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Daily Current Affairs – 2020
Topic: For Prelims and Mains
Indian Red Cross Society
Why in News?
The Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) has been actively involved in providing services to the people affected by Covid-19.
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies:
The Red Cross is the name used in countries under nominally Christian sponsorship; Red Crescent (adopted on the insistence of the Ottoman Empire in 1906) is the name used in Muslim countries.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is a global humanitarian organization, which coordinates and directs international assistance following natural and man-made disasters in non-conflict situations.
It was founded in 1919 in Paris in the aftermath of World War I.
It is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.
It is the world’s largest humanitarian network which is guided by seven Fundamental Principles:
Universality and unity
About Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS):
IRCS is a voluntary humanitarian organization to protect human life and health with the help of its network of over 1100 branches throughout India.
It was established in 1920 and has completed its 100 years of existence.
It is a part of the largest independent humanitarian organization in the world, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.
Its mission is to provide relief at the time of disasters/emergencies and also promotes healthcare facilities among vulnerable people and communities.
The President of India is the President and the Union Health Minister is the Chairman of the Society.
Fact for Prelims :
Mount Ili Lewotolok:
It was Erupted recently.
It is a volcano located in eastern Indonesia erupts.
The 5,423-meter (17,790-foot) mountain is one of the three currently erupting in Indonesia along with Merapi on Java Island and Sinabung on Sumatra Island.