daily-news-prescription-18-may-2020

GS3: Economy   

GS3: Infrastructure      

GS2: International Relations    

GS3: Science & Technology   

  • Explained: When does a disease become endemic?(IE) According to an article published in the journal Science, when epidemics become endemic, the responsibility of protecting against it shifts from the government to the individual.
  • Explained: How human challenge works(IE) Back in 1796 Edward Jenner, father of the smallpox vaccine, infected his gardener’s son with the smallpox virus after having used his newly developed vaccine on the eight-year-old.

GS1: Geography        

  • Explained: How tropical cyclones are named(IE) Cyclones that form in every ocean basin across the world are named by the regional specialised meteorological centres (RSMCs) and Tropical Cyclone Warning Centres (TCWCs). There are six RSMCs in the world, including the India Meteorological Department (IMD), and five TCWCs.