Parliament has passed the National Forensic Sciences University Bill, 2020 recently.
The Bill shall establish the Gujarat Forensic Sciences University (Gandhinagar) and the Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Narayan National Institute of Criminology and Forensic Sciences (New Delhi) as a National Forensic Sciences University in Gujarat.
The Bill declares the University to be an Institution Of National Importance.
This university will work for the capacity building in the field of forensic science and promote research.
Health in India report released
‘Health in India’ report was recently released.
Released by: The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation
Objective: To gather basic quantitative information on India’s health sector.
Around 7.5% of Indians reported that they were suffering from ailments.
Rural India: 6.8%
Urban India: 9.1%.
Religion based classification
Zoroastrian community: Most susceptible to ailments. (31.1%)
Sex based classification
Women remain more susceptible to suffering from ailments than men.
Rural India: 6.1% of males and 7.6% of women
Urban India: 8.2% of males and 10% of females
Definition of ‘ailment’:
The survey defines ailment as any deviation from a person’s state of physical and mental well-being. The ‘Proportion of Persons who Responded as Ailing’ (PPRA) in a 15-day period when they were approached by the surveyors, were registered as those suffering from ailments.
Destination North East-2020
Union Home Minister inaugurated the “Destination North East -2020”.
The Union Home Minister is also the Chairman of the North-East Council.
Ministry: Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region.
Objective: To take the North East Region to other parts of the country.
Aim: To introduce various cultures of the country to each other along with the tourist
destinations of the North East.
Theme: The Emerging Delightful Destinations which speaks of the tourism destinations emerging stronger and more attractive when the Sector picks up momentum.