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Penury Grant to Non-Pensioner Ex-Servicemen Widows Enhanced

Penury Grant to Non-Pensioner Ex-Servicemen/Widows Enhanced

Question: The government recently announced to increase Penury Grant to Non-Pensioner Ex-Servicemen/Widows from 1000 per month to …
(a) 4000 per month.
(b) 3500 per month.
(c) 3000 per month
(d) 5000 per month.
Ans: (a)

  • On June 8, 2017, the government enhanced penury grant to non-pensioner Ex-Servicemen/Widows to Rs. 4,000/- per month from the existing rate of Rs. 1,000/- per month.
  • Defence Minister Arun Jaitley approved the enhancement of the penury grant following the demands by different stake holders, including Ex-servicemen Associations, Rajya Sainik Boards, Ex-servicemen/widows.
  • The penury grant is provided to non-pensioner Ex-servicemen/widows, who are above 65 years of age by the Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare, Ministry of Defence through Kendriya Sainik Board.
  • The step of enhancement of penury grant will benefit a large number of non-pensioner Ex-servicemen and widows who are in a state of penury. It was last revised from one time grant of Rs. 30,000/- to Rs. 1,000/- per month in October 2011.

Reference:
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=165509

Dr. B. Borooah Cancer Institute to be taken over by Department of Atomic Energy

Dr. B. Borooah Cancer Institute to be taken over by Department of Atomic Energy

Question: Tata Memorial Centre is an aided institution of…
(a) Department of Atomic Energy.
(b) AIIMS
(c) Fortis Group
(d) None of the above.
Ans: (a)

  • On June 7, 2017, the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved taking over of Dr. B. Borooah Cancer Institute, Guwahati by Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) and bringing it under the administrative control of Tata Memorial Centre.
  • The cabinet also approved augmentation of additional manpower of 166 posts in medical, paramedical and support positions.
  • The decision comes in the wake of the increasing instances of cancer, limited cancer treatment facilities and the need for a hospital support to carry out further research in North Eastern Region.
  • The approximate non-recurring expenditure for strengthening of institute is estimated at Rs. 150 crore and annual recurring expenditure is estimated at Rs. 45- 50 crore.
  • Tata Memorial Centre is an aided institution of Department of Atomic Energy. Tata Memorial hospital is a premier research institution in the field of cancer research and treatment. TMC under the aegis of DAE has been extending financial and technical support to Dr. B. Borooah Cancer Institute since 1989.

Reference:
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=164491

10th Common Review Mission report of National Health Mission

10th Common Review Mission report of National Health Mission

Question: When was the National Rural Health Mission started?
(a) May 05, 2001
(b) June 06, 2007
(c) April 12, 2005
(d) January 01, 2001
Ans: (c)
Related Fact :

  • On June 2, 2017, the Union Health Minister, J P Nadda released 10th Common Review Mission (CRM) report of the National Health Mission.
  • 10th Common Review Mission (CRM) under National Health Mission was held from 7th November 2016 to 11th November 2016 in 16 States / UT namely Andhra Pradesh, Arunchal Pradesh, Bihar, Chandigarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Nagaland, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh.
  • The terms of reference include service delivery; quality assurance; RMNCH+A; human resources; community processes; information and knowledge; healthcare financing; procurement of drugs, diagnostics and supply chain management; NUHM; and governance and management.
  • The CRM report spans all aspects of health system reform and uses a mix of methods- including secondary data review, rapid assessment of facilities, and implementer and beneficiary perspectives.
  • It is notable that the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) was launched on 12th April 2005, to provide accessible, affordable and accountable quality health services to the poorest households in the remotest rural regions.

Reference:
http://nhm.gov.in/monitoring/common-review-mission/10th-common-review-mission.html
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=163346

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