Important Days
International Thalassaemia Day 2024
International Thalassaemia Day is observed on May 8 every year to bring awareness to people about the disease.
Theme 2024 : ”Empowering Lives, Embracing Progress: Equitable and Accessible Thalassaemia Treatment for All.”
National Sickle Cell Anaemia Elimination Mission aims to eliminate sickle cell genetic transmission by the year 2047.
Places in News
Shinku La tunnel
▪ The Union Cabinet gave approval for the construction of the 4.1-km Shinku La tunnel on the Nimu-Padam-Darcha road link.
▪ The Tunnel aims to provide all-weather connectivity to the border areas of Ladakh.
▪ The Shinku La tunnel is a part of Project Yojak.
About Project Yojak
▪ Implemented by Border Roads Organisation (BRO).
▪ Aim – To Boost Road Infrastructure and strengthen the connectivity to Ladakh

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