Monday, 24 January, 2022
TopicCovid test kits

Topic: Covid test kits

Rwandan researchers’ devise algorithm that can detect a Covid sample from pool of 99 swabs

Researchers from the University of Rwanda used the geometry of the hypercube to increase the accuracy of pooled Covid testing, making the test 20 times cheaper for individuals.

Covid kit ‘scam’ hits Yogi govt, opposition says SIT an eyewash as it has CM’s close officers

The ‘scam’ came to light after BJP MLA from Sultanpur wrote to the CM. Soon reports of similar scam in other districts started pouring in. Govt says guilty won’t be spared.

France sends ventilators, test kits to help India in fight against Covid

The medical equipment was handed over to the Indian Red Cross Society by French Ambassador at the Palam Air Force Station.

On Camera

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Liberals mourning India Gate flame must also recall some dark aspects of the colonial Army

The moving of the flame seems, to some, as part of an ongoing extinguishing of the Indian Army’s heritage of secularism, decency and righteousness.

South-East Asia’s SMEs are underperforming. Their ‘digital revolution’ depends on fintech

Digitisation of South-East Asia's economy during the pandemic is uneven. The growth in digital services has favoured individual consumers, not SMEs.

Defence

File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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