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Health Ministry partners with Dell and Tata Trusts to provide technology solution for a nationwide healthcare programKey Highlights:
On September 21, 2018, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare signed MoUs with the Tata Trusts and Dell to provide a technological platform for nationwide prevention, control, screening and management program of Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs).
Dell helped in the development of the technology platform as technology partner and TATA helped in the implementation support of the NCD programme as deployment partner.
The technology solution by Dell is hosted on a Government Data Center and managed by Centre for Health Informatics, MoHFW.
Also a user manual for NCD application under Comprehensive Primary Health Care (CPHC) IT Solutions was released.
Under Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases and Stroke (NPCDCS), government will start population based screening under NHM for diabetes, Hypertension and three types of common cancers.
Also under Ayushman Bharat, Centre will provide 12 different kinds of services of which Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) form an important part.
MHA signs MoU with ISRO to set up an Integrated Control Room for Emergency ResponseKey Highlights:
On September 21, 2018, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Department of Space signed an MOU for setting up of Integrated Control Room for Emergency Response (ICR-ER) in Ministry of Home Affairs.
The MoU was signed by Joint Secretary (Disaster Management) Shri Sanjeev Kumar Jindal and Dr P.V.N Rao, Deputy Director, NRSC, ISRO.
The project will be executed under overall supervision of MHA.
Union Government launched India’s first National Registry of Sexual Offenders and several initiatives for sexual violence against women and childrenKey Highlights:
On September 21, 2018, the Union Government released a National Database of Sexual Offenders (NDSO) in New Delhi. It was launched by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. India thus became the 9th nation to have a registry of this kind.
It is an initiative under the National Mission for Safety of Women.
The database would be maintained by the National Crime Records Bureau under the Ministry of Home Affairs.
The database would contain 4.4 lakh offenders (from 2005 till date) and their DNA samples, fingerprints, Aadhaar numbers and Personal Account Numbers (PANs).
Data will be stored for 15 years for those who are posing low danger, 25 years for moderate danger and lifetime for habitual offenders.
Along with this, 79 lakh rape kits are in the process of distribution across the country.
ANI, WAM signed MoU for bilateral cooperation in area of free news exchangeKey Highlights:
On September 21, 2018, Asian News International, ANI and Emirates News Agency, WAM, the official news agency of the UAE government has signed an MoU, for bilateral cooperation in the area of the Free news exchange in Abu Dhabi.
The Mou wa signed between Mohammad Jalal Alrayssi, Executive Director of WAM and Sanjiv Prakash, Chief Editor and CEO of ANI.
Gujarat Government forms panel to probe crop insurance complaintsKey Highlights:
On 20th September 2018, Gujarat government announced the formation of a committee to look into the complaints of farmers who have not received timely compensation for crop loss.
The committee includes Gujarat Agriculture Minister R C Faldu. Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel and Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani will directly supervise the committee.
Erring insurance companies will be reported directly to the Central government. The committee will soon hold a meeting with the chairman and managing directors of insurance companies that offer crop loans in Gujarat, to tackle this issue.
Under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) more than 12 lakh farmers in Gujarat have been covered during the ongoing Kharif 2018 season. This scheme was introduced in Kharif 2016.
More than Rs 374 crore has been collected from farmers as premium through this scheme.
First ever Mizoram International Short Film Festival (MISFF) in AizawlKey Highlights:
On 20th September 2018, the first-ever Mizoram International Short Film Festival (MISFF) was inaugurated by Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla at the Aijal Club in Aizawl, Mizoram.
At the inaugural event, Gulshan Grover’s short film ‘Forbidden’ was screened. This is the first of its kind film festival in Mizoram.
It is organised by: Government of Mizoram and Innovations India. It is supported by the Mizo Film Forum.
The festival aims to promote Mizoram as a preferred destination for film making, and to exhibit the beautiful locations of Mizoram. It will also highlight the film making capabilities of the Mizo film makers.
Anushka Sharma receives Smita Patil Memorial AwardKey Highlights:
On 19th September 2018, actor Anushka Sharma received the Smita Patil Memorial Award at Priyadarshni Academy 34th Anniversary Global Awards, in Mumbai.
She was presented the award by Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation Nitin Gadkari and Union Minister of Railways and Coal Piyush Goyal.
Kalraj Mishra appointed chairman of parliamentary Standing Committee on DefenceKey Highlights:
On 19th September 2018, Kalraj Mishra was appointed the chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence.
Kalraj Mishra replaces former Uttarakhand chief minister Bhuvan Chandra Khanduri as chairman of the parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence.
Kalraj Mishra is 77 years old. He is a BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) MP from Deoria, Uttar Pradesh. He has served as Union Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. He has also served as the president of BJP’s Uttar Pradesh unit 4 times.
Also, Chintamani Malviya, a BJP member from Ujjain, has become the chairman of the Standing Committee on Coal and Steel. He replaces replaced Rakesh Singh from Jabalpur.
Japanese businessman Yusaku Maezawa to become the first private moon touristKey Highlights:
Yusaku Maezawa, a Japanese businessman, will be the first private moon tourist, to fly on Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) of SpaceX around the Moon in 2023.
Yusaku Maezawa is a 42-year-old Japanese billionaire and chief executive of Japan’s largest online fashion mall Zozotown.
He will be the first lunar traveller since the last US Apollo mission in 1972. The amount he has paid for the journey has not been revealed.
He will take six to eight artists along with him. The artists will not be charged.
The Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) is in development. It is 118 meters long. It will comprise a first stage with engines and fuel systems, and a second stage with the spacecraft where the passengers will ride.