Health care: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

November 17: National Epilepsy Day

Published: November 17, 2020

Every year, the National Epilepsy Day is celebrated on November 17. The day is celebrated to create awareness about epilepsy. What is Epilepsy? Epilepsy is a chronic brain disorder. It results in recurrent fits or seizures. The seizures occur due to sudden and excessive discharges occurring in brain cells or neurons. The disease can be ..

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Care Health Insurance is the new name of Religare Health Insurance

Published: August 21, 2020

Gurgaon headquartered, Religare Health Insurance got a new name “Care Health Insurance”. Religare Enterprises Limited is the umbrella organization of the group, which provides services like SME finance, Affordable Housing Finance, Retail Broking, and Health Insurance. Health Insurance Companies in India There are several health insurance companies in India. Such insurance companies need approval by ..

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India joins Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence

Published: June 16, 2020

On June 15, 2020, India joined the Global Partnership of Artificial Intelligence as a founding member. Highlights The other leading member countries that joined along with India are UK, USA, European Union, Australia, France, Canada, Germany, Mexico, Italy, Republic of Korea, Singapore, New Zealand, etc. The Gee-Pay or GPAI-Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence is a ..

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State Health Register to be launched by Karnataka Government: First of its Kind

Published: May 28, 2020

On May 27, 2020, the Karnataka State Government announced that it will launch a “State Health Register” to collect data of all its citizens. The register is first of its kind in the country. Highlights The register will hold names of all the citizens of the state. The need to maintain such a register has ..

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“Nigah” Scheme to be launched by Himachal Pradesh Government

Published: May 6, 2020

The Himachal Pradesh Government is to launch a new programme called “Nigah”. The programme aims at educating family members that are coming from other parts of the country. Highlights The Nigah Programme is to deploy ASHA, anganwadi and health workers to create awareness about maintaining social distancing during home quarantine. Under the programme the health ..

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