Current Affairs - July, 2014

MyGov: Financial Inclusion Plan gets impetus from ‘Creative Corner’

The new Narendra Modi led Government has taken up the task of Comprehensive Financial Inclusion. It is projected to be achieved by August 2018 with basic banking accounts for everyone by August 2015. Comprehensive Financial Inclusion intends to make banking services accessible to every household in the country. The objective is to empower the weaker strata ..

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Sierra Leone President declared public health emergency to curb Ebola disease

President of Sierra Leone Ernest Bai Koroma proclaimed a public health emergency in Sierra Leone to control the deadly Ebola outbreak. Ebola has so far caused death of around 233 in Sierra Leone. According to the UN data, 729 people in West Africa have died of Ebola since February 2014. The spread of the virus ..

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RTS,S: World's first vaccine against Malaria to hit markets soon

The world’s first malaria vaccine— RTS,S created by pharma company GSK, is expected to hit the markets by 2015. GSK has submitted a regulatory application to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for its malaria vaccine candidate, RTS,S. Application of RTS,S: The vaccine will be uses exclusively against the Plasmodium falciparum malaria parasite, which is widespread ..

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Special 301 Report: Section 3(D) of the Indian Patent Act opposed by the US

The US has taken exception to India’s level of protection provided to Intellectual Property as it brought the “Special 301 Report” for the year 2014 which classifies India as a “Priority watch list country”. The reports mentions US concerns based on the information provided by the US industry on their perception of the level of ..

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Man-made water vapour next climate threat

Scientists have warned that increasing levels of water vapour in the upper troposphere – a key intensifier of global warming – owing to greenhouse gases will amplify climate change impacts over the next decades. Scientists at University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science conducted the first study to confirm that human activities have increased ..

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