Baltic states is a geopolitical term
address the issues, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has now moved away from the one-size-fits-all approach to hosting the Olympics.
difference between high-intensity wars and insurgencies?
s the government planning to increase the retirement age of scientists?
current retirement age of scientists?
Ministry of Science and Technology is considering a plan to increase the retirement age of scientists from 60 to 65.
steps taken by India to reduce the prevalence and impact of Non-communicable diseases (NCDs).Some of these steps are:
National Programme for Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases (NP-NCD): It was launched under the National Health Mission (NHM) in 2010. It aims to strengthen infrastructure, human resource development, health promotion, early diagnosis, management and referral.
75/25 initiative: It is aimed at screening and providing standard of care for 75 million individuals with hypertension and diabetes by 2025.
Outcome Budget document of the Union Budget for 2023-2024 has included hypertension and diabetes treatment as output indicators for the first time.
It is organized under the umbrella of Comprehensive Primary Health Care (CPHC) across Ayushman Bharat- Health and Wellness Centres (AB-HWC).
individuals in the age groups of 30 years and above are targeted for risk assessment and screening of common NCDs (hypertension, diabetes, oral cancer, breast cancer and cervical cancer).
being used for prevention, control, screening and management of common NCDs.
Primary-level information is captured through this portal at public health facilities for reporting and monitoring individual-wise screening and compliance of treatment for NCDs.
Scientists in most wings of the government retire at 60.But those working at the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) retire at 62.
2015, the Government was planning to increase the retirement age of scientists but it was not implemented.
So far, the government has been giving scientists who are near retirement, ‘extensions’ that may increase their tenure by two or up to five years. Government has also opted for short-term contracts to retain valuable senior employees.
inland is investigating potential sabotage of the Baltic-connector gas pipeline.
Baltic-connector gas pipeline is a natural gas pipeline between Finland and Estonia.
gas pipeline was opened in 2020.It is used to send gas between Estonia and Finland, depending on which country is most in need at any point.
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