10.05.18 JPSC (Jharkhand) Current Affairs

JHARKHAND

 

  • Health dept, rmc begin malaria control drive

 

  • The Department of Health and Family Welfare has begun its exercise of identifying vulnerable districts from where maximum cases of Malaria are reported. The department by far has distributed 67 lakh mosquito nets covering 1.45 crore rural populace. According to the Health Department officials, Dichloro Diphenyl Trichloroethane (DDT) fogging will be started from May 15 across the 24 districts.

 

  • Besides the guidelines about various preventive measures that are released annually by the Government of India (GoI), distribution of mosquito nets covering a major chunk of rural population has been completed recently. Soon to bring decline in the number of malaria cases registered annually; DDT fogging in every district will be initiated from May 15. A few districts have already begun the exercise of DDT fogging.

INTERNATIONAL

 

  • Walmart acquires 77% stake in Flipkart

 

  • The world’s largest retailer Walmart will acquire a 77 percent holding in Flipkart Group for $16 billion, the companies said in a statement.

 

  • Flipkart co-founder Binny Bansal and other shareholders will hold the remainder.

 

  • Japan’s Softbank to exit Flipkart by selling entire 20 per cent stake to Walmart.

 

  • Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal to exit company by selling his 5.5 pc stake to Walmart.

 

·        Nisha Bhalla Conferred With ‘WEF 2018’ Award

 

  • Nisha Bhalla, a 46-year-old holistic coach and consultant from Mumbai was felicitated at the recently concluded Annual Women Economic Forum (WEF) 2018 Awards.
  • WEF is the largest global gathering of women entrepreneurs and leaders worldwide.
  • This annual event recognizes the most successful women across all fields, with guests like Nobel laureate Ouided Bouchamaoui.
  • The event was held in Delhi.
  • Nisha was presented the ‘Excellent Woman of Excellence’ award for her spiritual service at the event.

 

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