THE EXAMS MADE SIMPLE: Daily PIB News Analysis / SUmmary 26th and 27th December

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Daily PIB News Analysis / SUmmary 26th and 27th December

26th and 27th December



1) Agni - V has been Successfully Test Fired.

It is Indigenous.
Range :- 5000km
With Less Pay load may even go to 7000 Km.

From the APJ Abdul Kalam Island.

2)Department of Posts, Ministry of Communications has brought out a Special Cover on freedom fighter “Shri Gaya Prasad Katiyar” and a set of eight Commemorative Postage Stamps on “Personalities Series: Bihar” & a stamp on “Hardayal Municipal Heritage Public Library”.

3)Achievements & Initiatives taken by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution during 2016 :-

I. National Food Security Act (NFSA), 2013 Got implemented through out the country.
Kerala and Tamil Nadu were the last two states that were left.
The prices of foodgrains specified under NFSA – Rs.3 per kg for rice, Rs.2 per kg for wheat and Re.1 per kg for coarse grains.

II. Fortification of Staple Food

To address acute malnutrition in the population, a strategy of Fortification in Food has been adopted.

III.Government has approved creation of  a buffer stock of upto 20 lakhs tonnes of pulses under Price Stabilization Fund (PSF) scheme .

4.Initiatives and Achievements of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare: A Year End Review, 2016 :

 The Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan (PMSMA):
i.Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan (PMSMA) is aimed at reducing maternal and infant mortality rates through safe pregnancies and safe deliveries. The national programme will provide special free antenatal care to about 3 crore pregnant women across the country in order to detect and prevent high risk pregnancies.

ii.MAA-Mother’s Absolute Affection

A nationwide programme launched in an attempt to bring undiluted focus on promotion of breastfeeding and provision of counselling services for supporting breastfeeding through health systems.

The chief components of the MAA Programme are Community awareness generation, Strengthening inter personal communication through ASHA, Skilled support for breastfeeding at delivery points in public health facilities, and monitoring and award/recognition.

iii. Mission Indradhanush

iv. Rota Virus Vaccine included under the UIP.

iv.National Deworming Day: 10th February.

It is the largest ever single-day public health campaign in the world targeting approximately 27 crore children aged 1-19 year throughout the country at risk of parasitic worm infection, through the platform of schools and anganwadi centres.

v.International Institute for Population Sciences is in : Mumbai.

vi.Swasth Bharat Mobile application -
“Swasth Bharat Mobile Application” to empower the citizens to find reliable and relevant health information. The application provides detailed information regarding healthy lifestyle, disease conditions (A-Z), symptoms, treatment options, first aid and public health alerts.

vii.National Health Portal (NHP) was launched to provide healthcare related information to the citizens of India and to serve as a single point of access for consolidated health information.

viii. Bedaquiline was launched as part of the RNTCP. The drug is a new anti-TB drug for treatment of MDR-TB.

ix.Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY) 
(Already discussed in earlier PIB Videos)


1) What can be the implications of the implementation o Ken-Betwa Project ?
Critically Analyse.

2)What should India do to have more Scientific Temper ?? As it is a value enshrined in our Fundamental Duties.

3) Are nominated Members in the Rasjya Sabha now Relevant ?? Should this Provision be scrapped?

Thanks and Have a Nice Day !!

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