Bubonic Plague Current Affairs, GK & News
Context in Current Affairs: The United Nations General Assembly recently approved the resolution that proclaimed to mark December 27 as the the International Day of epidemic preparedness. The day is to be marked to facilitate exchange of information, transmission of scientific knowledge and best practices locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. This will help to prevent ..
Category: Important Days & Events Current Affairs
The Health Ministry of Mongolia has issued a statement that a case of bubonic plague has been confirmed as positive in Govi-Altai province of the country. This was confirmed after the polymerase chain reaction test on the 15-year old boy who had died on July 12th, 2020. The boy had marmot meat three days back, ..
Month: Current Affairs - July, 2020
Category: International Current Affairs
The WHO has finally declared the worldwide spread of COVID-19 disease as a pandemic. This is after 4,000 people have died from the disease and over 100,000 infected. Pandemic The term pandemic is derived from the Greek word ‘pandemos’ meaning everybody. The term ‘demos’ means people and ‘pan’ means everyone. The term references the risk ..
It was decided at the Cabinet Secretary meeting that the states and the UTs should invoke the 1897 act in light of the COVID-19 outbreak. History of the Legislation The legislation was enacted by the colonial government of Pre-Independence India in 1897. It was introduced in light of the 1890s bubonic plague outbreak in the ..