Goaltide Daily Current Affairs 2023
Current Affair 1:
Global Tuberculosis Report 2023
Recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) has released the Global Tuberculosis (TB) report 2023.
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Tuberculosis (TB) is a preventable and usually curable disease. Yet in 2022, TB was the world’s second leading cause of death from a single infectious agent, after coronavirus disease (COVID-19), and caused almost twice as many deaths as HIV/AIDS.
TB is caused by the bacillus Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which is spread when people who are sick with TB expel bacteria into the air (e.g., by coughing).
WHO’s End TB Strategy:
In 2022, 7.5 million people were diagnosed with TB, marking the highest figure recorded since WHO began global TB monitoring in 1995.
30 high burden TB countries collectively accounted for 87% of the world's TB cases in 2022.
Among the top eight high burden countries, in addition to India, are Indonesia, China, the Philippines, Pakistan, Nigeria, Bangladesh, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Global Recovery in TB Diagnosis and Treatment: There is a positive global recovery in the number of people diagnosed with TB and treated in 2022, following two years of Covid-19-related disruptions.
Countries like India, Indonesia, and the Philippines, accounted for over 60% of the global reductions.
TB Case Fatality Ratio in India:
India reported a case fatality ratio of 12%, indicating that 12% of TB cases in the country resulted in death.
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Current Affair 2:
World Local Production Forum (WLPF)
The World Local Production Forum: Enhancing access to medicines and other health technologies (WLPF) is a WHO initiative that provides Member States and the global community with a regular platform to shape strategies, galvanize collective action, and foster partnerships on sustainable local production to improve timely and equitable access to quality assured health products.
The Local Production and Assistance (LPA) Unit serves as the WLPF Secretariat. The Local Production & Assistance (LPA) Unit supports Member States in strengthening sustainable local production and technology transfer to improve access to safe, effective, quality, and affordable medicines and other health technologies
Current Affair 3:
Indo-Pacific Partnership for Maritime Domain Awareness
The Quad is committed to contributing to maritime domain awareness in the Indo-Pacific region, which is fundamental for stability and prosperity. At the 2022 Quad Leaders’ Summit in Tokyo, Quad Leaders announced the Indo-Pacific Partnership for Maritime Domain Awareness (IPMDA) to enhance existing maritime domain awareness capabilities.
Current Affair 4:
Species in news.
A new snail species named Alycaeus himalayae was recently discovered from a cave in Arunachal Pradesh.
Recently, a new species of gecko has been discovered in the Western Ghats near Rajapalayam in Tamil Nadu.
New epiphytic plant
Scientists of the Botanical Survey of India (BSI) have discovered a new species of epiphytic plant, Lysionotus namchoomii, from the Pakke-Kessang district of Arunachal Pradesh.
An epiphyte is a plant or plant-like organism that grows on the surface of another plant and derives its moisture and nutrients from the air, rain, water or from debris accumulating around it. The plants on which epiphytes grow are called phorophytes.
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