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

  • Jun 26, 2018
  • 1 What is POSHAN Abhiyaan? Executive Committee Under POSHAN Abhiyaan (Important) [ Health, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Committees/Govt. 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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  • 2 Steps 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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  • 3 🌟 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
  • 1 Consultation 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
  • 1 Draft 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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  • 2 Elimination 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
  • 1 DEPwD 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
  • 1 Mission 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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    Image of Meaning of MCI

    Image of Meaning of MCI

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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) [ Science/Technology, 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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  • 2 Rules 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
  • 1 What is Geospatial Approach for Suitable Site Identification of Medicinal & Aromatic Plants (Maps)? [ Science/Technology, Health, Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    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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    Image of Geographic Information System

    Image of Geographic Information System

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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
  • 1 Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 17) [ Sports, Health, Awards, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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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  • 2 Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 15) [ International Relations/Organizations, Health, Govt. Schemes/Projects, 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”.

    • The inclusion of

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  • 3 Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 5) [ Health, Environment/Ecology, Govt. Schemes/Projects, 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.

    • Yatri Mitra shall provide Wheel chair c

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  • 4 Expected Most Important Misc Topics for UPSC/NET - 2018 (Part - 1) [ Science/Technology, Economy, International Relations/Organizations, Health, Environment/Ecology ]

    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
  • 1 National Deworming Day- National Deworming Initiative: India Has the Highest Burden of Helminths [ Health, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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
  • 1 New DNA Test to Screen a Child for 193 Genetic Diseases [ Science/Technology, 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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  • 2 Cancer Research: System to Predict Treatment Outcome of Chemotherapy [ Science/Technology, 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/State Ranks/Indices ]

    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
  • 1 What 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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    Image of Health Accounts

    Image of Health Accounts

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