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PIB Summaries 09 May 2022

CONTENTS

  1. Thalassemia
  2. Sagarmala Projects

Thalassemia


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.

About Thalassemia:

  • 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.

Sagarmala Projects


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.

Click Here to Read More: Sagarmala Projects

 

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