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Monkey Pox: Why WHO declared it a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC)?

Over 16000 cases of monkeypox have been identified across 75 countries since May 2022. On July 23, World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the monkeypox outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). Majority of the cases are being reported in WHO European Region. In India, 4 cases have been reported till date. Currently, most ..

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India- Bangladesh Agreement on Trans-Border Crimes

At 52nd Director General-Level coordination conference, India and Bangladesh agreed to curb trans-border crimes and launch necessary measures for ensuring peace and tranquillity across the border.  The conference was held from July 17 to July 21, 2022 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Highlights of the conference include: During the five-day conference, the Border Security Force (BSF) and ..

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What is significance of finding of first case of polio in US in a decade?

Recently, the first case of Polio was reported in United States, nearly after a decade. An unvaccinated young adult from New York contracted polio and has developed paralysis. He developed symptoms around June 2022, even though he did not travel outside the country. Thus, it is likely that, he got contracted to vaccine-derived strain of ..

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What are the reasons of persistent extreme heat in Europe?

In July 2022, Poland and other parts of East Europe are suffering due to persistent extreme heat. Earlier, France recorded the hottest May in history. Temperatures across Europe are climbing again. Wildfires are also catching due to heat in many countries, and the continent is also suffering due to lengthy drought. In Europe, heat waves ..

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What is Varroa Mite plague in Australia?

In the recent weeks, Australian authorities have killed millions of honeybees in a bid to stop the spread of catastrophic parasite to its south-eastern part. Honey-sector in Australia is under huge threat from recent outbreak of deadly varroa mite. It is a sesame seed-sized parasite, discovered at a port in near Sydney recently. Varroa mite ..

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What is India-Namibia MoU on Cheetah Restoration?

On July 20, 2022, India and Namibia inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to reintroduction cheetahs in historical range in India. 8 Cheetahs (4 males and 4 females) are likely to reach India, in August 2022. They will be reintroduced in Kuno National Park of Madhya Pradesh. Highlights of the MoU include; It seeks to promote ..

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