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What is Event Bolt Malware in news recently?

What is Event Bolt Malware in news recently?

The Computer Emergency Response of Team (CERT) of India has issued warning against a new malware called “EventBot”. The malware according to CERT steals personal financial information from Android phone users. Highlights The Eventbolt malware that is spreading is a Trojan. It cheats victims secretly attacking computer or phone operating system. Currently, the malware is…

Third Tranche of Rs 20 lakh Economic Package announced

Third Tranche of Rs 20 lakh Economic Package announced

With the PM Modi announcing the Atma Nirmar Bharat Abhiyan on May 12, 2020, Rs 20 lakh crore were allocated to ease life of the people during Lock Down 4.0. Following this, the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman held two press meets earlier explaining the country about the split of these funds. The third Tranche of…

FAO Report: Global Forest Resources Assessment, 2020

FAO Report: Global Forest Resources Assessment, 2020

On May 13, 2020, the Food and Agriculture Organization released the Global Forest Resources Assessment Report, 2020. According to the report, around 178 million hectares of forests is lost in the last 30 years. However, the rate at which the forests are being destroyed has reduced. Key Findings The report says that between 2015 and…

PM-KISAN Scheme: Rs 18,517 crores released

PM-KISAN Scheme: Rs 18,517 crores released

On May 14, 2020, the Agriculture Ministry released Rs 18,517 crores under PM-KISAN scheme. This will help benefit 9.25 crores of families. Highlights The Government of India has so far released Rs 18,517 crores under PM-KISAN scheme since the lock down. The funds were released as a part of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana.…

COVID-19: ICMR participates in Global Solidarity Trials of WHO

COVID-19: ICMR participates in Global Solidarity Trials of WHO

The Indian Council for Medical Research is to participate in Global Solidarity Trial of COVID-19 launched by the World Health Organization (WHO). About the trials The WHO has launched four mega trials to test the efficiency and accuracy of four treatments. The treatments are as follows Hydroxychloroquine Remdesivir Lopinavir-Ritonavir Lopinavir-Ritonavir along with Interferon. Lopinavir and…

Rs 20,000 lakh crore of Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan: Second Tranche Announced

Rs 20,000 lakh crore of Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan: Second Tranche Announced

On May 14, 2020, the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman announced the second tranche of the Rs 20,000 lakh crore economic package announced under Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan. Highlights The second tranche of the economic package focuses on migrant workers, small traders, street vendors, self-employed. The second part of the scheme is to be implemented in…

ICMR to conduct household survey

ICMR to conduct household survey

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is to conduct household survey. The survey will conduct antibody testing in 24,000 adults in various districts. About the Survey The household survey is completely different from the ongoing surveys. Under the survey, the individuals from all the districts will be randomly tested. In every district 10 health…

Finance Ministry begins Annual Exercise

Finance Ministry begins Annual Exercise

On May 12, 2020, the Ministry of Finance announced that the government departments and ministries will review guarantees issued against loans issued by various government entities. Highlights The exercise is done to make sure that the borrower is discharging the repayment obligations and interest obligations according to the loan agreement.The financial advisories of the ministries…

WHO: Cases of Malaria, TB and AIDS are to increase

WHO: Cases of Malaria, TB and AIDS are to increase

The World Health Organization announced that the number of deaths due to TB, AIDS and Malaria might increase as the entire focus of health care system all over the world is shifting towards COVID-19. Highlights The WHO has made the announcement based on the study conducted by the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease…