Daily Current Affairs – 8th April 2020

Indian Air Force runs ‘Operation Sanjeevani’ to help Maldives

To help Maldives, the Indian Air Force recently operated ‘Operation Sanjeevani’. Through this operation, the Indian Air Force and the Indian Army together sent 6.2 tons of goods of Maldives trapped in India to them. The goods were lifted in the Air Force C-130 aircraft and transported to Male.

What was the matter?

Actually, these goods were to go to Maldives from different suppliers of India, but due to the 21-day lockdown, these medicines and goods could not be sent to Maldives in any other way.

On the request of the Maldives Government, the Indian Air Force started Operation Sanjeevani. Indian Air Force aircraft picked up the goods from the airport of New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Madurai and then flew to Male. These goods were in the warehouse of 8 different suppliers.

The items that have been sent range from BP, diabetes, medicines for kidney patients to anti-viral and influenza vaccines. It had essential medicines and essential items for Astpal. There are also drugs cast-off to pleasure patients ranging from cancer to Korana virus.

Main operations conducted between India and Maldives

In 2014, Operation Neer: Maldives capital Male had to face severe drinking water crisis. The Indian Air Force had supplied 374 tonnes of drinking water.

Operation Cactus in 1988: Operation Cactus was run by the Indian Air Force to help neutralize the Maldives government’s coup attempt.

Maldives: A Sight

Maldives (Republic of Maldives) is an island country located in the Indian Ocean. Its spread is in the north-south direction of India’s Lakshadweep, which is located in the Lakshadweep Sea. It is about 700 kilometers (435 mi) from the southwestern direction of Sri Lanka. The capital of Maldives is Male. Maldives is the smallest country in Asia by both population and area.

A special vaccine ‘Coroflu’ is being prepared in the country for the victims of Corona Virus

Hyderabad-based India biotech company is preparing a special nasal vaccine for corona virus victims. Virologists from the University of Wisconsin Madison and the vaccine manufacturer Fluagen have collaborated with Bharat Biotech to make vaccines to fight this deadly virus.

Vaccine named ‘Coroflu’

This vaccine has been named Coroflu. The company has started testing to manufacture it. The Coroflu vaccine is being developed based on the Flu2 vaccine M2SR of the Fluagen company. The M2SR vaccine was invented by the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Virologist and the founders of the vaccine manufacturer Fluogen, Yoshiro Kawaoka and Gabriel Newman.

Once prepared, a drop of this vaccine will be inserted into the nose of the corona patients. This vaccine has been claimed to be completely safe for humans. Bharat Biotech has stated that various tests of Coroflu vaccine may take three to six months.

It ought to be noticed that so far no nation or organization has had the option to set up an immunization to battle this fatal infection. Organizations everywhere throughout the world are occupied with making Corona antibody.

7 April: Important information related to World Health Day

World Health Day is commended every year on 7 April. The motivation behind praising this day is to spread data and mindfulness towards wellbeing among the individuals. On 7 April 2020, the 70th World Health Day was commended everywhere throughout the world.

Theme of World Health Day 2020

In this year i.e. 2020, the theme of World Health Day – Support Nurses and Midwives. The World Health Organization (WHO) has called on everyone to cooperate to empower nursing and midwife workers. The theme of World Health Day in 2019- Health Coverage: Everyone, Everywhere (Health Coverage: Everyone Everywhere).

History of world health day

This day is praised to stamp the commemoration of the establishing of the World Health Organization (WHO). The WHO was built up by the United Nations on 7 April 1948. Without precedent for 1948, WHO chose to every year observe World Health Day on 7 April in Geneva. It was praised without precedent for the entire world in the year 1950 as World Health Day.

World Health Organization (WHO): A vision

WHO is part of the United Nations, its main task is to monitor and help solve health problems worldwide.

The WHO is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. Its constitution was signed by 61 countries at the time of establishment. Its initial conference was held on 24 July 1948.

Since its inception, the WHO has played a major role in eradicating small pox disease. Currently, the WHO is working on the prevention of dangerous diseases like AIDS, Ebola and TB.

The present chief general of WHO is Tredross Adonam, who began his five-year term on 1 July 2017.

The 194 nations of the world are individuals from the WHO. WHO is headquartered in the city of Geneva, Switzerland. India is likewise a part nation of the World Health Organization and its Indian central command is situated in the capital of India, Delhi.

The Government of India recently sold its 66.67% stake in Kamaraj Port Limited for Rs 2,383 crore.

India’s 12th major port, Kamarajar Port is located on the Coromandel Coast in Tamil Nadu. Recently Government of India sold its 66.67% stake in Kamaraj Port Limited to Chennai Port Trust for Rs 2,383 crore. The strategic disinvestment and share sale of the government in Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) is managed by the Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM).

UttarPradesh state has formed inter-departmental committees called “Team-11” to prevent the spread of RONAVIRUS

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has set up “Team-11” which consists of inter-departmental committees led by bureaucrats to prevent the spread of coronavirus. These committees have been formed to examine the multi-lateral effects of the virus in the state and to suggest medical care to the victims, supply of essential commodities and assistance to unemployed workers.

DRDO has established a full body decontamination cell called ‘Personnel Sanitization Enclosure’

The Vehicle Research Development Establishment (VRDE), a lab of the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO), Ahmednagar has planned a full body purification chamber called ‘Individual Sanitization Enclosure’ (PSE). This walled in area is a stroll through set-up, intended for staff cleanliness. This compact framework cleans each individual in turn, it is outfitted with sanitizer and cleanser container. The electrically worked siphon delivers a disinfectant fog of hypo sodium chloride for 25 seconds.

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