Current Affairs – July, 2020

‘Itolizumab’ Injection gets DCGI Approval for Treatment of Moderate to Serve ARDS Patients

The Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) has given its approval to ‘Itolizumab’ injection for the treatment of COVID-19 patients with restricted emergency use only in case of moderate to severe Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) patients. DCGI has made it clear that written informed consent of the patient will be required by the authorities Read More…

Webinar Conducted for Sensitization of MPs from ST Constituencies on GOAL Project

For the sensitization of the Members of Parliaments from Schedule Tribe (ST) Constituencies, a webinar was conducted on 10th July 2020. The webinar was conducted by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs. Background The GOAL project has started as a Pilot Project by Facebook India back in March 2019. This pilot project was launched with 100 Read More…

8.8 Crore People have availed Healthcare Services under Ayushman Bharat Yojana in last 5 Months

At the Health and Wellness Centres across the country under Ayushman Bharat Yojana, in between 1st February 2020 to 30th June 2020, about 8.8 crore Indian Citizens have availed healthcare services. The Health and Wellness Centres functioning across the country at the time of the COVID-19 Lockdown have organized 6.53 lakh sessions of Yoga and Read More…

Kharif Crops Sowing Area Increases 2.5 Times as Compared to Last Year

Kharif Crops are grown in hot and humid rain fed areas. As per the data from the Indian Meteorological Department, June 2020 was the wettest June in Indian in the last 12 years. As per the LPA- Long Period Average, the country has excessive overall rainfall in June 2020 with 118 percent. Above 110 percent Read More…

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White Paper launched for Recommendations on Immediate Technology and Policy Impetus to Make India ATMANIRBHAR

At a virtual event, White Papers prepared by the Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC) was launched by Dr. Harsh Vardhan (Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare) on 10th July 2020. Focus of the launched White Paper As the global supply chain is mitigating the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, this also has Read More…