1) Which of the following is incorrect w.r.t. Ayushman Bharat Programme – National Health Protection Mission ?
A. National Health Protection Mission would provide coverage upto 5 lakh rupees per family per year for secondary and tertiary care hospitalization.
B. It will subsume the on-going centrally sponsored schemes Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) and the Senior Citizen Health Insurance Scheme (SCHIS).
C.It will be an entitlement based scheme with entitlement decided on the basis of deprivation criteria in the SECC database.
D. The use of Aadhaar Card is mandatory to avail benefits under Ayushman Bharat —National Health Protection Mission.
- Ayushman Bharat for a new India -2022
The initiatives under the scheme are as follows:Health and Wellness Centre:- The National Health Policy, 2017 has envisioned Health and Wellness Centres as the foundation of India’s health system. Under this 1.5 lakh centres will bring health care system closer to the homes of people. These centres will provide comprehensive health care, including for non-communicable diseases and maternal and child health services. These centres will also provide free essential drugs and diagnostic services.Contribution of private sector through CSR and philanthropic institutions in adopting these centres is also envisaged.
National Health Protection Scheme:- The second flagship programme under Ayushman Bharat is National Health Protection Scheme, which will cover over 10 crore poor and vulnerable families (approximately 50 crore beneficiaries) providing coverage upto 5 lakh rupees per family per year for secondary and tertiary care hospitalization. This will be the world’s largest government funded health care programme. Adequate funds will be provided for smooth implementation of this programme.
The these two health sector initiatives under Ayushman Bharat Programme will build a New India 2022 and ensure enhanced productivity, well being and avert wage loss and impoverishment. These Schemes will also generate lakhs of jobs, particularly for women.
In order to further enhance accessibility of quality medical education and health care, 24 new Government Medical Colleges and Hospitals will be set up, by up-grading existing district hospitals in the country. This would ensure that there is at least 1 Medical College for every 3 Parliamentary Constituencies and at least 1 Government Medical College in each State of the country.
2) Which of the following is correct for Global Peace Index 2018
1. GPI is a report produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) and developed in consultation with an international panel of peace experts from peace institutes and think tanks with data collected and collated by the Economist Intelligence Unit.
2. Iceland is the most peaceful country in the world, a position it has held since 2008.
3. India was ranked the lowest among all other South Asian countries.
A. 1 only
B. 3 only
C. 1 and 2 only
D. 1,2 and 3 only
- Global Peace Index 2018 The GPI gauges global peace using three broad themes: A. the level of societal safety and security, B. the extent of ongoing domestic and international conflict C. the degree of militarization
Factors are both internal such as levels of violence and crime within the country and external such as military expenditure and wars.
But it does not include indicators specifically relating to violence against women and children.
Rankings in South Asia: • Region-wise, South Asia experienced the largest increase in peacefulness, with Bhutan, Sri Lanka, India, and Nepal all improving. • In the South Asia region, India was ranked lower than Bhutan (19th on the list), Sri Lanka (67), Nepal (84) and Bangladesh (93). • The only countries which were ranked lower than India in the South Asian region were Pakistan (151 position) and Afghanistan (162)
3) Which of the following is/are correct w.r.t IIP?
1. IIP is an index for India which details out the growth of various sectors in an economy such as mineral mining, agriculture and manufacturing.
2. It is compiled and published quarterly by the Central Statistical Organisation (CSO)
3. Electricity has the most weightage In IIP among all the core industries .
A. 1 only
B. 2 only
- Index of Industrial Production (IIP)
▪ The Index of Industrial Production (IIP) is an index for India which details out the growth of various sectors in an economy such as mineral mining, electricity and manufacturing.
▪ The all India IIP is a composite indicator that measures the short-term changes in the volume of production of a basket of industrial products during a given period with respect to that in a chosen base period.
▪ It is compiled and published monthly by the Central Statistical Organisation (CSO) six weeks after the reference month ends.
4) Recently, country’s largest Iron Ore Handling Unit has been unveiled in which state ?
A. Andhra Pradesh
- ▪ Essar Vizag Terminal Ltd (EVTL)has commissioned its iron ore handling complex in Visakhapatnam, deemed to be India’s largest, built with an investment of Rs 830 crore.
▪ This iron ore handling facility will have the fastest vessel turnaround time for iron ore among Indian ports.
▪ The project will help exporters on the east coast benefit from shorter turnaround times and reduced freight costs.
▪ The facility will support both export and coastal traffic, furthering the vision of the Sagarmala initiative
▪ EVTL took over the project in 2015 on a Design-Build-Finance-Operate-Transfer basis for a period of 30 years.
▪ The iron ore handling unit is an all-weather, deep draft facility that is equipped to serve the rapidly growing markets of Southeast Asia, including China, Japan, and Korea.
▪ It has a dedicated rail connectivity for cargo evacuation from the states of Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Jharkhand.
5) – From today’s Lecture Identify the correct statements with respect to Anti-Defection Law –
i. The 62nd amendment to the Constitution added the Tenth Schedule which laid down the process by which legislators may be disqualified on grounds of defection.
ii. A member of parliament or state legislature is deemed to have defected, if he either voluntarily resigns from his party or disobeys the directives of the party leadership on a vote.
iii. Merger of two parties leads to disqualification under the said law
iv. The 91st Amendment, 2003 also concerned anti-defection law and imposed limits on the size of council of minister
A. i, ii and iii only
B. ii and iv only
C. ii, iii and iv
D. All of the above