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Global TB Report 2023

According to the Global TB Report 2023, India accounts for 27% of the total TB cases in the world. It is annual report by World Health Organisation (WHO) since 1997. Global Tuberculosis Report 2023 – It provides a comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of TB epidemic Progress in prevention, diagnosis and treatment At global, regional and country levels. Data source – Data from national ministries of health. Coverage –

World Local Production Forum (WLPF)

The Indian delegation is going to participate in the 2nd World Local Production Forum (WLPF) at the World Forum, The Hague in Netherlands in November 2023. WLPF is a platform to generate actionable recommendations to support local production of medicines and healthcare technologies. Created by – World Health Organisation (WHO). The 1st edition of WLPF was organized virtually in 2021. Aims To emphasize the importance of health product production

Rajasthan First State to Implement Biofuel Policy

Rajasthan First State to Implement Biofuel Policy Theme: Biofuel Policy Rajasthan has become the first State in the country to implement the national policy on biofuels unveiled by the Centre in May 2018. The desert State will lay emphasis on increasing the production of oilseeds and establish a Centre for Excellence in Udaipur to promote research in the fields of alternative fuels and energy resources. A Biodiesel Plant with a capacity of 8 tonnes a day had already been

Rising Neurological & Non Communicable Diseases in India

Rising Neurological & Non-Communicable Diseases in India First comprehensive estimates of disease burden due to neurological disorders and their trends were published in The Lancet Global Health. About the Report- The findings have been published under the title of ‘The burden of neurological disorders across states of India: the Global Burden of Disease Study 1990–2019’. The study aimed at increasing awareness about these disorders, early identifica

SDGs Investor Map For India launched

SDGs Investor Map For India launched United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Invest India have launched the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Investor Map for India. Key takeaways It laid out 18 Investment Opportunities Areas (IOAs) in six critical SDG enabling sectors, that can help the country push forward on the trajectory of Sustainable Development. The six focus sectors: Education, healthcare, agriculture and allied activities, financial services, renewable energy an

  • 27 November, 2020
Fiscal deficit reaches 120% of annual target

Fiscal deficit reaches 120% of annual target The Union Government’s fiscal deficit further widened to 9.53 lakh crore, or close to 120% of the annual budget estimate, at the end of October of the current fiscal. Reasons behind this: The deficit widened mainly due to poor revenue realisation. The lockdown imposed to curb spreading of coronavirus infections had significantly impacted business activities and in turn, contributed to sluggish revenue realisation. What is

  • 28 November, 2020
Honey FPO Programme: NAFED       

Honey FPO Programme: NAFED Context Recently, the Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare virtually inaugurated the Honey Farmer Producer Organisation (FPO) Programme of the National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Limited (NAFED). A Producer Organisation (PO) is a legal entity formed by primary producers, viz. farmers, milk producers, fishermen, weavers, rural artisans, craftsmen, etc. FPO is one type of PO where the members

  • 28 November, 2020

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