Health: Point-Wise CA and GS Articles 2018 (Including PIB)- Download PDF

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

    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

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  • 3MoU 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
  • 1India Signs Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) in Nursing with Singapore [ Int. Rel & Org., Health, Committees ]

    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

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    • Govt. regulations w/regard to manufac…

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  • Jul 5, 2018
  • 1First 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
  • 1येदियुरप्पा 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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  • 2अधिक 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
  • 1मंगल 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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  • 2EPFO 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
  • 1LaQshya 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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  • Jun 26, 2018
  • 1Member 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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  • 2What is POSHAN Abhiyaan? Executive Committee Under POSHAN Abhiyaan (Important) [ Health, Schemes & Proj., Committees ]

    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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  • 3Steps to Reduce Drug Abuse: 1800-11-0031 – National Toll Free Drug De-Addiction Helpline Number [ Policy-Governance, Health ]

    A 24 x 7 National Toll Free Drug De-addiction Helpline Number 1800 - 11 - 0031 has been set up to help the victims of drug abuse. The last National Survey on the extent, pattern, and trend of drug abuse was sponsored by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and conducted by …

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  • 4 Steps to Tackle NCDs: Increase in Deaths Due to Non-Communicable Diseases (Important) [ Health ]

    The disease pattern in India in general and particularly in rural India has undergone a significant shift over the last 15 years. An early inkling of this change was evident in a 2001 - 2003 Government of India report on the causes of death in the country. The report revealed tha…

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  • Jun 22, 2018
  • 1Consultation on Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act 1971 [ Health, Bills ]

    The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare conducted extensive consultative process (initiated in 2006) with experts, with the objective of proposing suitable amendments to Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971.

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    Image of Medical Termination of Pregnancy

    Image of Medical Termination of Pregnancy

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  • Jun 21, 2018
  • 1Draft Guidelines on Food Fortification of Salt, Milk, Wheat Flour, Rice and Edible Oil [ Policy-Governance, Health ]

    The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has issued the draft guidelines on fortification for five food items – salt, milk, wheat flour, rice and edible oil – to boost production and consumption of fortified foods.

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    Image of Commonly Fortified Foods

    Image of Commonly Fortified Foods

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  • 2Elimination of Malaria [ Health ]

    The Union Health Ministry and Family Welfare for first time has unveiled National Strategic Plan (NSP) for Malaria Elimination (2017 - 22). It has set malaria elimination deadline as 2027, three years ahead of the global deadline. The NSP is based on 2016 National Framework for M…

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  • Jun 19, 2018
  • 1DEPwD to Organise Cochlear Implant Awareness Programme [ Policy-Governance, Health ]

    Department of Empowerment of Persons w/Disabilities (DEPwD) under Union Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment Organised ‘Cochlear Implant Awareness Programme’ on 6thMay, 2018 at Huda Convention Centre in Faridabad, Haryana.

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    Image of Cochlear Implants Work

    Image of Cochlear Implants Work

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  • Jun 15, 2018
  • 1📹 Nipah Virus (NiV) [ Health ]

    Zoonosis that causes disease in humans and animals, Nipah Virus Host – Fruit Bats (Pteropodidae Family, Pteropus genus), RNA virus that is part of the Paramyxovidae family. WHO list of Blueprint priority disease: 1st identified - Kampung Sungai Nipah, Malaysia in 1998 (pigs as in…

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  • Jun 13, 2018
  • 1Mission Indradhanush- PM Launches Campaign to Eradicate TB from India by 2025 [ Health ]

    A deadline of 2025 was set to free India from tuberculosis (TB), five years ahead of the global deadline set by World Health Organization (WHO). The announcement of the deadline was made during the “End TB summit”.

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    Image of PM Launches Campaign to Eradicate TB from India by2025

    Image of PM Launches Campaign to Eradicate TB from India by2025

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  • Jun 11, 2018
  • 1 National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill - (Important) [ Health, Bills ]

    Amendment to National Medical Commission Bill is being referred to Department Related Parliamentary Standing Committee (DRPSC). NMC Bill seeks to replace Medical Council of India w/National Medical Commission as top regulator of medical education in India.

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  • 2📹 Expected Questions on Health and Defense 2018 (Part – 3) [ Health, Defense ]

    Indian Army finalises Rs. 15000 crore indigenous ammunition project - Indian Army has finalised Rs. 15, 000-crore indigenous ammunition project. Range of ammunition for its critical weapons and tanks will be produced indigenously.

    • It aims to overcome long delays in imports and a…

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  • Jun 10, 2018
  • 1📹 Expected Questions on Health and Defense 2018 (Part – 2) [ Health, Defense ]

    Zero Hunger Programme to be launched in October - Zero Hunger Programme through interventions in farm sector in India will be launched on occasion of World Food Day (October 16). Focus on agriculture, nutrition and health in a symbiotic manner.

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  • 2📹 Expected Questions on Health and Defense 2018 - (Part - 1) [ Health, Defense ]

    Usutu Virus - It belongs to “flavivirus” family along with tick-borne encephalitis, West Nile, and Dengue virus, The virus is an African origin and it was first detected in Austria in 2001. It caused a severe bird die-off, mainly of blackbirds and songbirds.

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  • Jun 8, 2018
  • 1 Main Aims of National Health Policy 2017 (Important) [ Policy-Governance, Health ]

    National Health Policy, 2017 aims attainment of highest possible level of health & wellbeing for all at all stages thru preventive & promotive health care orientation in development policies, & universal access to good quality health care services w/o anyone having to face financ…

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  • Jun 4, 2018
  • 1 Stem Cell Treatment for More Than 80 Disorders (Important) [ Sci-Tech, Health ]

    Stem cells can be used to replace lost or damaged cells that our bodies can’t replace naturally. Cells provide renewable resource for studying normal development & disease & for testing drugs & other therapies.

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    Image of Types of Stem Cells

    Image of Types of Stem Cells

    What a…

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  • 2Rules for Safe Disposal of Expired Medicines [ Health ]

    Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) & Requirements of Premises, Plant & Equipment for pharmaceutical products prescribe requirements for disposal of waste. Disposal of sewage & effluents from manufactory shall be in conformity with requirements of Environment Pollution Control Boa…

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  • Jun 3, 2018
  • 1What is Geospatial Approach for Suitable Site Identification of Medicinal & Aromatic Plants (Maps)? [ Sci-Tech, Health, Agri. ]

    Remote Sensing & Geographic Information System (GIS) & Global Positioning System (GPS) are used for survey & inventorisation of medicinal plants. Technologies are used for identification of specific location of plants species.

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  • Jun 1, 2018
  • 1 Regulating of E-Cigarettes What are ENDS? (Important) [ Policy-Governance, Health ]

    Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) known as e-cigarettes emits nicotine, addictive component of tobacco products. Nicotine can have effects on development of foetus during pregnancy & contribute to heart disease.

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    Image of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems

    Image of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems

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  • May 30, 2018
  • 1Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 17) [ Sports, Health, Awards, Schemes & Proj. ]

    National Commission for Denotified, Nomadic and Semi - nomadic Tribe: The National Commission for Denotified, Nomadic and Semi - nomadic Tribes has given its report in 2016. While some of these communities want recognition as SCs/STs and OBCs, others want recognition as DNTs/NTs.…

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  • 2Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 15) [ Int. Rel & Org., Health, Schemes & Proj., Yojana ]

    Biodiversity hotspots in Goa: Three new sites recognised - Bird Life International, a conservation organisation, has recognized three new sites in Goa as hotspots for protection. The sites have been added to their list of “Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas”.

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  • 3Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 5) [ Health, Env., Schemes & Proj., Yojana ]

    Yatri Mitra Sewa - A Yatri Mitra can either be a Sahayak or any other person provided by IRCTC or the service provider appointed by IRCTC for this purpose. IRCTC may provide this service ‘Free of cost’ through some NGO, PSUs etc under CSR.

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  • 4Expected Most Important Misc Topics for UPSC/NET - 2018 (Part - 1) [ Sci-Tech, Eco., Int. Rel & Org., Health, Env. ]

    For NET Education and Environment topics are important.

    Coconut palm declared State tree of Goa - Facing criticism from the government’s allies in Goa for removing coconut palm from the list of trees, the BJP - led coalition Cabinet passed an amendment granting it the status of “…

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  • 5 Viral Load Test for HIV/AIDS Patients, What is Mission Sampark?What is 90:90:90 Target? (Important) [ Health ]

    The government launched scheme to provide free of cost viral load testing, at least once a year, for 1.2 million People who are Living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) and are on treatment at 530 ART centers.

    Image Free viral load testing for people living with HIV/aids

    Image Free viral load testing for people living with HIV/aids

    Image Free viral load testing for people living with HIV/aids

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  • Apr 27, 2018
  • 1National Deworming Day- National Deworming Initiative: India Has the Highest Burden of Helminths [ Health, Schemes & Proj. ]

    India has the highest burden of soil-transmitted helminths–parasitic worms–in the world. The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare launched National Deworming initiative to protect more than 24 crore children in the age group of 1 - 19 years from intestinal worms, on the eve of the…

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  • Apr 7, 2018
  • 1New DNA Test to Screen a Child for 193 Genetic Diseases [ Sci-Tech, Health ]

    A simple DNA screening test called Sema4 Natalis to detect 193 childhood-onset diseases, including epilepsy, spinal muscular atrophy, and cancer was developed by a US-based genomic testing company.

    New DNA Test to Screen a Child for 193 Genetic Diseases

    New DNA Test to Screen a Child for 193 Genetic Diseases

    New DNA Test to Screen a Child for 193 Genetic Diseases

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  • 2Cancer Research: System to Predict Treatment Outcome of Chemotherapy [ Sci-Tech, Health ]

    Scientists developed a new system to non-invasively identify the breast cancer patients who would respond to chemotherapy within two weeks of beginning treatment. The novel dynamic “optical tomographic breast imaging system” generates three-dimensional (3-D) images of both breast…

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  • Apr 4, 2018
  • 1 What is NITI’S Health Index? Kerala Tops NITI Aayog’S Health Index (Important) [ Health, Country Rank ]

    Kerala topped the list of larger states in Niti Aayog’s overall health performance in ‘performance in health outcome index’ based on health indicators. Punjab and Tamil Nadu ranked second and third among 21 large states.

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    Image of NITI’s Health Index

    Image of NITI’s Health Index

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  • Apr 3, 2018
  • 1What is National Strategic Plan on HIV/AIDS & Sexually Transmitted Infection: Eliminating AIDS [ Health ]

    Government of India has launched the seven year National Strategic Plan on HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) 017 - 24. There has been a 66 % decline in the estimated number of annual new HIV infections in the country from 2000 to 2015, against the global average o…

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  • Apr 2, 2018
  • 1 Measures Boosting Cadaver Donation Programme (Important) [ Policy-Governance, Health ]

    The Government is implementing the National Organ Transplant Programme (NOTP) to promote organ donation across the country. Growth in the transplants can be observed from the table below:

    Table contain shows the Growth in the transplants

    Table contain shows the Growth in the transplants

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  • 2 Summary of Health Initiatives: New Policies for Health Sector (Important) [ Policy-Governance, Health ]

    The Government formulated the National Health Policy, 2017 to attain highest level of good health and well-being through preventive and promotive health care across all policies. It also aims universal access to good health care without financial hardship.

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  • Mar 29, 2018
  • 1 Ayushman Bharat Scheme for a New India -2022- World’s Largest Government- (Important) [ Policy-Governance, Health, Schemes & Proj. ]

    Ayushman Bharat Yojna provides health insurance coverage of up to ₹5 lakh a family a year, and sets up of health and wellness centres- world’s largest government-funded healthcare programme.

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    Image of Ayushman Bharat Yojna

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