National Symposium on “India’s Roadmap to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis”

  • This symposium was held at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi chaired by the Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya


    • To eliminate lymphatic filariasis by 2027, ministry had developed a five-pronged plan.
  • As a part of this plan, Multi-Drug Administration (MDA) campaign will be held twice a year synchronized with the National Deworming Day on February 10 and August 10.

About Lymphatic filariasis

  • It is commonly known as elephantiasis
  • It is caused by infection with nematodes (roundworms) of the family Filariodidea
  • It transmitted to humans mainly through mosquitoes

India’s first Centre of Excellence of online gaming

    • The Minister of State for Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) Rajeev Chandrasekhar announced that India’s first Centre of Excellence (CoE) of online gaming would be set up in Shillong, Meghalaya by March 2023.
  • It is established under the Digital India Startup Hub through the Software Technology Parks of India (STPI)
  • Aim: To catalyse the start-ups and entrepreneurs from North East Region to build the next generation of online gaming ecosystem
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