Daily GK Update: 26th April 2020

Mann ki Baat: PM Modi shares his thoughts with citizens on COVID-19

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that India’s fight against Corona is people-driven and along with the people, the government and the administration are fighting the pandemic.
  • Sharing his thoughts in the Mann Ki Baat programme of All India Radio today, Mr Modi said, each and every citizen of the country is a soldier in this battle and they are leading the battle.
  • He lauded the resolve of the people as to how at each and every place, people have come forward to help each other.

Source: The Economic Times

Delhi hospital says plasma therapy helped in recovery of Covid-19 patient

Pvt hospital says it successfully cured COVID-19 patient using ...

  • A private hospital in the national capital claimed that a coronavirus patient, who was administered plasma therapy for the first time in the facility, was discharged on Sunday after being completely cured.
  • The 49-year-old man had tested positive for Covid-19 on April 4 and was admitted to Max Hospital, Saket, it said in a statement. As his condition deteriorated, he was put on ventilator support on April 8, the hospital added.
    When the patient showed no signs of improvement, his family requested for administration of plasma therapy on compassionate grounds, it said, adding that the family arranged a donor for extracting plasma.

Source: The Times of India

Covid-19: No use of saliva but artificial substance could be allowed to shine cricket ball

Covid-19: No use of saliva but artificial substance could be ...

  • The International Cricket Council might consider allowing the use of artificial substances to help polish the red ball under the supervision of umpires in order to prevent players from shining the ball using sweat or saliva that could further risk the spread of the novel coronavirus.
  • One of the ways in which Covid-19 spreads is via respiratory droplets which is why the ICC’s medical committee will look to address it before cricket can resume.
  • The use of saliva helps bowlers to shine the ball on one side to make it reverse swing that allows a fair balance of contest between the ball and the bat when after initial overs of the play.

Source: India Today

Covid-19 effect: Kailash Vijayvargiya stages sit-in at home against Bengal government

COVID-19 effect: Kailash Vijayvargiya stages sit-in protest at ...

  • The coronavirus outbreak has forced the politicians to find a new way of holding protests as senior BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya on Sunday staged a dharna at his home here against the West Bengal government over its handling of the COVID-19 situation there.
  • Vijayvargiya, who is the BJP national general secretary and party’s in-charge of West Bengal, held the sit-in from his residence in hometown Indore.
  • The video of his protest has gone viral on social media. During the dharna, he was seen sitting with the BJP”s election symbol and boards with the slogans in Bengali language in the backdrop.
  • Talking to some reporters at his residence, Vijayvargiya said that many BJP leaders staged in sit-in in their homes in Delhi, Lucknow and other cities as well as in the Trinamool Congress-ruled West Bengal.

Source: India Today