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

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In this post, Examsaga provides all the general knowledge current affair questions and answers related to coronavirus covid-19 that will be important for different competitive exams like SSC, UP SI, and others.

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

SARSSevere acute respiratory syndrome 
Virus NamesSARS-CoV or SARS-CoV-1
Disease name SARC
Started in2002
Origin PlaceChina

General Knowledge related to MERS

MERSMiddle East respiratory syndrome
Virus NamesMERS-CoV
Disease nameMERS (known as
 Camel flu)
Started in2012
Origin PlaceSaudi 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.

Virus Names SARS-CoV-2 
Disease nameCOVID-19
Started in Dec 2019
Origin PlaceWuhan, China

General Knowledge Question & Answer On CoronaVirus Vaccine

1.Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine

Vaccine NameSputnik V
Developed ByGamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology
Origin CountryRussia
Official NameGam COVID-Vac
Trade NameSputnik 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 ByOxford University and AstraZeneca
Origin Country UK
Official NameAstraZeneca and AZD1222
Trade NameCovishield 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 NameCovaxine
Developed ByBharat 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 NameModerna
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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