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Focus: GS II- Health
Why in News?
On the occasion of World Thalassemia Day, Union Minister for Tribal Affairs virtually addressed the webinar “Challenges in Thalassemia 2022” in New Delhi.
- Thalassemia is a genetic blood condition in which the body generates insufficient haemoglobin. Haemoglobin is a protein molecule found in red blood cells that transports oxygen. Anemia is caused by the severe loss of red blood cells caused by this illness.
- Anaemia is a condition in which the number of red blood cells or haemoglobin is lower than usual.
- It is a hereditary disorder that is caused mostly by faulty haemoglobin production. It is passed down by one of the parents who is a carrier of the disease due to a genetic mutation or deletion of specific critical gene segments.
- Acute thalassemia may require regular blood transfusions, whereas mild thalassemia does not require therapy.
Focus: GS III- Infrastructure
Why in News?
The National Sagarmala Apex Committee (NSAC) met recently at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi, and was chaired by Union Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways (MoPSW).
- The meeting explored the holistic development of coastal communities through a new project called “Sagartat Samriddhi Yojana.”
Sagartat Samriddhi Yojana
- During the launching of “Maritime India Vision 2030” in March 2021, the Prime Minister introduced the Sagarmala – Sagartat Samridhi Yojana.
- The MoPSW developed this extensive initiative to solve issues in the country’s coastal areas.
- The Sagartat Samriddhi Yojna has identified 1,049 projects with a total cost estimate of Rs 3,62,229 crores.
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