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Government announces TB-Mission 2020

TB Mission 2020 is a Government of India initiative to eliminate TB or Tuberculosis in India by 2020.

This mission was announced by the Health Minister at WHO’s Global TB Symposium in Barcelona. The symposium was titled ‘Moving out of the box to end global TB epidemic: with post-2015 strategy.’

The Indian government is taking efforts to provide free diagnosis, treatment, nutrition support and financial aid from the government and private hospitals to the affected patients.

The Indian government is working with multiple multilateral agencies and forums to eliminate TB. Control of TB was declared part of the dominant agenda for the forthcoming meeting of BRICS Health Ministers in December. India is largest TB burden country.

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Surya Prakash appointed as Chairman of Prasar Bharti

Surya Prakash, has been appointed as the Chairman of the Board of Prasar Bharti for a period of three years. Prakash’s name was recommended by a three member committee. The Committee comprised of:-

  • Vice President Hamid Ansari, who is also the head of the committee
  • Press Council of India Chairperson, Markandey Katju
  • Bimal Julka, Secretary of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting

About Surya Prakash

Prakash is a journalist and a distinguished fellow of the Vivekananda International Foundation. At the time of his appointment, he was Consulting Editor of The Pioneer.

came on the recommendation of a three-member committee headed by Vice President Hamid Ansari and comprising Press Council of India chairperson Markandey Katju and Bimal Julka, Secretary, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. Mr.Prakash has also held ‘key posts at several print and broadcast media organisations including Zee News, The Pioneer, Indian Express and the Eenadu group, among others.’

About Prasar Bharati

Prasar Bharati is an autonomous body that was established under the Prasar Bharati Act in 1997. It is the public broadcaster of India. AIR (All India Radio) and Doordarshan are part of Prasar Bharati. Before the establishment of Prasar Bharati, they were under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

Garhwal rifles wins Cambrian Patrol

A team from the Indian Army beat 140 other participants to win the gold medal in the Cambrian Patrol that was held in UK between October 17 to 26. The Indian team consisted on 8 Garhwal Rifles.

Earlier, a team from the Gorkha Rifles had won a gold medal in 2010.

Exercise Cambrian Patrol

The Exercise is an annual international military patrolling event that takes places amidst the Cambrian Mountains, with participants from across the world. It was first held more than 40 years ago by Welsh Territorial Army soldiers.

The Exercise requires its participants to cover a 80 km course in less than 48 hrs while performing various military exercises. Each team consists of eight persons. The tests span over two days, during which the participants do not get any rest of sleep. The Exercise aims to evaluate qualities such as leadership, self-discipline, courage, physical endurance and determination. Most teams do not manage to complete the Exercise; the ones that do earn either a gold medal or silver medal or bronze medal or passing.

Garhwal Rifles

The Garhwal Rifles is an infantry regiment of the Indian Army. It was initially raised in 1887 as the 39th (Garhwal) Regiment of the Bengal Army. This Regiment was later absorbed into the British Army and eventually into the Indian Army.

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