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Govt launches door-to-door campaign against TB

The Government of India has launched a door-to-door campaign for 15-days in the country for early diagnosis, detection and treatment of tuberculosis to eliminate the disease. The health ministry has initiated this campaign along the lines of its anti-polio drive, which fetched very good result for India and successfully eliminated this disease from the country. Through this door-to-door campaign, health department workers, ASHAs (Accredited Social Health Activists) and TB supervisors will make door-to-door visits to find TB patients and give them free medical treatment till they are cured.

Recommended for : TB , tuberculosis , TB in India , DOTS , Directly Observed Treatment Short Course , multidrug-resistant TB , MDR- TB , Revised National TB Control Programme , RNTCP , door-to-door campaign against TB , Active Case Finding

Publish Date : Dec 11, 2017

Google Doodle honours first Indian woman physician Rukhmabai on her 153rd birth anniversary

The Doodle, designed by illustrator Shreya Gupta, shows Rukhmabai among her patients, doing the dedicated work of a skilled physician. Rukhmabai was also known for asserting her right to consent in marriage at a time when rights for women were rarely given any kind of importance.

Recommended for : Google Doodle , Rukhmabai , first Indian woman physician

Publish Date : Nov 22, 2017

Union Health Ministry introduces Daily Drug Regimen for treatment of Tuberculosis

Earlier, the Health Ministry was providing the treatment of tuberculosis thrice weekly, however it has now decided to change the treatment strategy for TB patients from thrice weekly to daily drug regimen using fixed dose combinations (FDC) for treatment.

Recommended for : Union Health Ministry , Daily Drug Regimen , Tuberculosis , TB

Publish Date : Nov 18, 2017

Oldest recorded solar eclipse occurred 3200 years ago

Previously, historians used these two texts to depict the date of the possible eclipse but were not successful. Historians failed to consider that this solar eclipse was instead an annular eclipse, in which the Moon passes directly in front of the Sun.

Recommended for : Oldest recorded solar eclipse , 3200 years ago , Old Testament book of Joshua , Israel , Canaan , eclipse

Publish Date : Oct 31, 2017

'Dadagiri', 'Jugaad', 'Surya Namaskar' among 70 Indian words added to Oxford English Dictionary

Several Indian food items names found their place in the dictionary this year. These food items names are Bhindi, Gosht, Gulab Jamun, Keema, Mirch, Mirch Masala, Namkeen and Vada. Frequently used terms like jugaad, funda, achcha, natak, timepass and chup also found their place in the dictionary.

Recommended for : Dadagiri , Jugaad , Surya Namaskar , anna , achcha , 70 Indian words , Oxford English Dictionary , oed

Publish Date : Oct 27, 2017

Indian-origin teenager Akshay Ruparelia is UK's Youngest Millionaire

He started the firm with an initial investment of 7000 pounds, which he borrowed from his relatives. He hired a call centre service to answer his company switchboard while he was in class and used to call clients back after the school. Within months, investors were buying shares in Ruparelia`s firm "www.doorsteps.co.uk".

Recommended for : Indian-origin , Akshay Ruparelia , UK's Youngest Millionaire

Publish Date : Oct 17, 2017

CGECB notice to Bharat Aluminium Company for closure of thermal power plant

The notice pertaining to the closure mentioned that ash slurry water from the damaged ash dam is polluting water of a Belgiri nullah passing near the plant that drains into Hasdeo river. Water of the river is mostly used for irrigation and at some places for drinking purpose in the region.

Recommended for : BALCO , Bharat Aluminium Company Limited , Hasdeo river , Chhattisgarh Environment Conservation Board , CGECB

Publish Date : Sep 26, 2017

Government to introduce 'Food Street' at global food fair in New Delhi

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor will act as the brand ambassador of the World Food India 2017 that will be held in Delhi between 3 November and 5 November 2017. The event will be used as a platform to attract investment in the food processing sector and for this, a curated food experience zone named Food Street will be introduced.

Recommended for : Curated food experience zone , Food Street , Global food fair , Make in India programme , Harsimrat Kaur Badal , Sanjeev Kapoor ,

Publish Date : Sep 21, 2017

Harry Potter's Hogwarts letter auctioned off, sold for 7000 pounds

The Harry Potters Hogwarts letter is made from marble-effect paper. It features a real red wax Hogwarts seal and this seal sets this particular letter apart from the others used on the movie sets. The envelope remains sealed with letters seemingly contained within.

Recommended for : Harry Potter , Hogwarts letter , auctioned , prop store , Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Publish Date : Sep 12, 2017

2 US scientists, Indian economist among 2017 Balzan Prize awardees

The International Balzan Foundation announced the winners of the 2017 Balzan Prize. James P Allison of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Robert D Schreiber of the Washington University School of Medicine were awarded for Immunological Approaches in Cancer Therapy that enhanced the survival of patients with metastatic melanoma.

Recommended for : 2017 Balzan Prize awardees , International Balzan Foundation , Bina Agarwal

Publish Date : Sep 12, 2017

Government sets up online facility for effective resolution of foreign trade-related issues

The Union government has set up an online service facility that can be used by importers and exporters to resolve all foreign trade-related issues.

Recommended for : Union government , Contact@DGFT , Online Service , Foreign Trade , Exporters , Importers , Trade Related Issues

Publish Date : Sep 11, 2017

Locky Ransomware spreading through massive spam campaign: CERT-In

It is also reported that a spam campaign showing links to fake dropbox sites is being used to spread Locky variants.

Recommended for : ICERT , CERT-In , Locky Ransomware , Ransomware , Cyber Attack , Cyber Threat

Publish Date : Sep 4, 2017

FDA approves first gene-altering leukemia treatment

The treatment aims to give some patients a second chance after first-line drugs have failed. Each dose of Kymriah contains a patient's own immune cells, which are sent to a lab to be genetically modified using a virus. This therapy, known as chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy (CAR-T), gives the cells the ability to recognize and kill the source of the cancer.

Recommended for : Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia , Cancer , Blood Cancer , Kymriah

Publish Date : Sep 3, 2017

England striker Wayne Rooney retires from international football

Rooney has played much of his career as a forward, and he has also been used in various midfield roles.

Recommended for : Wayne Rooney , Football , England Striker , International Football

Publish Date : Aug 24, 2017

Fact Box: Common Services Centres (CSC) in India

Common Services Centres (CSC) India tied-up with UIDAI for launching door step enrolment facility for the elderly, patients and others who cannot travel the Aadhaar centres.

Recommended for : Common Services Centres , CSC , CSC India , UIDAI , Aadhaar

Publish Date : Aug 23, 2017

India grants Pfizer patent for pneumonia vaccine

Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine is used for the prevention of pneumococcal pneumonia and invasive diseases caused by 13 Streptococcis pneumoniae strains.

Recommended for : Pfizer , Pneumonia , Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine , PCV , Prevnar 13

Publish Date : Aug 23, 2017

Dinosaur-killing asteroid probably darkened earth for 2 years: Study

For the study, the team used a computer model to understand how earth's conditions might have looked at the end of the Cretaceous Period.

Recommended for : Dinosaur , Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid , Asteroid , Asteroid Collision

Publish Date : Aug 23, 2017

India's first online course on Infusion Therapy launched

Nine of ten patients admitted in hospitals receive infusion therapy during the course of their stay for therapeutic or diagnostic purposes.

Recommended for : Infusion Nurses Society , INS , Infusion Therapy

Publish Date : Aug 14, 2017

Top 5 Current Affairs: 4 August 2017

The L & S band microwave data obtained from the satellite will be used for a variety of application, which includes estimating agricultural biomass over the full duration of crop cycle; assessing soil moisture; monitoring of floods & oil slicks.

Recommended for : ISRO-NASA , Book Now - Pay Later facility , NABARD (Amendment) Bill , Mohammad Mustafa , Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill

Publish Date : Aug 4, 2017

Swachh Survekshan 2018’s anthem ‘Swachhata Ki Jyot Jagi Hai’ released

The anthem will now be extensively used on various platforms including social media to connect the people with the sanitation survey.

Recommended for : Swachh Survekshan-2018 , anthem , Swachhata Ki Jyot Jagi Hai

Publish Date : Aug 1, 2017

Top 5 Current Affairs: 31 July 2017

Muntra that has three variants- Muntra-S, Muntra-M and Muntra-N have surveillance radar, an integrated camera along with laser range finder that can be used to spy a 15km away ground target.

Recommended for : Tank Muntra , Indus Waters Treaty , Jiyo Parsi Publicity Phase-2 , World's smallest spacecraft , American sanctions on Russia

Publish Date : Jul 31, 2017

Spanish scientists discover compound that can combat effects of Zika virus

Researchers from a southeastern Spanish University have announced the discovery of a molecule that could be used to combat the effects of Zika virus.

Recommended for : Zika Virus , Molecular , Aedes , World Health Organization , Epidemic

Publish Date : Jul 24, 2017

Harampreet’s unbeaten 171 helped India to dethrone Australia in ICC Women's World Cup

Harmanpreet took just 26 balls to move from her half-century to a century. She used just 18 more deliveries to bring up her 150 from 100.

Recommended for : Harmanpreet Kaur , Indian women cricket team , Women’s World Cup , ICC Women's World Cup

Publish Date : Jul 21, 2017

Widely used malaria drug may shield foetuses from Zika infection

Hydroxychloroquine is a medication used for the prevention and treatment of certain types of malaria.

Recommended for : Common Malaria Drug , Zika Virus , Autophagy , Zika in Pregnant Women

Publish Date : Jul 19, 2017

World's most detailed scan of the brain's internal wiring produced

This detailed scan of brain’s wiring will help increase understanding of a range of neurological disorders and can be used instead of invasive biopsies.

Recommended for : detailed scan of the brain's internal wiring , Axons , brain wiring

Publish Date : Jul 5, 2017

TB patients have to submit Aadhaar details to avail cash benefits: Health Ministry

A recent notification by the Union health ministry states that people suffering from tuberculosis will now have to submit their Aadhaar details to avail cash benefits from the government for their treatment.

Recommended for : Union Health Ministry , Aadhaar Details , Tuberculosis Control Programme , Union Identification Authority of India , Aadhaar enrolment

Publish Date : Jun 22, 2017

टीबी रोग में सरकारी लाभ प्राप्त करने हेतु आधार अनिवार्य

केंद्रीय स्वास्थ्य मंत्रालय द्वारा जारी अधिसूचना में कहा गया कि जिन लोगों के पास आधार कार्ड नहीं हैं उन्हें 31 अगस्त तक पंजीकरण कराना आवश्यक है.

Recommended for : Aadhaar , TB patients , tuberculosis , टीबी के लिए आधार , क्षय रोग , टीबी की बीमारी

Publish Date : Jun 22, 2017

Construction begins on world's largest telescope in Chile

The telescope is also designed to be an adaptive telescope and has the ability to correct atmospheric turbulence.

Recommended for : HARMONI , Extremely Large Telescope , ELT , Chile , World's Largest Optical Telescope

Publish Date : May 28, 2017

Plastic bottles to be used for developing Environment-friendly toilet in a school

Sending a message that unused materials can also be used for constructive work, a school in Jamshedpur has decided to have an environment-friendly toilet made of plastic bottles and other materials.

Recommended for : Pilot project , Manav Vikas School , Telco , School in Jamshedpur , Environment-friendly toilet , toilet made of plastic bottles ,

Publish Date : May 22, 2017

Anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of chemical, aluminium foil from China

Anti-duty imposed on aluminium foil is up to $1.63 per and up to $8.71 per kg duty was slapped on imports of amoxicillin, used in pharmaceuticals.

Recommended for : Anti-dumping duty , Chinese Chemical , Aluminium Foil , Glass from Iran , Chinese aluminium radiators , Domestic industry , Cheap imports , Clear Floats Glass ,

Publish Date : May 19, 2017
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