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GENDER/ HEALTH/ EDUCATION - June 2019

Jun 2019

Jun 27, 2019

UT Health Index

  •  According to the NITI Aayog's Health Index Report 2019, Delhi fell by two positions to be ranked fifth among the seven Union territories on overall healthcare performance.
  • The score is calculated on 23 parameters, including key health issues such as sex ratio, neonatal mortality, immunisation coverage, and data captured, infrastructure and availability of human resources.
  • Among the seven Union Territories, Chandigarh topped the index.

Jun 26, 2019

Karnataka's Health Index Score Improves

  •  As per NITI Aayog Health Index rankings released for all States and Union Territories in the country, Karnataka's health index ranking improved marginally taking the state to the eighth position in 2017-18 from ninth in 2018.
  • The state's overall score on various parameters rose from 58.70 in 2015-16 to 61.14 in 2017-18.
  • As per NITI Aayog's categorisation, the State was ranked among 21 large States. The states were ranked on parameters including neonatal mortality rate (NMR), under-five mortality rate (U5MR) and full immunisation coverage. 

Liberal Arts at Galgotias University

  •  The School of Liberal Arts (SLA), a flagship of Galgotias University, over the years, established itself as an institution of repute and a Centre of Excellence. The University was awarded five out of five stars in the internationally recognised QS rankings.
  • Renowned academicians and illustrious minds from around the world share their extensive experience in research and teaching with students at the SLA.
  • The School has six departments - Economics, English, Foreign Languages, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology. It offers a range of programmes through its departments, offering students undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral degrees in their areas of specialisation.

Jun 24, 2019

Encephalitis Spreads

  •  The death toll from acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) reached 152 in Bihar, with medical officials stating that the disease has spread to 20 of the state's 38 districts.
  • Since the first fatality was reported on June 5, 2019, the state government's response was criticised with many saying that Muzaffarpur's poor healthcare system was overwhelmed by the scale of the outbreak. 

Jun 23, 2019

Delhi Government Will Pay CBSE Exam Fee

  •  Delhi government said that it would pay the CBSE examination fee of students from government schools from 2020 onwards.
  • The government is also working on providing free coaching to students for competitive exams like NEET, JEE, and eventually also for post graduation competitive exams for employment like UPSC and others.
  • The minister announced the scheme at an event to felicitate government school students who scored 90% and above marks in the class 12 board examinations in 2019.
  • The students studying in Delhi government schools are from financially weaker families and they cannot afford taking loans from the banks because they demand guarantees.
  • The Delhi government is ready to take the guarantee of all the talented students studying in its schools.
  • So, the government decided to give them education loan of up to Rs. 10 lakh for higher education. The students will have 15 years to pay back the loan.
  • A similar scheme was announced by the government in 2015.

Jun 22, 2019

Tripura to Hand Over Schools to ISKCON Affiliated Trust

  •  The Tripura's BJP-IPFT government has decided to hand over 20 schools to International Society For Krishna Consciousness (ISKON)-affiliated Indian Tribal Care Trust (ITCT) in a bid to improve quality of education.
  • The state has total 4,398 government run and aided schools. Of these, 13 schools were shut down due to non-availability of students. Another 147 schools have less than 10 students.
  • The Indian Tribal Care Trust had requested to hand them over 53 schools. But the government decided to give them 20 schools for five years.
  • Of the 20 schools, seven each are in West and South districts, three in Sepahijala district, two in Khowai district and one in Gomati district.
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