December 2016 Current Affairs

November 2016 Current Affairs
30 NOV
NEWS
29 NOV
NEWS
28 NOV
NEWS
26 NOV
NEWS
25 NOV
NEWS
24 NOV
NEWS

October 2016 Current Affairs
31 OCT
NEWS
27 OCT
NEWS
26 OCT
NEWS
25 OCT
NEWS
24 OCT
NEWS
22 OCT
NEWS

September 2016 Current Affairs
30 SEP
NEWS
29 SEP
NEWS
28 SEP
NEWS
27 SEP
NEWS
26 SEP
NEWS
24 SEP
NEWS

August 2016 Current Affairs
31 AUG
NEWS
30 AUG
NEWS
29 AUG
NEWS
27 AUG
NEWS
26 AUG
NEWS
25 AUG
NEWS

IAEA to transfer Sterile Insect Technique under 2.3 Million Euro Project to Combat Zika

IAEA to transfer Sterile Insect Technique under 2.3 Million Euro Project to Combat Zika
09 March 2016 Current Affairs: The Board of Governors of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on 8 March 2016 approved a 2.3 million euro initiative to help Latin American and the Caribbean countries fight against Zika virus. The spread of the virus will be tackled with a nuclear technique that has been used to suppress various insect pests.Under this project, IAEA will transfer the Sterile Insect Technique (SIT), a form of pest control that uses ionizing radiation to sterilize male insects mass-produced in special rearing facilities.The IAEA will donate special equipment and train local staff on the use of the technique against the Aedes mosquito that carries Zika virus.The project will strengthen national and regional mechanisms for control of the Aedes mosquito population.Sterilized male mosquitoes will be released over affected areas, where they will mate with wild females, which will not produce any offspring. So far, Zika has spread to 31 countries and territories in the Americas. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared it a public health emergency of international concern, predicting that Zika could infect three to four million people in the Americas in 2016. The virus may be associated to neurological disorders and it has no immediate cure.Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) is a form of pest control that uses ionizing radiation to sterilize male insects mass-produced in special rearing facilities.Since 1997, SIT has been transferred to numerous countries by the Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture. The technique is being transferred to combat pests that affect food and crops, and insects that transmit diseases – including mosquitoes.


December 2016 Current affairs

November 2016 Current affairs
30 NOV
NEWS
29 NOV
NEWS
28 NOV
NEWS
26 NOV
NEWS
25 NOV
NEWS
24 NOV
NEWS




October 2016 Current affairs
31 OCT
NEWS
27 OCT
NEWS
26 OCT
NEWS
25 OCT
NEWS
24 OCT
NEWS
22 OCT
NEWS

September 2016 Current affairs
30 SEP
NEWS
29 SEP
NEWS
28 SEP
NEWS
27 SEP
NEWS
26 SEP
NEWS
24 SEP
NEWS

August 2016 Current affairs
31 AUG
NEWS
30 AUG
NEWS
29 AUG
NEWS
27 AUG
NEWS
26 AUG
NEWS
25 AUG
NEWS



FreshersLive - No.1 Job site in India. Fresherslive Current Affairs 2016 section offers informative quiz questions with answers regarding latest current affairs today for all sorts of competitive exams like UPSC, TNPSC , IFS, IAS, IPS, railway exams (RRB) and banking exams like IPBS PO, IPBS clerk, Federal Bank PO, ICICI, SBI, RBI legal officer & Grade officer posts and much more. Register with us to get latest Current Affairs Updates. Also get latest Current Affairs news and quiz Updates for free alerts daily through E-mail

Get Daily Current Affairs to your Email

You can Unsubscribe us at any time.

Get Daily Current Affairs to your Email

You can Unsubscribe us at any time.