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  • Current Affairs 14th August 2019

    Updated : 15-Aug-2019
    Current Affairs 14th August 2019

    Current Affairs 14th August 2019 - Important Points

    • Virasat-e-Khalsa set to enter Asia Book of Records in - Anandpur Sahib
    • BCCI agrees to come under NADA for all its - Tournaments
    • ROTAVAC Vaccine to be expand to entire country from - September 2019

    Current Affairs 14th August 2019 - Details

    Virasat-e-Khalsa set to enter Asia Book of Records in - Anandpur Sahib

    Virasat-e-Khalsa museum situated in Anandpur Sahib town in Punjab is set to find a place in Asia Book of Records for becoming most visited museum in Asian sub-continent on a One-day. Museum observed a record footfall of 20569 visitors on a single day on 20 March 2019.
    Key Highlights

    • Asia Book of Records inveterate that record of ‘extreme footfall in a museum in a day’ formed by museum will feature in next edition of Asia Book of Records.
    • This would be 3rd entry for museum in record books. Earlier to this, Virasat-e-Khalsa made it to Limca Book of Records in February 2019 edition and India Book of Records and both had registered
      ‘Virasat-e-Khalsa’ as nation’s top-ranked museum in terms of number of visitors.
    • Museum has been bestowed an award by Punjab Energy Development Agency in a State-level
      energy conservation competition, for cutting down electricity usage.
      More about Virasat-e-Khalsa
    • It was construct to commemorate the rich history and culture of Punjab and Sikhism. It initiated in
      November 2011. In a short span of 8 years, above 10 million visitors have visited museum so far.

    BCCI agrees to come under NADA for all its - Tournaments

    BCCI decided to come under the domain of the National Anti-Doping Agency. In this regard, Board of Control for Cricket in India has given in writing that it will obey to anti-doping policy of National Anti-Doping Agency. Till now, Sweden-based International Dope Testing Management was gathering cricketers’ samples on behalf of Board of Control for Cricket in India and submitting them to the National Dope Testing Laboratory.
    Implication of this decision

    National Anti-Doping Agency will now gather samples of all cricketers during domestic tournaments, bilateral series and many more. It can also gather samples of all domestic and international cricketers in IPL since its domestic programme of Board of Control for Cricket in India. Thus, all Indian cricketers will now be ruled by same rules and processes as other sportspersons in terms of doping testing including out-of-competition testing.
    More about National Anti-Doping Agency

    • It is national organisation which is answerable for encouraging, monitoring and co-ordinating doping control programme in sports in all its forms in India.
    • It was recognized as registered society under Societies Registration Act of 1890 in 2005 with
      mandate for dope free sports in India.
    • Primary objectives are to execute anti-doping rules according to World Anti-Doping Agency code,
      promote education and research, regulate dope control program and create awareness about doping as well as its ill effects.

    ROTAVAC Vaccine to be expand to entire country from - September 2019

    Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has finalised to expand Rotavirus vaccine to the entire nation from September 2019. It will issue Rotavirus vaccine to every child across all 36 states and Union Territories by September, 2019. This decision was approved as per an ambitious plan of Health Ministry under the 100-days agenda of the newly elected government.
    More about Rotavac

    • It is India’s 1st indigenously developed vaccine for rotavirus infections. It has been industrialized
      by the Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech Limited.
    • It was announced in 2016 in phased manner, foundation with 4 states initially. Presently, Rotavirus
      vaccine is now available in 28 States and Union Territories.
    • It was included in Universal Immunization Programme based on commendation of expert committee National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization.

    Did you know?
    Out of all the causes of diarrhoea in India, rotavirus is a leading cause of diarrhoea in children
    below 5 years of age. In India, every year there are 37 diarrheal deaths out of every 1000 children.
    It is projected that rotavirus cause about 8 lakh hospitalizations; 32 lakh outpatient visits and
    estimated 78 thousand deaths yearly in India.
    Rotavirus diarrhoea offerings in similar manner like any other diarrhoea but can easily prohibited
    through rotavirus vaccination. Other diarrhoea can be prohibited through general measures such
    as safe water and safe food consumption, good hygiene, frequent hand washing, exclusive
    breastfeeding as well as vitamin A supplementation.

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