Leprosy in India: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

International Gandhi Awards for Leprosy conferred to Dr N.S. Dharmashaktu

Indian President Ram Nath Kovind recently conferred the International Gandhi Awards for Leprosy to Dr N.S. Dharmashaktu under the Indian nomination (individual) category. Dr N.S. Dharmashaktu was the former Principal adviser (Public health), Ministry of Health and family welfare. The Leprosy Mission Trust was presented the award under the institutional category.  The President also announced ..

Personal Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2018 strikes out Leprosy disease as a ground for seeking a divorce

On January 7, the Lok Sabha passed ‘The Personal Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2018’, which seeks removal of leprosy as a ground for divorce from various Acts governing marriage in India. The Bill seeks to amend five Acts: the Divorce Act of 1869, the Dissolution of Muslim Marriage Act of 1939, the Special Marriage Act of ..

Leprosy Stigmas

Leprosy is an infectious disease caused by a bacterium. It often leads to physical deformities such as lesions on skin especially the face, shortening and deformation of fingers and toes, etc which are the major causes of stigma against lepers in society. In spite of the disease being declared as eliminated from the country in ..

News Today: July 10, 2011

Highest Tourism Growth Rate recorded in North-East North-Eastern region of the India recorded the highest growth in tourist arrivals in both foreign and domestic categories Over 6% of the Foreign Tourists coming to India visited the North-East in 2010-2011. In domestic sector, the figure was over 8% per cent compared to the all India rate ..