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National Digital Health Mission

National Digital Health Mission The Central Government is preparing to launch the National Digital Health Mission at the national level. This mission was announced by Prime Minister Modi on the occasion of Independence Day 2020. About National Digital Health Mission: Under this, a digital platform has been made, in which 4 features will be launched - Health ID, Personal Health Record, Digi Doctor and Health Facility Registry. In the later stages, it will also include e-pharmacy and telemedicine, the guidelines of which are now being prepared.  National Health Authority (NHA), the implementing agency of Ayushman Bharat has been prepared and it will be launched as an application and website. For this, the Finance Ministry has allocated a maximum budget of 400 crores. Linking to this platform will be voluntary, and registrations will be done through mobile application.  The health information of the person can only be shared with the permission of the said person from another institution

Gaganyaan Mission Of India

Gaganyaan Mission Why in news?  Larsen & Toubro Delivered Booster Segment (Booster for Rocket Engine) to ISRO for Gaganyaan Mission, which is the first hardware given for this mission. The company delivered it before the scheduled time. Some important facts about Gaganyaan Mission Gaganyaan is India's first man space mission. This mission was announced by the Prime Minister of India on August 2018.  GSLVMK-3 launch vehicle will be used to launch the Gaganyaan.  A target has been set to complete the mission by the year 2022 and the cost of this mission is about Rs. 10,000 crore. Gaganyaan will include a crew module, service module and orbital module, which weighs about 7 tons and will be sent by a rocket. This spacecraft will be placed in a low earth orbit of 300-400 km.  Two empty Gaganyaan missions will be sent before sending humans. 

Reserve Bank Innovation Hub

Reserve Bank Innovation Hub Recently, Infosys co-founder, Chris Gopalakrishnan, has been appointed as the first President of the Reserve Bank Innovation Hub.  What is Reserve Bank Innovation Hub?  It aims to promote innovation in the financial sector. Through this, the work of establishing effective banking services and increasing financial inclusion will be done. In addition, this will also help in maintaining consistency to strengthen consumer protection mechanisms and trade in times of emergency.  Earlier, a committee was formed by the Government of India headed by Infosys co-founder Chris Gopalakrishnan, this committee suggested that the exploitation of non-personal data generated in the country should be allowed by companies and institutions. What is non-personal data?  Non-personal data is a set of data that does not contain personally identifiable information.In simple words no person or living person can be identified by looking at such data. The committee had also suggested th

Golden Jubilee Fellowship/ Swarna Jayanti Fellowshop Program

'Golden Jubilee Fellowship' Recently 21 scientists have been selected by the Central Government for the 'Golden Jubilee Fellowship'. Among these scientists, professors working in higher educational institutions, scientists working in important government undertakings etc. are included.  Objective of the program The objective of this scheme is to provide necessary support to scientists for basic research in the field of science and technology. About the scheme 'Swarna Jayanti Fellowship Scheme' was launched to commemorate the 50th year of India's independence. Under this scheme, the selected scientists get Rs. 25,000 per month for 5 year by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. The fellowship is provided in addition to the pay from their parent institutions.  Also subsidies are provided for various devices, computational facilities, consumables, contingencies, national and for international travel and other special needs.  Efforts and

East Asia Summit

East Asia Summit Why in news?  India was represented by External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar at the East Asia Summit. In this summit the 'Hanoi Declaration' was adopted. Important key points about this meeting: The Foreign Minister has also agreed to to maintain sovereignty, integrity, respect international maritime laws in the South China Sea region of East Asia.  The Hanoi Declaration was made in the year 2010, for the development of the region working with ASEAN countries.  To pursue the Phnom Penh Declaration (2018-2022) at the meeting, the Manila plan of action emphasis was placed on effective implementation. About East Asia Summit: This is a forum of 18 regional leaders for cooperation on political, security and economic challenges in the Indo-Pacific region. It was established in 2005. This summit 10 Asean countries and 8 other countries which are- Japan, China, Australia, India, New Zealand, South Korea, Russia and the United States India is among the founding member

List of Important Days for competitive exams

Important National and International Day/Dates 1. Lewis Braille Day - January 4 2. World Comedy Day - January 10 3. National Youth Day - 12 January 4. Army Day - January 15 5. Leprosy Prevention Day - January 30 6. India Tourism Day - January 25 7. Republic Day - 26 January 8. International Customs and Excise Day - 26 January 9. Sarvodaya Day - January 30 10. Martyr's Day - January 30 11. World Cancer Day - January 4 12. Rose Day - February 12 13. Valentine's Day - February 14 14. International Mother Language Day - 21st February 15. Central Excise Day - 24th February 17. National Security Day - 4th March 18. International Women's Day - March 8 19. Establishment Day of K&S Force - 12th March 21. Ordnance Manufacturing Day - 18th March 22. World Forestry Day - March 21 23. World Water Day - March 22 24. Martyr's Day of Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru - 23 days 25. World Meteorological Day - March 23 26. Rammanohar Lohia Jayanti - 23rd March 27. World TB Day - March

India will face recession according to RBI

According to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), since independence in 1947, India has faced economic downturn four times in1958, 1966, 1973 and in 1980. The recession due to Covid 19 is the fifth economic downturn in the history of country. How RBI predicted this recession? The economic downturn is defined as a decline in sales, income and employment along with the country's economic activities. Recessions in the history  of India First Recession The recession that India faced in 1957–58 was due to a balance of payments problem. This was mainly due to the weak monsoon, which severely affected agricultural production. In 1958, GDP growth was only -1.2%   Second Recession India fought wars with China in 1962 and with Pakistan in 1965. Wars badly affected the economy and eventually the drought made the situation worst. They result in GDP growth rate as -3.6%. Third Recession In 1973, the world faced its first energy crisis. Arab oil producing countries banned oil exports to the countrie

Pradhan Mantri Van Dhan Yojana

Pradhan Mantri Van Dhan Yojana Why in news? Recently a webinar was organized by TRIFED (Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Association). The title of this webinar was Van Dhan: Tribal Startups Bloom in India. During the webinar, it was reported that the scope of Van Dhan Yojana should be extended form the current 18,000 self-help groups to 50,000 self-help groups. This target is to be achieved through Van Dhan Start-up program Prime Minister Van Dhan Yojana? On April 14, 2018, this scheme was introduced during the Ambedkar Jayanti festival in Bijapur, Chhattisgarh by the Prime minister Narendra Modi. Aims of Van Dhan Yojana The scheme aims to produce livelihood for the tribes at non-timber small forest production (MFP), using real forest assets. For this, skill upgradation and capacity building training will also be provided  for value addition of forest production. It aims to combine traditional knowledge and skills with the help of technology and IT is to be further enhanced. I

China and 14 other countries signed on the biggest trade convention

15 countries including ASEAN countries and China have signed on the world's biggest trade agreement virtually on 15th November. Approx one third economic activities of the world will come under this  agreement. This agreement is seen as a big gamchanger for China. Many Asian countries assume this will help boost their economy which was affected by the pandemic.  About ASEAN  The full form of ASEAN is Association of South East Asian Nations.  It is a regional association which was formed control the political and social  tensions between the Asian-Pacific countries. List of 10 members of ASEAN Malaysia Phillipenes Singapore Combodia Thailand Indonesia Brunei Vietnam Myanmar Laos

Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana

Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana The State Bank of India (SBI) has recently published a report. This report states that  due to Covid 19, there has been a 60% increase in opening of new Jan Dhan accounts during the epidemic. Important Key Points: There has been an increase in the use of Jan Dhan accounts in the last few months, especially in those areas where there are more incidensts of theft. Jan-Dhan accounts were also used extensively for remittances sent by migrant labourers. What is Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana? PMJDY is a national misssion for the financial inclusion which aims to provide financial facilities to all the  indians. To eliminate poverty from the country Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana was announced on 15 August 2014 and started form 28 august. This scheme plays an important an important role the financial inclusion in the country. This is the world's largest financial inclusion scheme. Benifits of Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana People will directly get the benif