- Rasmussen’s encephalitis: It is a very rare, chronic inflammatory neurological disease that usually affects only one hemisphere (half) of the brain. It most often occurs in children under the age of 10 but can also affect adolescents and adults. Symptoms include Frequent and severe seizures, Inflammation of the brain (encephalitis),Mental deterioration, Progressive loss of neurological functions including motor skills, speech, and eventual paralysis on one side of the body (hemiparesis).
Treatment may include:Antiseizure medications usually don’t completely manage seizures due to RE. But they may help decrease the frequency and severity of the seizures.
Immunotherapy: Immunotherapy at the beginning of RE may help manage seizures or prevent further immune-related brain damage.Brain surgery:It involves surgically removing or disconnecting half of your child’s brain from the rest of their brain.
- Mera Yuva Bharat: It is an autonomous body will benefit the youth in the age group of 15-29 years, in line with the definition of ‘Youth’ in the National Youth Policy. In case of programme components specifically meant for the adolescents, the beneficiaries will be in the age group of 10-19 years. It will help in Setting the focus of the Government on Youth Led development and to make the Youth “active drivers” of development and not merely “passive recipients”. It will be launched on 31st October, 2023 on National Unity Day. The primary objective of Mera Yuva Bharat (MY Bharat) is to make it a whole of Government platform for youth development.
Under the new arrangement, with access to resources & connection to opportunities, youth would become community change agents and nation builders allowing them to act as the Yuva Setu between the Government and the citizens.
- Lyme Disease: It is a vector-borne infectious disease caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi. It is primarily transmitted to humans through the bite of infected black-legged ticks, often referred to as deer ticks. Lyme disease cannot spread: between humans from pets to humans, through air, food, or water Lice, mosquitoes, fleas, and flies also do not transmit it. It is most commonly reported in North America, Europe, and some parts of Asia. Early symptoms of Lyme disease start between 3 to 30 days after an infected tick bites you. The symptoms can include: A red rash called erythema migrans (EM).As it starts to get better, parts of it may fade. Sometimes this makes the rash look like a “bull’s-eye. “If left untreated, it can lead to more severe symptoms, affecting the joints, heart, and nervous system. The standard treatment for Lyme disease is antibiotics, such as doxycycline or amoxicillin, especially in the early stages.
- Indian Ocean Rim Association: IORA is an inter-governmental organisation which was established in March 1997. It was formerly known as the Indian Ocean Rim Initiative and the Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation (IOR-ARC).The IORA Secretariat is based in Mauritius. It became an observer to the UN General Assembly and the African Union in 2015. It has 23 Member States and 11 Dialogue Partners. China is a dialogue partner in the IORA. Its objective is to promote sustainable growth and balanced development of the region; To focus on those areas of economic cooperation which provide maximum opportunities for development, shared interest and mutual benefits; To promote liberalisation, remove
impediments and lower barriers towards a freer and enhanced flow of goods, services, investment, and technology within the Indian Ocean rim.