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Avian Botulism

Consider the following statements regarding the Avian Botulism:

  1. The avian botulism is a neuro-muscular illness caused by Botulinum (natural toxin) that is produced by a bacteria-Clostridium botulinum
  2. Clostridium botulinum is a Gram-positive, rod-shaped, anaerobic, spore-forming, motile bacterium with the ability to produce the neurotoxin botulinum.

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Social Awareness And Action To Neutralise Pneumonia Successfully

In which of the following given states, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, recently launched a campaign named Social Awareness and Action to Neutralise Pneumonia Successfully (SAANS)?

Nipah Virus

Recently, Kerala decided to launch an all-out campaign across the State, to create awareness of Nipah virus transmission. Consider the following given statements about the Nipah virus:

  1. Nipah virus is a zoonotic virus and can also be transmitted through contaminated food or directly between people.
  2. Nipah virus is closely related to Hendra virus. Both are members of the genus Henipavirus, a new class of virus in the Paramyxoviridae family.

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TB Harega Desh Jeetega Campaign

Recently, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare launched the ‘TB Harega Desh Jeetega Campaign’. Consider the following statements about the campaign:

  1. It aims to improve and expand the reach of TB care services and making India TB-free India by 2024.
  2. It has three strong pillars which include clinical approach, public health component and active community participation.

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Unique Methods Of Management And Treatment Of Inherited Disorders

Recently, the government launched the Unique Methods of Management and Treatment of Inherited Disorders (UMMID) to tackle the menace of genetic diseases in newborns. Consider the following statements about UMMID:

  1. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare will be the implementing agency for UMMID Initiative.
  2. Under the scheme, National Inherited Diseases Administration (NIDAN) kendras have been established.
  3. A total ten NIDAN Kendras have been established in the first phase to provide comprehensive clinical care.

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National Genomic Grid

Recently, the government decided to set up a National Genomic Grid (NGG), which will study genomic data of cancer patients from India.Consider the following statements about the NGG:

  1. The proposed grid will be in line with the National Cancer Tissue Biobank (NCTB).
  2. It will collect samples from cancer patients, through a network of pan-India collection centres by bringing all cancer treatment institutions on board.

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Influenza Virus

Recently, India has been declared free from which of the following influenza virus?

National Data Quality Forum

Recently, which of the following has launched the National Data Quality Forum(NDQF)?

Integrated Online Junction For School Education ‘Shagun’

Ministry of Human Resources and Development(HRD) has recently launched an Integrated Online Junction for School Education ‘Shagun’.Consider the Following statements regarding Shagun:

  1. It is an initiative to improve school education system by creating a junction for all online portals and websites relating to various activities of the Department of School Education and Literacy in the Government of India and all States and Union Territories.
  2. Websites of Kendriya Vidyalayas, Navodaya Vidyalayas, other CBSE affiliated schools, SCERTs, among others are integrated with Shagun.
  3. It also provides to set up an Integrated National School Education Treasury (INSET).

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Medicine From The Sky Project

Which of the following state given below has recently launched Medicine from the Sky Project?

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