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Science-based website CovidGyan on COVID-19 was launched
Science-based website CovidGyan on COVID-19 was launched

The main objective of the website is to create public awareness and bring in a holistic approach to the understanding of COVID=19 disease and potential means to mitigate it.

14 April 2020 Current Affairs:CovidGyan, a Science-based website, was launched. The website aims to bring the scientific and factual aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak onto the public domain, multi-institutional, multi-lingual science communication.

Website partners:
The website was launched by the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Indian Institute of Science (IISc), and Tata Memorial Centre (TMC). 
Many other partners including Vigyan Prasar,  IndiaBioscience, and the Bangalore Life Science Cluster (BLiSc), which includes Institute for Stem Cell Science and Regenerative Medicine (InStem), Centre for Cellular And Molecular Platforms (C-CAMP), and National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) have also joined the initiative.

CovidGyan:
♦ CovidGyan serves as a hub to bring together a collection of resources in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. 
♦ These resources are generated by research institutions in India and several associated programs. The content presented on the website provides a scientific understanding of the disease and its transmission.
♦ The information provided is authentic.
♦ The main objective of the website is to create public awareness and bring in a holistic approach to the understanding of COVID=19 disease and potential means to mitigate it. 
♦ It will aid as a 'go-to' repository of information regarding COVID-19. The website was designed with multi-faceted aspects to provide 'right information' through talks from eminent scientists in audio or podcast formats, infographics, posters, videos, FAQs and Mythbusters, and even links to scientific papers.
♦ The website of CovidGyan is https://covid-gyan.in.