Health Ministry partners with Dell and Tata Trusts to provide technology solution for healthcare program
September 21, 2018

Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) has recently exchanged MoUs with Tata Trusts and Dell to provide technological platform for nationwide prevention, control, screening and management program of Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs).

NCD IT solution platform

NCD IT solution covers program-level data for screening, diagnosis, treatment, referral and follow-up activities of NCDs with aim to connect health workers, doctors and decision-makers in single, integrated platform. It will provide health records for citizens, mobile applications for health workers, web portal for medical officers and dashboards for health officials.

It is aimed at bringing healthcare technology transformation in Comprehensive Primary Health Care NCD program under Ayushman Bharat. Through implementation of this IT platform, it will be possible to track health trends across the country.

It will help to bring quality health services at door step to enable increased productivity for health workers and doctors and to facilitate monitoring of delivery of services by state and district administrators. It is hosted on Government Data Center and managed by Centre for Health Informatics, MoHFW.

NCD screening program

NCD screening program addresses Hypertension, Diabetes, Oral, Breast and Cervical cancers. It covers all men and women over age of 30 years. The program is one of modules in Ayushman Bharat’s Comprehensive Primary Healthcare (CPHC) Initiative, currently being deployed in about 200 districts across the country.



Home Ministry signs MoU with ISRO to set up Integrated Control Room for Emergency Response
September 21, 2018

Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) to set up of state-of-the-art Integrated Control Room for Emergency Response (ICR-ER). ISRO will render its technical expertise for setting up of proposed ICR-ER.

Integrated Control Room for Emergency Response (ICR-ER)

ICR-ER will cater to the requirement of disaster management as well as internal security. This project will be executed under overall supervision of MHA with technical support from ISRO. It is expected to be established in next one-and-a-half year.

ICR-ER will help to address requirement of receipt of information on near real-time basis, strategic level monitoring, situation awareness, command and control, preparedness and response in the diverse internal security situation and disaster related emergencies. In longtern, it will help to increase operational effectiveness. It will be also helpful in rendering timely response and assistance during various emergency situations.



India puts four more nuclear facilities under IAEA safeguards
September 21, 2018

India has decided to place four more reactors under International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) safeguards. It was announced Sekhar Basu, Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) at 62nd General Conference of IAEA held in Vienna, Austria. The four reactors include two Russian-designed Pressurised Light Water Reactors and two Pressurised Heavy Reactors being built with Indian technology. With this, total of 26 Indian nuclear facilities will be now under IAEA safeguards.

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

IAEA is an international organization that seeks to promote the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and to inhibit its use for any military purpose, including nuclear weapons. It was established as an autonomous organization in 1957 through its own international treaty, the IAEA Statute. Its headquarters are in Vienna, Austria. IAEA serves as international nuclear energy watchdog, independent of United Nations but reports to both United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and Security Council (UNSC).

IAEA Safeguards

They are system of inspection and verification of peaceful uses of nuclear materials as part of Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). These safeguards mainly reiterates primacy to IAEA in its central role in promotion of atomic energy for peaceful uses and prosperity of the mankind while maintaining its due support in safeguards. IAEA safeguards activities are undertaken by Department of Safeguards, a separate department within IAEA.

Legal framework of safeguards: Information Circular 66 (INFCIRC 66), an agreement between IAEA and member states provides for conduct of limited safeguards within member state. Under it, member states identifies facilities that are made available for IAEA Safeguards inspection. Besides, Treaty on Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), 1968 requires signatories to become members of IAEA and non-nuclear weapons states conclude comprehensive safeguards agreements under INFCIRC 153.



PM lays foundation stone of India International Convention and Expo Centre in New Delhi
September 21, 2018

Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid foundation stone of India International Convention and Expo Centre (IICC) in Sector 25, Dwarka, New Delhi. On completion, it will be biggest indoor exhibition space in India and also rank among the top 10 in the world.

India International Convention and Expo Centre (IICC)

IICC will be integrated complex with facilities like exhibition halls, convention centre, open exhibition spaces, mixed use commercial spaces like star hotels (5, 4 and 3 star), retail services and high-end offices. It will provide facilities on par with best in the world in size and quality.

It will offer setting for international and national events, meetings, conferences, exhibitions and trade shows. It will have capacity to accommodate 11,000 persons, 5 exhibition halls, 1-kilometre long foyer, multi-purpose arena with retractable roof.

The project is planned over area of 221.37 acre in Sector 25, Dwarka at an estimated cost of Rs 25,703 crore. It will be implemented by India International Convention and Exhibition Centre Ltd, a 100% government-owned company set up by Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP).  It is expected to generate over 5 lakh employment opportunities.

Construction of IICC will be in line with green building principles and Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) Platinum rating standards. It will be developed in two phases. Phase-I and II will be completed by December 2019 and December 2024, respectively. It will have dedicated underground Metro station which will be extension of airport high speed metro corridor being constructed by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation.



 
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