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12 September 2018

●HIV/AIDS Act, 2017;-
↪provide safeguards rights of people living with HIV & affected by HIV such as⤵
•Govt. are obliged to provide for anti-retroviral therapy(ART) 
•Provisions for any discrimination practised against a person with HIV/AIDS
•It also provides for an ombudsman to inquire into complaints
•Patients receiving anti-retroviral therapy (ART) treatment currently stands at 25.82% against global 41%
•21 lakh persons estimated to be living with HIV in India
●e-VidyaBharati (tele-education) and e-AarogyaBharati (tele-medicine)[e-VBAB];-
↪Project is hailed as a digital bridge of knowledge and health b/w India & Africa.
• e-VBAB Network Project will be completely funded by GoI for its entire duration & will be open for all our partner countries in Africa
●Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana;-{launched in 2015}
↪scheme’s objective is to refinance collateral-free loans given by lenders to small borrowers (There are three types of loans under PMMY⤵
•Shishu (up to ₹50,000)
•Kishore (from ₹50,001 to ₹5 lakh)
•Tarun (from ₹500,001 to ₹10,00,000)
°Next crisis in banking sector could come from small loans given to unorganized sector
●Apsara Nuclear reactor;-
↪Is the oldest of India’s research reactors. ↪reactor was designed by the Bhabha Atomic Research Center (BARC) & built with assistance from United Kingdom
•Apsara is now operational as ‘Apsara-U’ (upgraded version) on Trombay campus of Maharashtra
•Apsara reactor is utilized for various experiments like radiation damage studies, forensic research etc.
●Model International Center for Transformative AI (ICTAI);-{Based in Bengaluru}
↪aims to conduct advanced research to incubate AI-led solutions in three important areas – healthcare, agriculture & smart mobility (to develop AI foundational frameworks, tools & assets, including curated datasets & unique AI algorithms)
●Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL);-
↪Is a shipyard located in Visakhapatnam
↪now gearing up to undertake sea trials of India’s first missile tracking ship to strengthen country’s strategic weapons programme
●Yudh Abhyas 2018;-{held Chaubattia in Uttarakhand}
↪Is a joint military training Exercise b/w India & US
●Rail Sahyog;-{ web portal}
↪It will provide opportunity for industry, companies, associations to collaborate with Indian Railways.&(creation of amenities which will be beneficial for passengers)

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