Current Affairs in English – April-9, 2021

Current Affairs in English – April-9, 2021

CURRENT AFFAIRS – 2021

APRIL – 9, 2021

STATES

Haryana New rules in Assembly

  • The Haryana State Government recently added several new provisions to maintain the decorum of the State Assembly.
  • According to the new rule, at least two ministers should be present at every sitting of the house.
  • The members shall not tear off the documents in the House in protest.
  • Another new rule states that timely action should be taken when the committees constituted by the Speaker of the Vidhan Sabha make recommendations.

NATIONAL

National Policy for Rare Diseases

  • Recently, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has approved the National Rare Disease Policy 2021.
  • Increase focus on indigenous research and local production of medicines.
  • Lower the cost of treatment of rare diseases.
  • Screen and detect rare diseases early at early stages, which will in turn help in their prevention
  • The rare diseases recorded in India are
    • primary immunodeficiency disorder
    • Cystic Fibrosis
    • Pompe disease
    • Gaucher’s disease
    • fabry disease

INTERNATIONAL

H-1B visa ban die out

  • US President Joe Biden has not issued any notification to extend the ban on H1B visa was brought in by the Trump administration last year.
  • The ban expired on March 31.
  • It allows US companies to employ foreign workers that require theoretical or technical expertise.

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Quakes in Mars

  • Nasa’s InSight lander has recorded over 500 quakes to date on Mars since November 2018.
  • They originated in a region called Cerberus Fossae.
  • These findings support the idea that the planet is seismically active. The two recent quakes of magnitude 3.3 and 3.1.

IMPORTANT DAYS

World Health Day April 07

  • Health is not just about physical well-being but also about the mental and social aspects.
  • The day is celebrated every year to recognize the widespread contributions of our medical faculty and the success of the World Health Organization.
  • The theme for 2021 is Building a fairer, healthier world.
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