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PRACTICE QUESTION Which state government has launched e-health program "Jeevan Rekha" to provide a centralised database of healthcare information? a) Chhattisgarh b) Uttar Pradesh c) Assam d) Kerala Post your answers below! (without googling) Yesterday's answer- B. Vladimir Putin
NATIONAL NEWs IG . Spending under the flagship Mahatma Gandhi National Rural GS to see record spending as demonetisation drives demand Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) could touch a record Rs58,000 crore in 2016-17 Even after accounting for spillover of dues from last year, it is still among the highest outlays under the programme since its inception in 2006 Mahatma Gondhi NREGA . Ministry of Rural Govt. of India . A decent monsoon has ensured that agriculture is on the mend, Seeking work In November and December 2016-17, Bihar, Rajasthan and Maharashtra saw demand for work surge compared with 2013-14 reinforced by recent reports of a sharp-pick up in sowing of the winter crop This implies that demand for work should be less than that in a drought year But the MGNREGS data reveals a big spike in demand for work in states such as Bihar, which saw migrant labour returning home after demonetisation led to drving up of proiects in Puniab Drought: At the same time, states such as Maharashtra are reeling under the impact of drought, leading to an increase in demand for work People who demanded work (in million) . 2013-14 Normal monsoon year) November December January November Rajasthan December January November Maharashtra December January Bihar 2015-16 2016-17 . (Drought year) . 0 05 15 2 25 "One of the largest sources of migrant labour in India Source: MGNREGS public data portal
NATIONAL NEWS hildr A writ petition filed by NGO Naz Foundation (India) Trust in the Supreme Court On- the treatment meted out to HIV-positive children, whose deaths account for seven per cent of all AIDS-related deaths in the country . Denial of admission, outright expulsion, segregation, breach of confidentiality to . This discriminatory and degrading treatment is a direct assault on the children's . NACO data: In 2012-2013, the total number of people living with HIV is . Children under 15 years account for seven per cent (1.45 lakh) of all infections cleaning toilets and classrooms privacy, autonomy and dignity under Articles 21, 21A and 14 estimated at 20.9 lakh in 2011 STOP HIV SC: Has sought the government's response on why-despite the Right to Education being a Fundamental Right children suffer this way G MA . India has a substantial number of HIV-positive children who are of school- going age andneed to beicive childen who are fshool STI going age and need to be in school Schools can play a crucial role in improving the prospects of children affected by HIV A good school education can give children higher self-esteem, better job prospects and economic independence and create opportunities for lifting children out of poverty Raising awareness and taking action for People living with HIV or AIDS .
NATIONAL NEWS Soon, group housing scheme with und . The Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has mooted a group housing scheme which will enable members to form cooperative housing societies and use their entire provident fund savings towards buying land, constructing homes or paying housing loan instalments. . When addition of paragraph would be done to Employees' Provident Fund Scheme,1952, it would make possible to have Cooperative housing scheme. India, being a welfare state strives to provide its citizens certain rights and privileges designed to enhance their quality of life. The Directive Principles of State Policy put the onus on the government to make certain provisions towards its people, including social security. Group scheme is mooted because present Employees' Provident Fund scheme is not being properly utilised to withdraw money for constructing flats or buying land There will be no cap on the amount of Employees' Provident Fund savings that can be drawn for purchasing land, constructing a house or repaying housing loans, under the proposed scheme According to the proposal, members of an existing cooperative society formed under any present law can avail this scheme, provided at least 10 members of the housing society were subscribers to the Employees' Provident Fund scheme. Present rules for individual withdrawal is that an employee who has completed five years of service is allowed to withdraw Provident Fund savings equivalent to 36 months of the members salary (basic salary and dearness allowance) for construction of a flat or 24 months of the salary for purchasing . . .
ET-like' insect fossil dates back to 100 mn ars .Scientists have discovered a 100-million-year-old insect species with a triangular head and ET-like' appearance preserved in amber in Myanmar The features of the insect are so unusual that it has been placed in a new scientific order an incredibly rare event. There are about one million described species of insects, and millions more still to be discovered, but every species of insect on Earth has been placed in only 31 orders so far. The small, wingless female insect probably lived in fissures in the bark of trees, looking for mites, worms or fungi to feed on while dinosaurs lumbered nearby. Perhaps most unusual was a triangular head with bulging eyes, with the vertex of the right triangle located at the base of the neck . . Tejas, Black Cats make their debut at Republic Day parade . The elite Black Cat commandos of the National Security Guards (NSG) and the indigenously built Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) made their debut at the parade This is the first time in has flown on Raipath since the Marut developed by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) in the 1960s over three decades that an indigenous fighter aircraft
uited to hunt pythons irn wetlanod Irula snake-catchers . The state of Florida in the U.S. has reached out halfway around the world to get help with its python problem. Wildlife officials recruited Irula tribesmen from Tamil Nadu to hunt the Burmese pythons believed to be decimating native mammals in the Everglades, a wetlands preserve in the southern tip of the U.S Irula is an ethnic group of India. They inhabit the area of the Nilgiri mountains, in the states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala, India. A scheduled tribe, people of Irula ethnicity are called Irular, and speak Irula, which belongs to the Dravidian family Traditionally, the main occupation of the Irulas has been snake and rat catching. They also work as labours (coolies) in the fields of the landlords during the sowing and harvesting seasons or in the rice mills. Fishing is also a major occupation. Irula used to catch snakes including pythons for skin industry until 1975,when its trade was banned. Burmese pythons are one of the largest snakes in the world, reaching 20 feet in length. These natives of Indochina got loose in the vast wetland ecosystem of southern Florida, where the warm subtropical climate suited them fine. These pythons were responsible for decimating native mammal population and severe ecological distress .
INTERNATIONAL NEWS With growing coziness between USA and Russia, China signaled its openness for a trilateral partnership with Russia and the U.S., following Moscow's advocacy that the three countries should develop relations jointly Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson pointed out that the positive interaction between the three countries would be beneficial for all the three sides and the peace and development in the region and the world. It would be curious situation whether USA would grow closer to Russia enough to discard its old ally, now ailing EU, as EU and Russia are at loggerheads on issue of annexation of Crimea. Another speculation if Russia would act as conduit between USA China relation and their face off at South China Sea and East China sea Russia China axis is expected to strengthen due to EU Russia economic blockade, Russia is searching market for its oil and China can be promising partner, although there are geographical limitations. . . . . kraine lauds India for su OV me Ukraine: Commended India on Thursday for not supporting Russia's claims over the Crimean peninsula Appreciated India's neutrality and wanted to partner modernisation plans of the Indian armed forces Thankful to India for its strong support for the unity and the integrity of Ukraine and for not supporting annexation of Crimea by Russia . .
BUSINESS NEWS Make in India, add value in Ireland . Post Brexit scenario, Ireland is seeking upward level of economic cooperation with India . Post Brexit strategy includes Indian investment in Ireland' s service sector, pharmaceutical sector, medical sector and advanced manufacturing sector Ireland outreach to India also include advantageous factors like English language, Common law jurisdiction, double taxation avoidance agreement. o serious breach of laws b tas, savs marke ulator markets regulator SEBI feels that the board of a company can continue to seek the expertise of a 'Chairman Emeritus even after the person has left the company, though the regulator appears to be in favor of stricter norms for removal of independent directors. carried out a detailed scrutiny of any possible breach of securities laws, including about corporate governance and insider trading norms Need of further tightening of rules may be required for removal of an independent director. . A special resolution requires the approval of at least 75% of shareholders while only 50% is needed in the case of an ordinary resolution.. An Independent director (also sometimes known as an outside director) is a director (member) of a board of directors who does not have a material or pecuniary relationship with company or related persons, except sitting fees