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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.

Key data’s:

  • 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. 

About Bhilwara:

  • 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.

Key data’s:

  • 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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