Bubonic Plague Current Affairs, GK & News
United Nations approves Epidemic Preparedness Day
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 ..
Month: Current Affairs - December, 2020
Category: Important Days & Events Current Affairs
Topics: Bird Flu • Bubonic Plague • COVID-19 • Epidemics Preparedness Day • Measles • Smallpox • Zika virus
Bubonic Plague in Mongolia: Recent Update
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 / World Current Affairs
Topics: Bubonic Plague • Mongolia • plague
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 ..
Topics: Bubonic Plague • Epidemic • H1N1 Pandemic • Pandemic • WHO
Epidemic Disease Act, 1897
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 ..
Topics: Bubonic Plague • COVID-19 • Epidemics • Pre-Independence India Legislations