DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB -29th March 2020- IASbhai

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IASbhai DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS(THE HINDU+LIVEMINT+PIB)

Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.– Henry Ford

Dear Aspirants
IASbhai Daily Current Affairs is an initiative to dilute major articles from leading Newspapers in India which are most relevant to UPSC preparation –‘THE HINDU, LIVEMINT , INDIAN EXPRESS’ and help millions of readers who find difficulty in answer writing and making notes everyday. Hence we choose articles on daily basis and analyse them with respect to UPSC PRELIMS2020.
HIGHLIGHT INFO:

ORANGE COLOUR: Important for Prelims.

RED COLOUR: Important for Mains.

BLACK COLOUR: Must Read !

BLUE COLOUR : Important Links/Survey.

PINK COLOUR: Reports/Themes/Summits.

PM CARES Fund

      HEADLINES:

Appeal to generously donate to ‘Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM CARES Fund)’

      WHY IN NEWS:

This fund will enable micro-donations as a result of which a large number of people will be able to contribute with smallest of denominations.

SYLLABUS COVERED: GS 2 : Miscellaneous

      LEARNING: 

For PRELIMS importance of this fund and management of the fund is very important .

For MAINS can you think more about how to raise funds in such pandemic situations ?

      ISSUE: 

The pandemic of COVID-19 has engulfed the entire world and has posed serious challenges for the health and economic security of millions of people worldwide. In India too, the spread of coronavirus has been alarming and is posing severe health and economic ramifications for our country. The Prime Minister’s office has been receiving spontaneous and innumerable requests for making generous donations to support the government in the wake of this emergency.

WHAT IS PM CARES FUND ?

Distress situations, whether natural or otherwise, demand expeditious and collective action for alleviating the suffering of those affected, control of damage to infrastructure and capacities etc.

Therefore, building capacities for quick emergency response and effective community resilience has to be done in tandem with infrastructure and institutional capacity reconstruction/enhancement.

Use of new technology and advance research findings also become an inseparable element of such concerted action.

OBJECTIVE AND AIM:

Keeping in mind the need for having a dedicated national fund with the primary objective of dealing with any kind of emergency or distress situation, like posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, and to provide relief to the affected, a public charitable trust under the name of Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund’ (PM CARES Fund)’ has been set up.

MANAGEMENT:

Prime Minister is the Chairman of this trust and its Members include Defence Minister, Home Minister and Finance Minister.

FUNDING METHODS:

Citizens and organisations can go to the website pmindia.gov.in and donate to PM CARES Fund using following details:

Name of the Account     : PM CARES        

Account Number            : 2121PM20202                                                                                

 IFSC Code                     : SBIN0000691                                                                        

SWIFT Code                   : SBININBB104                                                                         

Name of Bank & Branch : State Bank of India, New Delhi Main Branch                                        

UPI ID                      : pmcares@sbi

FOLLOWING MODES OF PAYMENTS ARE AVAILABLE:

  1. Debit Cards and Credit Cards
  2. Internet Banking
  3. UPI (BHIM, PhonePe, Amazon Pay, Google Pay, PayTM, Mobikwik, etc.)
  4. RTGS/NEFT

      IASbhai WINDUP: 

Donations to this fund will be exempted from income tax under section 80(G).

SUGGESTED READING : pmindia.gov.in
     SOURCES:THE HINDU/DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS for UPSC CSE Prelims & Mains

 National Teleconsultation Centre (CoNTeC)

      HEADLINES:

Dr. Harsh Vardhan launches National Teleconsultation Centre (CoNTeC)

MINISTRY?Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
SYLLABUS COVERED: GS 3:Health

      LEARNING: 

For PRELIMS understand this initiative , collaborations and the agenda.

For MAINS do you think suxh system should have been established before this pandemic only ?

      ISSUE: 

The Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare Dr. Harsh Vardhan launched the National Teleconsultation Centre (CoNTeC) today and also interacted with Nodal Officers of Medical Colleges of States and other AIIMS of the country and reviewed the COVID-19 preparedness.

PROJECT CoNTeC

The project CoNTeC, an acronym for COVID-19 National Teleconsultation Centre, has been conceptualised by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and has been implemented by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.

On the occasion Dr. Harsh Vardhan said that CoNTeChas been made operational at AIIMS with a view to connect the Doctors across the country to AIIMS in real time for treatment of the COVID-19 patients.

He further informed that the Doctors would be available in the facility 24X7 and to keep it operational 24 hrs.

The boarding and lodging facility is also made available for the Doctors manning it.

AIIMSs should become hub of activity for the district hospitals to connect with them for consultation, telemedicine, education, training, interaction and exchange of protocols between themselves.

The CoNTeC is a Telemedicine Hub established by AIIMS, New Delhi, wherein expert doctors from various clinical domains will be available 24×7 to answer the multifaceted questions from specialists from all over the country.
  • It is a multi-modal telecommunications hub through which 2 way audio-video and text communications can be undertaken from any part of the country as well as the world at large.
  • The modes of communication will include simple mobile telephony as well as two way video communications, using WhatsApp, Skype and Google Duo.
  • The CoNTeC is also fully integrated with the National Medical College Network (NMCN) to conduct a full fledged Video Conference (VC) between the 50 Medical Colleges connected through the NMCN with its National Resource Centre located at SGPGI, Lucknow.

HOW TO CONTACT THE CoNTeC?

A single mobile number (+91 9115444155) can be dialled from anywhere in the coutnry/world by COVID-19 treating doctors to reach the CoNTeC which has six lines that can be used simultaneously at present.

The incoming calls will be picked up by the CoNTeC Managers, who will then handover the call to the appropriate expert doctors from the clinical domains as desired by the calling specialists managing the COVID-19 cases anywhere in the country.

      IASbhai WINDUP: 

The Managers will guide the callers in establishing a two way video call using the WhatsApp, Skype or Google Duo as preferred by the caller.

The callers from the NMCN network can connect anytime using the Telemedicine infrastructure at their end.

     SOURCES:THE HINDU/DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS for UPSC CSE Prelims & Mains

 Let us ‘Discuss’

      IASbhai WINDUP: 

Let us know what you think about this in the comment section.

     SOURCES:THE HINDU/DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS for UPSC CSE Prelims & Mains

 

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