Anti-malarial Current Affairs, GK & News
On November 17, the World Health Organization unveiled a new strategy to combat antimalarial drug resistance in Africa. It was launched during the World Antimicrobial Awareness Week – the annual international campaign that raises awareness about antibiotic resistance. What causes malaria? Malaria is caused by a parasite that spreads to humans through the bites of ..
Category: International / World Current Affairs
On November 7, 2020, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) announced that it will start providing Malaria outbreak forecast from next monsoon. Also, it announced that India is to ramp up its high performance computing facility. Under this the existing capacity of 10 petaflop is to be increased to 40 petaflops. According to the recently released ..
Category: Environment Current Affairs
The Indian Council of Medical Research has recommended the use of hydroxychloroquine drug for treating high risk COVID-19 patients. About the Drug Hydroxychloroquine is a less toxic form of chloroquine, a noted anti-malarial drug. Chloroquine was derived from quinine, isolated from the cinchona tree barks by French chemist in 1820 for treating fevers. Though hydroxychloroquine ..