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Uttarakhand State PCS

  • 13 Oct 2021
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Incentive Amount through DBT: Anganwadi

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  • An incentive amount of Rs 40 crore was sent to the account of 33,297 Anganwadi workers through DBT.
  • According to the announcement by Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, this incentive amount of Rs 1 thousand per worker was provided through DBT for the duties performed by 33,297 Anganwadi workers in a dedicated sense.
  • Apart from this, according to the announcement made in the month of September, an incentive amount of Rs. 2 thousand per Anganwadi worker was transferred for 5 months.

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Annotsav Program

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  • Under this Annotsav program, 14 lakh ration bags (free of cost) will be distributed in the entire state in a month.
  • Along with this, free food grains will be distributed through all 9230 ration shops in the state for the entire month itself.
  • It is noteworthy that under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana, in the year 2020, the beneficiaries of Antyodaya and primary families got 5 kg per unit from April to November. Food grains (wheat/rice) and 1 kg. Pulses were distributed free of cost per ration card.
  • Similarly, in the year 2021, 5 kg food grains per unit will be distributed free of cost to the beneficiaries of Antyodaya and primary families for a total of 7 months from May to November.
  • It is noteworthy that under the 'One Nation One Ration Card' scheme, ration card portability has been implemented in the state from August 2020, through which food security is being provided to the migrant families coming from other states in the state.

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Dengue Outbreak in Uttarakhand

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  • There is an outbreak of dengue in various districts of the state including Dehradun, the capital of Uttarakhand. On October 12, 2021, new dengue cases were reported in Roorkee and Dehradun.

Key Points

  • Dengue is a tropical mosquito-borne disease caused by dengue virus (genus flavivirus).
  • It is mainly spread by the female Aedes aegypti mosquito.
  • There is no specific medicine available to treat dengue infection.
  • However, the dengue vaccine 'Dengvaxia' was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in the year 2019.

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