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Top 5 Current Affairs: 27 May 2020

The Central Government has directed all the states to make private labs reduce the prices of the COVID-19 tests and fix the prices that are mutually agreeable

May 27, 2020 18:56 IST
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Aarogya Setu becomes open source: What does it mean?

The Coronavirus contact tracing app, Aarogya Setu app has now turned into open source. The government will now publish the App on a public code repository and its source code will be revealed in the public domain. The move came after questions were raised over its privacy and security breaches.

Why WHO suspended Hydroxycholoroquine for COVID-19 Treatment?

The World Health Organization (WHO) suspended the trials of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) drug for the safety of COVID-19 patients. The WHO took this decision after The Lancet published that the intake of drug increase mortality rate among the patients. Know here the five reasons why WHO took this decision.

Uttarakhand Forest Fire: Is Uttarakhand burning since 4 days?

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Cloud Atlas developed for hot exoplanets

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Government asks states to make private labs lessen COVID-19 test price

The Central Government has directed all the states to make private labs reduce the prices of the COVID-19 tests and fix the prices that are mutually agreeable for the samples sent by government and private individuals. The COVID-19 tests are conducted by private laboratories to identify the presence of Coronavirus.

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