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

  • 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

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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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  • 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.

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    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.

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    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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  • Aug 11, 2018
  • 1 स्वास्थ्य देखभाल में भारत 145वें स्थान पर(India Ranked 145th in Health Care - in Hindi) (Part - 16) [ Policy-Governance, Eco., Int. Rel & Org., Health ]

    स्वास्थ्य देखभाल में भारत 145वें स्थान पर- स्वास्थ्य देखभाल की पहुंच और गुणवत्ता के मामले में भारत को 195 देशों के बीच 145वें स्थान पर रखा गया है। लांसेट के अध्ययन के अनुसार, भारत अपने पड़ोसी देश, श्रीलंका, चीन, बांग्लादेश और भूटान के पीछे है।

    • हालांकि 1990 के बाद भारत में कई सुध

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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.

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    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

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    • 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.

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    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

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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 29, 2018
  • 1 येदियुरप्पा बने कर्नाटक के मुख्यमंत्री (Yeddyurappa Becomes CM of Karnataka - in Hindi) (Part - 11) [ Policy-Governance, Int. Rel & Org., Health, Awards ]

    येदियुरप्पा बने कर्नाटक के मुख्यमंत्री- भारतीय जनता पार्टी (दल) के बी. एस. येदियुरप्पा ने कर्नाटक के मुख्यमंत्री के रूप में शपथ ली। यह निर्णय सुप्रीम (सर्वोच्च) कोर्ट (न्यायालय) के भाजपा, जो सरकार बनाने के लिए बहुमत से थोड़ा कम है, को आमंत्रित करने के राज्यपाल वजुभाई वला के फैसल

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  • 2 अधिक पुरुषों और सामग्री पाने के लिए आईटीबीपी(ITBP to Get More Men & Content - in Hindi) (Part - 8) [ Policy-Governance, Eco., Health ]

    अधिक पुरुषों और सामग्री पाने के लिए आईटीबीपी- केन्द्र सरकार ने भारत-तिब्बती सीमा पुलिस (आईटीबीपी) के जनशक्ति और बुनियादी ढांचे को बढ़ावा देने का फैसला किया है। अगले कुछ वर्षों में चीन की सीमा के साथ नौ नए बटालियन, सामने एक रणनीतिक क्षेत्र मुख्यालय, एक दर्जन गश्त शिविर और 47 सीमा

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  • Jun 28, 2018
  • 1 मंगल की जांच के लिए मिनी उपग्रह (Mini Satellite for the Investigation of Mars- in Hindi) (Part - 5) [ Policy-Governance, Eco., Int. Rel & Org., Health ]

    मंगल की जांच के लिए मिनी उपग्रह- क्यूबसैट्‌स के नाम से जाने वाले ब्रीफकेस के आकार के अंतरिक्ष यान के एक युगल को नासा के इनसाइट मंगल लैंडर के साथ यात्रा को साझा करने के लिए पहली बार अंतरिक्ष में भेजा गया है।

    • मंगल क्यूब (घनक्षेत्र) वन (मार्को) एक युगल अंतरिक्ष यान है जिसे 5 मई को

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  • 2 EPFO ने देश की व्यू (राय) पेंशन (सेवानिवृत्त वेतन) पासबुक सेवा - (Part- 2) [ Eco., Int. Rel & Org., Health, Defense ]

    EPFO ने देश की व्यू (राय) पेंशन (सेवानिवृत्त वेतन) पासबुक सेवा- ई. पी. एफ. ओ. ने ’उमंग ऐप’ के माध्यम से पेंशन भोगियों के लिए ’व्यू पेंशन पासबुक’ सेवा शुरू की। ’व्यू पासबुक’ विकल्प पर क्लिक करने पर पेंशनभोगियों को पी. पी. ओ. संख्या और जन्मतिथि की जानकारी दाखिल करने की आवश्यकता

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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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  • 2 What is POSHAN Abhiyaan? Executive Committee Under POSHAN Abhiyaan (Important) [ Health, Schemes & Proj., Committees & Bodies ]

    The Executive Committee, which is the Apex body for all Nutrition related activities under the POSHAN Abhiyaan, has taken decisions for improving health conditions across the country.

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    Image of Executive Committee under POSHAN Abhiyaan

    Image of Executive Committee under POSHAN Abhiyaan

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