The World Health Organization (WHO) declared Nepal as free from Trachoma, the world’s leading infectious cause of blindness.
With this, Nepal becomes the first country in WHO’s South-East Asia Region to eliminate Trachoma. Trachoma was the second leading cause of preventable blindness in Nepal in the 1980s.
Source- The WHO
Static/Current Takeaways Important for NABARD Grade-A Exam 2018-
- Nepal Capital- Kathmandu, Currency- Nepalese rupee, President- Bidhya Devi Bhandari, Prime Minister- Khadga Prasad Oli.