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.