIR- Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, IICB explored the neuro-invasive potential of SARS-CoV-2

  • Researchers suggested the virus may infect the respiratory centre of the brain and should be focused on the respiratory centre of the central nervous system to search for mortality due to COVID-19
  • Researchers said SARS-CoV-2 virus might enter the brain through the nose and reaches the olfactory bulb of the brain. From there, SARS-CoV-2 virus might infect PreBötzinger complex (PBC). It is the primary centre of the brain that controls the respiratory rhythm generation. This will collapse of the respiratory centre in the brain may responsible for the breakdown of COVID-19 patient
  • PreBötzinger complex functions are the primary respiratory oscillator and it been proposed as a centre of respiration
  • Complete research details, Click Here

5) 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 drug Umifenovir

  • Clinical Trials to be carried out at King George’s Medical University, Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences and ERA’s Lucknow Medical College and Hospital

6) Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) approved a $750 million loan to India to help strengthen its response to the adverse impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic

  • AIIB is a multilateral development bank, aims to support the building of infrastructure in the Asia-Pacific region
  • AIIB proposed by China in 2013 and launched in Beijing in October 2014
  • Headquarters: Beijing, China
  • Membership: 102 Members
  • Present President: Jin Liqun

7) All India Football Federation, AIFF recommended former skipper I.M. Vijayan for Padma Shri award 2020-21

  • I.M. Vijayan scored 40 goals in 79 matches for India
  • He received Arjuna award in 2003 and also awarded the Indian ‘Player of the Year’ in 1993, 1997 and 1999
  • AIFF President: Praful Patel

8) Ramesh Parameswaran, hockey coach applied for the prestigious Dronacharya Award (Lifetime Contribution and Achievement) 2020-21 through Hockey Karnataka

  • Ramesh Parameswaran coached the Karnataka state team and the IOCL and also served as the assistant coach of the Indian team in 2008

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