Government permits on-site registration for 18-44 age group A walk-in registration has been permitted for the COVID-19 vaccine for those in the age group between 18-44 years. The feature for the on-site registration has been enabled on CoWin. Presently, the facility is only available at the government vaccination centers. Haryana launched Sanjeevani Pariyojana The Government of Haryana has launched Sanjeevani Pariyojana. It is a supervised homecare initiative to help people who are residing in the rural areas of the state. Those with mild to moderate symptoms of COVID will be able to access medical care at home. Microsoft to expire Internet Explorer in June 2022
The Internet Explorer 11 desktop browser will retire for certain versions of Windows 11. The news was announced by Microsoft. However, it also added that applications and websites based on Internet Explorer will continue to function till 2029 on the new Microsoft Edge Mode. Government to establish National Mission on use of Biomass The Center has decided to set up a National Mission on the use of Biomass in coal-based thermal power plants. The Power Ministry’s mission will assist in addressing the issue of air pollution as well as reducing the carbon footprints. 10 ‘One Stop Centers’ to be set up by WCD across 9 nations The Ministry of Women and Child Development has announced that it will establish 10 ‘One Stop centers’ in 9 countries around the world. It will be done in the collaboration with the Ministry of External Affairs. The Centers aim at supporting Indian women who are affected by violence in private and public spaces. Subodh Kumar Jaiswal announced to be the new CBI Director A three-member selection committee led by PM Modi announced Subodh Kumar Jaiswal to be the new Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation. Jaiswal is an IPS Officer of Maharashtra Cadre of 1985 batch and currently has been serving as the Director-General of CISF. Pfizer claims its COVID vaccine suitable for all above 12 years The pharma giant Pfizer has informed Central Government that its vaccine for COVID-19 is suitable for all those aged 12 or above. The company has been planning to supply 50 million vaccine doses to India in 2021. It has also been seeking fast-track approval from the government. Line judges to no longer feature in US Open The USTA has announced that it will now implement the use of electronic line calling on all the courts and that line judges will no longer feature. In-Line Judge, in Tennis, is an official who observes the passage of ball over the boundary lines of Tennis Court. Bashar al-Assad re-elected as President of Syria for 4th term In the latest Presidential votes in Syria on May 26, 2021, Bashar al-Assad has been re-elected as the President for the 4th term with 95% votes. The Parliamentary Speaker shared the news. The elections in the country were termed farce by the Western nations and opposition. World’s largest museum in France gets first female President The Louvre, the world’s largest museum in France has got its first female President in 228 years. Laurence des Cars is an art historian who has been appointed for the position and is currently heading a landmark museum in Paris. Her appointment was made by the French President.
,🛑Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 27, 2021, announced that the centre will roll out a Unified Health Interface (UHI). PM Modi made the announcement to roll out a digital health interface during a high-level meeting to review the progress of the National Digital Health Mission (NDHM). • The Unified Health Interface (UHI) is an open and interoperable IT network for digital health in India. • UHI is envisaged to bring a digital health tech revolution with innovative health services and efficient utilization of healthcare infrastructure in the country. • UHI will enable private and public apps to be a part of the national digital health mission. The interface will ensure that only verified healthcare providers are a part of the NDHM. • UHI will bring ease of living and better access to quality health services. The patients or users can search, book lab tests, online medical consultation via video, voice, or chat, transfer health records or test reports digitally, and make digital payments.
• The service providers or healthcare industry can be searched based on their specialization, experience, ratings, language, gender, and location. • National Digital Health Mission has been formulated by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare with an aim to boost the digital health infrastructure of India. • The mission will build a seamless online platform with a wide range of information, data, and infrastructure services available by leveraging open, interoperable, standards-based digital systems while securing the confidentiality and privacy of personal health-related information of people. • PM Modi had announced the National Digital Health Mission (NDHM) during his independence speech in 2020. • Since then, six union territories – Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Chandigarh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Ladakh, Lakshadweep, and Puducherry adopted the mission. • The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare funded the cost of implementation of NDHM in six union territories which amounted to Rs 11.82 crore till March 15, 2021. • The NDHM comprises of these primary digital systems: Health ID, Digi Doctor, Health Facility Registry, NDGM Health Records, Electronic Medical Records. • The mission has generated 11.9 lakh health IDs with 1,490 facilities and 3,106 doctors registered. • Health ID: Under the National Digital Health Mission (NDHM), the government will provide every Indian citizen with a unique 14-digit health ID that will enable individuals across the country to access digital healthcare serves. • Digi Doctor is a repository of all doctors across the country enrolled under the NDHM. The repository will comprise all key details of the doctors like name, qualifications, specialization, experience, registration number with state medical councils, etc.
🛑 World No Tobacco Day 2021: According to WHO, globally, nearly 60% of tobacco users want to quit smoking, but only 30% of the world population have access to quality tobacco cessation services. COVID-19 pandemic led millions of tobacco users to quit. Therefore, to celebrate World No Tobacco Day 2021, WHO launched a campaign globally under the slogan "Commit to Quit". This may help to create healthier conditions that promote tobacco cessation through: - Promoting robust tobacco cessation policies. - Upgrading access to cessation services. - Spreading awareness about the tactics of the tobacco industry. - Through Quit and Win initiatives, to provide support to the people who want to quit. World No Tobacco Day is an annual event organised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to highlight the risk associated with the use of tobacco, to make people understand how second-hand smoke affects smoker, their family, and their community. It is also important to advocate policies that reduce the use of tobacco. This is also the day when smokers are encouraged to quit their journey or not to smoke at least 24 hours first. The use of tobacco causes several diseases like tooth decay, cancer, cardiovascular disease, staining of teeth, etc. World No Tobacco Day 2021: Quotes, Slogans, Wishes, Messages, “Commit to Quit!” Marathon, and more
What is Tobacco? Tobacco is an agricultural crop, a plant that is grown all over the world. Do you know that tobacco is a nervous system stimulant that triggers complex biochemical and neurotransmitter disruptions? Its leaves contain high levels of the addictive chemical nicotine which is harmful to health and causes adverse effects. Generally, people consume tobacco leaves via smoking through cigarettes, cigars, and pipes or applied to the gums while dipping and chewing tobacco and also through inhaling as snuff. It is a common and famous saying that “Health is Wealth”. Good health is the feeling of mental, physical, and social well-being by any person and not only to be free of diseases. World No Tobacco Day or Anti Tobacco Day emphasizes the health and other risks associated with tobacco use and advocates for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption. Several campaigns, events, and activities are organised on this day to educate people about the bad effects of tobacco on health. We all know that whether eating tobacco or other such products will give pleasure for some time but it will take life away. It may happen that after chewing tobacco a person feels energetic for a while but have you ever thought why is it so? They make addiction and you will be caught in this wheel which will be hard to get out of. World Asthma Day: Current Theme, History and Key Facts World No Tobacco Day or Anti Tobacco Day 2021: Theme The campaign theme of World No Tobacco Day 2021 is "Commit to Quit". The theme of World No Tobacco Day or Anti Tobacco Day 2020 was "Protecting youth from industry manipulation and preventing them from tobacco and nicotine use". For decades, the industry of tobacco employed strategic, aggressive, and well-resourced tactics to draw in youth to tobacco and nicotine products. This year World No Tobacco Day will provide a counter-marketing campaign and empower youth people to engage in the fight against Tobacco. The theme of World No Tobacco Day or Anti Tobacco Day 2019 was "Tobacco and Lung Health". Several campaigns were organised on this day to educate people about the negative impact of tobacco on the lungs of the people, it may also cause cancer and chronic respiratory diseases. It was also focused on some policies to reduce the consumption of tobacco and engaging stakeholders across multiple sectors for controlling tobacco. The theme of World No Tobacco Day or Anti Tobacco Day 2018 was “Tobacco and heart disease”. It was focused on cardiovascular health. According to WHO the campaign will increase the awareness on: - The link between tobacco and heart and other cardiovascular diseases (CVD), including stroke, which combined are the world’s leading causes of death. - Feasible actions and measures that key audiences, including governments and the public, can take to reduce the risks to heart health posed by tobacco. World No Tobacco Day or Anti Tobacco Day: History In 1987, the Member States of the World Health Organisation (WHO) created World No Tobacco Day to draw global attention to the tobacco epidemic and the preventable death and disease it causes. World Health Assembly on 15 May,1987 passed a resolution calling for 7 April 1988 "a World No-Smoking Day". This date was chosen because it was the 40th anniversary of the World Health Organization. Further, in 1988 another resolution was passed for celebrating World No Tobacco Day every year on 31st May. The day also focuses on the impact of tobacco on the cardiovascular health of people. It may be the risk factor of causing coronary heart disease, stroke, and peripheral vascular disease. Also, the day will provide knowledge to people that tobacco is one of the leading causes of cardiovascular disease (CVD). World Health Day: Theme, Slogan, History and Key Facts How Chewing tobacco impact health? - Chewing tobacco paves short or long-term effects on health. - It can cause an ulcer, staining of teeth, cavities, tooth decay, tooth loss, etc. which are short-term health effects. - It also causes bad breath, sores in the mouth, and even make it difficult for a person to eat food. - Sometimes it can make the tongue senseless and due to this person will not be able to taste the food. - Tobacco causes dizziness in the person due to which feeling of tiredness occurs. - If a person continuously chews tobacco then short-term disease may lead to long-term and causes severe health problems like cancer, lung disease, heart disease, stroke, etc. - Chewing tobacco can cause oral cancer or precancers. - It can cause leukoplakia i.e. whitish patches inside the mouth occurs that can become cancerous. Facts about Tobacco - Do you know that tobacco is a product of fresh leaves of nicotiana plants? - It was originated in America but introduced to the French court by Jean Nicot in the 16th century and popularised throughout Europe. - Soon it became popular and an important crop for trade. - In the 1900s some medical research made it clear that tobacco increases health problems like heart attacks, strokes, cancer, etc. - People use tobacco in the form of cigarettes, cigars, bidis, chew tobacco, snuff, gutkha, etc. Life is a precious gift of nature; we should value life and should not waste it by doing senseless and meaningless things. Tobacco can make you happy for some time or give pleasure for some time but a healthy person with no such habits can lead a good and happy life and can go far in life. “Health is like money. You never know the value of it until you lost it.” by Josh Billings. Source: WHO No Smoking Day: History, Date, Health, and Significance Important Days and Dates in May 2021