Diseases Current Affairs - 2020

Corona Virus: World Bank announces 12 billion USD aid

On March 3, 2020, the World Bank announced 12 billion USD to assist countries that are grappling with economic impacts of corona virus. The virus has reached 60 countries so far. Highlights The World bank is to provide the financial aid for the countries to act upon the needs and develop a fast response towards Read More…

Corona Virus: WHO increases Global threat; US postpones ASEAN; Geneva International Motor Show Cancelled

The COVID-19 (Corona Virus), that began in China has now spread to more than 45 countries. Outside China, South Korea has the highest number of COVID-19 victims. Highlights On February 29, 2020, the World Health Organization increased the global risk of COVID-19. This was because the endemic has now spread to sub-Saharan Africa and has Read More…

February 29: World Rare Disease Day

Every Year, last date of February is observed as World Rare Disease Day. It was first launched by Eurordis in 2008. It aims to create awareness about the impacts of the disease. This year, it is observed on the theme Theme: Reframe Rare for Rare Disease Day Rare Diseases The rare diseases include Thalassemia, Haemophilia, Read More…

GoI: 5th Meeting of Task Force of Active Pharmaceuticals Ingredients discuss Corona Virus

On February 18, 2020, the Ministry of Shipping and Chemical Fertilizers held the fifth meeting of Task Force. The Task Force discussed small, medium and large API units. Highlights The Ministry discussed on the availability of medicines and drugs to control the impacts of Corona Virus. The Task Force also discussed and ensured that there Read More…

Teams set up by Health Ministry to monitor Corona Virus in villages at Nepal Border

The Ministry of Health has constituted teams to examine for Corona Virus in villages that are bordering Nepal. The spread of Corona Virus is increasing with number of people infected in China touching 70,000 as of February 17, 2020. Highlights According to the Ministry of Health, the villages in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Read More…