INDIA- SINGAPORE RELATIONS • India’s connection with Singapore dates back to the Cholas who are credited with naming the island and establishing a permanent settlement. • The close relationship shared by India and Singapore is based on convergence of economic and political interests. • The process of economic reforms in India since the early 1990s created a strong basis for cooperation with Singapore, opening up … Continue reading Everything about INDIA- SINGAPORE Relations.
The global figures • The report shows that there were 5 million more malaria cases in 2016 than in 2015. • The estimated global tally of malaria deaths reached 445,000 in 2016 compared to 446,000 the previous year. • The African Region continues to bear an estimated 90% of all malaria cases and deaths worldwide. • About 80% of the deaths were accounted for by … Continue reading Everything about World Malaria Report 2017 by WHO
Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) • It is the preeminent annual entrepreneurship gathering that convenes emerging entrepreneurs, investors and supporters from around the world. • It was started by U.S. government in 2010. • It serves as a vital link between governments and the private sector and convenes global participants to showcase projects, network, exchange ideas and champion new opportunities for investment. Aim • It aims … Continue reading Everything about Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES)
Net neutrality • The term was coined by Tim Wu in 2003. • It is the guiding principle that preserves the free and open Internet. • It means that the Internet Service Provider may not discriminate between different kind of content and applications online. • It guarantees a level playing field for all websites and Internet technologies. • In this, all data on the Internet … Continue reading Everything about Net Neutrality
Umang (Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance (UMANG) app: • It is a unified app to serve e-governance through mobile devices. • It is developed by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and National e-Governance Division (NeGD). • It is to offer services of the central, state, local bodies and various government agencies right on Android and iOS based mobile devices. • It … Continue reading Everything about Umang App (Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance (UMANG)
Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR): It is an apex body in India for the formulation, coordination and promotion of biomedical research and is one of the oldest medical research bodies in the world. Its headquarters are at New Delhi. It is funded by the Government of India through the Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The Governing Body of the … Continue reading Indian Council of Medical Research – ICMR
Introduction • The national health policy had aimed at eliminating filariasis by 2015 but the deadline was extended to 2017 and now has been shifted to 2020. • But India is likely to miss the target date of stamping out elephantiasis or lymphatic filariasis. Filariasis • Filariasis, called hathipaon (elephant foot) locally, can cause limbs, usually the leg, knee downwards, to swell enormously or hydrocele … Continue reading Lymphatic Filariasis