सामयिक विषय: Miscellaneous

Virbhadra Singh launched ‘Stree Surkasha Mobile bilingual App’

Stree Suraksha Mobile Bilingual App

Question: Which state government recently launched a bilingual app for the protection of women- Stree Suraksha Mobile Bilingual App?
(a) Karnataka
(b) Assam
(c) Himachal Pradesh
(d) Andhra Pradesh
Answer: (c)
Related facts:

  • On October 4th, 2017, Himachal Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh launched ‘Stree Surkasha Mobile bilingual App’ in three districts of Kangra Division — Kangra, Chamba and Una for the safety of women in the hill area.
  • He launched the app online from Shimla.
  • This Stree Surakasha Mobile App, a brainchild of Divisional Commissioner Kangra, Nandita Gupta, has been developed for the safety of women.
  • This is available on Android Mobile and it can be downloaded from the Google Play Store.
  • In regards to Women’s security the state government has recently opened a ‘One Stop Center’ Soloan.

Reference:
http://www.divyahimachal.com/2017/10/cm-launches-app-for-women-safety/
http://www.dailypioneer.com/state-editions/chandigarh/himachal-cm-launches-app-for-women-safety.html
http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/himachal/app-for-women-safety-in-3-districts/477310.html

Andhra CM Naidu declares 2017 as e-pragati year

e-Pragati Year

Question- Recently, which State’s Chief Minister declared 2017 as e-Pragati year?
(a) Madhya Pradesh
(b) Andhra Pradesh
(c) Assam
(d) Jharkhand
Answer: (b)
Related Facts:

  • On September 21, 2017, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu declared 2017 as e-Pragati Year.
  • e-Pragati will be implemented in all departments of the state.
  • The use of new technology will bring transparency in administration and employment opportunities will arise.
  • On this occasion, the Chief Minister also inaugurated the Andhra Pradesh Sports Policy, 2017.
  • The Chief Minister paid homage to the great social reformer Gurazada Apparao on the evening of 150th birth centenary.

Reference:
http://www.business-standard.com/video-gallery-budget/general/cm-naidu-declares-2017-as-e-pragati-year-reviews-health-education-housing-facilities-in-the-state-53351/cm-naidu-declares-2017-as-e-pragati-year-reviews-health-education-housing-facilities-in-the-state-51860.htm
http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ani/andhra-cm-naidu-declares-2017-as-e-pragati-year-117092100514_1.html

India’s infant mortality rate declines 8% in 2016

Significant decline in Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) 

Question:  According to recently released SRS Bulletin, there has been a significant decrease in infant mortality rate (IMR) in India. India has registered how much decline in IMR per 1000 live births in 2016?
(a) 37
(b) 38
(c) 34
(d) 40
Answer: (c) 
Related Facts:

  • According to the SRS Bulletin released on September 29, 2017, India has registered a significant decline in Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) in year 2016.
  • IMR of India has declined by three points (8% declines), from 37 per 1000 live births in 2015 to 34 per 1000 live births in 2016, compared to two points decline last year.
  • Not only this, India also recorded a major drop in birth cohort, which has for the first time come down to below 25 million.
  • India has registered 90000 fewer infant deaths in 2016 as compared to 2015.
  • The total number of estimated infant deaths have come down from 930000 (9.3 Lakhs) in 2015 to 840000 (8.4 lakhs) in 2016.
  • According to the SRS Bulletin the gender gap in India for child survival is reducing steadily.
  • The gender difference between female and male IMR has now reduced to <10%, giving a major boost to the ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ scheme of the Government.

Reference:
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=171251
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintHindiRelease.aspx?relid=67407

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