13.02.20 Madhya Pradesh (MPPCS) Daily Current Affairs

MADHYA PRADESH

Madhya Pradesh has recorded the highest percentage of newborn deaths

Madhya Pradesh has recorded the highest percentage of newborn deaths of 11.5% against the total admissions to government-run sick newborn care units (SNCUs) in the past three years across the country

Staff crunch, low community referrals, absence of a special neonatal transport service to health centres, reliance on units in cities as last resort and the non-availability of enough units to cater to increasing institutional deliveries had contributed to the spike in the percentage of deaths

with increasing institutional deliveries in the State (80.8% as per the National Family Health Survey-4, 2015-2016), the number of neonatal care units, being optimally utilised, had not been increased proportionally.

Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand visited the Indian Military Academy
Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand visited the Indian Military Academy in Dehradun to strengthen engagement and defence cooperation between the two countries.
Princess Sirindhorn has also been an instructor and teaches history at Chulachomklao Royal Military Academy (CRMA).
India and Thailand conducted a joint military exercise at Umroi in Meghalaya as part of ‘Maitree 2019’

WHO extends emergency status of Ebola in DR Congo
The UN health agency extended its global emergency designation for the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo
WHO downgraded the national and regional risk of the disease from very high to high, while it kept the global risk at low.
The Ebola virus is passed on by contact with the blood, body fluids, secretions or organs of an infected or recently deceased person.

IRCTC’s third privately run train
The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) on Wednesday said its third corporate train ‘Kashi Mahakal Express’, between Varanasi and Indore will begin commercial operations from February 20.
The train will connect Jyotirlinga-Omkareshwar (near Indore), Mahakaleshwar (Ujjain) and Kashi Vishwanath (Varanasi), besides connecting the industrial and educational hub of Indore and Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh.

Foriegn Ambassadors visit to Kashmir
Twenty five foreign Ambassadors arrived here on a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir to assess the situation after the Centre’s August 5 decision to revoke the erstwhile State’s special status

Major Ports Authority Bill 2020
Major Ports Authority Bill 2020 will replace the existing regulations under a 1963 law.
The new law will have have private players and public private partnership (PPP) model.
The 12 major ports in India would get a boost through the new law.

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