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Daily News Digest:23 July 2021

RARE DISEASE POLICY

National Policy for Rare Diseases, 2021 (the Policy) has been completed and put in public domain. The Policy targets bringing down the rate and pervasiveness of rare diseases based on comprehensive preventive strategy including awareness generation, premarital,  pre-conception and post-conception screening, post-marital, and counselling programmes to prevent births of children with rare diseases, competing health care priorities, allow access to affordable health care to patients of rare diseases.

INDIAN NAVY’s PASSEX EXERCISE WITH ROYAL NAVY CARRIER STRIKE GROUP

Indian Navy participated in a 2-day bilateral Passage Exercise (PASSEX) with Royal Navy Carrier Strike Group (CSG)-21. From 21 to 22 July 21, it was led by HMS Queen Elizabeth in the Bay of Bengal.

HISTORIC URBAN LANDSCAPE PROJECT OF UNESCO

Madhya Pradesh has launched UNESCO’s ‘Historic Urban Landscape’ project for Gwalior and Orchha cities. These cities have been selected by UNESCO under its ‘Historic Urban Landscape Project.’

This project began in 2011. 6 cities of South Asia, including the Indian cities of Varanasi and Ajmer, are already involved in this project.

 

H5N1 AVIAN INFLUENZA

India has recorded the 1st death due to H5N1 avian influenza this year. There have been reports of avian and swine influenza infections in humans. The infection is deadly as it has a high mortality rate of around 60%.

INLAND VESSELS BILL, 2021

On 22 July 2021 the Inland Vessels Bill, 2021 was introduced in the Lok Sabha. This bill will bring uniformity in the application of the law which is related to navigation and inland waterways within India. It replaces the Inland Vessels Act, 1917. The bill provides for a central database for recording the details of the vessel, vessel registration, crew on an electronic portal. 

PLI SCHEME FOR SPECIALTY STEEL

The Union Cabinet approved the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme for specialty steel. The duration of the scheme will be 5 years, from 2023-24 to 2027-28. There are 3 slabs of PLI incentives, the lowest being 4 % and highest being 12% which has been made available for electrical steel (CRGO).

 

WORLD FRAGILE X AWARENESS DAY: 22ND JULY

Every year on 22nd July World Fragile X Awareness Day is observed. The Day celebrates the families who have been impacted by Fragile X and highlights the progress of cure finding research.

Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is a genetic disease inherited from the parents to their children that causes developmental and intellectual disabilities.

GREAT INDIAN BUSTARDS (GIB)

The Government of India informed the Rajya Sabha that as on January 1 this year there were no Great Indian Bustards (GIB) in Kutch Bustard Sanctuary (KBS) in Gujarat’s Kutch district.

Great Indian Bustards are the largest among the 4 bustard species found in India. Other 3 bustard species are lesser florican, MacQueen’s bustard, and the Bengal florican. GIB is a large ground bird with a height of about one metre.

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