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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…

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…

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…

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…

Men are more vulnerable to COVID-19 than women: How and Why?

Men are more vulnerable to COVID-19 than women: How and Why?

Initially there was a hypothesis that men might be more vulnerable to COVID-19 virus than women. However, the hypothesis has now been proved by a research published in the European Heart Journal. Highlights The ACE2 enzyme in the human body is the key factor that enables the COVID-19 to infect human cells. The study has…

“SWASTHVAYU”: India creates record developing ventilator in 36 days

“SWASTHVAYU”: India creates record developing ventilator in 36 days

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) NAL (National Aerospace  Laboratories), Bengaluru has developed a ventilator called “Swasthvayu”. The ventilator has been designed in a record time of 36 days. Highlights The ventilator developed by CSIR is a Non-Invasive BiPAP Ventilator. The ventilator is made of built-in biocompatible coupler and a high efficiency filter.…

Anti-Leprosy Drug Trials started by CSIR against COVID-19

Anti-Leprosy Drug Trials started by CSIR against COVID-19

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research has started the trials of anti-leprosy drug trials against COVID-19. The drug trial is to be conducted with the help of Mycobacterium MW. Highlights The Mycobacterium MW is a heat killed bacteria. It is to be tried on different COVID-19 patients. The drug trial was approved by the…

LIGO detects first merger of two unequal-mass black holes

LIGO detects first merger of two unequal-mass black holes

The scientists of Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Laboratory (LIGO) have recently recorded the first merger of black holes that were of unequal masses. On April 12, 2020, the LIGO-Virgo collaboration detected collision between two black holes that were 2.4 billion light years away. The scientists have now concluded from their researches and analysis that these…