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Current Affairs 20 April 2022

CONTENTS

  1. Polio Virus
  2. India’s Crude Oil Imports from OPEC
  3. Karaga festival

Polio Virus


Context:

The Centre has instructed states to provide sewage samples to all sentinel locations that currently conduct Poliovirus surveillance, in case a new Covid-19 strain causes a new rise in cases.

  • Sentinel surveillance is defined as “the voluntary monitoring of the rate of incidence of specific diseases/conditions by a network of doctors, laboratories, and public health authorities in order to assess the stability or change in a population’s health levels.”

Relevance:

GS II- Health

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is Polio?
  2. Recent Outbreaks of Polio
  3. Polio in India
  4. India’s Pulse Polio Programme
  5. Steps taken by the Government to maintain polio free status in India

Click Here To Read More : Polio Virus


 

India’s Crude Oil Imports from OPEC


Context:

OPEC’s share of India’s oil imports for the FY22 financial year remained almost steady year-on-year, arresting sharp declines over the past six years, as refiners prefer crude from West Asia to counter rising global prices.

Relevance:

GS II- International Relations

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. India’s crude oil imports from OPEC
  2. About Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)
  3. What is OPEC+?

Click Here To Read More : India’s Crude Oil Imports from OPEC

 


Karaga Festival


Context:

The centuries-old Karaga (temple fair) festival was recently held at the Dharmaraya Swamy Temple in Bengaluru.

Relevance:

GS I- Festivals

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Karaga Festival
  2. Cultural significance of Karaga

Click Here To Read More: Karaga Festival


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