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INDIAN AFFAIRS

NITI Aayog Releases Nation-Wide Healthy State Report

NITI Aayog Releases Nation-Wide Healthy State Report

  1. Kerala has ranked at the top level in the term of the health and performance like the ‘performance in health outcome index’ that has published by the Niti Aayog on Friday.
  2. Punjab and Uttar Pradesh has comes at the second and third from all over the 21 large states that has been elected by the many of the health indicators like the neonatal mortality rates, under-five mortality rate, full immunisation coverage and institutional deliveries.
  3. Jharkhand, J&K and UP has been comes at three ranking States in terms of annual incremental performance. “It has said that in that there has been important such as the rank states on the basis of the improvement they have achieved,” pointed out Amitabh Kant, CEO, Niti Aayog, while releasing the report.
  4. The next health report on states performance has been going to published in the month of June in this current year and district hospitals too would be ranked, Kant said.
  5. “We will be going to publish the rank of the total of the 730 district hospitals based on their performance. We have decided to encourage the good performers and name and shame those who don’t,” he said.

KEYS:

  1. The NITI Aayog, also National Institution for Transforming India, is a policy think tank of the Government of India, established with the aim to achieve Sustainable Development Goals
  2. Chairperson: Narendra Modi
  3. CEO: Amitabh Kant (Jan 2015–)
  4. Founded: 1 January 2015
  5. Headquarters: New Delhi
  6. Predecessor: Planning Commission
  7. Parent agency: Government of India

 

 

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

PM Modi 3 Nation Visit- Modi Conferred ‘Grand Collar of the State of Palestine’

PM Modi 3 Nation Visit- Modi Conferred ‘Grand Collar of the State of Palestine’

  1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday has announced the ‘Grand Collar of the State of Palestine’, which is the highest Palestinian honor for the out of the global dignitaries, recognising his contributions in the promotion of the between India and Palestine.
  2. President Mahmoud Abbas bestowed the Grand Collar of the State of Palestine on Modi just after the result of the held of the bilateral meeting in Ramallah. Modi is the first Indian Prime Minister to create the some of the official visit to Palestine.
  3. The Grand Collar is highest order that has given to the dignitaries Kings, who is the Heads of State/Government and persons of similar rank. At the time of the joint trade of the bilateral meeting, Abbas said that good opportunity to show the expression of the prime minister Modi “In that there are how much of the high of a standing you personally and in that there has been the some of the creative and brave leadership and in establishing peace and stability foundations in our region and the world.
  4. “In the recognition of that, we have get feeling the some of the decorate you with the highest order of honor in Palestine and that is the great the grand order of the state of Palestine,” the Palestinian president said.

 

India Retains Top Spot as Source Market for Dubai in 2017

India Retains Top Spot as Source Market for Dubai in 2017

  1. Dubai has the proof of as the witness that it has the 15 per cent growth in tourist visits from India in the last year that is the 2017, hosting 2.1 million visitors, retaining top spot as the source market.
  2. By this, now the Dubai has become the first country that has the put the 2 million mark in a single year, it is according to the latest data published by Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism).
  3. The growth in Dubai Tourisms is because of the ongoing collaboration with Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan in the BeMyGuest campaign.
  4. In the total amount there has been the Dubai has recorded 6.2 per cent year-on-year increase in international overnight visitation in the year 2017, propelling the emirates momentum towards its 2020 goal of welcoming 20 million visitors per year by the start of the next decade. In that there has the tital of the 15.79 million tourists visited Dubai last year.

BANKING AND FINANCE

“Swachh Bharat Sanitation Park” inaugurated in Delhi

“Swachh Bharat Sanitation Park” inaugurated in Delhi

  1. The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, with the mod with the Environmental Sanitation Institute and Tata Trusts, that has created the Sanitation Park that has established and started at the Capital on Saturday by Union Minister, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Sushri Uma Bharti, and Secretary, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Shri ParameswaranIyer.
  2. The Sanitation Park that has established at the CGO Complex in New Delhi with aim of to spread the awareness of the various safe technological options. The Park demonstrates many of the options that has installed at the toilet technologies and solid and liquid waste management technologies, with a brief description of these technologies.
  3. In the there has also the display of the description about the various interventions undertaken under the Swachh Bharat Mission, capturing the success stories and impact created under the Mission across the country.
  4. In the park, there has the opportunity for the new comers to understand the various components and initiatives of SBM and familiarize themselves with different technologies.

 

 

SPORTS

Winter Olympic Games Starts in Pyeongchang, South Korea

Winter Olympic Games Starts in Pyeongchang, South Korea

  1. The British team has did the announcement that it has comming the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea at the time of the Friday’s opening ceremony and it’s been predicted that the squad will take home full of the UK Sport invested over £32m.
  2. Lizzy Yarnold has been going to the first British athlete who has been going to present at the Winter gold when she has created the aim to select the Skeleton title then she has won at the year 2014 games in Sochi. Meanwhile the curling teams, Team Smith and Team Muirhead, are predicted to take home a minimum of one medal.
  3. Russia has not be going to participate at this year’s games because it has been taking the state by the state-sponsored doping scheme, which led to the country being stripped of 51 Olympic medals they won between 2011 and 2015. Athletes, who has passed the test of doping has participating in the games, are competing as Olympic Athletes from Russia.

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

PM Modi conferred with highest Palestinian honour

PM Modi conferred with highest Palestinian honour

  1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday has announced the ‘Grand Collar of the State of Palestine’, which is the highest Palestinian honor for the out of the global dignitaries, recognising his contributions in the promotion of the between India and Palestine.
  2. President Mahmoud Abbas bestowed the Grand Collar of the State of Palestine on Modi just after the result of the held of the bilateral meeting in Ramallah. Modi is the first Indian Prime Minister to create the some of the official visit to Palestine.
  3. The Grand Collar is highest order that has given to the dignitaries Kings, who is the Heads of State/Government and persons of similar rank. At the time of the joint trade of the bilateral meeting, Abbas said that good opportunity to show the expression of the prime minister Modi “In that there are how much of the high of a standing you personally and in that there has been the some of the creative and brave leadership and in establishing peace and stability foundations in our region and the world.
  4. “In the recognition of that, we have get feeling the some of the decorate you with the highest order of honor in Palestine and that is the great the grand order of the state of Palestine,” the Palestinian president said.

OBITUARY

Chandrasekhar Rath, doyen of Odia literature, passes away

Chandrasekhar Rath, doyen of Odia literature, passes away

  1. The doyen of Odia literature Chandrasekhar Rath has been died at the age of 89 years.
  2. He was born on October 17, in the year 1929 at Malapada village in Balangir he has also nominated for the most prestigious award, Padma Shri award this year. Rath has been awarded by the many of the award, in that Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award, Odisha Sahitya Akademi Award and Atibadi Jagannath Das Samman, for his contribution in the field of literature.

 

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