Prelim Bits 06-01-2017



Oropouche fever:

  • It is caused by the Oropouche virus and transmitted in humans primarily through the bite of Culex Mosquitoes.
  • No direct transmission of the virus from human to human has been documented.
  • The incubation period of this disease varies from 4-8 days.
  • Symptoms include the sudden onset of high fever, headache, joint pain, and vomiting.
  • The outbreaks are reported in the American Countries which includes Brazil, Ecuador, Panama, Peru, and Trinidad and Tobago.


Indian Skill Development Services:

  • The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) has issued the notification of setting up of Indian Skill Development Services (ISDS).
  • The service has been instituted as a formal service in Group ‘A’ category and created for the Training Directorate of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
  • The Academy for training of the cadre will be National Institute of Skill Development.


Developing Smart cities in India by world countries:

Leading countries has decided to associate with the development of smart cities in India.

 Country  Smart Cities
 Japan  Chennai, Ahmedabad and Varanasi.
 USA  Visakhapatnam, Ajmer and Allahabad.
 UK  Pune, Amaravati(Andhra Pradesh) and Indore.
 France  Chandigarh, Puducherry and Nagpur.
 Germany  Bhubaneswar, Coimbattore and Kochi.




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