Health: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles 2019 (Including PIB)- Download PDF

  • Jun 18, 2019
  • 1 AYUSH Minister Launches E-AUSHADHI Portal [ Health ]

    The e-AUSHADHI portal, for online licensing of Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani & Homoeopathy drugs & related matters today at New Delhi launched by Minister of State (IC) for AYUSH. e-AUSHADHI portal is intended for:

    • Increased transparency

    • Improved information Management facility

    • Impro

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  • Jun 11, 2019
  • 1 National Conference on Unani Medicine Concluded Successfully [ Health ]

    Two-day National Conference on Unani Medicine organized as part of third Unani Day Celebration concluded with note that integration & synergy of all medical systems is need of hour to address health challenges we are facing by Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine (CCRU

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  • May 23, 2019
  • 1 Scheme for Pension & Medical Aid to Artists [ Health, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Culture ]

    A scheme namely “Scheme for Pension & Medical Aid to Artistes” implemented by Government to improve financial & socio-economic status of old aged artistes & scholars who have contributed significantly in their specialized fields of arts, letters etc. leading miserable life or are

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  • May 22, 2019
  • 1 8th Round of National Deworming Day (NDD) Campaign Conducted by Health Ministry [ Health ]

    The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare conducted eighth round of National Deworming Day (NDD). An objective to reduce prevalence of Soil Transmitted Helminths (STH) or parasitic intestinal worms so that they are no longer public health problem

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    Image of National Deworming Day

    Image of National Deworming Day

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  • May 13, 2019
  • 1 Nikshay Poshan Yojana Scheme: Health Ministry Celebrates World TB Day [ Health, Important Days, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    World TB day is observed on 24 March every year. Ministry of Health & Family Welfare celebrated World TB Day w/a function to reiterate the TB elimination commitment in country by 2025. Additional Secretary & Director General (RNTCP & NACP – Revised National Tuberculosis Control P

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  • May 7, 2019
  • 1 🌟 National Institutes of Food Technology, Entrepreneurship and Management Bill 2019 in the Parliament [ Economy, Health, Bills ]

    Union Cabinet approved National Institutes of Food Technology, Entrepreneurship and Management Bill, 2019. The objective of the bill is to confer the status of Institutions of National Importance to National Institute of Food Technology, Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTEM)

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  • May 5, 2019
  • 1 PM Laid Foundation Stone of National Institute of Ayurveda, Panchkula [ Health, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Prime Minister will visit Kurukshetra in Haryana on 12 February 2019 & participate in Swachh Shakti- 2019, also inaugurate & lay foundation stone of several development projects in Haryana including:

    • National Cancer Institute, Bhadsa, Jhajjar

    • ESIC Medical College & Hospital,

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  • 2 Do You Know the Types of Malaria? World’S First Malaria Vaccine Launched in Africa: WHO [ Health, Important Days ]

    The world’s first & only malaria vaccine was launched in African country of Malawi on Tuesday & as part of landmark pilot program hoping to protect in particular hundreds thousands children under 5 against 1 of world’s leading killers, according to WHO.

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    Image of Information About Malaria

    Image of Information about Malaria

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  • Apr 9, 2019
  • 1 What is Germ Theory- Example of Probiotic Products [ Health ]

    The gastroenterology department of King Edward Memorial Hospital does at research on probiotics and expert on the use of human gut bacteria in the treatment of intestinal diseases. Current research is focused on finding alternatives to the usual medicines that deal with problems

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  • 2 🌟 Kyasanur Forest Disease (February - 2019) [ Health ]

    Kyasanur Forest disease (KFD) is caused by Kyasanur Forest disease virus (KFDV), a member of the virus family Flaviviridae. KFDV was identified in 1957 when it was isolated from a sick monkey from the Kyasanur Forest in Karnataka (formerly Mysore) State, India. Since then, betwee

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  • Apr 5, 2019
  • 1 Swachh Survekshan 2019 Launched Across 4,237 Urban Local Bodies [ Health, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Minister of State (I/C), Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has officially kicked off the Swachh Survekshan 2019, the fourth edition of the annual cleanliness survey of Urban India. This year, the survey will be conducted across 4,237 towns and cities between January 4 -

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  • 2 🌟 Menstrual Hygiene for Adolescent Girls Schemes [ Health, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    To address the need of menstrual hygiene among adolescent girls residing primarily in rural areas, Government of India is supporting the Menstrual Hygiene Scheme, under which, funds are provided to States/UTs through National Health Mission for decentralized procurement of sanit

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  • Apr 4, 2019
  • 1 Partners Forum 2018 Hosted by Govt. of India [ Health, Women/Minority Empowerment ]

    The Partners Forum 2018 was hosted by the Government of India from 12th to 13th December 2018 at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi. The theme of the Partners Forum 2018 was “Power of Partnership” to bring different constituencies together for cross-sectoral action for women’s, children

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  • Apr 2, 2019
  • 1 🌟 Schemes Taken by Government for Conservation and Promotion of Medicinal Plants [ Health, Environment/Ecology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    As per information of the Botanical Survey of India (BSI), an organization under Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change estimated more than 8,000 species of medicinal plants are found in India.

    Image of The National Medicinal Plants Board (NMPB)

    Image of The National Medicinal Plants Board (NMPB)

    Image of The National Medicinal Plants Board (NMPB)

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  • Mar 31, 2019
  • 1 6th Meeting of Steering Group of National Health Mission [ Health ]

    The Government is rapidly moving forward in providing Comprehensive Primary Health Care through Health and Wellness Centers (HWCs). About 8000 HWCs have become operational in 35 states/UTs.

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    Image of National Health Mission

    Image of National Health Mission

    Role of NHM

    • Mini

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  • Mar 21, 2019
  • 1 National Exhibition Cum Sale of SHG Products in Delhi Along with National Street Food Festival [ Health ]

    Minister of State (I/C) for Housing and Urban Affairs, organized a fortnight of events named ‘Shehri Samridhi Utsav’, focusing on urban livelihoods from 1st -15th February 2019. The event aims at extending the outreach of National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM).

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    Image of Exhibition of SHG Products and Street Food Festival

    Image of Exhibition of SHG Products and Street Food Festival

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  • 2 Year End Review 2018: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare [ Health, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Ayushman Bharat is a centrally sponsored programme anchored in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW). It is an umbrella of two major health initiatives, namely Health and Wellness Centres (HWCs) and Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna (PMJAY).

    Image of The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW)

    Image of The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW)

    Image of The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW)

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  • Mar 18, 2019
  • 1 Year End Review 2018: Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers [ Economy, Health, Agriculture/Agro Industries, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers in India is the administrative unit of three departments namely: Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Department of Fertilizers, and Department of Pharmaceuticals

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    Image of The Managing Plastic Waste

    Image of The Managing Plastic Waste

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  • 2 🌟 Progress Under National Health Mission NHM [ Health, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister has been apprised of the progress under National Health Mission (NHM). The Cabinet was also apprised of the decisions of the Empowered Programme Committee (EPC) and Mission Steering Group (MSG) of NHM.

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    Image Of Progress Under National Health Mission

    Image Of Progress Under National Health Mission

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  • Mar 15, 2019
  • 1 Pain-Free Alternative for Diabetics: No More Finger Pricking to Check Glucose! [ Science/Technology, Health ]

    Scientists have developed disposable paper-based sensors that can measure glucose concentrations in saliva, paving the way for a pain-free alternative to diabetics for monitoring their blood sugar levels daily – as per a study published in the Nature journal.

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    Image Of Fully Inkjet-Printed

    Image Of Fully Inkjet-Printed

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  • Mar 14, 2019
  • 1 Navodaya Suicides: HRD Sets Up Panel, Asks for Two [ Education, Health ]

    The Central government’s residential schools for talented rural children witnessed 49 student suicides from 2013 to 2017, including that of 25 Dalit and tribal students. Expressing “serious concerns” over these findings, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), headed by form

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  • Mar 7, 2019
  • 1 🌟 Restructuring of National Health Agency as “National Health Authority” Approved [ Health, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Union Cabinet approved the restructuring of existing National Health Agency as “National Health Authority” for better implementation of Pradhan Mantri - Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY). No new funds have been approved.

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    Image Of Arogya Yojana

    Image Of Arogya Yojana

    • With this

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  • Mar 5, 2019
  • 1 Continuation of Umbrella Scheme for “Family Welfare and Other Health Interventions” [ Health, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Women/Minority Empowerment ]

    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, approved continuation of five schemes under the “Umbrella Scheme for Family Welfare and Other Health Interventions” during the Fourteenth Finance Commission period 2017 - 18 to 2019 - 20.

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    Image Of Cabinet Decision

    Image Of Cabinet Decision

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  • Feb 22, 2019
  • 1 🌟 Setting Up of the National Commission for Indian System of Medicine Bill, 2018 Has Been Approved [ Education, Health, Bills ]

    The Cabinet approved the draft National Commission for Indian Systems of Medicine (NCIM) Bill, 2018, which seeks to replace the existing regulator Central Council for Indian Medicine (CCIM) with a new body to ensure transparency.

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    Image Of National Medical Commission

    Image Of National Medical Commission

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  • Feb 21, 2019
  • 1 🌟 Setting Up of the National Commission for Homoeopathy (NCH) Bill, 2018 Has Been Approved [ Health, Bills, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    The Union Cabinet has approved the draft National Commission for Homoeopathy, Bill, 2018, which seeks to replace the existing regulator Central Council for Homoeopathy (CCH) with a new body to ensure transparency.

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    Image Of Finding A Cure

    Image Of Finding A cure

    Bill Proposes

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  • Feb 12, 2019
  • 1 222 Dead, Hundreds Injured as Tsunami Triggered by Volcano Sweeps Indonesia Beaches [ Health, Disaster Management ]

    A volcano-triggered tsunami has left at least 222 people dead and hundreds more injured after slamming without warning into beaches around Indonesia’s, voicing fears that the toll would rise further.

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    Image of Indian Ocean Tsunami

    Image of Indian Ocean Tsunami

    Effects of Tsu

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  • Jan 30, 2019
  • 1 A National Suicide Prevention Strategy is the Need of the Hour [ Policy/Governance, Health, Speeches ]

    The Vice President of India has called for setting up a National Suicide Prevention Strategy to curb the tendency of youngsters & others to end their lives due to depression & frustration at the 19th Annual Conference of Indian Association of Private Psychiatry (IAPP), in Hyderab

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  • Jan 18, 2019
  • 1 MIT Scientists Developed Extremely Micro Robots [ Science/Technology, Health ]

    Scientists at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) recently developed micro-robot that can be used to monitor oil or gas pipeline or to diagnose disease in human body. Size of this robot is abt 10 micrometres. In addition, scientists have discovered way in which such robot

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  • Jan 15, 2019
  • 1 🌟 ‘HIV Self-Screening Test to Become Major Game-Changer in Country’ [ Policy/Governance, Health ]

    1st December marked 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day. This year’s theme is ‘Know your status’. There is need for active participation by both youth & ‘at risk’ population groups.

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    Image of New HIV Infections Among Adults

    Image of New HIV infections among adults

    HIV is Still

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  • 2 🌟 The Ethics of Gene Editing [ Science/Technology, Health, Ethics ]

    World Health Organization is creating working group to study gene editing & complex ethical, social & safety issues procedure raises. Gene-editing system called Crispr-Cas9 or Crispr is simple, cheap & effective.

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    Image of Gene Editing

    Image of Gene editing

    • Panel will help de

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  • Jan 11, 2019
  • 1 Environment Ministry Notifies Graded Response Action Plan to Combat Air Pollution in NCR [ Policy/Governance, Health, Environment/Ecology ]

    Union Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEFCC) notified Graded Response Action Plan to combat air pollution in NCR Delhi region. MoEFCC amended laws & formally tasked SC-appointed panel w/implementing graded action plan for pollution control.

    Image of MoEFCC amended laws and formally

    Image of MoEFCC Amended Laws and Formally

    Image of MoEFCC amended laws and formally

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  • Dec 18, 2018
  • 1 3rd Ayurveda Day Celebrated [ Policy/Governance, Health, Environment/Ecology ]

    Ayurveda Day was observed across India on occasion of Dhanawantari Jayanti or Dhanteras w/aim to further promote Ayurveda as mainstream system of medicine. Minister of State for AYUSH has announced that Ayurveda Departments will be opened in new 19 AIIMS.

    Image of Ayurveda Day was observed across India

    Image of Ayurveda Day Was Observed Across India

    Image of Ayurveda Day was observed across India

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  • Dec 17, 2018
  • 1 🌟 CSIR Develops Affordable Water Disinfection System “OneerTM”(Importamt) [ Science/Technology, Policy/Governance, Health, Environment/Ecology ]

    CSIR has developed affordable Water Disinfection System “OneerTM”. Device will go long way in meeting requirements of potable water in rural & urban areas. Smaller unit of Oneer is particularly suitable for homes, street food vendors, & small establishments.

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    Image of CSIR-IITR ‘OneerTm’

    Image of CSIR-IITR ‘OneerTm’

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  • Dec 13, 2018
  • 1 National Institute of Homeopathy at Narela [ Education, Health, Environment/Ecology ]

    Union Minister of State for AYUSH laid foundation stone of National Institute of Homeopathy at Narela. This will be National level Institute & would be established as extension of National Institute of Homoeopathy, Kolkata.

    Map of Narela For Union Minister of State AYUSH laid foundation

    Map of Narela For Union Minister of State AYUSH Laid Foundation

    Map of Narela For Union Minister of State AYUSH laid foundation

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  • Dec 7, 2018
  • 1 IAF Launches MedWatch Mobile Health App [ Science/Technology, Health, Defense, Computers & ICT ]

    Indian Air Force (IAF) has launched ‘MedWatch’ mobile health app to provide health information to users, including first-aid & other health & nutritional topics. It was launched on 8th Oct on occasion of IAF’s 85th anniversary. It is 1st of its kind mobile health app built by any

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  • Dec 6, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Launch of Methanol Cooking Fuel Program in India (Important) [ Policy/Governance, Health, Environment/Ecology ]

    Signifying paradigm shift towards use of alternate cooking fuel technology, Namrup-based Assam Petrochemicals Limited (APL) has rolled out country’s 1st methanol-based cooking fuel project-‘Green & Clean Fuel Pilot Project on Methanol Cooking Stove’.

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    Image of National Policy on Biofuels 2018

    Image of National policy on biofuels 2018

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  • 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, Environment/Ecology ]

    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.

     Image of Killer Air

    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 [ Science/Technology, Health, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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 [ Science/Technology, 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, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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 [ Science/Technology, 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) [ Science/Technology, Health, Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    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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