Epidemic Disease Act 1897 and Disaster Management Act 2005

Epidemic Disease Act 1897 and Disaster Management Act 2005

An Act to provide for the better prevention of the spread of Dangerous Epidemic Diseases.

All the states and union territories of India are advised to invoke the provisions of Section 2 of the Epidemic Disease Act 1897. The home ministry has also prohibited cruise ships, crew, or passengers from coronavirus-hit nations to come to India till March 31 under the act.

The Act was formulated pre-independence mainly to control plague in the late 1800s.

The GOI noted that the powers held by the home ministry under the Disaster Management Act shall be “delegated” to the health ministry so as to prepare India against the outbreak.

Source: indiankanoon, thehindubusinessline

Ugadi Quiz March 2020

Ugadi is the beginning of New Telugu Year

Ugadi is celebrated during the month of Chaitra

Ugadi marks the beginning of Spring

It falls on a different day every year because the Indian calendar is a Lunisolar calendar

Special dish prepared to celebrate Ugadi festival is Ugadi Pachadi

Ugadi Pachadi is made of Neem flower, sugar, tamarind, chilli powder

In Andra Pradesh, a special dish called Bhakshyalu or Bobbatlu (Puran Poli) are prepared on this occasion

In Punjab what is the Ugadi festival is called Baisakhi