The UPSC has postponed the Civil Services preliminary examination from 27th June 2021 to 10th October 2021 due to the prevailing conditions caused by the Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19) pandemic. This development provides huge relief to lakhs of IAS and IPS aspirants distressed by the pandemic. The UPSC has postponed other exams as well.
The Prime Minister had inaugurated the national Animal Disease Control Program at Uttar Pradesh’s Mathura. It aims to eradicate 2 major diseases affecting the Indian livestock- Foot and Mouth Disease/ FMD and the Brucellosis. Both these diseases are of major concern, especially to the dairy industry.
On 24th March 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced a nation-wide lockdown, from 25th March 2020 to 14th April 2020. The nationwide lockdown aims to combat the COVID-19 outbreak that is infecting thousands of people across the country and is intended to enable the concept of “social distancing” to contain the spread of the virus. The lockdown has legal backing based on Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 and Disaster Management Act, 2005.