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Asian premium issue, Ayushman bharat, GSP, Gram swaraj yojana

Ashish Thakur
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  1. DAILY KEY NEWS ANALYSIS ASHISH THAKUR


  2. India to work with China on OPEC's Asian Premium issue Indian Oil Corporation Chairman Sanjiv Singh will coordinate with head of China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) to chalk out strategy that will result in getting better price from OPEC countries. The OPEC is an intergovernmental organization (or cartel) of 14 oil- exporting developing nations that coordinates and unifies the petroleum policies of its member countries. It was established in 1960 in Baghdad, Iraq by the first five members. Its headquarters are in Vienna, Austria.


  3. Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) As of 2015, these 14 OPEC member countries accounted for an estimated 43% of global oil production and 73% of the "proven" world's oil reserves. Two-thirds of OPEC's oil production and reserves are in its six Middle Eastern (west Asian) countries that surround the oil-rich Persian Gulf.


  4. Asian Premium Asian Premium is extra charge being collected by OPEC countries from Asian countries when selling oil in comparison to western countries. The discriminatory Asian Premium is mainly used by OPEC countries to subsidised western buyers at cost of Asian buyers. . India sources about 86% of crude oil, 75% of natural gas and 95% of LPG from OPEC member nations. India has emphasized implementation of 'Responsible and Reasonable Pricing' by oil producing countries


  5. Avushman Bharat Scheme: First health & wellness centre inaugrated in Bijapur, Chhattisgarh To mark the launch of Ayushman Bharat Yojana- National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM). The insurance scheme dubbed as Modicare was announced in Union Budget 2018 and was approved by Union Cabinet in March 2018 with budgetary support of Rs 10,500 crore. It is world's largest government-funded healthcare programme.


  6. Ayushman Bharat Yojana It aims to target over 10 crore families belonging to poor and vulnerable population based on Socio Economic and Caste Census 2011 (SECC) database It will cover of Rs. 5 lakh per family per year, taking care of almost all secondary care and tertiary care procedures. There will be no cap on family size and age in the scheme. Under it, the government aims to set up 1.5 lakh wellness centres by 2022.covered under it include


  7. It will cover of Rs. 5 lakh per family per year . Pre and post-hospitalisation expenses. It will also cover all pre-existing conditions from beginning of policy. It will also pay defined transport allowance per hospitalization to beneficiary It will be chaired by Union Health and Family Welfare Minister.


  8. Government launches Gram Swaraj Abhiyan The Union Government launched "Gram Swaraj Abhiyan- Special Interventions", an high-intensity outreach programme to deliver welfare schemes to select villages which need particular attention. It was lunched on the occasion of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti (14th April). The abhiyan was launched on the lines of rural development schemes like Antyodaya based on principle of convergence and saturation. The initiative aims for 100% coverage of seven schemes launched by Central Government for eligible beneficiaries in three-week window from April 14 to May 5, 2018.


  9. The seven schemes covered under it are Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana Ujala scheme Saubhagya Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana and . Mission Indradhanush


  10. BENEFIT Government has appointed dozens of directors and deputy secretaries to push its flagship progra m mes to "100% saturation" in rural areas. It will benefit 17,000 poor villages by providing them free LPG connections, electricity supply, Jan Dhan accounts, two PM Insurance schemes and immunisation of children will be available in 21 days.


  11. E-WAY BILL .E-way bill is an electric document generated on the GST Portal, which is a common and shared information technology (IT) infrastructure between the Centre and States; and acts as evidence for movement of goods. It is only applicable to transport of goods amounting to more than Rs 50,000 in value.