States Current Affairs

Current Affairs 2019-2020 of all States with latest updates. Current Affairs will list latest developments, issues in all states and may be useful for State PCS / Civil services examinations of various states of India.

Sero-Survey begins in New Delhi to determine the Spread of COVID-19

As a part of one of the five aspects of the revised COVID-19 response plan of New Delhi, the Delhi Government jointly with National Centre for Disease Control will conduct the Sero Survey across the National Capital from 27th June 2020.

Amidst a rising number of COVID-19 cases over the last one month, the Survey will help in determining the extent of spread of the Coronavirus disease in New Delhi. 20,000 residents will be covered under the Survey from all the 11 districts of New Delhi.

About the Sero-Survey

ELISA (Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) based antibody kit developed by the National Institute of Virology (NIV) will be used for the Survey. A pilot Sero Survey was conducted in New Delhi by using the antibody kit earlier in the month. Good results were yielded during the pilot Survey by using the anti-body Kit. The antibody kit of NIV is known by the name ‘COVID Kavach ELISA’.

A Sero Survey is for determining the presence of antibodies in the blood sample of an individual. The presence of the COVID-19 Immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibody in the blood sample of an individual will suggest past exposure to the COVID-19 virus.

Immunoglobulin G (IgG) Antibody

The immune system develops the antibody Immunoglobulin G (IgG) in the blood and other body fluids for protection against bacterial and viral infections. The antibody IgG develops in 7 to 12 days after an infection or immunization.

Mukhyamantri Matru Pushti Uphaar announced by Tripura Government

Tripura ‘s Social Welfare and Social Education Minister has announced on 24th June 2020 that the State Government will launch an ambitious scheme named Mukhyamantri Matru Pushti Uphaar under which nutrition Kits will be provided to pregnant and lactating women.

The Central Government’s Pradhan Mantri Matru Bandana Yojana will also be applicable in the state for pregnant and lactating women.

Objective of the Scheme

The objective of the scheme by the State Government is to combat infant and maternal mortality in the state. The nutrition Kit provided under the scheme will further help the state government in its efforts against malnutrition.

About the Scheme

At the Primary Health Centers of the state, pregnant women would undergo periodic check-ups. The nutrition kit will be provided to them from the Primary Health Centers after the checkup. A pregnant woman will be eligible for 4 such Nutrition Kits, this Kits will be provided after periodical check-ups.

The Kit would contain food items and grocery supplies such as jaggery, ghee, soyabeans, mixed pulses, etc.

Expenses for Scheme

Each Nutrition Kit would cost Rs 500 to the State Government. Through the scheme, at least 40,000 women would be benefited in the state every year, based on it, the State Government is expecting an expenditure of Rs 8 crore under the scheme every year.