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National Commission for Allied and Healthcare Professions Bill, 2020

The National Commission for Allied and Healthcare Professions Bill, 2020: The National Commission for Allied and Healthcare Professions Bill, 2020 was passed unanimously by the Lok Sabha. The Bill seeks to regulate and standardize the education and practice of allied and healthcare professionals. The group of allied professionals is large and the Bill is trying […]

What is Double Mutant Coronavirus Variant?

Double Mutant Coronavirus Variant: Genome sequencing of a section of virus samples by a consortium of 10 laboratories across the country, called the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Consortium on Genomics (INSACOG), has revealed a unique “double mutant” coronavirus variant — with a combination of mutations not seen anywhere else in the world. The new variant has been […]

Bringing Synergies In Anti-Corruption Strategies Webinar

Webinar On ‘Bringing Synergies In Anti-Corruption Strategies’: The Lokpal of India organized a Webinar on ‘Bringing Synergies in Anti-Corruption Strategies’. Corruption can be defined as the abuse of entrusted power for private gain. It can impact a nation’s development in various ways. Impact of Corruption: Political Costs: The political costs of corruption are manifested in […]

CSC and IEPFA App : Important Points

Central Scrutiny Centre (CSC) And Investor Education And Protection Fund Authority’s (IEPFA) Mobile App: Union Minister for Corporate Affairs launched Central Scrutiny Centre (CSC) and Investor Education and Protection Fund Authority’s (IEPFA) Mobile App — two tech-enabled initiatives by Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA). Central Scrutiny Centre (CSC): MCA is one of the key primary […]

UNITAR : Important Points to Remember

UNITAR: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed gratitude to UN Institute for Training & Research (UNITAR). UNITAR has commended India’s remarkable progress in reducing premature mortality from Non-Communicable Diseases. The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is a dedicated training arm of the United Nations system. UNITAR provides training and capacity development activities […]

Shigmotsav 2021 : Shigmo festival Goa

Shigmotsav (Shigmo festivities): GOA: The Goa government has limited the Shigmotsav (Shigmo festivities) parades to three locations only (Panaji, Ponda and Mapusa), owing to rising cases of Covid-19 in the state. Shigmo is the celebration of a ‘rich, golden harvest of paddy’ by the tribal communities of Goa. Agricultural communities including the Kunbis, Gawdas and […]

UN Human Rights Council : Sri Lanka’s Rights Record

UN Human Rights Council: India has abstained from a crucial vote on Sri Lanka’s rights record at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. The resolution on ‘Promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka’ was, however, adopted after 22 states of the 47-member Council voted in its favor. About the Resolution: It […]

Oxfam Commitment To Reducing Inequality (CRI) Index 2020

Oxfam Commitment To Reducing Inequality (CRI) Index 2020: The Labour and Employment Minister has informed the Lok Sabha that Oxfam Commitment to Reducing Inequality (CRI) Index 2020 lacked clarity and did not take into account provisions of the four new labour codes. The Index ranked countries measuring their policies and actions in three areas that […]

National Health Mission (NHM) : FY 2019-20

National Health Mission (NHM): The Union Cabinet was apprised of the progress under National Health Mission (NHM) during FY 2019-20. The Cabinet noted that NHM has envisaged new Initiatives in 2019-20 as: Social Awareness and Actions to Neutralize Pneumonia Successfully (SAANS) initiative was launched to accelerate action to reduce deaths due to childhood pneumonia. Surakshit Matritva […]