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

Covid-19 infections will hit 20 million this week:WHO

Published: August 11, 2020

The World Health Organization has estimated that the total number of infected patients of the deadly COVID 19 disease will hit the 20 million mark within this week and that includes around 7.5 lakh deaths, so far, due to this pandemic. The WHO Director-General has also stated that there would be green shoots also very ..

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Pathogens named as critical by WHO found in Yamuna: Study

Published: August 11, 2020

A team of researchers from the IIT Delhi has found some pathogens that are actually critical in nature, in the Yamuna River. The team reached this conclusion after studying 20 major sewer drains and Yamuna River at five locations across New Delhi. What has been found? The team has found faecal coliform in abundance in ..

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WHO is in talks with countries to join its COVAX Facility

Published: August 11, 2020

The World Health Organization is renewing its invitation to countries to join its COVID 19 Vaccine facility, a mechanism designed to guarantee rapid, fair and equitable access to the COVID 19 vaccines. The facility, named as COVAS facility, is meant to provide affordable access to vaccines to all the people in the world. What is ..

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WHO asks for USD 15-mn aid for Lebanon

Published: August 8, 2020

The World Health Organization is appealing for $15 million to cover emergency health needs in Lebanon following the explosion at Beirut Port on August 4. That incident killed around 150 people and also injured more than 5000 people. What happened in Beirut, Lebanon? There was a blast in a port in Beirut on August 04 ..

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$1 Million Medical Assistance Provided by India to North Korea

Published: July 25, 2020

India has extended medical assistance worth about $1 million to North Korea in response to a request from the World Health Organization. India is sensitive to the shortage of medical supply situation in the country and that is why it decided to grant humanitarian assistance of $1 million in the form or anti-tuberculosis medicines to ..

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