Social Sector Current Affairs

HEALTH SECTOR CHALLENGES NEWS Spread of Dengue and Negligence of Authorities More than 15 years ago, when dengue first showed up in a virulent form in Delhi and claimed many lives, a slew of prevention…

News: Increasing audiences to self-styled Health Gurus in Kerala and other parts of country. As faith healing and quackery of yore have been replaced by their modern versions of pseudoscience in health care, the State…

MALNUTRITION Definition World Health Organization definition: The term is used to refer to a number of diseases, each with a specific cause related to one or more nutrients (for example, protein, iodine or iron) and…

Use of Degraded Forests by Industries The government will open degraded forest land to commercial lumber, paper pulp and other wood based industries provided they have a sustainable development model, union environment minister Prakash Javadekar…

EPF scheme News In the 208th Meeting of the Central Board (EPF) held in Hyderabad, Insurance Benefits for Dependants of EPF Members Raised from Rs 3,60,000 to Rs 6,00,000. EPFO Moves to M-Governance- EPFO Services…

Smart Villages After select cities, it is now the turn of 300 village clusters to be ‘smart’. The decision was taken by the Cabinet on Wednesday. Introduction The Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission, named after the…

RSOC report on Child health Recently Rapid Survey on Children (RSOC) has released a report in matters of health and nutrition. Findings of the survey Maternal care The proportion of institutional deliveries among recent births…

Sustainable Development Goals versus Millennium Development Goals Millennium Development Goals To eradicate extreme poverty and hunger To achieve universal primary education To promote gender equality To reduce child mortality To improve maternal health To combat…

Building a Comprehensive Healthcare System   Medically, since the most important drivers of infant, child, and maternal mortality are haemorrhage, sepsis, abortion-related complications and hypertensive disorders. It is clear that it is no longer adequate…

Why in News The ban imposed in some States on the sale of meat during the Jain community’s annual fasting period of Paryushan(festival of self purification)  is problematic for more than one reason, and militates…

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