GK Question Answer and Facts related to CoronaVirus-Covid -19 For Competitive Exams

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GK Question Answer and Facts related to CoronaVirus-Covid -19

As we all know the whole world is fighting this coronavirus pandemic.Every country trying very hard to overcome this tough situation. In this time we were introduced to many new facts and terms related to coronavirus, WHO, various Covid-19 vaccine etc. 

There are many facts and gk questions related to coronavirus that are very important for students who are preparing for competitive exams like UPSC, SSC, etc.


General Knowledge Question & Answer On CoronaVirus Evolution

1.What is coronavirus?

 Coronavirus is a family of different RNA virus.

2.Human Coronavirus was first identified in which Year?


3.How many types of Human coronavirus were found till now?

 There are 7  human Coronaviruses discovered till now.
  1. HCoV-229E
  2. HCoV-NL63
  3. HCoV-OC43
  4. HCoV-HKU1
  5. SARS
  6. MERS
  7. Covid-19
4.From where coronavirus got its name?
Due to their crown-like projections. In Latin.” Corona” means  “crown”.

General Knowledge related to SARS

Ques Answer
SARS Severe acute respiratory syndrome 
Virus Names SARS-CoV or SARS-CoV-1
Disease name  SARC
Started in 2002
Origin Place China

General Knowledge related to MERS

Ques Answer
MERS Middle East respiratory syndrome
Virus Names MERS-CoV
Disease name MERS (known as
 Camel flu)
Started in 2012
Origin Place Saudi Arabia

General Knowledge related to Covid-19

A novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in Wuhan, China, in late 2019 named SARS-CoV-2 by WHO  on 11 February 2020.

Ques Answer
Virus Names  SARS-CoV-2 
Disease name COVID-19
Started in  Dec 2019
Origin Place Wuhan, China

General Knowledge Question & Answer On CoronaVirus Vaccine

1.Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine

Vaccine Name Sputnik V
Developed By Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology
Origin Country Russia
Official Name Gam COVID-Vac
Trade Name Sputnik V
Type of Vaccine  viral vector vaccine 

It is the world first vaccine for Covid 19Registered on -11 August 2020 by the Russian Ministry of Health
The Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) on April 13 approved the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use.
From India Hyderabad-based Dr Reddy’s Laboratories has collaborated with Russia to conduct clinical trials for Sputnik V in India and importing the first batch of 125 million doses to India.

2.AstraZeneca /Covishield  COVID-19 vaccine

Vaccine Name AstraZeneca or Covishield
Developed By Oxford University and AstraZeneca
Origin Country UK
Official Name AstraZeneca and AZD1222
Trade Name Covishield and Vaxzevria
Type of Vaccine  viral vector vaccine

Marketed under the brand name Covishield by Pune based the Serum Institute of India
Registered On -30 December 2020, the vaccine was first approved for use in the UK vaccination programme.

3.Covaxine COVID-19 vaccine

Vaccine Name Covaxine
Developed By Bharat Biotech in collaboration with ICMR
Origin Country India
Official Name BBV152
Trade Name Covaxine
Type of Vaccine Inactivated Vaccine

Ocugen Inc entered a partnership with Bharat Biotech to co-develop Covaxin for the U.S. market.

In January 2021, Precisa Med entered an agreement with Bharat Biotech to supply Covaxin in Brazil.

4. Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

Vaccine Name  Pfizer-BioNTech 
Developed By German company BioNTech with the American company Pfizer 
Origin Country USA
Official Name Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19
Trade Name Comirnaty
Type of Vaccine an mRNA-based  vaccine
In China, the vaccine is manufactured and distributed by Fosun. So known as Fosun–BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in China

5.Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

Vaccine Name Moderna
Developed By  Moderna ,American pharmaceutical and biotechnology 
Origin Country Cambridge, Massachusetts
Official Name Moderna COVID-19 vaccine
Trade Name Moderna COVID-19 vaccine
Type of Vaccine an mRNA-based  vaccine 

6.Johnson & Johnson Single Dose Vaccine

 Others Name– Ad26.Cov.S
 Developed by American company Johnson & Johnson
Type of Vaccine– Johnson & Johnson covid19 vaccine is a viral vector vaccine

7. HGC019 Vaccine-

Developed by Pune-based Gennova Biopharmaceuticals in  collaboration with US-based HDT biotech
India’s first mRNA based vaccine
It is currently under the trial of Phase 1.

Comparison of Covid-19 Vaccines


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