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Nuclear Energy to Cure Mosquitos Spread Diseases

New Delhi (ABC Live); Mosquitos Spread Diseases: The IAEA is holding a workshop in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, this week on the potential use of a nuclear technique to suppress mosquitos spreading Zika and other viruses, such as dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever. Organised in partnership with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the week-long meeting brings together more ... Read More »

Carbon dioxide capture and storage Potential Still Untapped

New Delhi (ABC Live):Carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) is considered as an important potential carbon dioxide mitigation option. Large point sources, in particular, in the power and several energy-intensive sectors (e.g. oil and natural gas refining/upgrading, chemical industry, iron and steel production, cement production and fertilizer production) form the largest potential for applying carbon dioxide capture (IPCC, 2005). z for ... Read More »

WHO Declares Ebola Virus Fully Controlled

New Delhi (ABC Live): On January 14, 2015, the day WHO declared the end of the most recent outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Liberia and says all known chains of transmission have been stopped in West Africa. But the Organization says the job is not over, more flare-ups are expected and that strong surveillance and response systems will be ... Read More »

WHO Targets Fight Against Diabetes in 2016

New Delhi (ABC Live):Fight Against Diabetes :In 2008, an estimated 347 million people in the world had diabetes and the prevalence is growing, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. In 2012, the disease was the direct cause of some 1.5 million deaths, with more than 80% of those occurring in low- and middle-income countries. WHO projects that diabetes will be ... Read More »

Gavi Endorses India Mission Indradhanush

New Delhi (ABC Live):The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, met with Dr Seth Berkley, Chief Executive Officer of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, to discuss innovation in vaccines and implementation of childhood immunisation in India. Dr Berkley was appreciative of the new innovative Government initiatives, such as ‘Mission Indradhanush’ and ‘Make in India’, both of which are improving childhood immunisation in ... Read More »

India Issues Draft Guidelines for Kidney Donors

New Delhi (ABC Live):Draft Guidelines for Kidney Donors : Taking another major step towards easing rules and procedures to encourage organ donation among the masses, the National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation (NOTTO) under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has issued draft guidelines for Allocation Criteria for Deceased Donor Kidney Transplant, today. The draft guidelines have been posted ... Read More »

DAVA Gets 2015 eASIA Award

New Delhi (ABC Live):The Department of Commerce’s DAVA (Drug Authentication and Verification Application) project has won the 2015 eASIA Award under Trade Facilitation category as announced by Asia Pacific Council for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (AFACT) in Tehran, Iran. The Commerce Secretary Ms. Rita Teaotia, expressed her happiness and congratulated officers and staff on winning 2015 eASIA Award. This ... Read More »

WHO Declares Guinea as Ebola Virus Free

New Delhi (ABC Live): Ebola Virus Free : Today the World Health Organization (WHO) declares the end of Ebola virus transmission in the Republic of Guinea. Forty-two days have passed since the last person confirmed to have Ebola virus disease tested negative for the second time. Guinea now enters a 90-day period of heightened surveillance to ensure that any new cases are identified ... Read More »

Full Immunization Fails to Reach 37 percent Indian Babies

New Delhi (ABC Live): As per Coverage Evaluation Survey (CES) 2009) the full immunization rate in India is 58.5% for rural and 67.4% for urban .The State-wise details are given below.  Immunisation rate in urban and rural India Sl. No. State/UTs Rural Urban     1 Andhra  Pradesh 69.8 63.2   2 Arunachal Pradesh 23.0 31.8   3 Assam 61.0 ... Read More »

India Endorses WHO Cancer Prevention Resolution

New Delhi (ABC Live):The WHO Cancer Prevention Resolution : South East Asia Regional Committee, in its 68th session held in Timor Leste, adopted resolution no. SEA/RC68/R5 on 11 September 2015, on “Cancer Prevention and  Control – the way forward”. The said resolution noted that many cancers are preventable, can be detected early and treated, which improves survival and quality of ... Read More »