Current Affair For Month “April, 2017”

Health Ministry launches ‘Test and Treat Policy for HIV’

Date: April 29, 2017


“As soon as a person is tested and found to be positive, he will be provided with ART irrespective of his CD count or clinical stage.” This was stated by the Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Shri J P Nadda at the launch of the ‘Test and Treat Policy for HIV’, here today. “This will be for all men, women, adolescents...

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Jnanpith Award:Poet Shankha Ghosh

Date: April 28, 2017

President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday conferred the Jnanpith award on eminent Bengali poet Sankha Ghosh in New Delhi.

Speaking on the occasion, the president said that Ghosh, a poet and critique par excellence, a teacher of reputation, a Sahitya Akademi (1977) and Padma Bhushan awardee, was the most deserving recipient of this award.

A professor of Bengali and an authority in h...

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Dadasaheb Phalke Award 2016 goes to legendary filmmaker K.Viswanath

Date: April 25, 2017

Filmmaker and actor Kasinathuni Viswanath is going to be conferred the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for the year 2016. I and B (Information and Broadcasting) Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today approved the recommendation of the Dadasaheb Phalke Award committee.
The award is conferred by the Government of India for outstanding contribution to the growth and development o...

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RTS,S/AS01; World's first licensed malaria vaccine

Date: April 25, 2017

The World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa (WHO/AFRO) announced on April 24, 2017, that Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi will partner with WHO in the Malaria Vaccine Implementation Programme (MVIP) that will make the RTS,S vaccine available in selected areas of the three countries, beginning in 2018. 

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Voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT)

Date: April 20, 2017

For the very first time in Uttar Pradesh, a voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT) was introduced by the Election Commission in polling booths in Allahabad district for the  assembly polls.

 

In this article we shall understand

 

  • Basics of VVPAT
  • Timeline of VVPAT
  • Benefit
  • concern
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RIPEX 2017

Date: April 19, 2017

ISRO in collaboration with Drishti, is conducting a experiment on the factors responsible for the formation of rip currents along Goa’s coastline, thereby improving public safety. This is the first study of its kind being carried out in India by ISRO which is named as RIPEX 2017. The study is being conducted by a team of scientists at Space Applications Centre (SAC), ISRO Ahmedabad.
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The (HIV) and AIDS (Prevention and Control) Bill, 2017:Ensuring Equal Right to HIV/AIDS infected people

Date: April 18, 2017

Parliament has passed a crucial Bill to ensure equal rights to the people infected with HIV and AIDS in getting treatment and prevent discrimination of any kind. The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome - AIDS (Prevention and Control) Bill, 2017 was passed by the Lok Sabha on 11th April and by the Rajya Sabha on March 21 this ye...

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Neglected tropical disease

Date: April 17, 2017

Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a diverse group of communicable diseases that prevail in tropical and subtropical conditions in 149 countries and affect more than one billion people, costing developing economies billions of dollars every year. They mainly affect populations living in poverty, without adequate sanitation and in close contact with infectious vectors and domestic anim...

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BHIM-Aadhar,Cash back and Referral bonus schemes launched

Date: April 15, 2017

Enroute to the digital payments gaining the proportions of a mass movement, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a series of initiatives on the 126th birth anniversary of Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar in Nagpur. He launched the BHIM Aadhaar platform for merchants, Cash back and Referral bonus schemes for BHIM and declared about 75 townships going less-cash. The Prime Minister felicitated the winne...

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