Prelim Bits 10-01-2017
Measles - Rubella Vaccine:
- Measles Rubella is also called as German Measles.
- The Measles - Rubella Vaccine is one of the ten vaccines under Universal Immunisation Program (UIP) and it is set to be introduced from next month in few states and UT.
- In addition to it, Pneumococcal Pneumonia vaccine will also become a part of Universal Immunisation Program (UIP) from March.
- The UIP has already twelve vaccines such as BCG (Bacillus Calmette Guerin), DPT (Dipththeria, Pertussis and Tetanus), OPV (Oral Polio Vaccine), Hepatitis B, Measles, TT (Tetanus Toxoid), Japanese Encephalitis, Pentavalent Vaccine, Rotavac (Rotavirus), Measles - Rubella, Adult Japanese Encephalitis and Inactivated Polio Vaccine.
Green Police Force:
- China has set up a new environment police called as “Green Police Force” to combat problems of heavy smog in the cities.
- They will focus on garbage incineration, open air barbeques and burning of wood and other biomass.
Polar Bear Recovery Plan:
- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the agency that oversees polar bears and various main threats facing by the polar bears.
- The agency has released the final polar bear recovery plan, which includes provisions for tertiary threats, such as oil spills and excessive hunting.
- The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is an agency of federal government of U.S. which is dedicated to the management of fish, wildlife, and natural habitats.
- The agency had no jurisdiction over greenhouse gas emissions linked to the warming.