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Important Facts for Prelims (23rd October 2018)

  • 23 Oct 2018
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Workshop on Health under Aspirational Districts Programme

  • Recently the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, in collaboration with Ministry of Women and Child Development, organized a National Workshop for Orientation of District Officials of Aspirational Districts on Health and Nutrition.
  • NITI Aayog has identified 117 districts as ‘Aspirational Districts’. These districts have been selected on the basis of composite index which includes published data of deprivation enumerated under Socio-Economic Caste Census, Health & Nutrition, Education and Basic Infrastructure.
  • The Reproductive Maternal Newborn Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCH+A) program is an important pillar which will be strengthened under Aspirational Districts Programme.
  • The e-Mitra (Mobile Integrated Toolkit RMNCH+A ) app was launched which has been designed to complement the Aspirational District Programme and offers one stop solution to access RMNCH+A related statistics from different sources through a combination of approaches.

Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty

  • President Trump has announced the United States plans to withdraw from the U.S.-Russian Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.
  • The treaty was signed in December 1987 by US President Ronald Reagan and Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev.
  • It prohibited the United States and the Soviet Union from possessing, testing and deploying ground-launched cruise and ballistic missiles of ranges between 500 and 5,500 kilometers.
  • It also covered all land-based missiles, including those carrying nuclear warheads but did not cover sea-launched missiles.
  • The objective of this treaty was to end the arms race between the two superpowers US and USSR.
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