Current Affairs – November, 2013

Latest Current Affairs November, 2013 with Current Affairs, news summary on current events of National and International importance of November, 2013 for Banking, SSC, CLAT, UPSC, State PCS, IBPS, Railways and other Competitive Examinations.

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Health Ministry plans to set up “Birth Waiting Homes”

The Ministry of Health and Welfare intends to set up “Birth Waiting Homes” close to healthcare centres to facilitate pregnant women in remote areas to gain access to prenatal care as their due date approaches.

Under National Rural Health Mission, it also plans to hire palanquins or carts to transport pregnant women across difficult terrain with a view improve institutional deliveries. The government would pay the men who carry the palanquin.

As per the plan, the “Birth Waiting Homes” will be set up within or near the compounds of a health facility. The pregnant woman would be given all support and incentives to access these facilities at least a week before her delivery date.

Month:  Categories: Governance & Politics

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Cyclone Lehar moving towards Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh is on high alert as very severe cyclone Lehar is gusting towards it. Currently, it is centered 650 km east-southeast on Machilipatttam in the State where it is likely to hit. It would be the second storm to hit Andhra in barely a week after the impact of cyclone Helen. The Army, the Navy and the Coast Guard have been alerted. Fishermen have been asked not to venture into the sea while those already in the sea have been asked to return.

Month:  Categories: Environment & BiodiversityPlaces in News

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