Page-8 of Current Affairs - August, 2022

Philippines: Tropical Storm Ma-On

Recently, a tropical storm hit the northern Philippines, injuring at least three people and displacing thousands. Authorities then closed schools and government offices in several provinces, including the capital, where flooding and landslides were likely. Tropical Storm ‘Ma-on’ weakened slightly after passing through the mountainous northern provinces after reaching the city of Maconakon in Isabella, ..

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Anang Tal Lake: Monument of National Importance

Recently, a gazette notification has been issued to declare Anang Tal Lake located near Qutub Minar in Mehrauli in the National Capital Territory of Delhi as a National Monument. Anang Tal Lake The mini lake, known as Anang Tal, was created in 1060 AD by Raja Anang Pal Tomar, the founder of Delhi. It lies ..

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What is ‘PEN-PLUS’ strategy?

Recently Africa adopted a pen-plus strategy at the 72nd session of the Regional Committee of the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) held in Lomé, Togo. What is PEN-PLUS strategy ? PEN-PLUS is basically a regional strategy to address serious non-communicable diseases at first level referral health facilities. This strategy supports capacity building of district ..

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Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: August 27, 2022

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for August 27, 2022 INDIA – UGC declares 21 universities as “fake” and not empowered to confer any degree, majority of which are in Delhi (8) followed by UP (7) – SC refers freebies issue to 3-judge bench; calls for expert committee to discuss the subject – ..

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Integration of Gati Shakti master plan with geospatial maps

Recently, Union Minister Piyush Goyal announced that the Pradhan Mantri Gati Shakti National Master Plan will now be linked to geospatial maps to prevent unnecessary cost escalation. Key Points This linking will help in developing future infrastructure in a planned manner, curbing cost escalation and saving taxpayers money, besides enhancing India’s cost competitiveness. As of ..

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Unified Ayushman Bharat PM-JAY Cards

The Health Ministry had recently informed that soon the Ayushman card will be co-branded with the state logo and name of state-specific health schemes as well as the flagship health scheme of the Centre. Key Points This step has been taken by the government to reduce the confusion among the citizens so that they know ..

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