Current Affairs – October, 2014

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Noted freedom fighter Jagdish Sharan dies

Prominent freedom fighter Jagdish Sharan Pande passed away in Almora, Uttarakhand at age 95. He died after a prolonged illness.

Pande was a resident of Bhatkot in Uttarakhand. After his death, Pande’s remains were consigned to flames with full state honours.

Post-independence, Pande has been actively involved in social work.

Role in the fight for Independence

Pande was a part of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s Azad Hind Fauj. He was also jailed in Burma during 1943-44 for his involvement.

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H.N.Reliance Foundation Hospital inaugurated

PM Modi inaugurated the H.N.Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre in South Mumbai.

Inauguration

The hospital that is now the H.N.Reliance Hospital was the first general hospital built. The hospital has been active since 1925. In its 90th year, the Nita Ambani-headed Reliance Foundation has rebuilt and upgraded the hospital into a 19 storey tower with two heritage wings.

Collaboration

The upgraded hospital and research centre will collaborate with renowned hospitals like John Hopkins, MD Anderson Cancer Centre, Massachusetts General Hospital and the University of Southern California. Also, around 50 doctors of Indian origin from different parts of the world will also be working with the H.N.Reliance Foundation Hospital.

Philanthropy

The hospital will reserve one-fifth of its total capacity for underprivileged persons. It will provide 10% of beds free of cost to the needy and another 10% of beds at subsidized rates.

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