Yemen has declared a health emergency, as the nation is battling severe cases of malaria and dengue fever. The epidemic has spread over several of Yemen’s norther provinces. Over 116,522 malaria cases and 23,000 dengue cases have been recorded in the country since January 2019.
Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral infection.
The virus responsible for causing dengue, is called dengue virus (DENV). There are four types of DENV serotypes (DENV1, DENV2, DENV3 and DENV4).
President’s rule has been imposed in Maharashtra for the third time since the state came into existence in May 1960. The last time it was imposed was in 2014 when the then Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan had resigned after the NCP withdrew its support from the Congress-led government.
NOTES: In India, We have 3 types of Emergency enshrined in our Constitution. They are as follows -:
National Emergency :Article 352
State Emergency / Governor’s Rule/President Rule: Article 356
Financial Emergency :Article 360
Israel was attacked with over 200 rockets from militants in the Gaza strip on November 12, 2019. Israel’s Defence Forces claimed that the rockets were fired at Israeli towns and cities after almost every 7 and a half minutes.
Iran : Tehran
The Assembly on Friday passed a resolution demanding the Union government to lift the travel restrictions on National Highway-766 linking Kerala and Karnataka and safeguard the right of the people of north Kerala to move freely.
Capital – Thiruvananthapuram
Governor – Arif Mohammad Khan
Chief Minister – Pinarayi Vijayan
Bolivia’s former President Evo Morales has been granted asylum by Mexico. On November 10, Morales resigned due to heavy protest against him in the country. He announced that his life was in threat and he had to flee to Mexico.
Mexico: Mexico City
More than 1,000 migratory birds have been found dead in Sambhar lake near Jaipur, Rajasthan.The reason behind the deaths can be bird flu or the presence of a pollutant.However, the local administration believes that it may have occurred due to polluted water.
Nakki Lake: Rajasthan
Pichola Lake: Rajasthan
Fateh Sagar Lake: Rajasthan
Union Cabinet Minister Prakash Javadekar has been given additional charge of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises. He is currently holding the charge of Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
Harsimrat Kaur Badal: Minister of Food Processing in the Government of India and member of parliament from Bathinda
Dharmendra Pradhan: Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas
Indian player Sundar Singh Gurjar recently won a gold medal at the World Para-Athletics Championship. Sundar Singh won the gold medal with a throw of 61.22 meters. Gurjar won gold in 2013 Leon and silver in 2015 Doha Championships.
Held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
BRICS is a acronym: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa
Originally called as BRIC as South Africa was not included till 2010.
Need of a BRICS bank: