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UN at launch of hygiene fund

• Sanitation and Hygiene Fund is global financing mechanism which will provide accelerated funding to countries with heaviest burden of diseases stemming from lack of sanitation services and least ability to respond. • It aims to raise $2 billion over…

India participated in 15th G20 Summit

• The summit under Saudi Presidency centered on the theme “Realizing Opportunities of 21st Century for All” which has assumed greater importance in the wake of ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. • India will host G20 summit in 2023- the 75th year…

Antimalaria drug resistance growing fast

• Malaria is caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through infected female Anopheles mosquitoes. There are 5 parasite species that cause malaria in humans. • 2 species- Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax- pose the greatest threat. About: •…

National Press Day

• National Press Day was observed on 16th November. About: • The National Press Day is observed on 16th November every year. It was on this day the Press Council of India (PCI) started functioning as a moral watchdog to…

Mangrove coverage is declining

• According to a recent study, mangrove coverage is declining globally as river dams negatively impact supply of mud that raises mangrove soils and space required for their survival is getting occupied by buildings and seawalls. • However, State of…

Asteroid Apophis

• Asteroid Apophis, which was expected to pass extremely close to Earth, may now hit the blue planet in 2068 due to a phenomenon called Yarkovsky effect. This effect has eventually accelerated the asteroid’s flow and also changed its path.…

Birdman of India Salim Ali

• Birth Anniversary of renowned ornithologist Salim Ali was observed on November 12, 2020. About: • Born in Mumbai on 12th November in 1896, Sálim Moizuddin Abdul Ali was not only a bird lover but also a naturalist. He is…