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Extra Bytes: 123 yrs ago, when bubonic plague led to country’s Epidemic Diseases Act

Origins of Epidemic Diseases Act Approx Read Time: 5 minutes In News: Last month, the Centre amended the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897, by promulgating an ordinance. The government had also invoked the Act in March itself to fight the Covid-19 outbreak. The colonial-era Act empowers the state governments to take special measures and prescribe regulations …

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Centre rolls out Rs 1.7-lakh-crore lockdown package

Lockdown package of 1.7 lakh crore Approx Read Time: 6 minutes In News: The Union government has announced Prime Minister’s Garib Kalyan Yojana worth Rs 1.7 lakh crore in a bid to cushion the most vulnerable from the impact of the coronavirus lockdown and economic disruption caused by the disease. The package is 0.8% of …

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Centre seeks to revamp child care scheme in urban areas

Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme Approx Read Time: 4 minutes In News: Urban areas are likely to receive a renewed focus under the government’s ICDS programme. News Summary: Urban areas are likely to receive a renewed focus under the government’s ICDS programme. NITI Aayog has prepared a draft working paper in this regard. Why …

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