Malaria: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

ICMR recommends Hydroxychloroquine to treat Corona Virus

Published: March 23, 2020

The Indian Council of Medical Research had constituted a National Task Force to fight against COVID-19. The task force has recommended the use of Hydroxychloroquine to treat Corona Virus. Highlights According to the task force, the Hydroxychloroquine can be used to treat asymptomatic health care workers. It shall be used to treat health care workers ..

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India ranks 77 on sustainability index and 131 on Flourishing Index

Published: February 20, 2020

On February 20, 2020, WHO, Lancet and UNICEF together released a report titled “A Future for the World’s Children”. According to the report, a new Global index has been included in comparing performance of child nutrition, education and sustainability. According to the report, India ranked 131 in flourishing index and 77 on sustainability index. Highlights ..

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Barn swallows’ role mosquito control

Published: December 7, 2019

Barn swallow is a bird belonging to the sparrow family called Passerines. They are known for ‘wintering’ in India. Wintering is when they migrate to more tropical areas from their traditional breeding grounds during the colder winter months. They usually arrive in the southern states by August. They are noted for being air borne insectivores. ..

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US $13.92 billion raised for next 3 years to fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria

Published: October 11, 2019

Donors from across the world including governments, philanthropists and private firms have pledged just over $14 billion for the next three years to save 16 million lives and help end AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria by 2030. It was promised at the Sixth Replenishment Conference of Global Fund to fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria (GFTAM) ..

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Kenya launches Malaria Vaccination Drive

Published: September 14, 2019

Kenya has started administering doses of the worlds only licensed malaria vaccine to young children in rural areas facing high transmission rates. Kenya is the third African country after Ghana and Malawai to introduce the vaccine. The aim of the vaccination drive is to reach about 360,000 children per year across the three countries and about 120,000 ..

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