National Programme for Prevention & Control of Non-Communicable Diseases (NP-NCD)

Facts for Prelims (FFP)  Source: TH  Context: The National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases and Stroke (NPCDCS) in India has been renamed the National Programme for Prevention & Control of Non-Communicable Diseases (NP-NCD) due to the addition of new diseases and health initiatives. It has been renamed to subsume all …

PM CARES Fund

Facts for Prelims (FFPs) Source: IE   Context: The PM’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM CARES Fund) received Rs 535.44 crore as foreign donations during the last three years.   About PM CARES Fund:

Agricultural exports-imports

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Indian economy, agriculture and related issues   Source: IE  Context: Both agricultural exports from and imports into India have scaled new highs in the fiscal year that ended March 31, 2023.   Provisional data of Department of Commerce on agri imports-exports: Agricultural trade surplus (Exports – Imports): It has marginally dipped …

Cyclones: How are cyclones formed and named?

GS Paper 1 Syllabus: Important Geophysical Phenomena such as cyclones etc.   Source: IE   Context: According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), a cyclonic/low-pressure area is developing in the Bay of Bengal and may intensify into a cyclonic storm.   What this weather system be called? Cyclone Mocha (pronounced ‘Mokha’) –  a name suggested …