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NITI Aayog to partners with 6 states to transform Health & Education

NITI Aayog to partners with 6 states to transform Health & Education

Question: Who among the following is the chairman of the NITI Ayog?
(a) The Prime Minister
(b) The Finance Minister
(c) The Union Home Minister
(d) The President
Ans: (a)
Related facts:-

  • On August 8, 2017, NITI Aayog announced partnership with three States each to radically transform their Health and Education sectors.
  • NITI Aayog has selected Uttar Pradesh, Assam, and Karnataka to improve healthcare delivery and key outcomes in these States.
  • In Education, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, and Jharkhand have been selected for support to better learning outcomes.
  • The six States have been chosen after a rigorous competitive process based on comprehensive metrics to determine potential for impact and likelihood of success.
  • The chosen States have committed to time-bound, governance reforms in both sectors. A Program Management Unit to push for efficiency and efficacy in governance structures and service delivery will now be available in the six chosen States for a period of 30 months.

Resource links:-
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=169758

The Admiralty (Jurisdiction and Settlement of Maritime Claims) Bill 2017

The Admiralty (Jurisdiction and Settlement of Maritime Claims) Bill 2017

Question:- Recently the Admiralty (Jurisdiction and Settlement of Maritime Claims) Bill, 2017 was passed unanimously by…….
(a) Rajya Sabha
(b) Lok Sabha
(c) Both (a &b)
(d) Legislative assembly of Uttar Pradesh
Answer: (a)
Related facts:-

  • On July24, 2017,the Admiralty (Jurisdiction and Settlement of Maritime Claims) Bill, 2017 Passed Unanimously by Rajya Sabha.
  • The Bill aims to establish a legal framework for consolidation of related laws to replace the age old archaic laws with modern Indian legislation and to confer admiralty jurisdiction on all High Courts of the coastal states of the country. The bill was earlier passed by the Lok Sabha in March, 2017.
  • The bill when enacted will repealfive different Admiralty Acts which are 126 to 177 years old.
  • The Bill provides for prioritization of maritime claims and maritime liens while providing protection to owners, charterers, operators, crew members and seafarers at the same time.
  • As per the new Bill, High Courts of all the coastal states shall exercise admiralty jurisdiction over maritime claims which include several aspects not limited to goods imported, but also other claims such as payment of wages of seamen, loss of life, salvages, mortgage, loss or damage, services and repairs, insurance, ownership and lien, threat of damage to environment etc.
  • The Bill accords highest priority to payment of wages of the seafarers. The Bill also provides for protection against wrongful and unjustified arrest and has provision for transfer of cases from one High Court to other High Court.

Reference:
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=168943

Health Ministry holds 4th National Summit on Good, Replicable Practices and Innovations in Public Health Care Systems

4th National Summit on Good, Replicable Practices and Innovations in Public Health Care Systems

Question:4th National Summit on Good, Replicable Practices and Innovations in Public Health Care Systems was organized fromJuly 6-8, 2017 in …
(a) Bangalore
(b) Indore
(c) New Delhi
(d) Jaipur
Answer- (b)
Related facts:

  • The 4th National Summit on Good, Replicable Practices and Innovations in Public Health Care Systems was organized at Indore, Madhya Pradesh from July 6 -8, 2017.
  • It was organized by National Health Mission, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India and National Health Mission, Madhya Pradesh.
  • The representatives of all the states and Union Territories of India participated in this conference.
  • The Health Ministry awarded various States and Union Territories on the basis of Health Indicators and Service Delivery.
  • The award for best performing States in the category of indoor services (based on change of IPD/1000 population from 2015-16 to 2016-17-HMIS) was given to Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan and Gujarat respectively and Daman and Diu got the award among the Union Territories.
  • For the best out-patient services, the award was given to Gujarat, Punjab and Jharkhand respectively whereas Dadra and Nagar Haveli got the award amongst the Union Territories.
  • For, average out of pocket expenditure per delivery in public health facility, the award was given to Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh respectively. This award was given to Dadra and Nagar Haveli amongst the Union Territories.
  • The award for decline in IMR (infant mortality rate) was given to Jammu and Kashmir and West Bengal among the bigger states, Manipur received it amongst the smaller states and Puduchery amongst the UTs.
  • Best Performance in Revised National TB Control Programme was given to Assam and Himachal Pradesh respectively.
  • Apart from this Kayakalp Awards of Madhya Pradesh, 2017 were also given in the program.
  • The first prize was given to Bhind and Tikamgarh, the second to Satna and Shivpuri and the third to Khandwa.

Reference:
http://www.starsamachar.com/Article/cms00021668–bhind-tikamgarh-gets-madhya-pradesh-kya-kalp-first-prize
http://ccebdm.org/4th%20National%20Summit-Indore.pdf
http://www.nhm.gov.in/roadmap-to-states-for-2012-13.html?layout=edit&id=559
http://www.nhmmp.gov.in/WebContent/IndoreSummit/AGENDA.pdf
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=167202

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