WHO Current Affairs, GK & News

Omicron sub-lineage BA.1

In less than two months three sub lineages of Omicron has been detected. Omicron is a COVID-19 mutant variant. The Pango lineage of Omicron called the B.1.1.529 was declared as Variant of Concern by the World Health Organization. This has now spawned (reproduced or produced) into three sub types called BA.1, BA.2 and BA.3. What ..

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India to submit National vaccination plan and targets to WHO

India is set to submit its covid-19 vaccination plan and targets to the World Health Organization (WHO). Highlights India will submit an updated national vaccination trajectory and plans that defines the dose requirements for guiding investment. Guiding investments are required to manufacture the vaccines and their distribution by the government. Financial and programme resource details will ..

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WHO Report on Drowning Prevention in Asia-Pacific

WHO on 23rd July launched its first Regional Status Report on Drowning Prevention in the South-East Asia and Western Pacific regions. This report said that nearly two-thirds of all global deaths due to drowning occur in the Asia Pacific region.   Highlights Drowning is the third leading cause of unintentional injury and death worldwide and ..

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WHO: Delta variant may become dominant lineage

World Health Organisation has warned that; Delta variant, which is significantly more transmissible strain of COVID-19, is expected to become a dominant lineage if current trends continue. Warming came after WHO reported in 85 countries & continues to be detected at more places worldwide. Highlights WHO warned this in its “COVID-19 Weekly Epidemiological Update” which ..

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International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia: May 17

The International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, IDAHOTB is observed on May 17 every year. The day is marked to increase awareness about LGBT rights violations. Also, it aims to stimulate interest in LGBT rights work world-wide. What is Transphobia, Homophobia and Biphobia? Homophobia: It is dislike against gay people Transphobia: It is the ..

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