UPSC Prelims Bits For Today 23-August-2022

UPSC Prelims Bits For Today” is every day published in the morning between 11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon and contains selective current affairs articles. ”UPSC Prelims Bits For Today” covers various topics from UPSC Prelims Syllabus and is very helpful and time managing for UPSC Aspirants. The framing of this daily current affairs compilation article is easy to read and understandable also.

In the ”UPSC Prelims Bits For Todayarticle, we focus on UPSC Preliminary exam-oriented current affairs covering various sections from leading National Newspapers, PIB, and other various official sources.


Under-17 Women’s World Cup 2022


Why in News?

After the international football federation (FIFA) recently slapped a ban on the All India Football Federation (AIFF) because of ‘third-party interference’, the Supreme Court on Monday ordered the dissolution of the Committee of Administrators (CoA).

About Under-17 Women’s World Cup 2022

  • India is set to host a FIFA women’s competition for the first time ever with the U-17 Women’s World Cup.
  • The 2020 edition of the biennially youth tournament was supposed to be hosted by India before it was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • However, India were appointed as hosts for the 2022 finals, making this the second FIFA competition to be hosted by the country following the U-17 World Cup in 2017.

Why did FIFA Ban AIFF?

  • Federation International de Football Association (FIFA) banned the All India Football Federation (AIFF) on August 16 citing ‘third party’ intervention.
  • Simply put, FIFA sees the court-appointed committee of administrators having a say in the running of Indian football as third party interference.
  • The impact of this suspension could be drastic. It’s first big blow will be losing the hosting rights of the Under-17 Women’s World Cup.


China’s 20th Party Congress


Why in news?

The 20th Chinese Communist Party (CPC) Congress is scheduled to take place later this year.

About China’s 20th Party

  • The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is preparing to convene its 20th Party Congress in late 2022, and the party apparatus is already in full swing making the necessary arrangements for the political conclave, held every five years.
  • In Party congress, China watchers look for clues to the country’s future.
  • The Party Congress is significant as it is being held at a time when China sees the period as one of ‘great disorder‘.



R Praggnanandhaa


Why in news?

GM Magnus Carlsen won the FTX Crypto Cup on Sunday despite losing his final match in a tiebreak to GM Praggnanandhaa R., who thereby secured second place in the tournament. GM Alireza Firouzja finished in third place.

What R Praggnanandhaa did?


  • R Praggnanandhaa, Indian chess master, defeated world champion Magnus Carlsen(From Norway) in the last round of the FTX Crypto Cup in Miami, an international chess championship, this morning.
  • Despite the win, the 17-year-old chess player bagged the second position in the championship since Carlsen had a higher score based on previous games.
  • The Indian became the youngest international chess master in history at the age of 10.


Tomato flu


Why in news?

A new infection dubbed tomato flu, or tomato fever, has been detected in India mostly among children younger than five, according to a report in the Lancet Respiratory Journal.

What is Tomato Flu?

  • The ‘tomato flu’ is caused by Coxsackie virus A 16.
  • It belongs to the Enterovirus family.
  • Hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) is a frequent febrile rash illness of childhood caused by enteroviruses (EV): Coxsackie A16 (CA16), EV A71, Coxsackie A6, Coxsackie B and Echo viruses.
  • Similar to other types of influenza, tomato flu is very contagious and children are at an increased risk of exposure as viral infections are common in this age group and the spread is likely to be through close contact, the report noted
  • As tomato flu is similar to chikungunya and dengue as well as hand, foot, and mouth disease, the treatment is also similar — isolation, rest, plenty of fluids, and hot water sponge for the relief of irritation and rashes. Supportive therapy of paracetamol for fever and body ache and other symptomatic treatments may be required.
  • Given the similarities to hand, foot, and mouth disease, if the outbreak of tomato flu in children is not controlled and prevented, the transmission might lead to serious consequences by spreading in adults as well.

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