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DAILY NEWS ANALYSIS For 20th July 2017 By JATIN VERMA Educator Unacademy For Daily The Hindu News & Editorial analysis- Visit my Unacademy profile- www.unacademy.com/user/studiousjatin
Pg-7 Nation: Ministry, NITI Aayo moot privatisation of select services in district hospitals care for only three non-communicable diseasescardiac disease, pulmonary disease, and cancer care-will be provided National Health Policy, 2017. . As a part of a radical 'privatisation project', the To raise public healthcare expenditure to 2.5% of GDP from current 1.4%, with Health Ministry and the NITI Aayog have developed a framework to let private hospitals more than two-thirds of those resources run select services within district hospitals, on a 30-year lease going towards primary healthcare. To ensure availability of 2 beds per 1000 population to enable access within golden hour To increase life expectancy from 67.5 to 70 years by 2025. To reduce total fertility rate (TFR) to 2.l . In a document, prepared in consultation with the World Bank, the government will be allowing"a single private partner or a single consortium of private partners" to bid for space in district level hospitals, "especially inTo reduce total fertility rate (TFR) to 2. tier 2 & 3 cities. . er or a singleTo inc . 2025. to reduce infant mortality rate to 28 by Under this Public Private Partnership (PPP), 2019 and reduce neo-natal mortality to 16
People's Health Movement, said that the government was handing over critical public assets without gaining anything much in return. NITI Aayog has no locus standi to make health policy, which is a State subject in India. The logic behind shutting down the Planning Commission was to ensure that policies are not centralised NITI Aayog was to be an advisory body but here they are rushing through a policy that will essentially hand over public assets to the private sector, leading to a further dismantling of the public services available for free. If the government has to give seed money, share blood banks and other infrastructure, and still not be able to reserve beds for poor patients, it seems like we are not getting much in return. Viability gap funding . Further, the State governments will give Viability Gap Funding (VGF), or one-time seed money, to private players to set up infrastructure within district hospitals. . The private parties and State health departments will share ambulance services,blood banks, and mortuary services.[Entry-6: Public health & sanitation; hospitals and dispensaries]
. Another major concern about the policy is that under 'principles' of the financial structure, the document states that"there will be no reserved beds or no quota of beds for free services in these facilities. . While it is clear that insured patients will receive free care, it is not at all clear what will happen to the vast majority of the population . In particular, how will these referral arrangements work?Whereas it says that states can, if they wish, refer 100% of patients for cashless care, it is a matter of concern that it also proposes that States can set a cap on this entitlement. How would this work?What happens when the cap is reached? - How would tis workWhat happens when the cap is reachedf .If implemented, these proposals could threaten to take India away from UHC, a key sustainable development goal.
Page 10: India hit by 34 ransomware attacks, Minister tells LS A total of 34 incidents of infections from the two global ransomware attacks, WannaCry and Petya, were reported to the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-ln) by organisations and individuals, Parliament was informed . Ransomware is a type of malicious software that infects a computer and restricts users' access to affected files by encrypting them until a ransom is paid to unlock it. negative. Act, 2000. planed to amend the isting repulations the Mniter rpledin te . Asked if the government planned to amend the existing regulations, the Minister replied in the . At present, there is no proposal with the government to amend the Information Technology
Page 10:T.R. Zeliang sworn in Nagaland Chief Minister. T.R. Zeliang was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Nagaland in the place of Shurhozelie Liezietsu, who was sacked by the Governor. Buffalo meat exports fall 4.35% in April-May. . During the previous year 2016-17 (April to May), the buffalo export was $554 million whereas during the current year export was noticed to $530 million for the same period.
Page 10: New social security net planned. The Union government plans to introduce a universal social security network for workers in both the informal and formal sectors.The scheme will be rolled out in a phased manner. A question was asked in the Parliament about a p and the employer's contribution from the present 12% to 10%. I to lower the employee's Parliament issue of IT sector employees, stating that there was no superannuation fund in the country and EPF alone was the support for the employees who were retiring or getting terminated . Parliament was informed that the EPF security network currently covered 4.8 crore contributory members and had a corpus of over 10.43 lakh crore. For Indian Polity Crash course, Visit my Unacademy profile- www.unacademy.com/user/studiousjatin
Page Il: China shows zero tolerance to 'sovereignty' threats . China's insistence on the withdrawal of Indian troops from the Doklam plateau as a precondition for negotiations is consistent with its position on Tibet.Taiwan or the South China Sea areas of hyper-sensitivity where Beijing perceives that its "territorial sovereignty" is at stake. S. Diplomatic entanglings between China & other Countries:- I. Proposed visit of the Dalai Lama to Botswana, 2. The moves by the United States to reopen naval port calls with Taiwan. 3. Indonesia's cartographic dalliance, by renaming a portion of the South China Sea as North Natuna Sea, has also drawn Beijing's ire. 4. Last year, Mongolia's decision to welcome the Dalai Lama in Ulan Bator resulted in Bejing's decision to im- pose stringent trade restrictions on its unequal neigh-
The 14th Dalai is a political exile who has long been engaged in anti-China separatist activities under the cloak of religion with the attempt to split Tibet from China. China is firmly opposed to Dalai's trip to any country for activities aimed at split- ting China in any capacity. China perceives any encouragement to the Dalai Lama by foreign powers or military or political support to Taiwan as a challenge to its "One China" polic)y. China has also raised the red flag on Indonesia's decision to issue a new official map renaming a part of the South China Sea (SCS) as the North Natuna Sea. The map apparently intersects a part of the Nine-Dash line, which defines China's maritime boundary in the SCS For Indian Polity Crash course, Visit my Unacademy profile- www.unacademy.com/user/studiousjatin
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nt of U.S. export to India" after last year's NDAA, but called for faster progress and focussed approach. It said the 2012 Defense Technology and Trade Initiative has six "pathfinder" initiatives, which need to be more in alignment with the Joint Strategic Vision between the two countries . The committee is concerned by the current stalemate in Afghanistan, It believes that the United States should leverage the capabilities of allies and partners to more effectively secure regional stability and security. The committee believes that the United States needs to recommit to the fight in Afghanistarn. . India, as a major defence partner of the United States and a contributor to regional security, has a critical role to play in this effort. . About India-Afghanistan Relations: India has been less than enthusiastic about Joint patrol and cautious while expanding India has been less than enthusiastic about Joint patrol and cautious while expanding cooperation with the Afghan government. . India has a strategic partnership agreement with Afghanistan, but its military component remains limited.