Daily Archive: March 27, 2019

India destroys live satellite in space, announces PM Modi

India destroys live satellite in space, announces PM Modi

New Delhi : India’s anti-satellite weapon A-SAT successfully destroyed a live satellite on a low earth orbit, joining a group of three countries – the US, Russia and China – with such capability, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Wednesday.

“India has entered its name as an elite space power. It is the fourth country to achieve this feat after the US, Russia and China.

The ‘Mission Shakti’ operation was a difficult target to achieve, which was completed successfully within three minutes of the launch,” he said in an address to the nation.

“Today’s A-SAT missile has given new strength to security and vision of the country. We want to assure the world that our new capability is not against any country but is the defensive initiative of a fast-moving India.
India has always been against the arm race in space and this operation hasn’t changed that. This does not violate any international treaty or law,” he said.

The Prime Minister said India has enough satellites that are contributing in various segments such as agriculture, disaster management, communication, weather, and navigation.

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BJP, Congress are ‘birds of the same feather’, says Mayawati

BJP, Congress are ‘birds of the same feather’, says Mayawati

Lucknow : Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Wednesday said the BJP terming the Congress’ Nyunatam Aay Yojana (Nyay) scheme a bluff is true but added that the two parties are “birds of the same feather.”

“Ruling BJP calling Congress slogan of Garibi Hatao 2.0 as bluff is true. But is poll bluff & reneging of poll promises the sole domain of the BJP? In fact BJP & Congress party are both birds of the same feather in betraying the interests of the poor, labourers, farmers & others,” she tweeted.

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 Ruling BJP calling Congress slogan of Garibi Hatao 2.0 as bluff is true. But is poll bluff & reneging of poll promises the sole domain of the BJP?
In fact BJP & Congress party are both birds of the same feather in betraying the interests of the poor, labourers, farmers & others.
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 This comes two days after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley claimed Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s Nyaya scheme, which provided income support of Rs 72,000 per annum to the poorest 20 per cent families of the country, was a “bluff announcement”.

“The amount promised by the Congress is less than two-thirds of the existing Direct Benefit Transfer under Modi government, which averages Rs 1.068 lakh annually. So what is being claimed by the Congress Party – a bluff announcement,” Jaitley said in a Facebook post.

Meanwhile, Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav launched a scathing attack at the BJP for sidelining its two veteran leaders LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi from the ensuing the Lok Sabha polls.

“Development is asking: Those who have shown doors to Margdarshan Mandal are talking of what culture, trick and character. The fake morality of the BJP has been busted. Already, the youth were not voting for the BJP, now the elderly will also not vote for the party. The BJP is broken from inside,” he wrote on Twitter.

Both Advani and Joshi have also not made to the list of parliamentary candidates announced so far. Also, both have not made it to BJP’s list of 40 leaders who will be campaigning for the party’s candidates during the first two phases of general elections in Uttar Pradesh.

Advani was replaced by BJP president Amit Shah from the Gandhinagar Lok Sabha constituency while Joshi was replaced by Satyadev Pachauri from Kanpur parliamentary constituency.

The Lok Sabha polls are scheduled to be held from April 11 and will go on till May 19 in seven phases. The polls in Uttar Pradesh will be held in all seven phases starting from April 11 to May 19. The counting of votes will take place on May 23.

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IMA commemorates World TB Day to Women in India

On the World TB day this year, IMA’s END TB campaign launched a major awareness drive focussed on Indian Women TB patients. It has been observed that even today millions of Indian women are not seeking treatment, or are left untreated.

The Indian Medical Association (IMA), the national body of medical practitioners, practicing modern medicine have spearheaded a nation-wide campaign to sensitize women to undergo proper and complete treatment for TB.

Speaking on World TB Day, Dr Santanu Sen, National President IMA said, “The association will ensure that TB is being reported to the National Programme which will help in effectively addressing the impediments in controlling and eradicating TB and meeting the 2025 deadline for a TB-free India. IMA has initiated programmes for reaching out to women and sensitizing them to help eradicate stigma linked with TB.”

India has decided to end TB epidemic by 2025, five years ahead of WHO’s global deadline of 2030, in a mission mode. IMA is closely working with the Government of India (GoI) and organising a series of TB programmes for medical professionals across the country to ensure TB cases are notified by all doctors across India.

Dr R V Asokan, Honorary Secretary General, IMA said, “We are determined to account for the missing million Tuberculosis patients who go unreported every year. Timely notification of TB patients will ensure quality diagnosis and treatment as well as nutritional support to TB patients. This World TB Day on March 24, IMA pledged to fight Tuberculosis and the stigma that surrounds a patients’ life, especially when it comes to Women in India. Unlike most of the diseases that plague our society today, Tuberculosis is one that can be overcome by following the treatment protocols and a strict vigilance over the progress of the disease.

We are determined and focussed to help spread the message and generate more awareness on the importance of TB notification and the multiple support measures offered by the Government towards becoming a TB free nation” Dr Asokan added.

One of the flagship efforts implemented by the Government since April, 2018 is a notification through ‘Nikshay’ a unified ICT system for TB patient management and care which allows both public and private sector health care providers to manage their patients. The ‘Nikshay Poshan Yojana’ provides required medical, nutritional and financial support to help TB patients’ through-out their treatment.