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उत्तराखंड लोवर सबॉर्डिनेट (प्रा.) परीक्षा-2016

उत्तराखंड लोवर सबॉर्डिनेट (प्रा.) परीक्षा-2016

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Round Table Conference on Data Analytics for Indian Railways

Round Table Conference on Data Analytics for Indian Railways

Question: What is the tagline of the Indian Railways?
(a) Lifeline to the nation
(b) Bahujan Hitay Bahujan Sukhay
(c) Truly Indian
(d) None of the above.
Ans: (a)
Related Fact :

  • On May 16, 2017, Minister of Railways, Suresh Prabhu inaugurated Round Table Conference on “Data Analytics for Indian Railways”.
  • This Round Table Conference was to ideate on Data Analytics on Indian Railways.
  • In order to assist the management in taking effective strategic and tactical decisions, Railways have decided to use Data Analytics for Analysis of Data using various statistical and software tools.
  • Data Analytics can help Railways in determining pricing of services, planning train operations on various routes, proactive safety measures and disaster management, predictive maintenance of assets to avoid failures etc.
  • Data of trains, passengers, earnings, utilization of trains, class wise occupancy, waiting lists and passenger profile is also available in e-ticketing system. This huge data can be analysed to help in providing innovative products to passengers so that occupancy is improved and passengers are able to get confirmed accommodation.
  • Data Analytics can help in improving throughput and average speed of freight trains. Track Management System has data about condition of track, maintenance of track from time to time, inspection conducted, track renewal, deep screening, rail fractures etc. Data Analytics can help in predicting vulnerable spots and preventive maintenance.
  • Indian Railways is one of the largest Data creators in the world; it has to handle large volume of Data. Data Analytics can help to create a system that may benefit Railways immensely.

Reference:
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=161813
http://www.outlookindia.com/newsscroll/railways-to-monetise-available-data/1052003

National Training for Universal Screening and Control of Common NCDs

National Training for Universal Screening and Control of Common NCDs

Question: What does NCD stand for in medical parlance?
(a) Non-communicable Diseases
(b) National Control Department
(c) Non-cognitive disorder
(d) None of the above.
Ans: (a)
Related Fact :

  • On May 16, 2017, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda inaugurated National Training for Universal Screening and Control of five Common Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) such as hypertension, diabetes and three common cancers: cervix, breast and oral cavity.
  • Under the universal screening of common NCDs program, everyone above the age of 30 years will be screened in the 100 districts of the country in the first phase. Gradually, it will cover the entire country and around 50 crore people will be covered so that timely intervention can reduce the disease burden in the country.
  • The Health Ministry is working through a two-pronged strategy: healthy children through the total immunization program whereby in the past three years, the basket of vaccines has been increased from providing cover to 11 vaccine preventable diseases, from the earlier six.
  • This is complemented by the goals set under the National Health Policy 2017 which has sharpened the focus towards promotive and preventive health care and wellness.

Reference:
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=161821
http://www.business-standard.com/article/government-press-release/shri-j-p-nadda-inaugurates-national-training-for-universal-screening-and-117051600827_1.html

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