19th May, 2021 – Daily News

Topics covered – Amrit Vahini website, app, Chhattisgarh Mahtari Dular Yojna’, National Health Authority, Ayushman Bharat (Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana), Health and Wellness Centres, Haiyang-2D ocean environment monitoring satellite, 2020 Millennium Technology Prize, Technology Academy Finland.

Bulletins

  1. Jharkhand has launched Amrit Vahini website, app and the related chatbot to help people book hospital beds online.

  2. Chhattisgarh government has launched `Chhattisgarh Mahtari Dular Yojna’ for providing education expenses of the children who have lost parents to COVID-19.

  3. Telangana State Health department has signed an MoU with the National Health Authority (NHA) for the implementation of Ayushman Bharat (Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana) scheme in the State.

  4. Karnataka has been ranked first in establishing Health and Wellness Centres under Ayushman Bharat Program in 2020-21 to provide comprehensive primary health care in rural areas.

  5. China has launched a new ocean-monitoring satellite named Haiyang-2D into orbit to build an all-weather and round-the-clock dynamic ocean environment monitoring system to provide early warning on marine disasters.

  6. Cambridge University chemists Shankar Balasubramanian and David Klenerman have won the 2020 Millennium Technology Prize for their development of revolutionary sequencing techniques which means DNA can now be read in super-fast times.

Table of Content

National News

  1. Jharkhand has launched Amrit Vahini website, app and the related chatbot to help people book hospital beds online.

  2. Chhattisgarh government has launched `Chhattisgarh Mahtari Dular Yojna’ for providing education expenses of the children who have lost parents to COVID-19.
      • Under the scheme, a stipend of ₹500 per month will be paid to such children from Classes 1 to 8 and ₹1,000 per month from Classes 9 to 12.
      • Such children will also get priority in admission to the state-run Swami Atmanand English Medium Schools. No admission fees will be charged from them.
  3. Telangana State Health department has signed an MoU with the National Health Authority (NHA) for the implementation of Ayushman Bharat (Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana) scheme in the State.
      • Now, this scheme is not implemented in only Delhi, Odisha and West Bengal.
      • NHA CEO – Ram Sewak Sharma
  4. Karnataka has been ranked first in establishing Health and Wellness Centres under Ayushman Bharat Program in 2020-21 to provide comprehensive primary health care in rural areas.
      • Central govt aims to set up 1.5 lakh Ayushman Bharat Health & Wellness Centres across the country by 2022.
      • The Centre had set a target of establishing 2,263 centres in the state, while the State govt has upgraded 3,300 centres till March 31.
      • Ayushman Bharat Scheme was launched in 2018.

International News

  1. China has launched a new ocean-monitoring satellite named Haiyang-2D into orbit to build an all-weather and round-the-clock dynamic ocean environment monitoring system to provide early warning on marine disasters.
      • The satellite was launched by a Long March-4B rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in northwest China.
      • The HY-2D was developed by the China Academy of Space Technology, and the carrier rocket by the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology.
      • HY-2D will form a constellation with the HY-2B and HY-2C satellites to build an all-weather and round-the-clock dynamic ocean environment monitoring system.
Haiyang-2D

Awards

  1. Cambridge University chemists Shankar Balasubramanian and David Klenerman have won the 2020 Millennium Technology Prize for their development of revolutionary sequencing techniques which means DNA can now be read in super-fast times.
      • The prize is awarded by Technology Academy Finland (TAF).
Balasubramanian and David Klenerman

Start Quiz of 19th May2021

Q.1) Which state has launched Amrit Vahini website, app and the related chatbot to help people book hospital beds online?
 Q.2) Which state has signed an MoU with the National Health Authority (NHA) for the implementation of Ayushman Bharat (Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana) scheme in the State?
Q.3) Which nation has launched the Haiyang-2D satellite?
 Q.4) Who has won the 2020 Millennium Technology Prize?
 Q.5) Which state has topped in establishing Health and Wellness Centres under Ayushman Bharat Program in 2020-21?
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