Health: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles 2018 (Including PIB)- Download PDF

  • Nov 10, 2018
  • 1 Cabinet Approves Est. of National Institute of Mental Health Rehabilitation in Sehore District [ Policy-Governance, Health ]

    Union Cabinet has remodified its earlier decision to establish of National Institute of Mental Health Rehabilitation (NIMHR) in Sehore (Bhopal-Sehore highway) Madhya Pradesh. NIMHR will be 1st of its kind in country in area of mental health rehabilitation.

    Map of Sehore Location

    Map of Sehore Location

    Map of Sehore Location

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  • Nov 3, 2018
  • 1 Government Launches Air Quality Warning System in Delhi to Combat Air Pollution [ Policy-Governance, Health, Env. ]

    Union Environment Minister launched Air Quality Early Warning System for Delhi Region. System is designed w/help of American & Finnish models to predict extreme air pollution levels.

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    Image of Killer Air

    Image of Killer Air

    • W/early information on bad air quality, people can

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  • Nov 2, 2018
  • 1 2 Unique Projects Including Local Treatment of Urban Sewage Streams for Healthy Reuse Project [ Sci-Tech, Health, Schemes & Proj. ]

    Union Science & Technology ministry inaugurated 2 projects at Sun Dial Park in New Delhi to re-convert wastewater to clean water & contribute in cleanliness drive of Swachh Bharat.

    Image of DBT-Netherlands Join Hand For Cleaning Barapulla Drain

    Image of DBT-Netherlands Join Hand For Cleaning Barapulla Drain

    Image of DBT-Netherlands Join Hand For Cleaning Barapulla Drain

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  • 2 Cyclone-30: India’S Biggest Cyclotron Facility Becomes Operational [ Sci-Tech, Health ]

    India’s biggest cyclotron facility named Cyclone-30 became operational at Kolkata-based Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre (VECC), which comes under Department of Atomic Energy (DAE).

    Image of India’s biggest cyclotron facility

    Image of India’s Biggest Cyclotron Facility

    Image of India’s biggest cyclotron facility

    Cyc

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  • 3 🌟 PM to Launch Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana at Ranchi (Important) [ Health, Schemes & Proj. ]

    PM launched flagship scheme ‘Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana’ (PMJAY), known as Ayushman Bharat or National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM) at Ranchi, Jharkhand. World’s largest health scheme will serve population that equals 27 - 28 European countries.

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    Image of World’s Largest Healthcare Programme

    Image of World’s largest healthcare programme

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  • Oct 31, 2018
  • 1 Health Ministry Launches Sputum Sample Transportation Through Department of Post [ Health, Schemes & Proj. ]

    Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has launched pilot project for transport of sputum specimen for Tuberculosis (TB) Diagnosis by utilizing services of Dept. of Post in Karawal Nagar, New Delhi.

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    Image of Transporting Specimens

    Image of Transporting Specimens

    Learning

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  • 2 Health Ministry Partners with Dell and Tata Trusts to Provide Technology Solution [ Sci-Tech, Health ]

    Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) has exchanged MoUs w/Tata Trusts & Dell to provide technological platform for nationwide prevention, control, screening, & management program of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs).

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    Image of Global NCD Targets

    Image of Global NCD Targets

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  • Oct 26, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Summary of Projects & Achievements: 48 Months of Narendra Modi Government (Important) (Part - 18) [ Sci-Tech, Health, Agri. ]

    Dr. Bhakti Yadav: Doctor Dadi - 91 years old Gynecologist who has been treating patients for free for the past 86 years. In 68 years of her career has delivered 1000’s of babies, without any fees in Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.

    • Physically very weak now due to old age but co

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  • Oct 22, 2018
  • 1 Government Programmes to Encourage Sterilization [ Policy-Governance, Health ]

    As per GoI guidelines, sterilization can be conducted at established health care facilities w/functional operation theatres. Health being state subject, this list is maintained by respective State Govt.

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    Image of India’s Sterilization

    Image of India’s Sterilization

    • Govt. has

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  • Oct 21, 2018
  • 1 Mancheswar Campus of National Skill Training Institute (NSTI) Bhubaneswar [ Edu., Sci-Tech, Health, Agri. ]

    Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas & Minister of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship inaugurated 1st-ever National Skill Training Institute (NSTI) ‘s Mancheswar Campus, Bhubaneswar.

    Map of 1st-ever NSTI’s Mancheswar Campus

    Map of 1st-ever NSTI’s Mancheswar Campus

    Map of 1st-ever National Skill Training Institute (NSTI) ‘s Mancheswar Campus

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  • Oct 4, 2018
  • 1 NCCCM: Technology for Detecting Contamination in Water [ Sci-Tech, Health, Env. ]

    National Centre for Compositional Characterisation of Materials (NCCCM), has developed visual detection kits for detection of Fluoride, Chromium (VI) & Iron. Technology is introduced in country thru. technology transfers to private entrepreneurs.

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    Image of Technology for Detecting Contamination in Water

    Image of Technology for Detecting Contamination in Water

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  • Oct 3, 2018
  • 1 Global EoIs (Expression of Interests) [ Policy-Governance, Health ]

    In last 3 years 7 Global Expression of Interests (EoIs) are floated by Ordnance Factory Board (OFB). Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) had approved procurement of 957 nos of Muzzle Reference System (MRS) for TI-ESSA in T-90 Tanks from Opto-Electronic Factory (OLF) Dehradun.

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  • 2 Increase in Lifestyle Diseases in India: Causes, Prevention, and Solution [ Policy-Governance, Health ]

    Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) & other Institutes conduct studies on lifestyle disease. According to ICMR India State-Level Disease Burden Study report “India: Health of the Nation’s States”, estimated proportion of all deaths due to Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) ha

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  • Sep 30, 2018
  • 1 National Viral Hepatitis Control Program Launched on 29th July to Mark World Hepatitis Day [ Policy-Governance, Health ]

    Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare launched National Viral Hepatitis Control Program to eradicate viral hepatitis by 2030 on 29th July, 2018. Program was launched to mark World Hepatitis Day 2018.

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    Image of World Hepatitis Day

    Image of World Hepatitis Day

    On same occas

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  • Sep 26, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Ayushman Bharat Health Insurance: Entitlement and Eligibility (Important) [ Health, Schemes & Proj. ]

    Prime Minister, in his Independence Day speech of 2018, announced launch of Ayushman Bharat-National Health Protection Scheme (AB-NHPS). National health insurance scheme will be rolled out on pilot basis in some states.

    Image of National Health Protection Scheme (AB-NHPS)

    Image of National Health Protection Scheme (AB-NHPS)

    Image of National Health Protection Scheme (AB-NHPS)

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  • Sep 10, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Oxytocin Formulations Ban Came into Effect from 1st July 2018 (Important) [ Policy-Governance, Health ]

    Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has restricted manufacture of Oxytocin formulations for domestic use to public sector only. It has banned import of Oxytocin & its formulations. Order comes into effect from 1st July.

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    Image of Price For Misuse

    Image of Price For Misuse

    Who

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  • 2 Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan ‘Ipledgefor9’ Achievers and MMR Reduction Awards [ Health ]

    Ministry for Health & Family Welfare presented ‘IPledgefor9′ achievers Awards. The awards were given to health care providers for significant contributions towards Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan.

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    Image of On the 9th of every month

    Image of On the 9th of every month

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  • Sep 6, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Cabinet Approves DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill, 2018 (Important) [ Health, Bills ]

    Union Cabinet approved DNA Technology (Use & Application) Regulation Bill 2018 to expand application of DNA-based forensic technologies to support & strengthen justice delivery system of country.

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    Image of Cabinet Approves DNA Technology Regulation Bill, 2018

    Image of Cabinet approves DNA Technology Regulation Bill, 2018

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  • Aug 22, 2018
  • 1 ‘Auxiliary Production Unit & Artificial Limbs Fitting Centre’ Planned at Nawada, Faridabad [ Health, Schemes & Proj. ]

    Foundation of stone of “Auxiliary Production Unit & State-of-the-Art Artificial Limbs Fitting Centre” was laid at village Nawada, Tigaon (Ballabhgarh), Faridabad, Haryana. This centre will reinforce capacity of Corporation, offer other rehabilitation services such as limbs fittin

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  • Aug 21, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Scientists Discover a New Human Organ ‘Interstitium’ (Important) [ Sci-Tech, Health ]

    Scientists have discovered new organ ‘Interstitium’ in human body, discovery that could help scientists understand spread of cancer within body. Findings of study were published in Nature’s Scientific Reports journal on 27th March, 2018.

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    Image of Interstitium and Interstitial Fluid

    Image of Interstitium and Interstitial Fluid

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  • Aug 20, 2018
  • 1 Culex Mosquitoes Harming Delhi- Danger of Filariasis & Encephalitis [ Health ]

    Inefficiency of civic agencies in keeping Delhi’s drains unclogged has left city in grip of mosquito menace with repellents failing to scare or kill them. These are Culex mosquitoes that don’t cause dengue or malaria.

    Image of Culex Mosquitoes Harming Delhi

    Image of Culex Mosquitoes Harming Delhi

    Image of Culex Mosquitoes Harming Delhi

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  • Aug 19, 2018
  • 1 What is Nipah Virus? Know Its Causes, Signs, Symptoms and Prevention [ Health ]

    Kerala is on high alert due to mysterious deaths of 8 people because of unidentified viral attack. Out of these, 3 were reported to be caused by Nipah Virus (NiV) in Kerala’s coastal city Kozhikode over last 2 weeks.

    Map of Nipah Virus (NiV) in Kerala's coastal city Kozhikode

    Map of Nipah Virus (NiV) in Kerala’s Coastal City Kozhikode

    Map of Nipah Virus (NiV) in Kerala’s coastal city Kozhikode

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  • Aug 15, 2018
  • 1 🌟 20 States Sign MoU for Implementing Ayushman Bharat – National Health Protection Mission (Important) [ Health, Schemes & Proj. ]

    Union government exchanged MoU w/health ministers from 20 states, towards launch of Ayushman Bharat – National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM). Initiative will change landscape of healthcare in country.

    Image of 20 States Sign MoU for Implementing Ayushman Bharat

    Image of 20 States Sign MoU for Implementing Ayushman Bharat

    Image of 20 States Sign MoU for Implementing Ayushman Bharat

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  • Aug 13, 2018
  • 1 First AI Device to Detect Diabetic Retinopathy Now Approved [ Sci-Tech, Health ]

    FDA (Federal Drug Agency) permitted marketing of IDx-DR for detection of diabetic retinopathy in adults, 1st medical device that uses artificial intelligence (AI) in this setting. Clinical trial included 900 patients w/diabetes from 10 primary care sites across U. S.

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    Image of Diabetic Retinopathy

    Image of Diabetic Retinopathy

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  • Jul 31, 2018
  • 1 Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in India for Medical Purpose [ Eco., Int. Rel & Org., Health ]

    The number of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in India for medical purpose during 2016 were 4, 27, 014. The share of foreign tourists arriving for medical purpose was 4.85 % in the year 2016.

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    Image of No. Foreign Tourist Arrivals In India on Medical Visa

    Image of No. Foreign Tourist Arrivals In India on Medical Visa

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  • Jul 30, 2018
  • 1 FSSAI: Safe and Nutritious Food Initiative [ Health ]

    Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has undertaken several initiatives under the umbrella of ‘Safe and Nutritious Food’ (SNF) for citizen guidance and behavioral change in every sphere at home, school, workplace or eating out, for example.

    Image of FSSAI: Safe and Nutritious Food Initiative

    Image of FSSAI: Safe and Nutritious Food Initiative

    Image of FSSAI: Safe and Nutritious Food Initiative

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  • Jul 27, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Government Launches ‘SUVIDHA’- 100 Percent Bio-Degradable Sanitary Napkins (Important) [ Health, Env., Schemes & Proj. ]

    The government, announced the launch of 100 percent biodegradable sanitary napkins, to be called “Suvidha”, under the under the Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana. This step taken by the Department of Pharmaceuticals to ensure Affordable and Quality Healthcare for All

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  • 2 🌟 Alternate Medicine in India:Fifty Percent Increase Patients’S Seeking Homoeopathic Treat. (Imp.) [ Health ]

    There has been a 50 percent rise in the number of people seeking homeopathy treatment in India in the past five years, the government revealed, saying that it is ‘clinically effective’.

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    Image of Homeopathy

    Image of Homeopathy

    • Homeopathy is being promoted as it is not only

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  • Jul 24, 2018
  • 1 SC Legalizes Passive Euthanasia, Allows ‘Living Will’ for Terminally Ill Patients (Important) [ Policy-Governance, Health ]

    Over a decade after NGO Common Clause filed a petition seeking the right for terminally ill patients “to die with dignity, ” India’s Supreme Court has decreed that passive euthanasia is legally valid across the country.

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    Image of The World on Euthanasia

    Image of The world on Euthanasia

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  • Jul 20, 2018
  • 1 🌟 What is NIKSHAY and Active Case Finding? National Strategic Plan for TB Elimination (Important) [ Policy-Governance, Health ]

    The National Strategic Plan (NSP) 2017 – 2025 is the plan produced by the government of India (GOI). The NSP 2017 – 2025 describes the activities and interventions that the GOI believes would bring about significant change in the incidence, prevalence, and mortality from TB. This

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  • 2 Details on National Centre for Disease Control [ Health, Committees & Bodies ]

    National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) (previously known as National Institute of Communicable Diseases) is an institute under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. It was established in July 1963 for research in epidemiology and control of communicable diseases and to r

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  • Jul 18, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Railways Phasing Out Asbestos- a Suspected Health Hazard (Important) [ Health, Env., Railways ]

    Broken-down asbestos roofs on railway stations were being replaced by metal sheets since June 2009. Asbestos sheet is manufactured from naturally occurring fibrous mineral has been an imp. construction material for India’s railways.

    Image Railways Phasing out Asbestos-a Suspected Health Hazard

    Image Railways Phasing Out Asbestos-a Suspected Health Hazard

    Image Railways Phasing out Asbestos-a Suspected Health Hazard

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  • 2 🌟 Mutant Bacteria Could Be Answer to Plastics Pollution Crisis (Important) [ Health, Env. ]

    Great Pacific Garbage Patch is twice the size of Texas, & it’s only getting bigger. In fact, some estimates claim that by 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in ocean. New scientific discovery is providing some hope in plastics pollution crisis.

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    Image of Great Pacific Garbage Patch

    Image of Great Pacific Garbage Patch

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  • 3 MoU Between ALIMCO & Aravali Power Company Pvt. Ltd (APCPL), Jhajjar [ Health, Schemes & Proj. ]

    Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India (ALIMCO), under Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, & Aravali Power Company Pvt Ltd (APCPL), Jhajjar signed MoU for Rs. 2 cr. for distribution of aids & assistive devices to persons w/disabilities at Charkhi Dadri dist. of

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  • Jul 17, 2018
  • 1 India Signs Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) in Nursing with Singapore [ Int. Rel & Org., Health, Committees & Bodies ]

    India has achieved 1st significant breakthrough in its attempts to export professional services by signing pact w/Singapore that could soon allow Indian nurses to practise in Southeast Asian country.

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    Image of Mutual Recognition Agreement

    Image of Mutual Recognition Agreement

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  • Jul 12, 2018
  • 1 🌟 What is Oxytocin- Uses and Misuses: Regulation of Manufacture, Sale and Import of Oxytocin [ Policy-Governance, Health ]

    To check misuse of Oxytocin, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has restricted manufacture of Oxytocin formulation for domestic use to public sector and banned import of Oxytocin & its formulations.

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    Image of Oxytocin

    Image of Oxytocin

    • Govt. regulations w/regard to manufac

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  • Jul 5, 2018
  • 1 First National Conclave on Psychological Trauma, Child Protection, and Mental Illnesses [ Health ]

    1st National Conclave on Psychological Trauma, Child Protection, & Mental Illnesses held on 27 - 28th March, 2018 in New Delhi. Two day conclave was organised by Ministry of Women & Child Development in collaboration w/Department of Psychiatry, AIIMS.

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    Image of First National Conclave on Psychological Trauma

    Image of First National Conclave on Psychological Trauma

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  • Jun 27, 2018
  • 1 LaQshya Program to Improve Quality of Maternity Care [ Health ]

    The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare launched LaQshya program for improving quality of maternity care in labour room and maternity Operation Theatre (OT). It is being implemented to ‘fast-track’ interventions for achieving tangible results.

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    LaQshya Program Image

    LaQshya Program Image

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  • Jun 26, 2018
  • 1 Member Countries of WHO SEARO to End TB by Signing ‘Delhi End TB Summit Statement of Action’ [ Int. Rel & Org., Health ]

    The member nations of World Health Organization-Regional Office for South-East Asia (WHO-SEARO) signed and adopted the Delhi End TB Summit Statement of Action. To date, post-disaster funding through South-East Asia Regional Health Emergency Fund has done an excellent job of helpi

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