Every Indian to have a digital well being ID
PM Modi on Saturday unveiled an formidable National Digital Health Mission underneath which each and every Indian will get a well being ID that may ease entry to medical providers. The well being ID will include details about medical information, prescriptions and diagnostic stories and summaries of earlier discharge from hospitals for illnesses. The Mission is predicted to convey effectivity and transparency in healthcare providers within the nation. Read full story right here.
Three Covid-19 vaccines in several phases of trial
PM Modi stated that the nation has ready a roadmap to make sure that a Covid-19 vaccine reaches everybody within the shortest potential time. He stated three vaccine candidates are in several phases of trials within the nation. The prime minister stated each time there may be speak of Covid-19, the query that involves everybody’s thoughts is – when will a vaccine be prepared. “I need to inform folks, the expertise of our scientists is like that of ‘rishi munis’ and they’re working very exhausting in laboratories. Three vaccines are in varied phases of testing. When scientists will give us the inexperienced sign, it is going to be produced on a mass scale and all preparations have been made for it,” Modi stated. Read full story right here.
New Cyber Security Policy to be unveiled quickly
PM Modi reiterated that the federal government will quickly unveil a brand new cybersecurity coverage. He stated that India is alert, cautious and is taking selections to counter cyber threats and is continually growing new methods. The draft of National Cyber Security Strategy 2020, that envisages making a safe our on-line world in India, is prepared and is prone to be finalised this yr. “The threats from our on-line world can endanger all these features of Indian life. The authorities is alert to this risk and is taking all the mandatory motion,” Modi stated. The authorities lately banned a number of Chinese apps to guard the private information of Indian customers. Read full story right here.
Ladakh to be a Carbon-neutral area
PM Modi introduced a particular marketing campaign being labored out to scale back air pollution in 100 chosen cities. Announcing large plans for Ladakh, he stated, “Just like Sikkim has made its mark as an natural state, efforts are being made to make Ladakh a carbon-neutral area.” According to officers, Ladakh accounts for 0.1 per cent of the nation’s complete emissions. PM Modi additionally introduced Project Lion and Project Dolphin. The two initiatives are being launched for the conservation of asiatic lions and dolphins within the gangetic plains. Read full story right here.
Elections in J&Ok after delimitation train
PM Modi introduced that elections can be held in Jammu and Kashmir as quickly because the delimitation course of within the union territory will get over. Delimitation in Jammu and Kashmir will likely be based mostly on the Census of 2011 as a consequence of an modification within the JK Reorganisation Act. The delimitation train is happening in Jammu and Kashmir underneath the chairmanship of a retired Supreme Court choose. As quickly because the delimitation course of is over, there will likely be elections sooner or later in order that the union territory has its personal authorities, which is able to undertake growth work with renewed vigour, Modi stated. He famous that it has been a yr since Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh acquired independence from Article 370. Read full story right here.
Scheme to offer sanitary napkins at Re 1
PM Modi talked about authorities’s scheme to offer sanitary napkins at Rs 1. He stated the federal government is deliberating on what needs to be the minimal age of marriage for ladies and has arrange a committee to look into the matter. “We will take applicable selections after the committee submits its report,” he stated. The minimal age of marriage for ladies is 18 years and 21 for males. The PM Modi additionally talked concerning the financial empowerment of ladies. Read full story right here.
All villages to be related with optical fibre in subsequent 1,000 days
PM Modi introduced that the duty to attach India’s over six lakh villages with optical fibre community will likely be accomplished within the subsequent 1,000 days. Before 2014, solely 5 dozen panchayats within the nation have been related with optical fibres, stated the PM. In the final 5 years, 1.5 lakh gram panchayats have been related with optical fibres, he stated. Lakshadweep may also be related by submarine optical fibre cable in the identical interval. Read full story right here.
National Cadet Corps to be prolonged
The Prime Minister introduced the enlargement of the National Cadet Corps (NCC). PM Modi stated that protecting in thoughts the event of youth in border and coastal areas, the federal government goes to develop the NCC for them. “We are going to coach round one lakh new cadets and efforts will likely be made to make sure one-third of these are women,” Modi stated. He stated there are round 173 districts in border and coastal areas. “In border areas, the military will prepare the cadets. In coastal areas, the Navy will prepare them. And the place there are airbases, the Air Force will impart coaching to those cadets. This method, border and coastal areas will get educated manpower to fight disasters. And, youths may also purchase essential abilities for careers in armed forces,” he stated.
India to give attention to prolonged neighbourhood as a part of international coverage
PM Modi pressured on strengthening and increasing relations with the neighbouring international locations. He stated, “With our neighbouring international locations, whether or not they’re related to us through land or from the ocean, we’re linking our relationships with the partnership of safety, growth and belief. Today, the neighbours are usually not solely those that share our geographical boundaries but additionally these with whom our hearts meet. Where there may be peace in relationships, there may be concord.”