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Important Question and Answer on Coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic by WHO

WHO is continuously monitoring and responding to this outbreak. This Q&A will be updated as more is known about COVID-19, how it spreads and how it is affecting people worldwide. For more information, check back regularly on WHO’s coronavirus pages visit WHO Official Site What is Coronavirus?Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which may cause illness in animals or humans. In humans, several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome

Novel blood plasma therapy for COVID 19

Novel blood plasma therapy for COVID-19, technically called convalescent-plasma therapy, the treatment aims at using the immune power gained by a recovered person to treat a sick person. Indian council for medical research (ICMR) the top authorising body in India has given approval to the SCTIMST (Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST) an Institution of National Importance under the Department of Science and Technology) for carrying out the novel treatment. What is convalescent-plasma therapy?When a pathogen like novel coronavirus infects, our immune syste

The 92nd Academy (Oscars) Awards 2020

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world's preeminent movie-related organization, comprised of 8,000+ accomplished men and women working in cinema. Like every year this year, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences distributed the 92nd edition of Academy (Oscar) awards among the winners in a lavish award distribution ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles on 10 February 2020. Oscar Winners List 2020 (92 Academy Award)Best performance by an actor in a leading role - Joaquin Phoenix in JOKER Best performance by an actor in a supporting role - Brad Pi

2020 Padma Awards Winners

Padma Awards, one of the highest civilian Awards of India, are conferred in three categories, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. The awards are announced on the occasion of Republic Day every year. Padma Vibhushan Awards Winners 2020 NameFieldState Shri George Ferandes (Posthumous)Public AffairsBihar Shri Arun Jaitley (Posthumous)Public AffairsDelhi Sir Anerood Jugnauth GCSKPublic AffairsMauritius Smt. M. C. Mary KomSportsManipur Shri Chhannulal MishraArtUttar Pradesh Smt Sushma Swaraj (Posthumous)Public AffairsDelhi Sri Vishveshateertha Swamiji Sri Pejavara Adho

Sahitya Akademi Award 2019

Sahitya Akademi announced its annual Sahitya Akademi Awards in 23 languages. Seven books of poetry, four of novel, six of short stories, three of essays and one each of non-fiction, autobiography and biography have won the Sahitya Akademi Awards 2019.? The Awards were recommended by distinguished Jury members representing 23 Indian languages and approved by the Executive Board of the Sahitya Akademi which met today under the Chairmanship of Dr. Chandrashekhar Kambar, President, Sahitya Akademi. S. NoLanguageTitle and GenreName of the Author1AssameseChanakya (Novel)Joysree Goswami Mahanta2Be

2019 Nobel Prize Winners

2019 Nobel Prize in LiteratureThe Nobel Prize in Literature 2019 was awarded to Peter Handke "for an influential work that with linguistic ingenuity has explored the periphery and the specificity of human experience." 2019 Nobel Prize in ChemistryThe Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2019 was awarded jointly to John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino "for the development of lithium-ion batteries". John B. Goodenough was associated with University of Texas, Austin, TX, USA at the time award. M. Stanley Whittingham was associated with Binghamton University, State University of New Yo

Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award 2018

Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Awards are given every year to recognize the achievements of persons in the fields of adventure, to encourage young people to develop the spirit of endurance, risk–taking, cooperative teamwork and quick, ready and effective reflexes in challenging situations and to provide incentive to the young people for getting exposed to the adventure activities. The award is given in four categories namely, Land Adventure, Water Adventure, Air Adventure and Life Time Achievement. This year National Selection Committee was constituted under the chairpersonship of Secretary

2019 National Sports Awards

National Sports Awards are given every year to recognize and reward excellence in sports. Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award is given for the spectacular and most outstanding performance in the field of sports by a sportsperson over a period of four year, Arjuna Award is given for consistency outstanding performance for four years, Dronacharya Award for coaches for producing medal winners at prestigious International sports events, Dhyan Chand Award for life time contribution to sports development and Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar is given to the corporate entities (both in private and public s

66th National Film Awards for 2018

The 66th National Film Awards were announced Shri Rahul Rawail, Chairperson, Feature Film Category; Shri A S Kanal, Chairperson, Non-Feature Film Category and Shri Utpal Borpujari, Chairperson, Best Writing on Cinema. Gujarati film ‘Hellaro’ was declared Best Feature Film winner while ‘Badhai Ho’ bagged the award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment. Hindi movie ‘Padman’ was declared Best Film on Social Issues, while Kannada film ‘Ondalla Eradalla’ got Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration. Complete winner list of 66th National Film Awards for 2018

2019 Ramon Magsaysay Awardees

The Ramon Magsaysay Award, Asia’s premier prize and highest honor, celebrates greatness of spirit and transformative leadership in Asia. 2019 Ramon Magsaysay Awardees are: Ko Swe Win(Myanmar)In electing Ko Swe Win to receive the 2019 Ramon Magsaysay Award for Emergent Leadership, the board of trustees recognizes " his undaunted commitment to practice independent, ethical, and socially engaged journalism in Myanmar; his incorruptible sense of justice and unflinching pursuit of the truth in crucial but under-reported issues; and his resolute insistence that it is in the quality and force of medi

Career Scope in Print Media

Print media are lightweight, portable, disposable publications printed on paper and circulated as physical copies in forms we call books, newspapers, magazines, and newsletters. They hold informative and entertaining content that is of general or special interest. They are published either once or d →

World Health Organization (WHO)

Founded on: 7 April 1948. Head Quarter: Geneva, Switzerland Director-General: Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Member Country: 194 WHO began when our Constitution came into force on 7 April 1948 – a date we now celebrate every year as World Health Day. We are now more than 7000 people from more than 1 →

What is Bitcoin?

In 2009, an unknown programmer by the name of Satoshi Nakamoto put forward a whitepaper that proposed a creation of new form of digital currency - cryptocurrency. Cryptocurrency functions the same way as regular currencies do in that its used as a means of exchange, unit of account and a store of va →

Medical Council of India (MCI)

Headquarter: New Delhi Function of the Organization: The Medical Council of India was established in 1934 under the Indian Medical Council Act, 1933, now repealed, with the main function of establishing uniform standards of higher qualifications in medicine and recognition of medical qualifications →

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