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  • World Bee day is observed on 20 May

    128 days ago
    World Bee day is observed on 20 May every year. The day aims to strengthen measures to protect bees and other pollinators. The day aims to spread awareness about the significance of pollinators like bees, butterflies, bats, and sparrows. Theme: The theme for 2020 World Bee Day is "Save the Bees". The theme aims to stress the protection of bees and other pollinators. It also aims at protecting the natural habitat of pollinators.
    History: The United Nations initiated the... Read More


    Cabinet approves extension for the welfare of Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana

    128 days ago
    The Union Cabinet led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the extension for the welfare of Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana (PMVVY). It aims to enable old age income security for Senior Citizens: Highlights: ♦ As per the approval, the scheme is extended up to 31 March 2023 for a further period of three years beyond 31 March 2020. ♦ It also allowed initially an assured rate of return of 7.40% per annum for the year 2020-21 per annum and thereafter to be reset every... Read More
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    ICMR Clinical Trials begins on BCG Vaccine to treat Coronavirus infected patients

    128 days ago
    Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is to conduct a 10-month trial on the Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine. The trial is to find a vaccine to prevent COVID-19.
    BCG vaccine: BCG vaccine is derived from an isolate of Mycobacterium Bovis. It uses a live attenuated strain where the potency of the pathogen is artificially disabled, but identifying characters are retained. This method is used across the world, including in India for decades, against tuberculosis... Read More

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    Cabinet approves Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana

    128 days ago
    The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the implementation of the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) on 20 May 2020. The scheme aims to boost investments in the fisheries sector and increase of competitiveness of fish and fisheries products. Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana: ♦ The Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana scheme aims to bring about Blue Revolution through sustainable and responsible development of the fisheries sector in India under... Read More
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    Ayushman Bharat beneficiaries touch 1 crore

    128 days ago
    Ayushman Bharat beneficiaries set a milestone by touching 1 crore count across the country. The scheme is meant only for poor and economically-deprived people in India. The eligible families to avail the benefits of the scheme are fixed based on the Socio-Economic Caste Census (SECC). Ayushman Bharat: Ayushman Bharat or the National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM) was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in September 2018 in Ranchi, Jharkhand. The mission is popularly known as... Read More


    Health Minister Harsh Vardhan named as chairman of WHO Executive Board

    128 days ago
    The Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has been elected as the chairman of the World Health Organisation's (WHO) Executive Board. He will assume the charge on 22 May 2020. He will succeed Dr. Hiroki Nakatani of Japan, who is the current Chairman of the WHO Executive Board. The proposal to appoint India's nominee to the executive board was signed by the 194-nation World Health Assembly (WHA). WHO Executive Board: ♦ The Executive Board is composed of 34 individuals who are... Read More


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