India’s Foreign Policy

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Exhibition at Israel Museum

  • A cultural event was organised at the Israel Museum where a new exhibition titled ‘Body of Faith: Sculpture from the National Museum of India’ was inaugurated.
  • Recently, India and Israel celebrated the 30th anniversary of the establishment of full diplomatic relations.
  • Body of Faith draws from three major epochs in the history of Indian sovereignties, namely, the Gupta dynasty (4th – 8th century CE), the mid-Chola dynasty (10th –12th century CE), and the Pala dynasty (8th – 12th century CE).
  • Among the 14 sculptures of Hindu deities in bronze and stone, eight have been loaned from the National Museum and other six are taken from the Israel Museum’s own collection.
  • The loaned artefacts from the Indian National Museum include
  • Nataraja (12th Century, Chola period, in bronze)
  • Ganesha (13th century, Pala period, in stone)
  • Vishnu (11-12th century, Pala Period, in stone)
  • Ganga (8-9th century, Pala Period, in stone)
  • Brahmani (12th century, Chola period, in stone)
  • Vishnu (12th century, Chola Period, in stone)
  • Saptamatrikas (9th century, Northern India, in stone)
  • Surya (8-9th century, Chola period, in stone).
  • The display from the Israel Museum’s own collection include
  • Child Saint Sambandar (9th century, Chola period, in bronze, Shivling (Gupta period in stone)
  • Agni (10th century, northern India, in stone)
  • Parvati (11th century, Chola period, in stone)
  • Celestial Dancer (10th century, Rajasthan, in stone)
  • Chamunda (10th century, Northern India, in stone)

About Israel

  • Capital – Jerusalem
  • President – Isaac Herzog
  • Prime Minister – Yair Lapid

Govt – Welfare oriented Govt schemes, their utility

Medicine kit under Makkalai Thedi Maruthuvam scheme

  • A total of 99,717 medicine kits in 15 zones under the Greater Chennai Corporation were distributed under the Makkalai Thedi Maruthuvam scheme.

About Makkalai Thedi Maruthuvam Scheme

  • Launched by CM MK Stalin on 5th August 2022 in Samanapalli village in Krishnagiri district and 7 other districts (Thanjavur, Tiruchi, Tirunelveli, Coimbatore, Chennai, Salem and Madurai)
  • The scheme will screen those above 45 years of age and others with infirmities through routine door-to-door check-ups and detect non-communicable diseases.
  • The scheme will hinge on women public health workers, women health volunteers (WHVs), physiotherapists and nurses, who will provide healthcare at the doorstep.
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