Epidemics Current Affairs, GK & News

International Day of Epidemic Preparedness: December 27

The first International Day of Epidemic Preparedness was celebrated by the United Nations on December 27, 2020. The day is being celebrated to facilitate exchange of information, transmission of scientific knowledge and exchange best practices regionally, locally, and internationally. The day will help to prevent COVID-19 like situations. It will also help to equip the ..

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Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) bill passed in Lok Sabha

On September 21, 2020, Lok Sabha passed Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Bill 2020. It was first introduced in Rajya Sabha. The bill amends the Epidemic Diseases act 1897. Highlights The act is being amended to protect Health Care personnel combating in the front line against pandemic and epidemic. The bill replaces the epidemic diseases (amendment) Ordinance ..

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Labour Productivity gets affected during Epidemics, Emerging Economies Suffer the Most: World Bank

A recent study by the World Bank has stated that the previous epidemics in the world have affected labour productivity severely. This time also, the overall labour productivity is going to be hurt big time due to the impact of COVID 19. There were five epidemics during the period 2000-2018: SARS (2002-03), Swine Flu (2009), ..

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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 ..

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