IASbaba PIB Weekly : Press Information Bureau – 21st Jan to 27th Jan, 2018

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IASbaba Press Information Bureau 21st to 27th January, 2018



Rapid Reporting System for the Scheme for Adolescent Girls

(Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health)

What: A web based on line monitoring for the Scheme for Adolescent Girls

  • Will facilitate the monitoring of the scheme and taking corrective measures by ensuring faster flow of information, accurate targeting of the beneficiaries and reduction of leakages
  • The scheme aims at providing them nutritional support @ Rs.9.50/beneficiary/day for 300 days in a year, motivating out of school girls to go back to formal schooling or skill training under non-nutrition component of the scheme.
  • Government has also approved expansion and universalisation of the Scheme for Adolescent Girls in a phased manner i.e. in additional 303 districts in 2017-18 and the remaining districts in 2018-19 with the simultaneous phasing out of Kishori Shakti Yojana. 

Launch of Management Information System (MIS) portal for Anganwadi Services Training Programme

(Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health)

1st phase:

  • Enable NGOs to submit proposal to the respective States/UTs.
  • They, in turn, process the proposals and recommend requirement of funds for running the Programme in the States/UTs.
  • The Central government would further examine the proposal and release the funds.
  • It will ensure that funds are released timely and reach the beneficiaries for training purpose.

Anganwadi Services Training Programme

  • Under the Umbrella Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme, it is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme and the overall administration; management and monitoring of the implementation of the Scheme are being done by the respective State Government/UT Administration.
  • The training provided to the Anganwadi Workers (AWWs)/Anganwadi Helpers (AWHs) and the Supervisors at the Anganwadi Workers Training Centres (AWTCs)/Middle Level Training Centres (MLTCs) are a part of the Anganwadi Services.

Please Note:

  1. INSV Tarini: First-ever Indian circumnavigation of the globe by an all-women crew
  • The expedition titled ‘Navika Sagar Parikrama’, is in consonance with the National policy to empower women to attain their full potential
  • Aims to showcase ‘Nari Shakti’ on the world platform and help revolutionize societal attitudes and mindset towards women in India by raising visibility of their participation in challenging environs.

       2. India has committed to

  • Install 175 GW of solar, wind and biomass electricity by 2022
  • Reduce emission intensity by 33-35% from its 2005 levels by 2030
  • Create an additional carbon sink of 2.5 to 3 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent by 2030 though additional forest and tree cover
  • Produce 40% electricity from non-fossil fuel based energy resources by 2030.

        3. IREPS (Indian Railways E-Procurement System): A single portal of Indian Railways handling all           procurements tenders and e-auctions digitally

        4. UNICEF study estimates that a household in an ODF village in India saves Rs.50,000 every year by way of disease treatment costs averted, saving of livelihood by not falling ill, etc. At the macro level, a 2007 World Bank study estimated that lack of sanitation costs India over 6% of our GDP.

       5. Quotes from Vice President of India’s addresses at

Republic Day celebration

  • A Republic is its people. Citizens do not just make up and preserve a Republic; they are its ultimate stakeholders and in fact pillars. Each one of us is a pillar – the soldier who defends our Republic; the farmer who feeds our Republic; the forces that keep our Republic safe; the mother who nurtures our Republic; the doctor who heals our Republic; the nurse who tends to our Republic; the sanitation worker who makes our Republic cleaner and hygienic; the teacher who educates our Republic; the scientist who innovates for our Republic; the missile technologist who puts our Republic on a new trajectory; the wise tribal who conserves the ecology of our Republic; the engineer who re-imagines our Republic; the construction worker who builds our Republic; senior citizens who can look back with pride at how far they have brought our Republic; the youth in whom lie the energy, hopes and future of our Republic; and our dear children, who dream for our Republic.
  • Nation building is a grand project. But it is also the compilation of a million – rather, a billion – smaller projects, each as sacred as the other. Nation building is also about building a family, building a neighbourhood, building a community, building an enterprise, building an institution. And building society.

Graduation Ceremony at Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai

  • Researchers must explore ancient Indian medical systems like Ayurveda for alternative solutions and see if there are some indigenous cost-effective solutions that may be useful to make cancer treatment more affordable.
  • Cancer is a major public health concern in India and has become one of the 10 leading causes of deaths. Cancer is one of the dreaded diseases and also a very costly disease in terms of treatment. A better understanding of the likely causes and early detection could help reduce the disease burden in our country.
  • Regarding treatment of cancer patients, there is a need to operate more number of palliative care centres or hospices. Such centres are needed to provide relief from pain and emotional distress to suffering patients.
  • Yoga training should be imparted to students as part of ensuring healthy lifestyles. Yoga is a holistic approach to healthy living and there is evidence that it enhances the well-being and quality of life

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