Top 5 Current Affairs: 11 May 2020
The Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has banned the use of smokeless tobacco products and spitting publicaly in 28 State and Union Territories.
The Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has banned the use of smokeless tobacco products and spitting publicaly in 28 State and Union Territories due to the novel Coronavirus. These states or UTs are Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, and Assam. The move is expected to contain the spread of COVID-19 in India.
Uttar Pradesh Government recently launched the ‘Pravasi Rahat Mitra’ app to help migrant workers return safely. The app has been developed by UP Revenue Department in collaboration with UNDP - United Nations Development Programme. The App was launched by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) and World Health Organisation (WHO) jointly launched the Postal Stamp to mark the 40th Anniversary of Smallpox Eradication on May 8, 2020. The stamp acknowledges global solidarity to fight Smallpox. Smallpox is the first human disease to get eradicated globally across the world.
NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant recently stated that the contact tracing app, Arogya Setu is based on the privacy-first principle by design. The app safeguards the privacy and security of users through its clearly defined protocol to access the data. The app shares the users' data with a few government officials only who have been tasked with responsibility for COVID-19 containment.
According to a study published recently in the European Heart Journal, men are more vulnerable to die of COVID-19 infection than women due to the high level of Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme 2 (ACE2) in their blood.