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Addition of anticancer drugs to the essential drug list

  • Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya released the revised National Essential Medicines List for the year 2022 yesterday. A total of 384 drugs are included in this list. Newly, 34 drugs have been added.
  • Cancer drugs and anti-infectives like 'ivermectin, mubrocin' are included. At the same time, 26 drugs including 'ranitidine, sucralfate, erythromycin' have been removed from the list. These are said to have been removed from the list due to the availability of much cheaper alternatives.
  • Medicines given for stomach related problems like 'Randak, Gentak' have also been removed. The problem of these drugs causing cancer as a side effect has been raised in many countries. These have since been removed from the list.
Rudo sworn in as President of Kenya
  • The presidential election was held in the East African country of Kenya on August 9. In this, William Rudo won by a narrow margin over opposition candidate Raila Odinga. Raila's appeal against this in the Supreme Court of Kenya was dismissed last week. Following this, Rudo was sworn in as the 5th President of Kenya.
Justice Duraisamy assumed responsibility as the Chief Justice of the Court
  • Madras High Court Chief Justice Munishwarnath Bhandari has retired. Subsequently, the President had ordered the appointment of Senior High Court Judge Duraisamy as the Chief Justice.
  • Accordingly, Justice Duraisamy assumed charge as the Chief Justice. In the Chief Justice's courtroom, along with Justice Sundarmohan, the Chief Justice heard cases including public interest cases.
  • Justice Duraisamy, who served as the Chief Justice even when the previous Chief Justice Sanjiv Banerjee was transferred, has now assumed the charge of the Chief Justice for the second time. It is noted that he will retire on September 21.
'Nanjarayan Pond' became a bird sanctuary
  • Nanjarayan pond near Oothukuli in Tirupur district has been declared as the 17th bird sanctuary of Tamil Nadu and the Government of Tamil Nadu has issued an order. About 181 species of birds from the country and abroad visit the water bodies adjacent to Uthukuli every year.
  • Domestic birds such as yellow-nosed stork, brown stork, red stork, great crane, medium-sized crane, lesser crane, unni crane, mother-of-pearl and foreign birds such as plover, blue heron, needle-tailed duck, sandpiper, marsh sandpiper visit here every year.
  • In 2020, the Tamil Nadu government had declared the Nanjarayan Kulam area as a bird sanctuary. In this case, the Environment Department of the Government of Tamil Nadu has issued an order for this.
Rs 300 crore financial assistance to Sri Lanka - US announcement
  • Sri Lanka is facing a major economic crisis not seen since independence. While the country has received a lot of loans from China, currently countries including India and the United States are providing huge aid to Sri Lanka.
  • The Government of Sri Lanka has recently signed the first phase of the loan agreement from the International Fund. In this case, the United States has decided to provide a loan of Rs.300 crore to Sri Lanka to purchase agricultural inputs including fertilizers.
  • The US has announced this funding as the next growing season in Sri Lanka begins. Samantha Pawan, the US representative, met the agricultural representatives of Sri Lanka on Saturday. After that he made this announcement.
Player of the month for August is Sikandar Raza of Zimbabwe
  • To honor the best players in international cricket every month, the ICC announces the best player of the month. In that regard, the ICC had recently recommended the names of players to identify the player of the month for the month of August.
  • Accordingly, Sikandar Raza of Zimbabwe has been selected as the ICC Player of the Month for August. Sikandar Raza became the first Zimbabwean to win the ICC Player of the Month award. At the same time Australia's Tahlia McGrath has been selected as the best player.
INS Satpura and the B-8 I Maritime Patrol Aircraft Carrier have proceeded to Darwin, Australia to participate in the International Naval Exercise Kakadu
  • INS Satpura and the P-8 I Maritime Patrol Aircraft Carrier arrived in Darwin, Australia on 12 September 2022 to participate in the International Naval Exercise Kakadu conducted by the Australian Navy.
  • Port and offshore vessels and aircraft carriers of 14 navies will participate in the two-week exercise. During port-based training, the ship's crew engage in operational discussions and games.
Japan India Maritime Bilateral Exercise - GMEX 2022
  • The 6th exercise of the Japan-India Maritime Exercise-GMEX 2022 was conducted on September 11 in the Bay of Bengal.
  • In this exercise conducted by the Indian Navy, Japanese defense ships led by the Commander of Japan's Escort Flotilla Four, Rear Admiral Hirata Toshiyuki, and Indian Navy ships led by the Flag Officer Commanding, Eastern Region of the Indian Navy, Rear Admiral Sanjay Bhalla participated in this exercise.
  • Japanese ships were greeted by Indian naval ships in the Bay of Bengal. On the Indian side, there are indigenously built ships like Sahyadri, Ranvijay and Jyoti.
  • Coastal patrol ship Sukanya, submarines, MIG 29K fighter jets, and helicopters were involved in the exercise. Jimex22 will be held in two phases at sea and Visakhapatnam port. Started in 2012 in Japan, this chapter of Jimex training has completed 10 years.

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