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Human Papillomavirus (HPV)


Why HPV is in news?

  • The Central government announcing that it will roll out vaccination for girls aged between 9 and 14 years through schools.
  • The decision comes at a critical juncture with a study in The Lancet published this month showing that India accounts for the highest number of cervical cancer cases in Asia, followed by China.

What is Cervical cancer?

  • Cervical cancer is a preventable and treatable cancer.
  • It is caused by infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV) and there are vaccines which protect against carcinogenic HPV.

WHO Guidelines

  • With more than 6,00,000 women diagnosed with cervical cancer worldwide in 2020, the World Health Organization laid down several guidelines that countries need to follow to eliminate it as a public health problem.
  • According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer, the WHO has specified that countries must reach and maintain an incidence rate of fewer than 4 new cases of cervical cancer per 1,00,000 women a year.
  • To achieve that goal, it is necessary that 90% of girls will have to be fully vaccinated with the HPV vaccine by the age of 15.
  • To that end, the government’s intent to introduce the HPV vaccine in the Universal Immunisation Programme (UIP) is a welcome move.

What is UIP?

– The UIP is one of the largest public health programmes targeting over 2 crore newborns and 2 crore pregnant women annually, and offers free vaccines for at least 12 diseases.

– To battle cervical cancer, India is expected to roll out the indigenously developed Cervavac vaccine by mid-2023.

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Why ICAR-IISWC is in news?

  • The Forest Department and the Indian Institute of Soil and Water Conservation (IISWC) in Udhagamandalam(T.N.) are at loggerheads.
  • Udhagamandalam is one of the Research Centre of ICAR-Indian Institute of Soil and Water Conservation.

Know about ICAR-IISWC

  • The ICAR-Indian Institute of Soil and Water Conservation (ICAR-IISWC), (Formerly CSWCRTI) was established on 1st April,1974 with Headquarters at Dehradun by combining Soil and Water Conservation Research.
  • The Institute and Research Centres have focused on evolving strategies for controlling land degradation following watershed approach, tackling special problems such as ravines, landslides, mine spoils and torrents, demonstration of technologies for popularization and imparting training besides developing technologies for water harvesting and recycling.

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Joynagarer Moa


Why Joynagarer Moa is in news?

  • This winter is going to be special for the Joynagar moa, the popular Bengal sweetmeat available only during the colder months of the year, with the number of registered manufacturers witnessing a massive rise and its Geographical Indication tag getting a 10-year extension.
  • The Joynagarer Moa sweet is unique because the main ingredients, kanakchur khoi, and nolen gur, are available only during the winter months between November and January.

Know about Joynagarer Moa

Who Invented?

– According to researchers, Joynagarer Moa was invented by Jamini-buro, a resident of Bahru village, near Joynagar town.

– It is said that he once prepared and served moa made with his own farm-grown Kanakchur Khoi and Nolen Gur to Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu who was very happy to partake in the sweetmeat.

How Joynagar Moa is made?

– The fragile and soft melt-in-your-mouth moa is made with Kanakchur Khoi (fried, aromatic slender rice variety cultivated in Joynagar) and Bengal’s legendary nolen gur (a liquid jaggery made from date palms and found only in winter), laced with crushed cardamom and raisins.

– The jaggery is best if it is poyra gur (the batch made from the first sap of the season).

GI Tag for Joynagar Moa

  • Joynagar Moa Nirmankari Society was set up in 2005 to act as a watchdog and conduct a thorough examination before authorizing any outlet to make the sweet.
  • In 2015, Joynagarer Moa received the Geographical Indication (GI) tag and this boosted the morale of the moa makers.
  • Recently its Geographical Indication tag has got a 10-year extension.

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Why Intranasal Vaccine Against COVID-19(iNCOVACC) is in news?

Bharat Biotech’s intranasal Covid vaccine has been approved by the Union Health Ministry for inclusion in the vaccination programme as a booster dose for those above 18 years of age.

Key Details about iNCOVACC

  • iNCOVACC is the world’s first intranasal Covid vaccine to receive approval for the primary 2-dose schedule and heterologous booster dose. iNCOVACC is stable at 2-8°C for easy storage and distribution.
  • iNCOVACC is a recombinant replication deficient adenovirus vectored vaccine with a pre-fusion stabilized SARS-CoV-2 spike protein.
  • This vaccine candidate was evaluated in phases I, II and III clinical trials with successful results.
  • iNCOVACC has been specifically formulated to allow intranasal delivery through nasal drops.
  • The nasal delivery system has been designed and developed to be cost-effective in low and middle-income countries.
  • iNCOVACC was developed in partnership with Washington University, St Louis.

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UPSC Current Affairs

Economy Current Affairs:

The Centre Forms Panel to Revamp MNREGA Scheme! Why National Anti Profiteering Authority(NAA) to be Subsumed into CCI? | Know Everything for UPSC What is India-Australia FTA? | Know Everything about AI-ECTA for UPSC
Why India’s Fight Against Inflation Continues? | Today’s the Hindu Editorial Analysis for UPSC Removal of India from US’ Currency Monitoring List: Possible Outcomes for India? The 17th G20 Summit in Bali: To Focus on Food and Energy Security
What is the Latest Amendment in the Existing Foreign Trade Policy 2015-20? Sovereign Green Bonds Framework: Final Sovereign Green Bonds framework has been Approved One Nation, One ITR Form: The CBDT Proposes a Single ITR Form For All!
What is CRAR: Why a Bank is Required to Maintain CRR? India’s Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) RBI To Hold Special MPC Meet on Inflation


IR Current Affairs:

UNESCO India Africa Hackathon 2022 is being Organized in Uttar Pradesh What is India-Australia FTA? | Know Everything about AI-ECTA for UPSC What is India-Bangladesh Friendship Pipeline (IBFPL)? What is Bali Yatra of Odisha? | Significance for UPSC
Removal of India from US’ Currency Monitoring List: Possible Outcomes for India? 2nd BIMSTEC Agriculture Ministers Meeting 2022 Russia’s loss in Kherson- Russia Withdrew from Kherson Indo-Pacific Regional Dialogue 2022 (IPRD-2022)
COP 19 CITES Meeting 2022- Relief provided to Indian Handicraft Exporters G20 Summit 2023- India’s G20 Presidency & Tourism Opportunities for N-E States India’s “In our LiFEtime” Campaign Launched at COP 27, Sharm El-Sheikh 19th ASEAN-India Summit 2022- Key Outcomes and Way Forward


Editorial Analysis:

What is Assam-Meghalaya Dispute? | History, Present Situation and Future Challenges | Editorial Analysis National Suicide Prevention Strategy | Today’s The Hindu Editorial Analysis for UPSC COP27 to Create a Special Loss and Damage Fund | Today’s The Hindu Editorial Analysis for UPSC The Hindu Editorial Analysis- Space, Not Time The Geo-heritage Value of Ram Setu- The Hindu Editorial Analysis
The EWS Judgement! | The Hindu Editorial Analysis for UPSC Why India’s Fight Against Inflation Continues? | Today’s the Hindu Editorial Analysis for UPSC Learning from FTA negotiations in the U.K.- The Hindu Editorial Analysis Should CMs have a say in the appointment of Governors?| The Hindu Editorial Analysis for UPSC SPCBs: The Weakest link in the Air pollution Fight!
The Editorial Analysis- India’s G20 Presidency and Food Security The Editorial Analysis: United Against Terrorism The Editorial Analysis: Going Green The Editorial Analysis: How to Deal with China’s Blocking at the UN? The Editorial Analysis: Does India Need a Population Policy?

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