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

United Nations: Consensus Resolution for equitable access to future vaccines

Published: April 21, 2020

On April 21, 2020, the United Nations adopted a consensus resolution. The resolution called for equitable, efficient and timey access to future vaccines developed to fight against COVID-19. Highlights The resolution was drafted by Mexico and is supported by the US. It strengthens the scientific international cooperation that is essential to combat COVID-19. Also, the ..

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National Biofuel Coordination Committee: Surplus Rice to be used to make Sanitizers

Published: April 20, 2020

On April 20, 2020, the Minister of Petroleum Shri Dharmendra Pradhan held National Biofuel Coordination Committee (NBCC) meeting. Under the meeting, it was decided that surplus rice that is available with Food Corporation of India is to be used in manufacturing ethanol that is used in hand sanitizers. Highlights Under the NBCC, it was decided ..

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WHO: Other Countries will follow China in revising their death toll

Published: April 18, 2020

On April 18, 2020, the World Health Organization announced that many countries are to follow China in updating their death tolls due to COVID-19. This will happen after they bring the spread of the virus under control. Highlights The major epicenter of COVID-19, Wuhan, recently raised its death toll due to COVID-19 by 50%. According ..

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April 17: World Hemophilia Day

Published: April 17, 2020

Every year April 17 is celebrated as World Hemophilia Day. The day is observed by the World Federation of Hemophilia. Apart from the organization, several other international organizations mark the World Hemophilia Day. This year the World Hemophilia Day is marked under the theme Theme: Get + Involved virtually and stay safe Highlights The World ..

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India-WHO engages National Polio Surveillance Network for COVID-19

Published: April 16, 2020

On April 16, 2020, India joined hands with World Health Organization to implement National Polio Surveillance Network to contain COVID-19. Along with COVID-19, the team will also be involved to support elimination of tuberculosis and other diseases. Highlights With National Polio Surveillance Project, India eliminated polio in 2014. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare ..

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