Govt – Welfare oriented Govt schemes, their utility
▪ A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) and Ministry of Defence (MoD) to facilitate collaboration between them in operating a special cell of Tele MANAS.
▪ Tele MANAS stands for Tele Mental Health Assistance and Networking Across States.
About Tele MANAS
Launch – October 2022.
Implemented by – Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW)
Objective – To provide free 24X7 tele-mental health services.
✓ Implemented under National Mental Health Programme (NMHP).
✓ Toll-free number – 14416.
Tuberculosis (TB) elimination
▪ India’s goal to achieve the elimination of TB in the country by 2025 has slowed down.
▪ According to the Health Ministry, India has been engaged in TB control activities for more than 50 years, yet the disease continues to be the country’s severest health crisis.

▪ TB kills an estimated 4,80,000 Indians every year or over 1,400 patients every day.
▪ TB is bacterial disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
National Tuberculosis Elimination Programme (NTEP) is guided by the National Strategic Plan 2017–25 to accelerate the TB elimination.
General Awareness and Public Administration
▪ The Indore Lok Sabha constituency recorded more than 2 lakh votes polled for “None Of The Above” (NOTA).
▪ It is the highest number of votes that the “None Of The Above” (NOTA) option has ever received in any constituency till now.
Launch – September 2013.
▪ The Supreme Court directed the Election Commission of India (ECI) to introduce NOTA.
▪ If the highest number of votes in a constituency is polled for NOTA, the second most successful candidate wins

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