28 July 2016 Current Affairs
28 July – World Hepatitis Day
World Hepatitis Day is being observed on July 28 to raise global awareness of hepatitis and encourage prevention, diagnosis and treatment. The theme for this year’s global campaign is ‘Elimination’. 2016 is a pivotal year for viral hepatitis. Viral hepatitis is a widely spread infection, Approximately, 400 million people are infected with hepatitis B and C around the world. With the aim to spread awareness about hepatitis 28th July is observed as world hepatitis day every year. There are five types of Hepatitis Viruses: Hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E; All Hepatitis virus cause liver disease. The day is being observed since 2010.
Two Ministers inducted in Uttarakhand Cabinet
In Uttarakhand cabinet expansion, two Ministers were inducted into the State Cabinet. The new Ministers are Nav Prabhat and Rajender Bhandari. Both the MLAs are from Garhwal region. Governor Dr. KK Paul has administered them the oath of office and secrecy to the Ministers at Raj Bhavan.
Eminent litterateur Mahasweta Devi passes away
Eminent litterateur and social activist Mahasweta Devi has passed away at a city nursing home in Kolkata following a prolonged illness. She was 90 years old. Influenced by the Communist movement of the 1940s, she chose to work among the poorest of the poor in the tribal areas of West Bengal. She is the Ramon Magsaysay winner. The writer was also honoured with the Jnanpith Award in 1996.
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