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Daily News Digest:18 April 2021

WORLD ART DAY OBSERVED

Every year on 15 April, World Art Day is observed to celebrate fine arts and promote awareness of creative activity around the world. The day was proclaimed by the International Association of Art (IAA), an NGO working in official partnership with UNESCO.

GLOBAL DIABETES COMPACT: WHO

World Health Organization (WHO) launched a Global Diabetes Compact to better fight the disease while marking the centenary of the discovery of insulin.

The Global Diabetes Compact has the vision of reducing the risk of diabetes, and ensuring that all people who are diagnosed with diabetes have access to equitable, comprehensive, affordable and quality treatment and care.

MONKEYDACTYL: PTEROSAUR SPECIES DISCOVERED

The new pterosaur fossil was discovered in the Tiaojishan Formation of Liaoning, China, and is thought to be 160 million years old.

The pterosaur species were reptiles, close cousins of dinosaurs and the first animals after insects to evolve powered flight.

IAF COMMANDERS’ CONFERENCE 2021

Shri Rajnath Singh, the Union Minister of Defence addressed the biannual IAF Commanders’ Conference 2021 (AFCC-21) on 15 April 2021 at Air Headquarters in New Delhi. The theme of the IAF Commanders’ Conference 2021 was ‘Reorienting for the Future’.

RURAL HEALTH STATISTICS REPORT RELEASED

Recently, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare released the Rural Health Statistics Report. As indicated by the report, there is an overall shortage of 76.1% specialist doctors at the Community Health Centres. There is a lack of 79% of surgeons, 70% of obstetricians and gynecologists, and 78% of physicians and pediatricians.

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