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Issues Relating To Health :


Consider the following statements:

  1. Measles is caused by the measles virus, a single-stranded, negative-sense, enveloped RNA virus of the genus Morbillivirus within the family Paramyxoviridae
  2. Measles is an airborne disease which spreads easily through the coughs and sneezes of infected people.

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Reproduction Number

Consider the following statements:

  1. Reproduction number (R0) indicates the average number of people who will contract the virus from a person who has already been infected, in a population that does not have immunity for the said disease.
  2. R0 is the division of the number of new infections by the number of existing infections, or the average number of new infections over an infectious period (R0= new infections/existing infections).

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Ordinance To Deal With COVID 19 Spread

Recently, which of the following State government has promulgated an ordinance to deal with COVID 19 spread by amending Section 3 of the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897?

India’s Assistance Operation

Recently, India conducted an assistance operation in order to supply essential medicines to one of the SAARC country. Choose both the name of the operation and country from the options given below:

Schedule H1 Drug

Recently, which of the following drug was categorised as a Schedule H1 drug by the Government?

Anti-COVID-19 Programmes

Consider the following statements:

  1. Operation Namaste has been launched by the Indian army to contain the spread of Corona Virus in the country.
  2. Mo Jiban (My Life) is a new programme launched by West Bengal Government, to take a resolute vow to stay home and not to go outside during the lockdown period to remain safe from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Huntington’s Disease

Consider the following statements with reference to the Huntington’s Disease:

  1. Huntington’s disease (HD) is a fatal genetic disorder that causes the progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain.
  2. It is known as the quintessential family disease because every child of a parent with HD has a 50/50 chance of inheriting the faulty gene.

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Poshan Abhiyan

Which of the following state has been ranked 1st in the country for overall implementation of Poshan Abhiyan?

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)?

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