International Current Affairs


Nipah virus (NiV) infection is a newly emerging zoonosis that causes severe disease in both animals and humans. The natural host of the virus are fruit bats of the Pteropodidae Family, Pteropus genus.
NiV was first identified during an outbreak of disease that took place in Kampung Sungai Nipah, Malaysia in 1998. On this occasion, pigs were the intermediate hosts. However, in subsequent NiV outbreaks, there were no intermediate hosts. In Bangladesh in 2004, humans became infected with NiV as a result of consuming date palm sap that had been contaminated by infected fruit bats. Human-to-human transmission has a ..Read More

Published On : 22nd May 2018     

पांच प्रमुख दक्षिणी राज्यों के प्रदर्शन के परिणामस्वरूप भारत की बहुआयामी गरीबी (एमडीपी) काफी हद तक गिरावट आई है। 2005-06 से 2015-16 के बीच, देश की एमडीपी रैंकिंग में सुधार, गरीबी का स्तर 55% से 21% नीचे आ गया। गरीबी के स्तर में गिरावट के बाद, भारत एक दशक में 102 विकासशील ..Read More

Published On : 14th May 2018