Health: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

India joins the Global Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Development Hub

The Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology has announced the membership of India into Global Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Research and Development (R&D) Hub. Antimicrobial Resistance Antimicrobial Resistance is the ability of a microbe to resist the effects of medication that once could successfully treat the microbe. The emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance ..

Prime Minister Launches National Animal Disease Control Programme

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the National Animal Disease Control Programme (NACDP) at Mathura of Uttar Pradesh. National Animal Disease Control Programme The National Animal Disease Control Programme is aimed at controlling and eradicating the Foot & Mouth Disease (FMD) and Brucellosis amongst the livestock in the country. The programme involves a 100 per cent ..

National Animal Disease Control Programme (NADCP) launched from Mathura

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recently launched the National Animal Disease Control Programme (NADCP) for eradicating the Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and Brucellosis in the livestock from Mathura in Uttar Pradesh. The aim of the programme is to vaccinate over 500 Million Livestock including cattle, buffalo, sheep, goats and pigs against the disease. ..

2019 edition of World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD)

The World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) is observed every year on 10th of September to provide worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides. The 2019 theme is “Working Together to Prevent Suicide”.

India free from Avian Influenza (H5N1)

India has been declared free from Avian Influenza (H5N1) by the OIE-World Organisation for Animal Health. The status will last only till another outbreak is reported. H5N1 is a highly contagious viral disease that particularly affects domestic poultry such as chickens, turkeys and ducks. The virus can also infect humans causing death in some cases.