Kyasanur forest disease Virus or Monkey Fever & Other Current Affairs Feb

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Kyasanur Forest disease (KFD)

# Kyasanur Forest disease (KFD) or Monkey Fever is caused by Kyasanur Forest disease virus (KFDV).

#  Kyasanur Forest disease virus (KFDV) is a member of the virus family Flaviviridae.

# Kyasanur Forest disease virus (KFDV) was first identified in 1957 when a sick monkey was found in the Kyasanur Forest in Karnataka and on examination the Kyasanur Forest disease virus (KFDV) was discovered.

Since that time around 400 humans cases per year have been reported. 

# Kyasanur forest disease (KFD) also known as KFDV, and monkey fever/disease.

# KFDV is common in young adults exposed during the dry season in the forest.

# Hard ticks are believed to be the carrier of KFD virus.

Monkeys, Rodents are common hosts for KFDV after it is bitten by the infected tick.

Since time beginning Kyasanur forest disease (KFD) is limited to the western and central districts of Karnataka State of India.


YES Bank Wins Data Science Innovation Award

Yes Bank wins award

India’s leading private bank, Yes Bank has won Data Science Innovation award.

YES Bank, utilizes emerging technology in its operations/working for better customer experience. This award was for their ‘YES Engage Enrich Excel (EEE)’ project.

Yes Bank Limited is India’s fourth largest private sector bank, founded by Rana Kapoor and Ashok Kapur in 2004.


DigiCop  application for mobile launched by Chennai Police

Chennai police launched the ‘DigiCop‘ application for mobile. Users can register their complaint on ‘DigiCop mobile App’ if their mobile phone gets stolen.

Users can also know the situation of traffic in the city and about the nearby Police Station.


Kala Ghoda Art Festival 2019

Kala Ghoda festival
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Kala Ghoda Art Festival is being celebrated every year around the first weekened of February.

It is a cultural extravaganza which is celebrated in the streets of South Bombay’s Kala Ghoda.

Kala Ghoda festival is a festival from food lovers to theater lovers.


Boori Boot Festival

boori boot festival

Every Year in the month of February ‘Boori Boot Festival’ is celebrated in India’s north-eastern state Arunachal Pradesh.

Boori Boot Festival is performed exclusively by the Nyishi Tribes.

This festival is celebrated to welcome the spring season and a successful harvest in the state.

The Nyishi are one of the largest ethnic group in Arunachal Pradesh in north-eastern India.

Boori Boot Festival is fortnight-long festival which begins with various competitions like archery, tug of war and folk dance.

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