PIB (5/05/2020): UPSC Current affairs to prepare for UPSC Exam

Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal holds video conference with promoters of cold chain projects

  • Union Minister of Food Processing Industries Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal held a video meeting on fourth May 2020 with the advertisers of the finished Integrated Cold Chain Projects upheld by the Ministry of Food Processing Industries in the State of Maharashtra. 
  • Minister of State for FPI, Sh. Rameshwar Teli was likewise present in the gathering. The advertisers of 38 virus chain ventures took part in the Video Conference. The advertisers connected with the Union Minister of Food Processing Industries and shared their experience picking up/issues and looked into finishing the undertakings. 
  • Further, the advertisers shared the difficulties in running the virus chain ventures during the lockdown time frame. Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal stressed on the need to use the aggregate quality of the Integrated Cold Chain system to adapt up to the COVID-19 emergency that has represented a genuine test to the current gracefully chain of nourishment items. 

PM Jan Aushadi Kendras (PMJAK) are playing a vital role in COVID-19 Situation: Mansukh Mandaviya

  • Shri Mansukh Mandaviya, Minister of State (IC) for Shipping and Chemicals and Fertilizers has said that Jan Aushadi Kendras are assuming an indispensable job in COVID-19 circumstance as around 10 lakh people for every day are visiting 6000 Jan Aushadhi Kendras to source quality medications at reasonable costs. These Kendras are likewise selling HydroxyChloroquine. Every Day 10 lakh people are visiting PM Jan Aushadhi Kendras to purchase quality drugs at moderate costs.
  • He said Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaaushadi Pariyojana (PMBJP) is an honourable activity by Department of Pharmaceuticals, Government of India and Jan Aushadi Kendras are opened under this Scheme to satisfy the loved dream of the Prime Minister to make accessible quality nonexclusive medication at a reasonable cost. 
  • Since accepting office, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has been offering a driving force to the opening of Jan Aushadi Kendras. In these 5.5 long periods of administration, around 6000 Jan Aushadi Kendras began working the nation over where standard quality medications are sold at less expensive cost by half to 90% of Average Market Price. 

Government of India to facilitate return of Indian Nationals stranded abroad

  • Procedure to start from May 7 out of a staged way. The Government of India will encourage the arrival of Indian nationals abandoned abroad on convincing grounds in a staged way. The movement would be masterminded via aeroplane and maritime boats. The Standard Operating Protocol (SOP) has been set up in such a manner. 
  • Indian Embassies and High Commissions are setting up a rundown of upset Indian residents. This office would be made accessible on the installment premise. Non-booked business flights would be orchestrated air travel. The movement would start in a staged way from May 7. 
  • Clinical screening of travellers would be done before taking the flight. Just asymptomatic travellers would be permitted to travel. During the excursion, every one of these travellers would need to follow the conventions, for example, the Health Protocols, given by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Civil Aviation. 

Dr Harsh Vardhan calls upon all scientific departments to develop enhanced synergy for quicker and better results

  • The Minister for Science &Technology, Earth Sciences and Health and Family Welfare Dr Harsh Vardhan on fourth May 2020 investigated through video-conferencing the different activities CSIR has taken up in alleviation of Covid-19 in the nation. 
  • Controllers are attempting to accelerate the administrative procedure and CSIR upheld clinical preliminaries—Dr. Brutal Vardhan. Discharges ‘Rules for Public Transport and Feeder Modes considering social removing standards’ created by CSIR-CRRI. 
  • Says, post COVID-19, another typical will create in the general public, setting new guidelines to live in a superior manner, in a logical way which will in the long run become Good Health Norms.