Janaushadhi Kendras: On the occasion of ‘the 5th Jan Aushadhi Diwas’, the government inaugurated ‘NaMo Day Care Centre’ and flagged off four NaMo Mobile Healthcare Units
The Department of Pharmaceuticals is celebrating Jan Aushadhi Diwas from March 1 to March 7, 2023, to create awareness about the Jan Aushadhi Scheme.
Objective: To generate awareness about the usage of generic medicines and the benefits of Jan Aushadhi Pariyojana and its salient features and achievements.
How price of medicine is determined in the PMBJKs? A medicine is priced on the principle of a maximum of 50% of the average price of the top three brands of branded medicines. Thus, the prices of Jan Aushadhi Medicines are cheaper by at least 50% and in some cases, by 80% to 90% of the market price of the branded medicines.
Incredible India Campaign:The Ministry of Tourism under its “Incredible India” brand line is participating in ITB, Berlin 2023, showcasing India’s rich & diversified tourism potential.
The ITB is a prestigious platform and is among the top international travel shows, where travel professionals come together to connect and showcase destinations and tourism products.
The Ministry has declared 2023 as “Incredible India! Visit India Year 2023”.
Incredible India is the name of an international tourism campaign maintained by the Government since 2002.
Incredible India 2.0 Campaign: It aims to shift from generic promotions to promotional plans specific to the market and content creation.It focuses on promoting niche tourism products, including yoga, wellness, luxury, and cuisine wildlife.It represents the post-pandemic plan for Indians in the sector.
Nodal Ministry:Ministry of Tourism.
TROPEX 2023:Indian Navy’s major Operational level exercise TROPEX 2023, conducted across the expanse of IOR over a duration of four months from Nov 22 – Mar 23, culminated in the Arabian Sea. The overall exercise construct included Coastal Defence exercise Sea Vigil and the Amphibious Exercise AMPHEX. Together, these exercises also witnessed significant participation from the Indian Army, the Indian Air Force and the Coast Guard. The Theatre Level Operational Readiness Exercise (TROPEX) is conducted biennially. As part of the exercise, all surface combatants of the Indian Navy including Destroyers, Frigates, Corvettes as well as submarines and aircraft are put through complex maritime operational deployments to validate and refine the Navy’s Concept of Operations including operational logistics and interoperability with other Services.
WINS Awards:The Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs announced the ‘Women Icons Leading Swachhata’ (WINS) Awards 2023. The WINS Awards 2023 aim to recognize celebrate and disseminate inspiring and exemplary initiatives in urban sanitation and waste management by women led organizations and individual women.
Applications for the Awards are open to (i) Self-Help Groups (SHGs) (ii) Micro-enterprises, (iii) Non-Government Organisations (NGOs), (iv) Startups and (v) Individual Women Leaders/Swachhata champions.The country is now poised to make a transformational shift from ‘Women in Swachhata’ to ‘Women led Swachhata’.