19th April 2022 Current Affairs

19th April 2022 Current Affairs

19th April 2022 Current Affairs

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19th April 2022 Current Affairs is provided below:

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1. 4th Year Anniversary of Ayushman Bharat Health and Wellness Centre Scheme:

  • Launched in 2018 by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
  • To achieve Universal Health coverage under the National Health Policy 2017.

2. Poverty in India declined by 12.3 percentage points – World Bank Report:

  • Extreme poverty in India declined by 12.3 percentage points between 2011-2019.
  • The extreme poverty count fell from 22.5% in 2011 to 10.2% in 2019.

About World Bank:

  • Estb: July 1944
  • HQ: Washington, D.C
  • Head: David Malpass
  • Members: 189

3. Resilience and Sustainability Trust:

  • Created by IMF
  • To guide low income and middle-income countries in addressing longer-term structural concerns that pose macroeconomic risks, including climate change and pandemics.

About IMF:

  • International Monetary Fund
  • Estb: 1944
  • HQ: Washington, D.C, USA
  • Head – Kristalina Georgieva
  • SDR Currencies – the US dollar, Euro, the Chinese Yuan, Japanese Yen and the British Pound.

4. “Zhongxing – 6D”: Communication Satellite launched by China.

5. World Liver Day:

  • Observed on April 19
  • Liver ailments amount to the 10th most common reason for death in India, as reported by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

6. Tropical Storm “Megi”:

  • Occurred in the
  • Also known as Tropical Storm “Agaton”
  • Tropical storms have become more intense and powerful as a result of human-caused climate change, according to scientists.

7. Virtual Network Centre on Quantum Computing:

  • India and Finland will establish an Indo-Finnish Virtual Network Centre on Quantum Computing.
  • The Indian side has identified three premier institutes, IIT-Madras, IISER-Pune and C-DAC-Pune, for the Virtual Network Centre on Quantum Computing.

8. “Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package: Insurance Scheme for Health Workers fighting COVID – 19” – extended for 180 days:

  • Launched on 30th March 2020
  • To provide comprehensive personal accident cover of Rs. 50 Lakh to 22.12 lakh health care workers.

9. Plasma-based green disinfectants can limit the spread of infectious diseases like COVID 19:

  • With the help of Cold Atmospheric Pressure Plasma (CAP) which could act as a green decontaminant for COVID 19.
  • Plasma, the fourth state of matter which makes up most of the universe when produced in controlled conditions in the lab and is termed Cold Atmospheric Pressure Plasma (CAP).
  • The cold atmospheric plasma is environmentally safe since, during the entire decontamination process by plasma treatment, no chemical waste is produced.
  • The RT-PCR analysis has also established that CAP can deactivate the RNA of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

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