Current affairs;11july,2020 Current Affairs Notes | EduRev

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The Centre for Global Health Research (CGHR) at the University of Toronto, Canada 
recently released a study titled ‘Snakebite Mortality in India: A Nationally Representative 
Mortality Survey’. 
India recorded 1.2 million snakebite deaths in the 20-year period from 2000 to 2019 with 
an average of 58,000 deaths caused by snakebite annually.
Around 70% of these deaths occurred in low altitude, rural areas of eight States — Bihar, 
Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, 
Rajasthan and Gujarat.
Half of all the snakebite deaths occurred during the monsoon period from June to 
September.
Snakebite deaths occurred mostly in rural areas (97%), were more common in males 
(59%) than females (41%), and peaked in the age group of 15-29 years (25%).
The numbers for annual snakebite deaths were highest in the States of Uttar Pradesh 
(8,700), Andhra Pradesh (5,200) and Bihar (4,500).
SNAKEBITE MORTALITY IN INDIA
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The Centre for Global Health Research (CGHR) at the University of Toronto, Canada 
recently released a study titled ‘Snakebite Mortality in India: A Nationally Representative 
Mortality Survey’. 
India recorded 1.2 million snakebite deaths in the 20-year period from 2000 to 2019 with 
an average of 58,000 deaths caused by snakebite annually.
Around 70% of these deaths occurred in low altitude, rural areas of eight States — Bihar, 
Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, 
Rajasthan and Gujarat.
Half of all the snakebite deaths occurred during the monsoon period from June to 
September.
Snakebite deaths occurred mostly in rural areas (97%), were more common in males 
(59%) than females (41%), and peaked in the age group of 15-29 years (25%).
The numbers for annual snakebite deaths were highest in the States of Uttar Pradesh 
(8,700), Andhra Pradesh (5,200) and Bihar (4,500).
SNAKEBITE MORTALITY IN INDIA
? The Smart Cities Mission opened the registration for India 
Cycles4Change Challenge on 10th July, 2020. The challenge was 
launched on 25th June, 2020 by Minister of Housing and Urban 
Affairs. 
? The Challenge aims to help cities connect with their citizens as well 
as experts to develop a unified vision to promote cycling.
? The Challenge is open to all cities under the Smart Cities Mission, 
capital cities of States/UTs, and all cities with a population of more 
than 5 lakh population.
? The Challenge will run in two stages. Stage One will run until October 
where cities will focus on piloting quick interventions to promote 
cycling and developing a scale-up strategy.In October 2020, 11 
cities will be shortlisted and will receive Rs. 1 Crore award and 
guidance from national and international experts to further scale-up 
the initiatives in Stage Two, which will be held until May 2021.
INDIA CYCLES4CHANGE CHALLENGE
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The Centre for Global Health Research (CGHR) at the University of Toronto, Canada 
recently released a study titled ‘Snakebite Mortality in India: A Nationally Representative 
Mortality Survey’. 
India recorded 1.2 million snakebite deaths in the 20-year period from 2000 to 2019 with 
an average of 58,000 deaths caused by snakebite annually.
Around 70% of these deaths occurred in low altitude, rural areas of eight States — Bihar, 
Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, 
Rajasthan and Gujarat.
Half of all the snakebite deaths occurred during the monsoon period from June to 
September.
Snakebite deaths occurred mostly in rural areas (97%), were more common in males 
(59%) than females (41%), and peaked in the age group of 15-29 years (25%).
The numbers for annual snakebite deaths were highest in the States of Uttar Pradesh 
(8,700), Andhra Pradesh (5,200) and Bihar (4,500).
SNAKEBITE MORTALITY IN INDIA
? The Smart Cities Mission opened the registration for India 
Cycles4Change Challenge on 10th July, 2020. The challenge was 
launched on 25th June, 2020 by Minister of Housing and Urban 
Affairs. 
? The Challenge aims to help cities connect with their citizens as well 
as experts to develop a unified vision to promote cycling.
? The Challenge is open to all cities under the Smart Cities Mission, 
capital cities of States/UTs, and all cities with a population of more 
than 5 lakh population.
? The Challenge will run in two stages. Stage One will run until October 
where cities will focus on piloting quick interventions to promote 
cycling and developing a scale-up strategy.In October 2020, 11 
cities will be shortlisted and will receive Rs. 1 Crore award and 
guidance from national and international experts to further scale-up 
the initiatives in Stage Two, which will be held until May 2021.
INDIA CYCLES4CHANGE CHALLENGE
? India has expressed concern over the possibility that F-1 visa 
students attending online-only classes in the US may lead to the 
return of large number of Indian students studying there.
? In the United States, the F visas are a type of non-immigrant student 
visa that allows foreigners to pursue education (academic studies 
and/or language training programs) in the United States.
? Three types of F visa:
? F-1 visas are for full-time students.
? F-2 visas are for spouses and children of F-1 visa holders — these 
are technically called "dependents."F-3 visas are for "border 
commuters" who reside in their country of origin while attending 
school in the United States. F
? -3 visas are granted only to nationals of Mexico or Canada and 
these visa holders may study part- or full-time.
F-1 VISA
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The Centre for Global Health Research (CGHR) at the University of Toronto, Canada 
recently released a study titled ‘Snakebite Mortality in India: A Nationally Representative 
Mortality Survey’. 
India recorded 1.2 million snakebite deaths in the 20-year period from 2000 to 2019 with 
an average of 58,000 deaths caused by snakebite annually.
Around 70% of these deaths occurred in low altitude, rural areas of eight States — Bihar, 
Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, 
Rajasthan and Gujarat.
Half of all the snakebite deaths occurred during the monsoon period from June to 
September.
Snakebite deaths occurred mostly in rural areas (97%), were more common in males 
(59%) than females (41%), and peaked in the age group of 15-29 years (25%).
The numbers for annual snakebite deaths were highest in the States of Uttar Pradesh 
(8,700), Andhra Pradesh (5,200) and Bihar (4,500).
SNAKEBITE MORTALITY IN INDIA
? The Smart Cities Mission opened the registration for India 
Cycles4Change Challenge on 10th July, 2020. The challenge was 
launched on 25th June, 2020 by Minister of Housing and Urban 
Affairs. 
? The Challenge aims to help cities connect with their citizens as well 
as experts to develop a unified vision to promote cycling.
? The Challenge is open to all cities under the Smart Cities Mission, 
capital cities of States/UTs, and all cities with a population of more 
than 5 lakh population.
? The Challenge will run in two stages. Stage One will run until October 
where cities will focus on piloting quick interventions to promote 
cycling and developing a scale-up strategy.In October 2020, 11 
cities will be shortlisted and will receive Rs. 1 Crore award and 
guidance from national and international experts to further scale-up 
the initiatives in Stage Two, which will be held until May 2021.
INDIA CYCLES4CHANGE CHALLENGE
? India has expressed concern over the possibility that F-1 visa 
students attending online-only classes in the US may lead to the 
return of large number of Indian students studying there.
? In the United States, the F visas are a type of non-immigrant student 
visa that allows foreigners to pursue education (academic studies 
and/or language training programs) in the United States.
? Three types of F visa:
? F-1 visas are for full-time students.
? F-2 visas are for spouses and children of F-1 visa holders — these 
are technically called "dependents."F-3 visas are for "border 
commuters" who reside in their country of origin while attending 
school in the United States. F
? -3 visas are granted only to nationals of Mexico or Canada and 
these visa holders may study part- or full-time.
F-1 VISA
? Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated six new 
bridges built by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) in 
the Jammu Division of the Union Territory of Jammu and 
Kashmir. 
? Of the six bridges, four bridges are in Akhnoor sector 
and two in Jammu-Rajpura area.
? One of these bridges, Tarnah bridge, falls in Hiranagar 
area of Kathua district.
? The Tarnah bridge will connect more than two dozen 
border villages from border Chakra to Tehsil Hirnagar to 
Jammu-Kathua National highway.The bridge will also 
connect Gurdasspur district in Punjab with Jammu and 
will be an alternate highway.
TARNAH BRIDGE
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The Centre for Global Health Research (CGHR) at the University of Toronto, Canada 
recently released a study titled ‘Snakebite Mortality in India: A Nationally Representative 
Mortality Survey’. 
India recorded 1.2 million snakebite deaths in the 20-year period from 2000 to 2019 with 
an average of 58,000 deaths caused by snakebite annually.
Around 70% of these deaths occurred in low altitude, rural areas of eight States — Bihar, 
Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, 
Rajasthan and Gujarat.
Half of all the snakebite deaths occurred during the monsoon period from June to 
September.
Snakebite deaths occurred mostly in rural areas (97%), were more common in males 
(59%) than females (41%), and peaked in the age group of 15-29 years (25%).
The numbers for annual snakebite deaths were highest in the States of Uttar Pradesh 
(8,700), Andhra Pradesh (5,200) and Bihar (4,500).
SNAKEBITE MORTALITY IN INDIA
? The Smart Cities Mission opened the registration for India 
Cycles4Change Challenge on 10th July, 2020. The challenge was 
launched on 25th June, 2020 by Minister of Housing and Urban 
Affairs. 
? The Challenge aims to help cities connect with their citizens as well 
as experts to develop a unified vision to promote cycling.
? The Challenge is open to all cities under the Smart Cities Mission, 
capital cities of States/UTs, and all cities with a population of more 
than 5 lakh population.
? The Challenge will run in two stages. Stage One will run until October 
where cities will focus on piloting quick interventions to promote 
cycling and developing a scale-up strategy.In October 2020, 11 
cities will be shortlisted and will receive Rs. 1 Crore award and 
guidance from national and international experts to further scale-up 
the initiatives in Stage Two, which will be held until May 2021.
INDIA CYCLES4CHANGE CHALLENGE
? India has expressed concern over the possibility that F-1 visa 
students attending online-only classes in the US may lead to the 
return of large number of Indian students studying there.
? In the United States, the F visas are a type of non-immigrant student 
visa that allows foreigners to pursue education (academic studies 
and/or language training programs) in the United States.
? Three types of F visa:
? F-1 visas are for full-time students.
? F-2 visas are for spouses and children of F-1 visa holders — these 
are technically called "dependents."F-3 visas are for "border 
commuters" who reside in their country of origin while attending 
school in the United States. F
? -3 visas are granted only to nationals of Mexico or Canada and 
these visa holders may study part- or full-time.
F-1 VISA
? Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated six new 
bridges built by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) in 
the Jammu Division of the Union Territory of Jammu and 
Kashmir. 
? Of the six bridges, four bridges are in Akhnoor sector 
and two in Jammu-Rajpura area.
? One of these bridges, Tarnah bridge, falls in Hiranagar 
area of Kathua district.
? The Tarnah bridge will connect more than two dozen 
border villages from border Chakra to Tehsil Hirnagar to 
Jammu-Kathua National highway.The bridge will also 
connect Gurdasspur district in Punjab with Jammu and 
will be an alternate highway.
TARNAH BRIDGE
? Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship 
has launched Aatamanirbhar Skilled Employee-
Employer Mapping (ASEEM) portal to help skilled people 
find sustainable livelihood opportunities. 
? About:ASEEM portal will provide employers a platform to 
assess the availability of skilled workforce and formulate 
their hiring plans.
? The portal will map details of workers based on regions 
and local industry demands and will bridge demand-
supply gap of skilled workforce across sectors.
? The Artificial Intelligence-based platform will also 
provide real-time granular information by identifying 
relevant skilling requirements and employment 
prospects.
ASEEM PORTAL
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