Goaltide Daily Current Affairs 2022

Dec 12, 2022

Current Affair 1:
World malaria report 2022


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Countries with indigenous cases in 2000 and their status by 2021

Countries with zero indigenous cases for at least 3 consecutive years are considered to have eliminated malaria. In 2021, the Islamic Republic of Iran and Malaysia reported zero indigenous cases for the fourth consecutive year; also, Belize and Cabo Verde reported zero indigenous cases for the third time. China and El Salvador were certified malaria free in 2021, following 4 years of zero malaria cases. Source: WHO database.

Four countries accounted for almost half of all cases: Nigeria (26.6%), the Democratic Republic of the Congo (12.3%), Uganda (5.1%) and Mozambique (4.1%).

The WHO South-East Asia Region had nine malaria endemic countries in 2021, accounting for 5.4 million cases and contributing 2% of the burden of malaria cases globally. In 2021, India accounted for about 79% of all malaria cases,


In November 2018, WHO launched the HBHI country-led approach as a mechanism to support the 11 highest burden countries to get back on track. India is one of them.

These 11 countries (Burkina Faso, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, India, Mali, Mozambique, the Niger, Nigeria, Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania) accounted for 70% of the global estimated case burden.

During the period 2000–2015, malaria cases in the HBHI countries reduced from 155 million to 150 million.

Progress is there as you can for India:

Current Affair 2:
ILO Singapore Declaration


The 17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting  (APRM) of the International Labour Organization (ILO) has concluded with governments, workers’ and employers’ organizations agreeing to bolster efforts to achieve social justice and decent work for all.

Just read below, you will get to know what is under Singapore Statement:

Current Affair 3:
Three Himalayan medicinal plants enter IUCN Red List

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Three medicinal plant species found in the Himalayas have made it to IUCN Red List of Threatened Species following a recent assessment. Meizotropis pellita has been assessed as ‘critically endangered’, Fritilloria cirrhosa as ‘vulnerable’, and Dactylorhiza hatagirea as ‘endangered’.

Meizotropis pellita, commonly known as Patwa, is a perennial shrub with restricted distribution that is endemic to Uttarakhand. “The species is listed as ‘critically endangered’. The essential oil extracted from the leaves of the species possesses strong antioxidants and can be a promising natural substitute for synthetic antioxidants in pharmaceutical industries.



Fritillaria cirrhosa (Himalayan fritillary) is a perennial bulbous herb. Considering the rate of decline, long generation length, poor germination potential, high trade value, extensive harvesting pressure and illegal trade, the species is listed as ‘vulnerable.

In China, the species is used for the treatment of bronchial disorders and pneumonia. The plant is also a strong cough suppressant and source of expectorant drugs in traditional Chinese medicine, the IUCN assessment said.



The third listed species, Dactylorhiza hatagirea (Salampanja), is threatened by habitat loss, livestock grazing, deforestation, and climate change. It is extensively used in Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani and other alternative systems of medicine to cure dysentery, gastritis, chronic fever, cough and stomach aches. It is a perennial tuberous species endemic to the Hindu Kush and Himalayan ranges of Afghanistan, Bhutan, China, India, Nepal, and Pakistan.


Current Affair 4:
National Creche Scheme


Basis of this scheme:

Ministry of Women and Child Development is implementing the National Creche Scheme for Children of Working Mothers as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme through States/UTs with effect from 01.01.2017 to provide day care facilities to children (age group of 6 months to 6 years) of working mothers.

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