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Important Current Affairs 6th DECEMBER 2017

Important Current Affairs 6th DECEMBER 2017

Current Affairs 6th DECEMBER 2017: NATIONAL NEWS

Ministers of India and Italy signed a new MoU for cooperation in the fields of agriculture and plant hygiene.

Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shri Radha Mohan Singh called on the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Forestry Policy of the Republic of Italy in New Delhi, Shri Maurizio Martini, in Agri Bhawan, New Delhi.
●    Welcoming Italy visitor delegation, Shri Radha Mohan Singh said that between India and Italy traditionally have friendship and cordial relations.
●    Shri Singh said that India gives special importance to strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries.
●    While expressing his views, he mentioned that there is a need to further strengthen and strengthen relations between the two countries in different areas including the Agriculture sector.
●    Shri Singh thanked the Italian Minister for joining Agritech India 2017 with a huge business delegation.
●    Shri Radha Mohan Singh mentioned the wider working area of cooperation such as agricultural machines, training, investment, institutional relations, precision farming, animal breeding and fisheries.
●    Mr. Singh briefly mentioned the initiatives taken by the government in areas such as agriculture, marketing, soil health, irrigation and crop insurance.

Signature of the agreement to meet the vaccination target between the Health Ministry and Rotary India

A Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Rotary India today was signed.
●    The function was chaired by the Union Health and Family Welfare Minister, Shri J. P. Nadda.
●    The agreement was signed by Joint Secretary (RCH) Vandana Gurnani and Rotary International India President Deepak Kapoor.
●    Regular immunization and intensive mission under the National Polio Plus Polio Free Program, Mission Rainbow, will provide support to the rainbow.
●    Uniting the beneficiaries, especially in urban settlements and in backward areas where there is no one to be aware.
●    Encourage and encourage NCC, NYK, NSS members so that they actively participate in awareness programs.
●    Creating awareness in innovative ways.
●    Involving private professionals and local leaders in programs such as polio-free programs, regular immunization and intensive mission rainbow.

JP Nadda reviewed the progress of Mission Indra bow

The Union Health and Family Welfare Minister, Shri J. P Nadda reviewed the progress of Mission Rainbow in collaboration with Health Ministers and Chief Secretaries of 24 states today.
●    In the review meeting, Shri Nadda highlighted the issues related to the state-specific and stressed the need for regular meeting of permanent committees and workforce to increase inter-regional synergy.
●    He said that in order to fulfill the target set by the Prime Minister, there is a need to work better so that the difference between Mission and Rainfall in the month of October and November has been realized.
●    Mr. Nadda suggested to State Health Ministers and Chief Secretaries to discuss with the district officials through video conferencing for review of Mission Rainbow from time to time.In the review meeting, senior officials from Health Secretary Smt. Preeti Sudan, Mr. Manoj Jhalani (AS & MD) and Mrs. Vandana Guranani, Joint Secretary (RCH) attended.
●    Shri Nadda said that the Ministry of Health will honor the intensive missions, districts and states which perform better under the rainbow race.
●    He said that the districts and states receiving 90 percent complete immunization goals will be given prizes.

Agreement with Uttarakhand & IT company HP to take the services of specialized doctors

Today, Uttarakhand government has signed an agreement with Hewlett Packard: HP: mutual consent agreement (MOU) to deliver specialized medical services through telemedicine in remote mountain areas of Uttarakhand.
●    Under this MoU, in the presence of Chief Minister Trivandrum Singh Rawat, HP will be providing experimental telemedicine services at four community health centers in Uttarakhand first.
●    The company will provide approximately 65 types of medical tests on these community health centers and uploading the results immediately, along with major and necessary pathology equipment and IT equipment will also be provided.
●    At the same time, each studio will also be installed at every center, where specialized doctors will be present on behalf of the company.
●    The company will train the physicians and paramedical staff posted on the selected community health centers so that the maintenance of electronic medical records and the successful operation of the related equipment can be done.
●    All records relating to telemedicine services will be transferred to the concerned officer of the concerned hospital.
●    The paramedical staff and nurses will also be provided by the State Government on related medical colleges.

Current Affairs 6th DECEMBER 2017: SPORTS

Sushil Kumar and Mary Kom resigned as National Sports Supervisor

Wrestler Sushil Kumar and boxer Ms. Mary Kom has given her resignation letter from the post of National Sports Supervisor.
●    Both senior players are still active in their areas Pahalwani (men) and boxing (women), so they believe that staying in this position can be seen as a conflict of interest.
●    Keeping in view the sports tradition, both the players have resigned from their post.
●    The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has accepted his resignation.
●    Youth Affairs and Sports Minister (Independent Charge) Colonel Vardhan Rathore thanked Sushil Kumar and Ms. Mary Kom for their services and said that the Government would continue to take advantage of their rich approach and expertise.
●    He said that the players' experience will play an important role in the development of the game in the country.


India and Cuba sign MoU to increase cooperation in health sector

Between India and Cuba, today the agreement was signed to promote mutual cooperation in health sector.
●    Health and Family Welfare Minister J.P. Nadda and Cuban Health Minister Dr. Roberto Tomas Morales Ojeda signed the Memorandum of Understanding.
●    A senior member of the Health Ministry and a delegation from Cuba were also present on this occasion.
●    Describing the agreement as historic, Mr. J.P. Nadda said that there is historical relation between values of shared equality and justice between India and Cuba.
●    Both countries hold common opinion on many global issues.
●    Shri Nadda said that this agreement is very important for the cooperation in the field of health and medicines.
●    This will encourage institutional cooperation between the two countries in the field of health.
●    There are wide scope of cooperation in the field of pharma and biotechnology.
●    Cuba has done remarkable work in the field of Biotechnology and Pharma.

Current Affairs 6th DECEMBER 2017: GLOBAL NEWS

Donald Trump announced Jerusalem as Capital of Israel

Bypassing international community warnings, US President Donald Trump has recognized Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.
●    They did this by breaking the decades-old America and international policy. While Israel is happy with this move, there is concern in the international community.
●    They consider it a step to provoke violence in the Middle East.
●    This move is also being considered as opposed to the efforts of the former American administrations who had stopped the move so far from the fear of unrest.
●    Donald Trump has described it as a step taken for peace, which was halted for years.
●    Donald Trump has instructed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to shift the US Embassy to Tel Aviv from Jerusalem.
●    Although officials say that this process may take up to a year now.
●    Even before Trump's decision, it was opposed in Arab countries.

Current Affairs 6th DECEMBER 2017: AWARDS

Indian doctor gets Divyang Seva award in US

An Indian doctor and Divya rights activist was given the prestigious Henry Wiskaardi Achievement Award in the US on Tuesday for spreading awareness about the rights of physically challenged people and improving the quality of their life.
●    Dr. Satyendra Singh, 40, is an Associate Professor of Physiology (Physiology) at the University College of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.
●    He is the first Indian to achieve this honor.
●    This international award was first given in March, 2013.
●    In a statement, Viscardi Center said that American Divyang Rights Leader and President and Chief Executive of Viscardi Center and Henry Wiskardi Center of New York, John D. Kemp gave awards.
●    "I dedicate this award to the determination of every person physically and physically challenged, fighting the discrimination around the world," said Singh, who played an important role in making the Indian Lok Sabha election 2014 accessible to physically challenged people.
●    He said, 'I am very proud to put the Indian badge badge on my chest while getting this award in America.'

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