Top 5 Current Affairs: 5 July 2018

Jul 5, 2018 17:48 IST
Top 5 Current Affairs: 5 July 2018

NHA launches process to empanel hospitals to achieve universal health coverage

The National Health Agency (NHA), the apex body for the implementation of Centre's ambitious Ayushman Bharat-National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM), on July 4, 2018 launched a formal process to empanel public and private hospitals to implement AB-NHPM, in order to achieve universal health coverage.

The main objective is to improve medical access for the most vulnerable sections of the population and holistically address healthcare by covering prevention, promotion and ambulatory care at primary, secondary and tertiary levels.

Piyush Goyal launches the Coal Mine Surveillance & Management System and Khan Prahari App

Union Minister of Coal, Railways, Finance & Corporate Affairs, Piyush Goyal on July 4, 2018 launched the Coal Mine Surveillance & Management System (CMSMS) and Mobile Application ‘Khan Prahari’.

The ‘Coal Mine Surveillance & Management System (CMSMS) aims to report, monitor and take suitable action on unauthorised coal mining activities. The CMSMS is a web based GIS application through which location of sites for unauthorised mining can be detected. While, Khan Prahari is a tool for reporting any activity taking place related to illegal coal mining like rat hole mining, pilferage etc.

DPCC notifies list of fuels permissible for industrial use

The Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) on July 4, 2018 notified a list of fuels permissible for industrial use within the National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi, a move which has been hailed by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE).

All existing industrial units and commercial establishments who are currently using fuels that are not approved under the notification have been asked to switch over to the approved fuels within 90 days. All other fuels will deemed unapproved and thus, will be disallowed for use in NCT of Delhi.

IBBI amends Bankruptcy Norms, notifies procedures for home buyers under insolvency proceedings

The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) on July 4, 2018 notified the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Insolvency Resolution Process for Corporate Persons) (Third Amendment) Regulations, 2018.

The IBBI notified revised norms for insolvency resolution process paving the way for home buyers to seek relief as financial creditors, detailing clear timelines to be followed by resolution professionals and permitting withdrawal of insolvency applications, subject to certain conditions.

CCEA approves proposal to expand scope of Higher Education Financing Agency

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on July 4, 2018 approved the proposal for expanding the scope of Higher Education Financing Agency (HEFA) by tasking it to mobilise Rs 1,00,000 crore for Revitalizing Infrastructure and Systems in Education (RISE) by 2022.

The proposal also called for enhancing the capital base of the Higher Education Financing Agency to Rs 10,000 crore. The institutions will have to repay the whole Principal Portion from the internally generated budgetary resources.


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