Mission Indradhanush - Current Affairs Questions and Answers

1)   In how many districts of the country the government implemented the first phase of the Universal Immunization programme ‘Mission Indradhanush’ from 7th Apr’15?

a. 75
b. 201
c. 190
d. 156
Answer  Explanation 


According to the health Ministry, these districts have been selected under the programme, keeping in view that nearly 50 percent of all un-vaccinated or partially vaccinated children are in these 201 districts. It said, of them 82 districts are concentrated in the four states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. The immunisation programme aims at covering all children below two years of age who have either not been vaccinated or partially vaccinated against seven diseases which can be prevented through vaccines. The diseases are Diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio, Measles, Whooping Cough, Hepatitis B and Tuberculosis.

2)   Name the two districts from Kerala that were chosen for the implementation of Mission Indradhanush on World Health Day to be observed on 7th Apr’15?

a. Kozhikode & Malappuram
b. Idukki & Kozhikode
c. Malappuram & Kasargod
d. Kasargod & Idukki
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Malappuram & Kasargod

There are 201 high priority districts from across the country where intensified vaccination drive will be taken up to cover all children who have missed out vaccination or are partially vaccinated. The vaccination drive is against seven vaccine preventable diseases -- diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus, polio, tuberculosis, measles and Hepatitis B.