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News in Short - 26-April-2020

FDA approves first at home COVID-19 test kit

Date: 26 April 2020 Tags: Miscellaneous
  • In a major development, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first at-home COVID-19 test kit, which is expected to bring coronavirus testing to the doorsteps of every household.
  • The first at-home test kit has been developed by LabCorp, a U.S. company which has a network of medical laboratories across the country.
  • The authorisation permits nasal swab specimens to be collected at home using the test home collection kit if recommended by a healthcare provider after completing a COVID-19 questionnaire.

Uttar Pradesh to bring back migrant workers in batches

Date: 26 April 2020 Tags: Miscellaneous
  • Uttar Pradesh will bring back labourers and workers who are stranded in other States and have completed 14 days of quarantine in a phased manner.
  • The U.P. government estimates that around 5 to 10 lakh migrant workers could return to the State in the next two months.
  • After screening and testing such people, the concerned State government have to start the process of sending them back. After they are brought to the U.P. borders, the State government will transport them to their districts by bus.

Saudi Arabia to end flogging as means of punishment

Date: 26 April 2020 Tags: Miscellaneous
  • Saudi Arabia is ending flogging as a form of punishment, according to a document from the kingdom’s top court.
  • The decision by the General Commission for the Supreme Court, taken sometime this month, will see the punishment replaced by prison sentences or fines, or a mixture of both.
  • Flogging has been applied to punish a variety of crimes in Saudi Arabia. Without a codified system of law to go with the texts making up sharia, or Islamic law, individual judges have the latitude to interpret religious texts and come up with their own sentences.

Gandhi’santi-untouchability campaign letter to go for auction

Date: 26 April 2020 Tags: Miscellaneous
  • A letter written by Mahatma Gandhi in 1932 regarding raising of funds for the newly-founded Harijan Sewak Sangh is set to go under the hammer. The letter will be auctioned online by Boston-based RR Auction.
  • In 1932, Gandhi founded the Harijan Sevak Sangh as part of his efforts to eradicate the concept of 'untouchability' from India's caste system. He put his close friend, the pioneering industrialist Ghanshyam Das Birla, in charge of the organisation.
  • The group's noble efforts have helped the depressed classes to access public places such as temples, schools, roads, and water resources that were previously available only to those of privilege.

First ever digital geological map of moon

Date: 26 April 2020 Tags: Space
  • For the first time, the entire lunar surface has been completely mapped and uniformly classified. The lunar map, called the 'Unified Geologic Map of the Moon,' will serve as the definitive blueprint of the moon's surface geology for future human missions and will be invaluable for the international scientific community, educators and the public-at-large.
  • To create the new digital map, scientists used information from six Apollo-era regional maps along with updated information from recent satellite missions to the moon.
  • Elevation data for the moon's equatorial region came from stereo observations collected by the Terrain Camera on the recent SELENE (Selenological and Engineering Explorer) mission led by JAXA, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. Topography for the north and south poles was supplemented with NASA's Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter data.