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PIB Daily – 4th October 2019 – IASToppers

Vayoshreshtha Samman; Exercise Ekuverin; Exercise Nomadic Elephant –XIV; Elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus (EEHV);
By IASToppers
October 04, 2019

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Issues related to Health & Education

  • Tamil Nadu government wins Vayoshreshtha Samman for services to elders Indian President

Defence & Security Issues

  • Indo Maldives joint Ex Ekuverin – 19 at Aundh Mil Stn, Pune
  • Curtain raiser: Indo-Mongolian Joint Exercise Nomadic Elephant 2019

 

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Issues related to Health & Education

Tamil Nadu government wins Vayoshreshtha Samman for services to elders Indian President

Indian President conferred “Vayoshreshtha Samman 2019 upon Tamil Nadu government in recognition of its programmes to senior citizens through various programmes.

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WHY DID TAMILNADU WON THE AWARD?

  • Tamil Nadu government won the best state award for implementing Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007 and providing services and facilities to senior citizens.
  • It introduced social security pension schemes in 1962. Now the scheme is being implemented under Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme.
  • Separate geriatric wards are functioning in all district hospitals and medical officers visit old age homes every month.
  • It has also started integrated complex for special homes for senior citizens and destitute children in two rural blocks in every districts.

ABOUT VAYOSHRESHTHA SAMMAN

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  • Vayoshreshtha awards are instituted by the Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry.
  • It is presented as part of the celebration of the International Day of Older Persons on 1st October.
  • It was upgraded to the status of National Awards in 2013.
  • The award is for institutions involved in rendering distinguished service for the cause of elderly persons especially indigent senior citizens and to eminent citizens in recognition of their service/achievements.
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Defence & Security Issues

Indo Maldives joint Ex Ekuverin – 19 at Aundh Mil Stn, Pune

Tenth edition of the Joint Military Exercise Ekuverin between the Indian Army and the Maldives National Defence Force will be organised from 07 to 20 October 2019 at Aundh Military Station in Pune, Maharashtra.

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ABOUT EXERCISE EKUVERIN

  • The Indian Army and the Maldives National Defence Forces have been conducting Exercise Ekuverin (Friends) in the Dhivehi language since 2009.
  • The 14 days Joint Exercise held alternatively in India and Maldives focuses on enhancing interoperability between the two forces for carrying out counter insurgency and counter-terrorism operations in a semi-urban environment under the United Nations mandate.

KEY FACTS ON DHIVEHI LANGUAGE

  • Dhivehi is an Indo-Aryan language closely related to the Sinhalese language of Sri Lanka.
  • It is primary language of Maldives.
  • It is influence by Arabic, English, Hindi, Sinhalese and Urdu. Hence it is similar to many of the languages spoken in North India, South East Asia, and Sri Lanka.
  • Dhivehi is written in Thaana Alphabet and is written from right to Left like Arabic.
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Curtain raiser: Indo-Mongolian Joint Exercise Nomadic Elephant 2019

14th edition of Indo – Mongolian joint military training, Exercise Nomadic Elephant-XIV, being conducted over a period of 14 days, will commence from 05 Oct 2019 at Bakloh, Himachal Pradesh.

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ABOUT EXERCISE NOMADIC ELEPHANT –XIV (14TH EDITION)

  • Nomadic Elephant-XIV is aimed at training troops in counter insurgency & counter terrorism operations under United Nations mandate.

ABOUT EXERCISE NOMADIC ELEPHANT

  • Started in 2006, it is an annual bilateral military exercise between India and Mongolia.

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  • It aims at evolving various tactical drills in counter-terror environment like Convoy Protection Drill, Room Intervention Drills, Ambush/ Counter Ambush Drills, while jointly conducting counter terrorist operations.
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