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PIB Summaries 08 April 2022


  1. World Health Day
  2. Earth Observation Satellite (EOS)
  3. District Ganga Committees

World Health Day

Focus: GS II- Health

Why in News?

April 7 of each year marks the celebration of World Health Day.


  • From its inception at the First Health Assembly in 1948 and since taking effect in 1950, the celebration has aimed to create awareness of a specific health theme to highlight a priority area of concern for the World Health Organization.
  • Over the past 50 years this has brought to light important health issues such as mental health, maternal and child care, and climate change. The celebration is marked by activities which extend beyond the day itself and serves as an opportunity to focus worldwide attention on these important aspects of global health.

World Health Day 2022: Theme

  • This year 2022, the theme for World Health Day is “Our planet, our health”.
  • The year’s theme is centered on the connection between the health of our planet and the health of humans, animals, plants, and all other living things.
  • The campaigns based on the theme for the year will promote messages and activities that highlight how individual decisions and social behaviours impact the environment, in keeping with the positive health approach, that highlights the interdependence of animal, human, and environmental health.

Earth Observation Satellite (EOS)

Focus: GS III- Science and Technology

Why in News?

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology said that EOS-02 satellite will be launched in second quarter of 2022.

Earth Observation Satellites

  • An Earth Observation Satellite or Earth Remote Sensing Satellite is a satellite used or designed for Earth Observance (EO) from orbit, including spy satellites and similar ones intended for non-military uses such as environmental monitoring, meteorology, cartography and others.
  • The most common type are Earth imaging satellites, that take satellite images, analogous to aerial photographs; some EOS satellites may perform remote sensing without forming pictures, such as in GNSS radio occultation.
  • The first occurrence of satellite remote sensing can be dated to the launch of the first artificial satellite, Sputnik 1, by the Soviet Union in 1957.

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District Ganga Committees

Focus: GS III- Environment

Why in News?

Under the Namami Gange Programme, the Ministry of Jal Shakti has created the ‘Digital Dashboard for District Ganga Committees (DGCs) Performance Monitoring System’ (GDPMS).

  • The purpose of the Digital Dashboard is to assist DGCs in improving people-river connections.

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