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Apr 32020
The complete lockdown of India was made to stop the spread of COVID-19. It is having an unexpected health benefit of clearing the air pollution.
The Government of India todaylaunched a mobile app developed in public-private partnership to bring the people of India together in a resolute fight against COVID-19. The App, called ‘AarogyaSetu’ joins Digital India for the health and well-being of every Indian. It will enable people to assess themselves the risk for their catching the Corona Virus infection. It will calculate this based on their interaction with others, using cutting edge Bluetooth technology, algorithms and artificial intelligence. 
Sweden has taken a less relaxed approach when other countries in Europe seek to defend the pestilence by imposing lockdowns and stringent regulations. Sweden is only appealing to the people of the country to defend against coronavirus without even leaving schools when the borders of neighboring Denmark and Finland are closed. The country has delegated the responsibility of defending Covid-19 without restrictions.
The Wimbledon tennis tournament was cancelled for the first time since World War II. The decision comes due to the coronavirus spreads. Wimbledon, the only grassroots tournament in Granslam, was to start on June 29.  The date of next year's tournament has also been announced. According to a post on Wimbledon's official website, the 2021 tournament will take place from June 28 to July 11. Wimbledon was previously cancelled during World War I and World War II. This was in 1914 and 1947.
Ventilators are essential for critically ill patients with Covid-19 disease. But with the increasing number of Covid patients, availability of ventilators in India has started to decline. John Hopkins University estimates that India will need 10 lakh ventilators in the coming weeks. Currently, the international media relies on Hopkins University data for the number of international Covid cases. So Hopkins' proposal is serious. But that figure could change as the proposal came before the lockdown.
Bharti Airtel extends pre-paid plans till April 17. Airtel has announced it due to the  three-week lockdown in the country, targeting low-income earners. Airtel will also offer a talk time of ten rupees. Eight million consumers will benefit from it. This benefit will be available within 48 hours. Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the lockdown on March 25 due to the Covid epidemic.  
The country's largest public sector bank, SBI, has said that the country is not facing currency shortage in the wake of the lockdown. All the currency chests of SBI have been filled. The bank has 58,000 ATMs in the country. Money is exactly filling in everything. SBI said it has also secured the services of 62,000 business correspondents. The possibility of shortage is not in this situation.
Startups in the country are always ready to deliver technical assistance to hospitals and corona areas in the country as part of a 21-day lockdown and strengthening of defense operations in India. It is a matter of pride that there are many from Kerala.  General Aeronautics, a Bengaluru-based startup in Karnataka, India's most sickened state, used their robots in just 10 days to deliver disinfectants to all major cities. They still do. Garuda Aerospace, a Chennai-based startup in Tamil Nadu, took over the mission.
The Department of Health is conducting a Rapid Test to see if there has been a social outbreak in the state in the wake of an increase in corona positive cases. The Chief Minister also said on Saturday that the Rapid test would start soon. The specialty of the Rapid test is that it can be easily detected.
The Ministry of HRD through its Online/Digital Education Initiatives is trying to ensure that students can continue their learning sitting at their home, during this lockdown period.Union HRD Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank'has appealed to the students to take advantage of these learning platforms and put their valuable time to good and optimum use. The response to this has been overwhelming.
 The state of Kerala's health and wellness culture is now being debated around the world. Social media has taken to the consideration of its guest workers during the corona period. 

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