Point-Wise Current-Affairs & GS (Includes Important PIB Updates) 2021 with Maps & Data- IAS, SSC Etc

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    • Jun 16, 2020
    •  Human Trials for Corona Vaccine [ Based on Down-to-Earth ]

      Human trials for Corona Vaccine

      • The Clinical trials for Corona vaccine have already begun at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute, Seattle, the US.
      • These trials involve 45 healthy volunteers aged between 18 - 55 years.
      • The trials would be conducted for over six…

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    •  India Unlikely to Become Malnutrition Free by 2022 [ Health, Based on Down-to-Earth ]

      A recent report by Centre for Science and Environment said that India may not achieve its target of eliminating malnutrition by 2022.

      • The reason being cited is poor implementation of government՚s ambitious POSHAN Abhiyaan.
      • According to CSE՚s State of India՚s Environment report, mee…

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    •  Coronavirus Attack: Virus and Details [ Health, Based on Down-to-Earth ]

      The coronavirus crept up in Wuhan has sickened thousands of people in more than 35 countries. World Health Organization declared the outbreak as an ‘epidemic’ and not ‘pandemic’ .

      • The global risk assessment of coronavirus outbreak has been raised from ‘high’ to ‘very high’ .

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    • Jun 3, 2020
    •  Health Reforms and Rural Infrastructure in Union Budget 2020-21 [ Based on Kurukshetra ]

      Health Reforms

      Provided about ₹ 69,000 crores that is inclusive of ₹ 6400 crores for Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY) for the health sector.

      • Expanding Jan Aushadhi Kendra Scheme to cover all districts offering 2000 medicines and 300 surgical by 2024.
      • Under National Board of …

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    • May 25, 2020
    •  Pradhan Mantri Innovative Learning Programme and EQUIP [ Education, Policies & Governance ]

      Pradhan Mantri Innovative Learning Programme

      The Pradhan Mantri Innovative Learning Programme: DHRUV. Started by the Ministry of Human Resource Development. To identify and encourage talented children to enrich their skills and knowledge.

      • Children will be mentored and nurtured by t…

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    •  Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prizes [ Education, Policies & Governance ]

      Prize for Science and Technology. Instituted in the year 1957. In the memory of late Dr (Sir) Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar, the founder director of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) . CSIR aims at recognising outstanding Indian work in Science and Technology.

      Awa…

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    • May 22, 2020
    •  Pradhan Mantri Innovative Learning Programme [ Education, Policies & Governance ]

      DHRUV has been started by Ministry of Human Resource Development. To identify and encourage talented children to enrich their skills and knowledge. Children will be mentored and nurtured by renowned experts in different areas in centres of excellence across the country.

      Benefits t…

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    • May 18, 2020
    •  Key Intiatives in Education and Key Reforms in School Education [ Education, Based on Yojana ]

      Formulating a New Education Policy

      • To meet the changing dynamics of the requirements of the population with regards to quality education.
      • Innovation and Research.
      • Equipping students with the necessary skills and knowledge.
      • Submission of Draft National Education Policy by Dr. K. Kastu…

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    • May 17, 2020
    •  E-Cigarettes Ban in India: Right or Wrong [ Health, Environment ]

      Health Ministry-Union government՚s move to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes. A pre-emptive strike‖ before the new form of intoxication spreads. Companies- looking at India as an attractive market.

      E-Cigarettes

      • A battery-operated device.
      • Emits doses of vaporized nicotine or non-…

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    • May 12, 2020
    •  Robotic Surgery Facility and Ring Timings for Mobiles, Landlines Fixed by TRAI [ Science & Technology, Economics ]

      Dedicated to the country by the Union Minister of Health. Safdarjung Hospital (SJH) - First Central Government hospital to start this facility for poor patients for free.

      Key Points

      • Advantage of providing minimally invasive surgery.
      • Reduces significantly the morbidity and mortality …

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