COVID-19 Current Affairs, GK & News

WHO Global Health Leaders’ award to ASHA workers

ASHA (Accredited Social Health Activist) workers received the Global Health Leaders Award-2022 in the backdrop of the 75th World Health Assembly. World Health Organization (WHO) said that ASHA workers were honored for their key role in linking the community with health care, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic. They were one of the six recipients of ..

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Second Global summit on Covid-19

The Second Global Summit on COVID-19 was recently held virtually. Who hosted the Second Global Summit on COVID-19? The summit was co-hosted by the United States, Belize, Germany, Indonesia, and Senegal. What are the objectives of the Second Global Summit on COVID-19? To accelerate efforts to increase global vaccine coverage. To enhance access to tests ..

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Recommendation of Corbevax Jab for 5-12 years

The COVID-19 vaccines subject expert panel has given its recommendation for the emergency use of the Hyderabad-based Biological E’s Corbevax for children who are aged between 5 to 11 years. Overview: This recommendation will be taken up by the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) to grant a formal approval in the next few days. ..

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Why India objects to WHO methodology of COVID death toll estimate?

The methodology that has been used by the World Health Organization (WHO) to estimate the COVID-19 related deaths in India has been objected to by India. The health ministry has issued a statement saying that for a large country like India, the same mathematical model cannot be used as it is used for countries with ..

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World Bank Report on Extreme Poverty in India

According to a working paper of the World Bank, extreme poverty in India has dropped from 22.5 percent in 2011 to 10.2 percent in the pre-Covid year of 2019. Also, the pace of poverty reduction in rural India has been more than in urban areas of the country. Overview: In the urban and rural areas ..

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