Health Current Affairs - 2020

Health in India Report Released

The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation has released the “Health in India” report. The main objective of the report was to gather quantitative data on India’s health sector. The report have highlighted on the health of religious communities across country. Background The report has been prepared on the basis of information provided by the Read More…

Ayushman Bharat: Migrant Workers to get insurance

The Government of India has extended its flagship programme, Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (Ayushman Bharat) to the migrant workers. Earlier, GoI had announced that the Ayushman Bharat beneficiaries will receive free COVID-19 testing. Highlights The decision has been taken to help the migrant workers that have lost their jobs and livelihood due to lock Read More…

PM Modi launches “My Life My Yoga”

On May 31, 2020, PM Modi launched “My Life My Yoga”, a video blogging contest. The contest is to be conducted as a joint effort of Ministry of AYUSH and ICMR (Indian Council of Cultural Research). Highlights The contest is being launched to inspire people to participate in the sixth International Day of Yoga (IDY) Read More…

May 22: International Day for Biological Diversity

Every year, on May 22, the International Day for Biological Diversity is marked by the United Nations. The day highlights the biodiversity issues. This year, the day is being celebrated under the theme Theme: Our Solutions are in nature Significance of the theme The theme emphasizes on solidarity, hope and importance of working together to Read More…

Next Generation Biodegradable Metal Implants developed by ARCI scientists

The scientists of Advanced Research Centre for powder metallurgy and new materials along with Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences (SCTIMST) have developed new biodegradable implant. The implants were developed from Iron-Manganese alloy. Highlights The alloy is highly applicable for making biodegradable orthopedic implant applications and stents. These implants participate in the healing process Read More…