DMPQ-. World Health Organization plays an important role during the pandemic. Throw light on WHO’s roles and responsibilities amid Covid19 pandemic crisis.

Answer. The World Health Organization (WHO), the UN’s health agency, has played a crucial role in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic, ever since the first cases were identified in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December. Helping countries to prepare and respond The plan, which is updated as fresh information and data improve WHO’s understanding of … Read more

12.06.18 Goa (GoaPSC) Current Affairs

GOA Goa to have its third Mandovi Bridge soon; 85% work completed   India is celebrating as a construction year aiming to construct roads across the country via various projects. In order to keep an eye on these projects, Union Minister for National Highways and Road Transport Nitin Gadkari today took stock of the progress of … Read more

08.06.18 Goa (GoaPSC) Current Affairs

GOA Goa scrutinising impact of Major Port Authorities Bill   The state government is assessing the impact of the Major Port Authorities Bill 2016 on powers of various departments and local self-governing bodies, as the authority to be set up under it will have overriding powers to pursue development within port limits.   The ports administration department, with the … Read more

06.06.18 Goa(GoaPSC) Current Affairs

GOA Digital token system to end queues at transport offices   In a bid to ease the pressure of serpentine queues at the regional transport offices (RTO), the state transport department will soon be installing a digital token system at its offices. Managed by the Goa Electronics Limited (GEL), the Ponda RTO will be the first in … Read more

16.02.18 Goa(GoaPSC) Current Affairs

GOA State govt to arm traffic cops with 100 alcometers   There will not be cheer for this move if you are among those who booze and drive and have a penchant for speed. The state government has cleared the traffic police proposal to procure 100 alcometers and fours laser speed radar guns to crackdown … Read more

13.02.18 Goa(GoaPSC) Current Affairs

GOA State govt working towards zero garbage landfill sites   Replicating the Saligao solid waste treatment plant model across the state can help Goa achieve its ambitious target of eradicating landfills altogether. Of the 61,000 tonnes of mixed waste that the Saligao plant has accepted, just 5% remains as residue and even that will be used in … Read more

11-12.02.18 Goa(GoaPSC) Current Affairs

GOA Dengue cases on the rise, Vasco, Candolim top list Dengue cases in Goa are on the rise with a majority of them being reported in Vasco and Candolim.   While 150 dengue cases were registered in 2016, 235 cases were registered in 2017. Deputy director, national vector-borne disease control programme, Dr Anant Palekar said that … Read more

10.02.18 Goa(GoaPSC) Current Affairs

GOA Goa government may take Rs 450 crore hit from mining closure   A mainstay of Goa’s economy, the closure of mining operations is going to hurt the state for the second time in a decade. The Supreme Court’s scathing judgment will extract a heavy economic price and could not only lead to a Rs 400-450 crore revenue … Read more

31.01.18 Goa(GoaPSC) Current Affairs

GOA Mhadei project turns centuries-old Mauli temple’s sacred tank into a pit   Tucked away in this sleepy village of Kankumbi is a small Mauli temple. From mythological times, it has been a popular pilgrimage centre of the region with pilgrims from three states—Goa, Karnataka and Maharashtra—congregating for a holy dip in its sacred tank.   In … Read more

28-29.01.18 Goa(GoaPSC) Current Affairs

GOA Ferries from Mumbai to Goa likely to set sail in February   Procedural issues continue to plague the long-awaited Mumbai-Goa cruise ferry service, which has been further delayed due to lack of clearances from the Indian Register of Shipping (IRS) and the Directorate General of Shipping. The Mumbai-Goa ferry service was scheduled to start by December … Read more

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