The world is running out of antibiotics: WHO Report
The World Health Organisation on 20 September 2017 released a report titled 'Antibacterial agents in clinical development – an analysis of the antibacterial clinical development pipeline, including tuberculosis'.
The report shows a serious lack of new antibiotics under development to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance.
The report identifies 51 new antibiotics and biologicals in clinical development that can treat antibiotic-resistant pathogens, tuberculosis and diarrhoeal infection Clostridium difficile.
Union Government to launch mobile app for retiring government staffs
The Union Government will be launching a mobile application for central government employees on 20 September 2017. The app will help the retiring government employees to monitor the progress of their pension settlement cases.
In addition, the app will also allow the retired employees to assess their superannuation funds and record complaints through the pension calculator. They will also be able to register their grievances and get updates on orders issued by the department.
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust wins Rajbhasha Kirti Award for 11th consecutive time
The Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) in September 2017 was awarded the Rajbhasha Kirti Puraskar for the year 2016-17. The JNPT was honoured with the prestigious award in the category of ‘B’ region for autonomous bodies and boards.
The JNPT won the prize for its excellent implementation of the official language. This is the 11th consecutive year that Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust has won this award.
India’s Zero Hunger Programme to be launched in Gorakhpur, Koraput and Thane
India’s ambitious Zero Hunger Programme through interventions in form sector will be launched in three districts, namely- Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh, Koraput in Odisha and Thane in Maharashtra, on 16 October 2017, which is observed globally as World Food Day.
The zero hunger programme will focus on agriculture, nutrition, and health in a symbiotic manner. The programme will ensure suitable methods of measuring the impact of an intervention.
India to conduct first BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise 2017
The first BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise 2017 (BIMSTEC DMEx-2017) will be conducted by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) as the lead agency from 10 October to 13 October 2017. The Exercise will be conducted in the National Capital Region (NCR).
This Exercise will serve as a platform for sharing best practices on all aspects of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), strengthening regional response and coordination for Disaster Management among the BIMSTEC member countries.