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

Corona Virus: ICMR develops testing strategy; WHO shifts epicenter from China to Europe

Published: March 15, 2020

On March 15, 2020, the Indian Council of Medical Research developed COVID-19 testing strategy for people infected with the virus. The Council has given a detailed explanation about the methodology to test the people. Centres of Testing The three main testing centres of Corona Virus are AIIMS, National Institute of Virology and National Centre for ..

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Spanish Flu: Predecessor Pandemic to Corona Virus

Published: March 13, 2020

In 1918, the Spanish Flu caused global pandemic. It spread indiscriminately killing more than 50 million people. 10% of the patients infected with the virus died. It is considered as the deadliest pandemic in the world history. Highlights Though the disease was named Spanish Flu, it did not originate in Spain. It was Spain who ..

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Coronavirus Pandemic

Published: March 13, 2020

The WHO has finally declared the worldwide spread of COVID-19 disease as a pandemic. This is after 4,000 people have died from the disease and over 100,000 infected. Pandemic The term pandemic is derived from the Greek word ‘pandemos’ meaning everybody. The term ‘demos’ means people and ‘pan’ means everyone. The term references the risk ..

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Corona Virus: Epidemic Disease Act Invoked in India

Published: March 12, 2020

On March 11, 2020, the Group of Ministers formed by the Union Government to fight against Covid-19 in India invoked the Epidemic Disease Act, 1897. Highlights The GoI has invoked Section 2 of the Epidemic Disease Act, 1897. The act has been invoked as the number of infected persons in the country reached 73. The ..

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WHO declares Corona Virus as GLOBAL PANDEMIC

Published: March 12, 2020

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared Corona Virus as Global Pandemic as it is rapidly spreading across the world. Today there are more than 126,369 people infected with COVID-19 virus. The virus has so far killed 4,634 people. What is Pandemic? The United States Centre for Disease Control and Prevention defines pandemic ..

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