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Out-of-school children

Prelims-Miscellaneous

1. The Education Ministry has developed an online module for compiling out-of-school children’s data.

2. The data collected by states will be mapped with Special Training Centres on the PRABANDH portal.

3. Child-wise information of the identified out of school children and Special Training Centres for them will be uploaded at block level under the Block Resource Coordinators.

Source : AIR 

C-CAMP

Prelims- Science & Technology

1. Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (C-CAMP) has received CSR support to use its Covid related innovations at the ground level.

2. C-CAMP is an initiative supported by the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, NITI Aayog-AIM, MeiTY and Department of IT, BT, Government of Karnataka.

3.  C-CAMP has directly funded, incubated and mentored 200 start-ups over the last few years.

4. It has connected to about 2000 start-ups and entrepreneurs across the country in healthcare, agritech and cleantech.

Source : AIR 

Prevention of HIV/AIDS

Prelims- Science & Technology

1. India's health minister addressed the 75th session of UNGA on prevention of HIV/AIDS.

2. Resolution 75/260 deals with the implementation of the Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS and the political declarations on HIV/AIDS.

3.  In India, the HIV & AIDS Prevention and Control Act, 2017, provides a legal and enabling framework to safeguard the human rights of infected and affected populations.

4. India’s unique HIV prevention model is centered around the concept of ‘Social Contracting' through which the ‘Targeted Interventions Program’ is implemented with support from civil society.

5. The program is aimed at behaviour change, communication, outreach, service delivery, counselling & testing and ensuring linkages to HIV care.

6. India is providing free anti-retro-viral treatment to close to 1.4 million people.

7. National AIDS Control Program has been Revised, Revived and Revampedto focus on hard-to-reach and at-risk populations.

8. Viral Load Testing facilities have been scaled up, and HIV counselling, testing and community-based screening for early diagnosis have been ramped up to achieve the target of Elimination of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV.

Source : AIR 

eSanjeevani

Prelims-Miscellaneous

1. Union Health Ministry’s National Telemedicine Service – eSanjeevani has crossed 6 million (60 lakh) consultations.

2. The National Telemedicine Service has two variants of eSanjeevani namely

a. Doctor to doctor (eSanjeevani AB-HWC) telemedicine platform that is based on hub and spoke model

b. Patient to doctor telemedicine platform (eSanjeevaniOPD) which provides outpatient services to the citizens in the confines of their homes.

4. Rapid development and roll-out of this initiative is done through collaboration of the health ministry and The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (Mohali).

Source : Pib and AIR 

Transport sector

Prelims- Economy

1. NITI Aayog, RMI and RMI India has released a report named 'Fast Tracking Freight in India: A Roadmap for Clean and Cost-Effective Goods Transport'.

2. According to the report, India has the potential to:

a. Reduce its logistics cost by 4% of GDP

b. Achieve 10 gigatonnes of cumulative CO2 emissions savings between 2020 and 2050

c. Reduce nitrogen oxide (NOx) and particulate matter (PM) emissions by 35% and 28%, respectively, until 2050

3. Adoption of efficient rail-based transport, the optimisation of logistics and supply chains, and shift to electric and other clean-fuel vehicles can help India save ₹311 lakh crore cumulatively over the next three decades.

Source : Pib