Monday, 24 September 2018

21st, 22nd, 23rd & 24th September 2018 | Assam daily current affairs for APSC



  • World Rhino Day was observed on September 22 with an objective to create awareness among the masses and protect the species for future generations.
  • Assam’s first-ever professional basketball competition – Basketball Challengers League (BCL) gets underway on September 23 at the RG Baruah Sports Complex basketball courts 
  • National award-winning Assamese movie Village Rockstars by Rima Das has been chosen as the official Indian entry – beating several star-studded fancied films – in the Foreign Language Film category to the Oscars-2019. Village Rockstars is also the first Assamese movie to be nominated for the Oscars.
  • In the second edition of the afaqs! Digipub Awards 2018, Guwahati-based media professional Sidharth Bedi Varma from the publication GPlus bagged the award for the ‘Best Columnist in India’, with a gold trophy.
  • Critically acclaimed filmmaker Kalpana Lajmi, who was suffering from kidney ailment, passed away early Sunday morning at a hospital here. She was 64.
  • The Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited (DCBL) conferred the Young Achievers Award (YAA) for Entrepreneurship to Nayan Saikia, Assam’s very own ‘Pad Man’, at the Northeast Youth Conclave 2018 held at Don Bosco School at Panbazar
  • Saif Sporting Club, Bangladesh emerged champions in the Bodousa Cup by defeating Jamshedpur FC 2-0 in the final of the 10th International Invitational Football Tournament at the TDSA Katchujan playground 
  • Indian woman boxer Bhagyabati Kachari was accorded a warm felicitation at her home district Udalguri.She had recently clinched a gold medal in the 81kg category of the Ahmet Comert Tournament by defeating her Turkish opponent in the final at Istanbul, Turkey. Bhagyabati was declared the most scientific boxer of the tournament while the Indian women’s team finished third.
  • Jharkhand spinner Shahbaz Nadeem on Thursday broke a two-decade-old world record for best bowling figures in List A cricket, with an incredible haul of 8/10 against Rajasthan in the Vijay Hazare Trophy 
  • International Day of Peace, which is also known as World Peace Day was observed
  • Consequent upon Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s launch of the world's largest government-funded healthcare programme named ‘Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana’, Chief Minister Sarbanadna Sonowal rolled out the Ayushman Bharat-National Health Protection Mission at a programme held at the Veterinary.
  • Dubai-based company M/s BRS Ventures Investment Limited will acquire the Assam Company India Limited including all its 14 tea gardens in the State and take care of more than 30,000 workers and employees.



    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday launched the 'Ayushman Bharat - Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY)' here, hailing it as the "worlds biggest state-run healthcare scheme".

    • The scheme will provide a cover of up to Rs 5 lakh per family per year, for secondary and tertiary care hospitalisation through a network of Empanelled Health Care Providers (EHCP).
    • The EHCP network will provide cashless and paperless access to services for the beneficiaries at both public and private hospitals. The services will include 1,350 procedures covering pre- and post-hospitalisation, diagnostics and medicines.
    • Ayushman Bharat has two components -- creation of 150,000 health and wellness centres which will provide Comprehensive Primary Health Care (CPHC) and the PMJAY which provides health protection cover to poor and vulnerable families for secondary and tertiary care.
    • The first Health and Wellness Centre was launched by Modi at Jangla, Chhattisgarh on April 14. PMJAY primarily targets the poor, deprived rural families and identified occupational category of urban workers' families as per the latest Socio-Economic Caste Census (SECC) data for both rural and urban areas as well as the active families under the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY).
    • The objectives of the scheme are to reduce out of pocket hospitalisation expenses, fulfil unmet needs and improve access of identified families to quality inpatient care and surgeries.
    • The scheme allows states enough flexibility in terms of packages, procedures, scheme design, entitlements as well as other guidelines while ensuring that key benefits of portability and fraud detection are ensured at a national level.
    • States have the option to use an existing trust/society or set up a new trust/society to implement the scheme as State Health Agency and will be free to choose the modalities for implementation.
    • It can implement the Scheme through an insurance company or directly through the trust/society/implementation support agency or a mixed approach.
    • Pilot launch of the scheme has already been done in around 22 states and Union Territories. About 30 states and union territories have signed a Memorandum of Understanding and started working on implementation of the mission.

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