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MP Is Convener Of CMs’ Sub-group

20-06-2018

The Centre has set up a Chief Ministers’ sub-group to coordinate policy approaches for agriculture and the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS).

The Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh will be the convener while his counterparts in Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Sikkim, along with NITI Aayog Member Ramesh Chand will be members of this group.

It will suggest State-specific interventions, both during pre-sowing and post-harvest, to enhance incomes, water conservation and waste-to-wealth measures; Make recommendations on using MGNREGS to bring down agrarian distress and improve work availability and wage rates; Suggest ways to align MGNREGS and its livelihood thrust with women SHGs, producer groups and producer companies

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Target For Offshore Wind Power

20-06-2018

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has declared medium- and long-term targets for offshore wind power capacity addition. An official statement said the target is 5 GW by 2022 and 30 GW by 2030.

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Governor’s Rule In J&K

20-06-2018

President Ram Nath Kovind has approved the imposition of the Governor's rule in Jammu and Kashmir for six months following the recommendation by Governor N N Vohra to the Home Ministry. The State Constitution provides for the Governor's Rule unlike other states which see President's Rule. This was after the ruling Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti resigned from her post. Vohra will be presiding over governor's rule in the state for the fourth time. He's done so previously in 2008, 2015 and 2016.

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National Health Profile-2018

20-06-2018

The Union Ministry for Health and Family Welfare has launched the National Health Profile (NHP)-2018 prepared by the Central Bureau of Health Intelligence (CBHI). The National Health Profile covers demographic, socio-economic, health status and health finance indicators, along with comprehensive information on health infrastructure and human resources in health.

Highlights

Health insurance: India is a growing segment, yet it hasn’t taken off fully and several measures are needed to improve and expand insurance coverage.

Cost of Treatment: It has been on the rise in India and it has led to inequity in access to health care services. Per capita public expenditure on health in nominal terms has gone up from Rs 621 in 2009-10 to Rs 1,112 in 2015-16.

Malaria: The malarial death rate in India declined to 0.01 deaths per lakh population in 2016 from 0.10 deaths per lakh population in 2001.

Kala azar: It is the second largest parasitic killer in the world. In India Leishmania donovani is the only parasite that causes the disease. Bihar accounts for most of the cases by kala-azar.

Birth rate, death and natural growth rate: These are showing a declining trend. Estimated birth rate declined from 25.8 in 2000 to 20.4 in 2016 while the death rate declined from 8.5 to 6.4 per 1000 population over the same period.

Fertility Rate: Fertility is declining rapidly, including among the poor and illiterate. The SRS 2016 shows that total fertility rate — the average number of children that will be born to a woman during her lifetime — in 12 states has fallen below two children per women and nine states have reached replacements levels of 2.1 and above. Delhi, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal have lowest fertility among other countries.

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Transgender Literary Meet

20-06-2018

The Sahitya Akademi, India's National Academy of Letters, would hold the first-ever literary meet for transgender writers in Kolkata.

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National Health Resource Repository

20-06-2018

The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has launched the National Health Resource Repository (NHRR), the first ever registry in the country registry of authentic, standardised and updated geo-spatial data of all public and private healthcare. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is the project technology partner for providing data security.

Under the Collection of Statistics Act 2008, more than 20 lakh healthcare establishments such as hospitals, doctors, clinics, diagnostic labs, pharmacies and nursing homes would be enumerated under this census, which will capture data on more than 1,400 variables.

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National Digital Library Of India Launched

20-06-2018

The Union Human Resource Development Ministry has launched the ‘National Digital Library of India’. This National Digital Library of India (NDLI) is a project of the Ministry of Human Resource Development under the aegis of National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (NMEICT). NDLI is a digital library that makes quality learning resources available to all learners and has 1.7 Crore content from more than 160 sources, in over 200 languages. It is also available on the Mobile app. At present the app is available in three languages – English, Hindi and Bengali. NDLI is developed by IIT Kharagpur.

The Ministry of Culture has already launched a similar initiative - National Virtual Library of India - a massive online library with resources covering tens and hundreds of fields, ranging from arts, music, dance, culture, theatre, science and technology to education, archaeology, literature, museums, etc. under the National Mission on Libraries.

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Dinesh Chandimal

20-06-2018

Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal has been suspended from his side’s third and final Test against West Indies after he was found guilty of ball-tampering. ICC Match Referee Javagal Srinath handed Chandimal the maximum punishment available.

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Highest ODI Total By Men’s

20-06-2018

England broke its own all-time record for the highest total scored in a men’s ODI when it posted 481 for six against Australia. England earlier created world record total of 444 against Pakistan in 2016.

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Fifa World Cup

20-06-2018

Japan beat Colombia in a Group match to become the first Asian side to beat a South American one at the World Cup.

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