India-WHO: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

US to donate Ventilators to India

Published: May 18, 2020

The United States recently announced that it will donate ventilators to India. The announcement is seen as a reciprocal gesture of India’s lift on the export ban of the anti-malarial drug Hydroxychloroquine. Hydroxychloroquine India recently lifted the export ban over HCQ drugs. This benefitted the United States to larger extent. Also, US being one of ..

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India attends 7 nation meeting initiated by USA

Published: May 14, 2020

On May 13, 2020, the External Affairs ministers represented India at the 7 nation meeting initiated by the United States. Taiwan The meeting was held on the same day, the US Senate passed an act directing the Secretary of the State to frame a strategy to make Taiwan an observer at the World Health Organization. ..

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ICMR: Remdesvir effective in stopping replication mechanism of COVID-19

Published: April 14, 2020

On April 13, 2020, the Indian Council of Medical Research announced that the antiviral drug Remdesvir is highly effective in stopping the replication of COVID-19. Highlights The research on the efficacy of Remdesvir is a part of WHO’s “Solidarity Trial”. The efficacy of Remdesvir is not based on clinical trials. However, ICMR is concluding its ..

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WHO criticizes India over issues faced by Migrants during Lock Down

Published: March 31, 2020

On March 30, 2020, the World Health Organization condemned countries including India for not taking actions to address the concerns of daily workers and migrant workers. Highlights The organization had also condemned certain states in India like Bihar and Rajasthan for suspending their routine immunization programmes. Also, the closure of outpatient departments in government hospitals ..

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WHO: International Health Emergency declared over Corona Virus

Published: January 31, 2020

On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization declared International Health Emergency over Corona Virus. Highlights The organization has declared emergency as the disease has spread to 18 other countries apart from China where it originated. Also, the disease is spreading through human-to-human contact. According to WHO, there are more than 7,711 confirmed cases and ..

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