Pandemic Current Affairs, GK & News

The Annual Status of Education Report

The overall enrolment figures increased from 97.2% in 2018 to 98.4% in 2022,Despite school closures during the pandemic. The Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2022, released by the NGO Pratham, records the impact of school closures in 2020 and 2021, as well as the return to school of children in 2022. Enrollment figures Overall ..

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Covid-19 Variant XBB.1.5 Emerges as a New Threat

The emergence of a new Covid-19 variant called XBB.1.5 has experts worried about the potential for a significant upsurge in cases globally. The first case of this new strain was found in India, and it has already caused concern due to its ability to evade immune systems and its high level of contagion. Here are ..

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What are “viral spillover risks”?

A new research found that climate change could increase the risk of “viral spillover” in several parts of the world. This could cause pandemics in the future. Key facts A new research article titled “Viral spillover risk increases with climate change in High Arctic lake sediments” was released recently. Viral spillover occurs when viruses overcome ..

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India’s First Indigenous Monkeypox Test Kit

The Andhra Pradesh Medtech Zone recently launched the first indigenously manufactured RT-PCR kit for testing monkeypox. With the help of this kit, infection can be detected quickly. This kit was developed by Transasia-Erba Biomedicals and was launched by Ajay Kumar Sood, Principal Scientific Adviser of the Center. Infection will be easily detected  If we talk ..

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Monkey Pox: Why WHO declared it a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC)?

Over 16000 cases of monkeypox have been identified across 75 countries since May 2022. On July 23, World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the monkeypox outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). Majority of the cases are being reported in WHO European Region. In India, 4 cases have been reported till date. Currently, most ..

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Civil Registration System (CRS) data for 2020

Recently, the Central government published the Civil Registration System (CRS) report 2020 based on birth and death reports. What is Civil Registration System (CRS)? The Civil Registration System (CRS) is a universal, continuous, compulsory and permanent recording of birth, death and stillbirth. Currently, Registration of births and deaths are done under which act? Births and ..

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