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1- Marburg Virus Disease
According to WHO, Marburg virus disease (MVD), earlier known as Marburg hemorrhagic fever, is a severe, often fatal hemorrhagic fever.
It is a zoonotic virus that is initially transmitted from animals to humans.
- What are the symptoms of Marburg virus disease?
- How does it spread?
- How can Marburg virus disease be diagnosed and treated?
2- Finance Bill
A Finance Bill is a Bill that, as the name suggests, concerns the country’s finances — it could be about taxes, government expenditures, government borrowings, revenues, etc. Since the Union Budget deals with these things, it is passed as a Finance Bill.
- Money Bills
- Financial Bills (I)
- Financial Bills (II)
3- Rejuvenating Small Water Bodies
According to the United Nations, in the early to mid-2010s, 1.9 billion people of the global population lived in severely water-scarce areas. But this number will increase to 2.7- 3.2 billion people by 2050.
The Water and Related Statistics (2021) published by the Central Water Commission (CWC) of India, mentions that one out of three people will live in a water-stressed area by 2025.
But unfortunately, the small water bodies (tanks and others) which have been supporting the agriculture and domestic requirement of water for many years in India are fast vanishing now. So, there is an urgent need to augment the water supply wherever possible to avert the looming water crisis.
- Benefits Derived from Small Water Bodies
- Helps in Groundwater Recharge
3- Small Savings Schemes
They are the major source of household savings in India and comprise 12 instruments.
The depositors get an assured interest on their money.
Collections from all small savings instruments are credited to the National Small Savings Fund (NSSF).
- What are the Small Saving Schemes/Instruments?
- Determination of Rates
4- Autism Spectrum Disorder
ASD refers to a range of conditions characterised by some degree of impaired social behaviour, communication and language, and a narrow range of interests and activities that are both unique to the individual and carried out repetitively.
- Signs and Symptoms
- Global & National Initiatives to Raise Awareness on ASD