Bhilwara and Operation Namaste
What’s in news?
Bhilwara has grabbed national attention following a number of positive cases of COVID-19 being detected at a private hospital in the city.
- Screening exercise: With 1,500 health workers, a massive screening exercise was conducting in Rajasthan.
- No. of Patients: The total no. of cases registered was raised to 17.
- Bhilwara: It is considered as the hub of textile manufacturing in Rajasthan, the district’s borders was sealed and imposed curfew much before a lockdown was announced in the entire State.
- Quarantined no.: As a total, as many as 5,392 persons in Bhilwara have been told to quarantine themselves at home.
- Bhilwara is a city, famous for Textile with more than 850 manufacturing units in the town, in the Mewar region of Rajasthan.
- Bhilwara was formerly a part of Udaipur princely state, and it became part of the state of Rajasthan in 1948.
- Textile products: The main textile product is synthetic fabric used in trousers.
- Seasonal Rivers: Many seasonal rivers such as Kothari, Banas, Menali, Bedach, Khari, and Mansi meander their way through Bhilwara.
- Flowing rivers: Major rivers flowing through the district are Banas, Bedach, Kothari, Khari, Mansi, Menali, Chandrabhaga, and Nagdi.
- Chief crops: The main crops grown in this region are Wheat, corn (maize), barley, and cotton.
- Minerals: The minerals available in the region are Beryllium, mica, and iron ore.
What’s in news?
In order to combat the spread of COVID-19 Army Chief launched an initiative.
- Launched and purpose: Indian Army launched an anti-COVID 19 operation called “Operation Namaste” to help the government in its fight against the pandemic and to combat the spread of COVID-19.
- Launched by: It was launched by the Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane.
- Quarantine facilities: Under this operation, so far eight quarantine facilities across the country was established.
- To insulate the 1.3 million strong force from coronavirus infection and extend all possible assistance to the government in containing the pandemic.
- Under this initiative, the Army has issued series of directives to all its bases to insulate the force from the coronavirus.
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