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

October 20: World Osteoporosis Day

Published: October 21, 2019

The World Osteoporosis Day is observed by the International Osteoporosis Foundation annually. The purpose is to create awareness for the prevention, treatment and diagnosis of osteoporosis. It was launched in 1996. Only in 1998 and 1999, the WHO acted as a co-sponsor of the campaign. Osteoporosis Osteoporosis is characterized by low bone mass. It leads ..

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Pepe: India-UK collaborated hand-washing robot

Published: October 19, 2019

A team of researchers from India and United Kingdom collaborated to create a new robot named Pepe which encourages children to wash their hands. The research project outcomes were presented at 28TH IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (held in New Delhi) on Global Handwashing Day 2019 (marked on 15 October every ..

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National Diabetes and Diabetic Retinopathy Survey, 2019

Published: October 11, 2019

On October 10, 2019, at the Conference of Central Council of Health and Family Welfare, Union Minister Harsha Vardhan released National Diabetes and Diabetic Retinopathy survey, 2019. The survey was conducted between 2015 and 2019. Diabetes and Diabetic retinopathy have been emerging as significant non – communicable diseases that lead to ocular morbidity. The survey ..

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WHO launches first World report on Vision

Published: October 10, 2019

Recently, WHO has released first of it’s World report on Vision. Key Outcomes: At least 2.2 billion people have a vision impairment or blindness, of which over 1 billion cases could have been prevented or have yet to be addressed. The burden of eye conditions and vision impairment is not borne equally: it is often ..

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Health Ministry launches WHO India Country Cooperation Strategy

Published: October 10, 2019

The Union Health Ministry has launched the ‘World Health Organisation (WHO) India Country Cooperation Strategy (CCS) 2019–2023: A Time of Transition‘. Significance: It helps in providing a strategic roadmap for the WHO to work with the Indian government towards achieving its health sector goals. It focuses on improving the health of its population; and bringing ..

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