World Polio Day (24 October)

World Polio Day (24 October)

World Polio Day is celebrated on 24 October annually to raise awareness about the polio disease and efforts for eradication.

polio-free certification along with the entire South-East Asia Region of WHO on 27th March. It was initiated by Rotary International over a decade ago to commemorate the birth of Jonas Salk, who developed a vaccine against poliomyelitis.

India received 2014 by WHO. January 2017 marks six years since the last case of polio was reported in India.

 

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World’s oldest known natural pearl discovered on Abu Dhabi Island

The oldest known natural pearl in the world has been discovered by Abu Dhabi archaeologists working at a Neolithic site on Marawah Island. Prior to the Abu Dhabi Pearl discovery, the earliest known pearl in the UAE came from a Neolithic site in Umm Al Qaiwain.

Dubbed the ‘Abu Dhabi Pearl’, it was found in layers that have been radiocarbon dated to 5,800-5,600 BCE, during the Neolithic period. The Emirates News Agency said that the discovery is a proof that pearls and oysters were being used in the UAE nearly 8,000 years ago. continue reading…

Interpol to hold the general assembly in India in 2022

India will host the 91st Interpol General Assembly in 2022 after a proposal received the overwhelming support of member countries at this year’s congregation at Santiago in Chile. A proposal in this regard was given to Interpol Secretary General Jürgen Stock by Union Home Minister Amit Shah when the two met in New Delhi during Mr. Stock’s official visit in August.

The 91st Interpol General Assembly in India in the year 2022 will be held as part of celebrations of the 75th anniversary of Indian Independencecontinue reading…

Bangladesh becomes 2nd fastest growing economy in South Asia

Bangladesh has become the second-fastest growing economy in South Asia after Bhutan. World Bank in its report ‘South Asia Economic Focus, making (De) Centralization Work‘ says that GDP growth rate of the country is projected to moderate to 7.2 percent this fiscal year and 7.3 percent in 2020 in Bangladesh. In Bhutan, GDP growth is expected to jump to 7.4 percent this fiscal year. Growth in South Asia is projected to fall to 5.9 percent in 2019continue reading…

Dubai prepares to host 2019 First Global DXB Challenge

Dubai prepares to host the 2019 First Global DXB Challenge, a large gathering for creative young minds in the fields of robotics and artificial intelligence.

The event will bring together more than 1,500 youth from over 191 countries to collaborate, create and compete for a better future. The First Global Challenge seeks to encourage and empower youth with a passion for sciencetechnologyengineering, and mathematics, develop their skills and equip them with the tools necessary to contribute to shaping the future. continue reading…

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