12 May -International Nurses Day (The birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale)

Mr. Jose J. Katur has been appointed as the Executive Director (ED) of RBI.

  • He was heading Bengaluru Regional Office of the Reserve Bank as Regional Director for Karnataka.

Himachal Pradesh builds "Forest Ponds" to harvest rainwater.

  • To check the depletion of the groundwater and to harvest the rainwater.
  • Rejuvenation of the water resources under the Parvat Dhara Scheme.
  • Recharging aquifers through the Forest Department with a cost of Rs. 20 crores.

Maharashtra state has announced free treatment of "mycormycosis" patient.

  • Mucormycosis, a serious but rare fungal infection affecting coronavirus patients.
  • Mucormycosis Symptoms include headache, fever, pain under the eyes, nasal or sinus congestion and partial loss of vision.
  • Mucormycosis patients will be covered under the Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Jan Arogya Yojana.
  • Mucormycosis, affecting COVID-19 patients who are diabetic and whose diabetes is not under control.

A boat ambulance service equipped with healthcare facilities has started on Dal Lake in Kashmir Valley.

  • The service is expected to benefit thousands of people in the landlocked region.
  • It is the brainchild of Tariq Ahmad Patloo.

Uttarakhand state's Police administration launches "Mission Hausla".

  • "Mission Hausla" to help people get oxygen, beds and plasma for COVID-19 patients.
  • The police also helps the public in providing ration, ambulance, cremation of dead bodies as part of the mission.

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