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Daily Current Affairs Prelims Quiz - 08-04-2020 - (Online Prelims Test)

1) Consider the following statements with respect to World Health Organisation (WHO)

  1. Its secretariat is located in Geneva, Switzerland.
  2. World Health Assembly is the supreme decision-making body of WHO, attended by delegations from all member states.
  3. Every year, April 7 is celebrated as “World Health Day” to commemorate the enforcement of WHO’s Constitution in 1948.

Which of the statements given above are correct?

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  • b. 
  • c. 
  • d. 
Answer : d
  • WHO’s Constitution came into force on 7 April 1948 – a date which was celebrated every year as World Health Day.
  • WHO is the first global health organization, replacing many regional and national health bodies.
  • It has 194-member countries, and its secretariat is in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • It has the authority of directing and coordinating matters related to International health.
  • World Health Assembly is the supreme decision-making body of WHO, attended by delegations from all member states.
  • The Executive Board of WHO implements the decisions and policies of the World Health Assembly.

World Health Assembly

  • It is the forum through which WHO is governed by its 194 member states.
  • It is the world’s highest health policy setting body and is composed of health ministers from member states.
  • The members of the World Health Assembly generally meet every year in May in Geneva, the location of WHO Headquarters. 
  • The main functions of the World Health Assembly are to determine the policies of the Organization, appoint the Director-General, supervise financial policies, and review and approve the proposed program budget.

2) State of the World’s Nursing Report, 2020 was recently published by?

  • a. 
  • b. 
  • c. 
  • d. 
Answer : b
  • On World Health Day, World Health Organisation (WHO) is launching the first ever State of the World’s Nursing Report 2020.
  • The report provides a global picture of the nursing workforce and support evidence-based planning to optimize the contributions of this workforce to improve health and wellbeing for all.
  • The report sets the agenda for data collection, policy dialogue, research and advocacy, and investment in the health workforce for generations to come.
  • Findings identify important gaps in the nursing workforce and priority areas for investment in nursing education, jobs, and leadership to strengthen nursing around the world and improve health for all.
  • The report was launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) in partnership with the International Council of Nurses (ICN) and Nursing Now.

3) Consider the following statements with respect to Jan Aushadhi Sugam App

  1. It is a platform designed for people to get information regarding high-quality generic medicines which are being sold at lower prices in Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendra (PMBJK).
  2. The application is developed under Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP).

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?

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  • b. 
  • c. 
  • d. 
Answer : c
  • For ensuring availability of Quality Generic Medicines at affordable prices for all, JAN AUSHAHDI SUGAM” application is developed under “Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP)” on behalf of Department of Pharmaceuticals under Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Government of India.
  • It is an evolving platform designed for people to get information regarding high-quality generic medicines which are being sold at lower prices in Kendra i.e. Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendra (PMBJK).

4) Consider the following statements with respect to Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP)

  1. It is a campaign launched by the Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to provide quality medicines at affordable prices to the masses. 
  2. National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) is the implementation agency for PMBJP.

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?

  • a. 
  • b. 
  • c. 
  • d. 
Answer : d

Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP)

  • It is a campaign launched by the Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers to provide quality medicines at affordable prices to the masses.
  • PMBJP stores have been set up to provide generic drugs, which are available at lesser prices but are equivalent in quality and efficacy as expensive branded drugs.
  • It was launched by the Department of Pharmaceuticals in November 2008 under the name Jan Aushadi Campaign.
  • Bureau of Pharma PSUs of India (BPPI) is the implementation agency for PMBJP.
  • The Main objective of the scheme includes making quality medicines available at affordable prices for all, particularly the poor and disadvantaged, through exclusive outlets "Jan Aushadhi Medical Store", so as to reduce out of pocket expenses in healthcare.

5) Consider the following statements with respect to Samadhan Challenge Initiative, which was launched recently

  1. It provides facility to the users to call Branch Managers for any query and also to register their complaints and can track the status of resolution of these complaints as well.
  2. It was launched by the State Bank of India (SBI).

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?

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  • b. 
  • c. 
  • d. 
Answer : d
  • The Innovation Cell of the Ministry of Human Resources Development and All India Council for Technical Education in collaboration with Forge and Innovatio Curis launched a mega online challenge - SAMADHAN - to test the ability of students to innovate.
  • Under the "Samadhan" challenge, the students and faculty will be motivated for doing new experiments and new discoveries and provide them with a strong base leading to spirit of experimentation and discovery.
  • The students participating in this challenge will search and develop such measures that can be made available to the government agencies, health services, hospitals and other services for quick solutions to the Coronavirus epidemic and other such calamities.
  • Apart from this, through this "Samadhan" challenge, work will be done to make citizens aware, to motivate them, to face any challenge, to prevent any crisis and to help people get livelihood.

Samadhaan App

  • It was launched by the State Bank of India (SBI).
  • Customer can download Account Statement for last 6 months, which will be e-mailed at customer’s e-mail id registered with the Bank.
  • App provides facility to the users to call Branch Managers/ controllers for any query/issue.
  • Customers can generate Housing Loan and Education Loan Interest Certificates, which will be sent to their email IDs registered with the bank.
  • Customers can also register their complaints through this app and can track the status of resolution of these complaints as well.
  • FAQs including relevant videos for Deposits, Advances, ATM, Internet Banking, Mobile Banking and Mobile Wallet are available for customer convenience and imparting knowledge.
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