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PIB Daily -10th September 2019 – IASToppers

First helicopter summit; Conference of Military Medicine for Shanghai Co-operation Organisation (SCO); Project 'Bal Basera'; Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO);
By IASToppers
September 10, 2019

Contents

Bilateral & International Relations

  • 1st conference of Military Medicine for SCO Member States to be held in New Delhi

Key Facts for Prelims

  • Project ‘Bal Basera’ deployed at AIIMS Rishikesh
  • First helicopter summit held in Dehradun

 

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Bilateral & International Relations

1st conference of Military Medicine for SCO Member States to be held in New Delhi 

The first conference of Military Medicine for Shanghai Co-operation Organisation (SCO) Member States will be held here on 12 – 13 September, 2019.

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ABOUT THE CONFERENCE OF MILITARY MEDICINE FOR SHANGHAI CO-OPERATION ORGANISATION (SCO)

  • The conference will be the first Military co-operation event hosted by India, under the SCO Defence Co-operation Plan 2019-2020, after it became a SCO Member State in 2017.

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  • The conference will be conducted by the Indian Armed Forces under the aegis of Headquarters Integrated Defence Staff (HQ IDS).
  • It aims to share best practices in the field of military medicine, build capacities and overcome common challenges.
  • During the conference, the Indian Armed Forces will also demonstrate the Rapid Action Medical Team.

ABOUT RAPID ACTION MEDICAL TEAM (RAMT)

  • The RAMT aids the central or state administration in the event of any occurrence of disaster.
  • The Indian Air Force (IAF) had raised three RAMT units at Bangalore, Jorhat and Hindan in 1999, to provide immediate medical and surgical aid in the event of a disaster.

ABOUT SHANGHAI COOPERATION ORGANISATION (SCO)

About Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO)

  • Seen as a counter to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), SCO is a Eurasian political, economic and military organisation which was founded in 2001 in Shanghai by the leaders of China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.
  • These countries, except for Uzbekistan, had been members of the Shanghai Five, founded in 1996; after the inclusion of Uzbekistan in 2001, the members renamed the organisation.
  • Its headquarters is located in Beijing, China.
  • India, which has had an observer status for the past 10 years, was accepted along with Pakistan as full members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in 2017.
  • It has now eight members: China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, India and Pakistan.
  • SCO has Afghanistan, Iran, Mongolia and Belarus as observers.
  • The SCO has established relations with the United Nations, where it is an observer in the General Assembly, the European Union, Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the Commonwealth of Independent States and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.
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Key Facts for Prelims

First helicopter summit held in Dehradun

  • The Ministry of Civil Aviation organised India’s first-ever helicopter summit in Dehradun.

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  • It was organized by Civil Aviation Ministry, Uttarakhand government and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industries (FICCI).
  • Its theme: expanding connectivity through helicopters.

OBJECTIVES OF THE SUMMITS:

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  • To discuss the scope to enhance air connectivity in remote areas and hilly terrain by helicopter.
  • To encourage Helicopter-based emergency medical services (HEMS) in India.
  • To give a boost to tourism in the Himalayan states by providing uninterrupted helicopter services to the tourist hotspots.
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Project ‘Bal Basera’ deployed at AIIMS Rishikesh 

With the support of Central Public Works Department (CPWD), a Crèche, named Bal Basera, a project for the welfare of Children of Construction Workers at AIIMS Rishikesh was deplued.

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  • Bal Basera will be run by the CPWD Officers Wives Association (CPWD OWA), which is actively involved in the social welfare activities of weaker sections of society.

ABOUT CENTRAL PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT (CPWD)

CENTRAL PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT (CPWD)

  • The Central Public Works Department, under the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, is a Central Government authority in charge of public sector works.
  • It deals with buildings, roads, bridges, flyovers, complicated structures like stadiums, auditoriums, border fencing, border roads (hill roads), etc.
  • CPWD consists of three wings in execution field 1) B&R (Buildings and Roads), 2) E&M (Electrical and Mechanical) and 3) Horticulture.
  • CPWD came into existence in 1854 when Lord Dalhousie established a central agency for execution of public works and set up Ajmer Provincial Division.
  • It is headed by Director General (DG) who is also the Principal Technical Advisor to the Government of India.
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