Medicine: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

2019 edition of World Polio Day (WPD)

The World Polio Day (WPD) is observed every year on 24th October by the World Health Organization (WHO) and its allied agencies to commemorate the birth of Jonas Salk, who led the first team to develop a vaccine against poliomyelitis. The day provides an opportunity to celebrate progress towards a polio-free world and the tireless ..

2019 Nobel prize in Physiology or Medicine awarded to William G. Kaelin Jr, Sir Peter J. Ratcliffe and Gregg L. Semenza

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2019 was awarded jointly to William G. Kaelin Jr, Sir Peter J. Ratcliffe and Gregg L. Semenza “for their discoveries of how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability”. The discoveries made by these scientists have fundamental importance for physiology and have paved the way for promising new ..

Dr Hargovind Laxmishanker Trivedi, renowned nephrologist passes away

Dr Hargovind Laxmishanker Trivedi (87) was the renowned nephrologist, immunologist and stem cell researcher. He passed away in Ahmedabad, Gujarat on 2nd October 2019. He was an expert in handling kidney transplant surgeries & was awarded Padma Shri in 2015 for his contribution to society as a nephrologist.

2019 edition of World Rabies Day (WRD)

The World Rabies Day (WRD) is celebrated annually on 28th of September  to raise awareness about rabies prevention and to highlight progress in defeating this horrifying disease. The day also marks the anniversary of the of the death of  French chemist and microbiologist Louis Pasteur , who developed the first rabies vaccine. The 2019 theme ..

Kenya launches Malaria Vaccination Drive

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 ..