Current Affairs – 19 March,2024

Akums Launches Indigenous Hydroxyurea Oral Solution for Sickle Cell Anemia
  • Manufacturer: Akums Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Limited.
  • Drug: Hydroxyurea oral suspension for the treatment of sickle cell disease in children.
  • Cost: Provided to the government at a cost of Rs 600, nearly 1% of the global price.
  • Stability: Stable at room temperature, unlike the global counterpart that requires storage in 2-8°C.
  • Benefits: Boon for tribal communities; part of the Sickle Cell Anemia Elimination Mission launched by PM Narendra Modi in 2023.

Current Affairs – 19 March,2024

Diana Legacy Award Winners from India
  • Uday Bhatia, founder of Uday Electric, and Manasi Gupta, founder of Huesofthemind Foundation, received the Diana Legacy Award for their social action work.
  • Bhatia developed the Outage Guard bulb to provide stable and reliable power during power cuts, benefiting 950 families.
  • Gupta has delivered over 100 sessions globally to encourage mental health support, impacting over 50,000 lives.
  • Both recipients aim to continue their work, with Bhatia focusing on energy generation and Gupta on destigmatizing mental health conversations.

Current Affairs – 19 March,2024

Chameli Devi Jain Award for Outstanding Woman Media Person Award
  • Chameli Devi Jain Award 2024: Ritika Chopra and Greeshma Kuthar jointly awarded for outstanding journalism.
  • Significance: Recognizes exceptional work of women journalists, encouraging gender equality in media.
  • Selection Process: Independent jury selects winners from over 65 entries based on courage, dedication, and integrity.
  • Historical Context: Named after Chameli Devi Jain, a freedom fighter and community reformer during India’s independence movement.
  • Impact: Inspires aspiring female journalists to excel in their profession, highlighting their contributions to public discourse.

Ratan Tata Awarded PV Narasimha Rao Memorial Award for Philanthropy Work

Current Affairs – 19 March,2024

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  • Award: Ratan Tata received the PV Narasimha Rao Memorial Award for his philanthropic contributions.
  • Recognition: The award highlights Tata’s commitment to social welfare and addressing societal challenges.
  • Significance: It underscores the importance of philanthropy in driving positive change and inclusive development.
  • Inspiration: Tata’s leadership inspires others to engage in philanthropy and corporate social responsibility.

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