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NCRB launches mobile app for citizen-friendly services

The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) on its 33rd inception day launched a new app to provide better services to general public. The app is an in-house product of NCRB. It comes with 9 main services provided to public. The services which are covered through app are complaint registration, status check, view FIR details, locate police station, emergency contact list, police stations telephone directory and citizen tip-offs. Even citizens can also inform police about any suspicious activity happening around them.

Health Ministry India And WHO Signed Agreement For Healthcare Cooperation

World Health Organization (WHO) and Indian Health Ministry have signed a MoA (Memorandum of Agreement). The objective of MoA is to enhance Cooperation in Health sector between India and WHO for achieving better outcomes. It was signed at New Delhi between WHO director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and J.P. Nadda.

Indian Exports grown by 4.5%

According to announcement made by Commerce Secretary Rita Teaotia, exports of India has grew by 4.5% in the month of February 2018 as compared to same period last year. In Feb 2017 it was 24.7 billion dollar which has raised by 4.5% in Feb,2018 to $25.8 Billion. Imports have also risen by 10.4% to $37.8 billion compared to same period last year.

Pune tops in improved quality governance: Survey

Pune has been as top city of India for showing improvements in quality of governance survey. The survey was conducted by Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy and was released on Wednesday. After Pune Kolkata, Thiruvananthapuram, Bhubaneswar and Surat made it to top five cities with improved governance quality.

According to survey, Bhubaneswar city stand apart from others for showing steady improvement. It moved up to six positions to make it to top five. In last year survey (2016), Bhubaneswar was at tenth position. The bottom five cities in survey were Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Patna and Chennai.

This was the fifth edition of Annual Survey of India’s City-Systems (ASICS). It evaluated total 23 cities of 20 states based on 89 questions. The main measures used for ranking are cities preparedness for delivering high quality standards, municipal finance and staffing, city level political leadership and transparency and citizen participation.

Health Ministry Launched LaQshya programme

Union Health Ministry has launched LaQshya programme to take care of health of pregnant women and new born babies. Under the programme, quality care for pregnant in labour room, at maternity operation theatres, in ICUs and at High Dependency Units (HDUs) will be provided.

It will cover various medical colleges/hospitals, hospitals of districts, community Health Centers (CHC) and FRUs (First Refferal Units). It will be helpful in reduction of maternal and new born mortality rate.

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