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Health and Family WelfareHealth Schemes of the Government

 

Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram aims to provide healthcare and improve the quality of life of children through early detection of birth defects, diseases, deficiencies and development delays like disability.

Rashtriya Kishore Swasthya Karyakram (RKSK) aims to target adolescents who are 21 per cent of the country’s population. It focuses on mental health, nutrition, substance misuse, injuries and violence and non-communicable diseases.

Weekly Iron Folic Acid Supplementation Programme focuses on adolescent anaemia by giving Iron-Folic Acid (IFA) tablets to adolescent population between 10-19 years of age in both rural and urban areas of India.

ASHA
Accredited Social Health Activists are first port of call in the community and have been instrumental in promoting institutional delivery, immunization, active role in disease control programmes (Malaria, Kala-azar and Lymphatic filariasis, in particular) and improved breastfeeding and nutrition practices.

Rogi Kalyan Samiti
This committee is a registered society whose members act as trustees to manage the affairs of the hospital and is responsible for maintenance of the facilities and ensure provision of better facilities to the patients in the hospital.

Janani Suraksha Yojana
Aim is to reduce maternal mortality among pregnant women by encouraging them to deliver in government health facilities. Under the scheme, cash assistance is provided to eligible pregnant women for giving birth in a government health facility.
Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakram
All pregnant women delivering in public health institutions shall get absolutely free and get no expense for delivery, including caesarean section.

This includes free drugs and consumables, free diagnostics, free diet during stay in the health institutions, free provision of blood, free transport from home to health institution, between health institutions in case of referrals and drop back home and exemption from all kinds of user charges.

Also available for all sick infants (up to 1 year of age) accessing public health institutions.

National Ambulance Services
Toll free number of 102 and 108 to access the free ambulance service.

Jansankhya Sthirata Kosh
It works to promote programmes, projects and initiatives to meet the need for contraception, and reproductive and child health. It s aims at achieving population stabilisation at a level consistent with the needs of sustainable economic growth, social development and environment protection by 2045.

Housing

PM Awaas Yojana – Housing for All

slum rehabilitation: redevelopment of slums with participation of private developers using land as a resource

interest rate subvention for those who belong to economically weaker sections in home loans

Houses of up to 30 sq.m. carpet area are to be provided with basic civic infrastructure

The beneficiary family should not own a house in any part of the country.

Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Urban Livelihoods Mission
Primary target is urban poor, including urban homeless and vulnerable sections such as SCs, STs, minorities, female-headed households, persons with disabilities, destitute, migrant labourers and occupational groups such as street vendors, rag pickers, domestic workers, beggars, construction workers.

Providing shelters equipped with essential services to urban homeless

Facilitating access of urban poor to suitable spaces, institutional credit, social security and skills for livelihood generation.

India and the World

Afghan Parliament building built by India.

AUSINDEX was a bilateral military exercise conducted by India and Australia for first time.

India became the latest member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in 2016.

8th BRICS Summit was held in Goa in 2016.

An online grievance redressal system called MADAD was launched to allow Indian citizens abroad to seek assistance from our Missions and Posts.

10th World Hindi Conference was organised by the Ministry in September 2015 at Bhopal. World Hindi Secretariat has been set-up in Mauritius

Industry
Scheme guidelines for promoting entrepreneurship like Innovation core and Ucchattar Avishkar Yojana (UAY) have been finalized by Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD).

Foreign investment promotions board would clear FDI proposals upto Rs. 1200 crore and above that would go to Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs but now that threshold has been raised to Rs. 5000 crore.

Soon the FIPB shall be phased out.

Madrid Protocol is a simple, system for registration of International Trade Marks. India is now a member of this protocol.

Labor, Skill development and Employment

Draft Small Factory Bill

Ease of compliance for small manufacturing units with less than 40 workers was done so that the employers are not harassed for non compliance of norms.

This in turn shall improve ease of business rankings.

At the same time the workers welfare too shall be safeguarded.

Rajiv Gandhi Shramik Kalyan Yojana (Unemployment Allowance)

Provision of unemployment allowance to workers.

National Floor Level Minimum Wage

To have a uniform wage structure and to reduce the disparity in minimum wages across the country, a concept of National Floor Level Minimum Wage. However it is a non statutory measure.

India is the founder member of ILO

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Q1: Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram aims to provide
1.early detection of birth defects, diseases, deficiencies and development delays like disability.
2.free maternity care
3.free ambulance service
4.iron and folic acid supplements

Q2:Rogi Kalyan Samiti is
1.ambulance service
2.inter state council
3.trustees to manage the affairs of the hospital
4.all

Q3: Jansankhya Sthirata Kosh involves
1.to promote programmes, projects and initiatives to meet the need for contraception, and reproductive and child health
2.aims at achieving population stabilisation
3.both
4.none

Q4: PM Awaas Yojana – Housing for All involves
1.slum rehabilitation: redevelopment of slums with participation of private developers using land as a resource
2.interest rate subvention for those who belong to economically weaker sections in home loans
3.both A and B
4.none

Q5: World Hindi Secretariat has been set-up in
1.malaysia
2.Phillipines.
3.delhi
4.mauritius