|GS-I||Maternal Mortality Ratio||Social issues|
|GS-II||Delimitation: North-east Illegal||Governance|
|US-India Strategic Energy Partnership||International Relations|
|GS-III||COVID19- Mom to child transmission|
|NTPC and Renewable energy & NIIF||Economic Issues|
|Covid-19 Vaccine: ZyCoV-D|
|PT Pointer||Why is a psoriasis drug being used to treat COVID-19 patients?|
|Previously unknown faults at the foot of the Himalaya discovered||Human Geography|
|Solar Orbiter Mission|
|Arming India’s poor against the pandemic|
|Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)|
|NISHTHA Programme||Economic Issues|
Paper-3 Health/Women (Mains-Optional)
Recently, the Office of the Registrar General’s Sample Registration System (SRS) released a special bulletin on Maternal Mortality in India 2016-18. As per the World Health Organization, maternal death is the death of a woman while pregnant or within 42 days of termination of pregnancy, from any cause related to or aggravated by the pregnancy or its management.
Maternal Mortality Ratio of the Country:
MMR of Various States:
Maternal mortality in a region is a measure of the reproductive health of women in the area. The WHO has already appreciated India’s efforts in reducing the maternal mortality rate. India needs to give a special focus to states with higher maternal mortality ratios.
Study finds evidence of vertical transmission of coronavirus across the placenta
Modes of COVID-19 transmission
Transplacental transmission (a probable route):
About transpacental transmission:
NTPC and Renewable energy & NIIF
GS-paper-3 Energy security (PT-MAINS)
National Investment and Infrastructure Fund Limited
It is a collaborative investment platform for international and Indian investors, anchored by the Government of India. It was set up in December 2015 to catalyse funding into the country’s core sector.
It invests across asset classes such as infrastructure, private equity and other diversified sectors in India, with the objective to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns for its investors.
Recently, the National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC Ltd.) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF), acting through the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund Limited (NIIFL). It will explore opportunities for investments in areas like renewable energy (RE), power distribution among other areas of mutual interest in India.
Few Recent Initiatives:
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Covid-19 Vaccine: ZyCoV-D
Recently, India has started phase I/II clinical trials of Covid-19 vaccine - ZyCoV-D, designed and developed by Zydus (a pharmaceutical company) with support from the Department of Biotechnology (DBT).
The adaptive phase I/II clinical trials will assess the safety, tolerability and immunogenicity of the vaccine. The other indigenously developed vaccine - Covaxin - produced by Hyderabad based Bharat Biotech is also underway to start clinical trials.
National Biopharma Mission
(BIRAC is a Public Sector Enterprise, set up by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science & Technology)
Plasmids are circular deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) vectors that can be used as vaccines to prevent various types of diseases.
It provides ease of manufacturing the vaccine with minimal biosafety requirements. It has shown much improved vaccine stability and lower cold chain requirements making it easy for transportation to remote regions of the country. Furthermore, the platform can be rapidly used to modify the vaccine in a couple of weeks in case the virus mutates.
What are monoclonal antibodies?
How useful are they in treating COVID-19 patients?
Is there a downside?
Sesimic exploration data
How does a lizard lose its tail?
How does a lizard lose its tail?
Importance of Vitamin-D
Vitamin D and its prevalence
(a) consult nutrition experts and institutions to advise and suggest the type of nutritive items that can be added to the current ‘ration’ food given to the poor, and the meals given to school children,
(b) in any case, supply free of charge, vitamin D, other vitamins and calcium, in consultation with medical and public health experts regarding the dosage, frequency and other details.
Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) celebrated its 92nd foundation day on 16th July 2020.
The World Food Prize is also known as the "Nobel Prize for Food and Agriculture". Dr. Rattan Lal has been declared the winner of the World Food Prize 2020
Recently, the National Initiative for School Heads and Teachers Holistic Advancement (NISHTHA) programme has been launched for the first time in online mode in the state of Andhra Pradesh.
Initially, the NISHTHA programme was launched in 2019 in face-to-face mode to improve learning outcomes at the elementary level in the country.
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