Current Affair Category: Health

June 11, 2024

About the National Health Claim Exchange (NHCX):

Why in News ? The Health Ministry and the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) are collaborating to launch the National Health Claim Exchange (NHCX). About the National Health Claim Exchange (NHCX): The National Health Claim Exchange (NHCX) is a digital platform launched by the National Health Authority (NHA) in India. It aims […]

May 16, 2024

Dengue Vaccine Qdenga  

Japan’s Takeda Pharmaceutical will scale up production of its dengue vaccine Qdenga through a partnership with Indian vaccines maker Biological E. These doses will be available for governments in endemic countries by 2030 as part of their national immunization programmes. Biological E. will ramp up to a manufacturing capacity of 50 million doses a year, […]

May 15, 2024

Daily Current Affairs-UPSC – 15 May 2024 What is Floor Space Index (FSI)? Urbanization

What is FSI? FSI, or Floor Space Index, also known as Floor Area Ratio (FAR), is a fundamental term in real estate. It emerges during property transactions and holds immense importance. In simple words, FSI represents the maximum allowable floor area a developer can construct on a specific piece of land. It is the ratio […]

May 7, 2024

Expanded Programme on Immunization:

Expanded Programme on Immunization was launched in 1978. It was renamed as Universal Immunization Programme in 1985 when its reach was expanded beyond urban areas. In 1992, it became part of Child Survival and Safe Motherhood Programme and in 1997 it was included in the ambit of National Reproductive and Child Health Programme. Since the […]

May 2, 2024

What are different types of Vaccines: What is Viral Vector? What is adenovirus?

There are several different types of vaccines. Each type is designed to teach your immune system how to fight off certain kinds of germs—and the serious diseases they cause. When scientists create vaccines, they consider: How your immune system responds to the germ Who needs to be vaccinated against the germ The best technology or […]

May 2, 2024

What is Thrombosis with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome (TTS)?

UK pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca has acknowledged the potential for its COVID-19 vaccine to cause a rare side effect known as Thrombosis with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome (TTS), as per a report by The Telegraph. The vaccine, which was utilized in India under the name Covishield, was developed by AstraZeneca in collaboration with Oxford University during the pandemic and was manufactured by the Serum Institute […]

April 29, 2024

Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)

Why in News?  :It was recently in news regarding the Global Platic Treaty. The Global leaders have recently agreed in Canada at OTTAWA to discuss progress in drafting a first-ever global plastic treaty. About CIEL: It was established in 1989, CIEL . It has used the power of law to protect the environment, promote human […]

April 24, 2024

Hookah Ban : Why Karnataka High Court Upheld:

Why in News? The Karnataka High Court has recently upheld the state government’s ban on hookahs as being in the interest of the general public, and ruled that hookah bars were an illegal “service” under India’s anti-tobacco law. Article 47 and Article 19(1)(g) of the Constitution: The government argued that Article 47 of the Constitution […]

April 16, 2024

Health drink’ is not defined under the country’s food and safety standards laws:

Why in News? The Commerce Ministry has issued advisory to E-commerce platforms Amazon, Flipkart, BigBasket, etc, to remove all drinks and beverages like Bournvita, Horlicks, Protinex, etc, from the category of health drinks . • The ministry said there is no such thing as ‘health drink’ defined under the country’s food and safety standards laws. […]

April 10, 2024

India has highest Hepatitis B infection & Hepatitis C infection: WHO

Why in News? • According to the Global Hepatitis Report 2024 released by the World Health Organisation (WHO) ,India is one of the countries with the highest burden of viral hepatitis with 2.9 crore people living with Hepatitis B infection and 0.55 crore living with Hepatitis C infection. • It is an infection that causes […]

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