सामयिक विषय: National
Question: WHO international standards for vaccine regulations include-
1. Quality 2. Safety 3. Efficacy
(a) (1) and (3)
(b) (2) and (3)
(c) (1) and (3)
(d) All (1),(2) and (3)
- On 17 February 2017; the National Regulatory Authority of India (NRA) and affiliated institutions meet the WHO Global Benchmarking Tool requirements for a functional vaccine regulatory system.
- A World Health Organization (WHO) led team of international experts from several countries came to this conclusion at the end of a comprehensive review from 13-17 February 2017.
- Affiliated institutions includes, Central Drugs Standards Control Organization (CDSCO); Central Drugs Laboratory, Kasauli; Pharmaco-vigilance Programme and Immunization Division, and other relevant institutions engaged in the regulation, control and testing of vaccines.
- One of the requirements to become eligible and retain the prequalification status is to have the NRA assessed as functional against the WHO Global Benchmarking Tool.
- Safety, efficacy and quality are three basic parameters of assessment of vaccines.
Question: Indian Naval Ship Sarvekshak has installed 18 light weight flexible panels of 300 W each for provision of electricity onboard using solar energy. This is-
(a) First ship to do so
(b) Second Ship to do so
(c) Third to ship to do so
(d) None of the above
- On 12 February 2017; Indian Naval Ship Sarvekshak has undertaken an innovative project for provision of electricity onboard using solar energy.
- The ship has installed 18 light weight flexible panels of 300 W each, which are 100% marine compatible.
- This can be used for communication equipment, battery charging and general lightings onboard round the clock with battery outputs during night.
- This power source can be used at sea as well as in harbour.
- This green initiative of the Indian Navy saves approximately 89.1 kg of carbon emission per day when compared with a diesel generator.
Question: Where is the India’s First 100% Cashless Township is located?
- On 13 February 2017; The Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers and Chemicals (GNFC) township in Bharuch has become country’s first ever “cashless township”.
- Over 10,000 residents have embraced various digital mode of payments instead of cash.
- It has facilities like a big Shopping Center, Restaurants, Eateries, Schools and Colleges, Hospital, Stadium, Guest House, etc.
- Here, Paan shop, Laundry shop, Cycle repairing shop, Barber shop and flour mill all run through transactions by PoS machines and E-wallets like BHIM, UPI, SBI buddy, etc.
- Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilisers & Chemicals Limited (GNFC) is an Indian manufacturer of fertilizers and Chemicals.
- The company was jointly promoted by the Government of Gujarat and the Gujarat State Fertilizer Company Limited (GSFC).