IDCF launched

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has launched the Intensified Diarrhea Control Fortnight (IDCF) in order to intensify efforts to reduce child deaths due to diarrhoea. The Ministry has made it a national priority to bring health outcomes among children to a level equitable with the rest of the world.

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New Bill with bankruptcy in financial sector

The Union Cabinet on 14 June 2017 cleared a proposal to introduce a Bill in Parliament for setting up the Resolution Corporation to deal with bankruptcy in banks, insurance companies and financial entities.

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Interest subsidy loans Extend

Farmers will continue to get short-term loan of up to Rs 3 lakh at a subsidised interest rate of 7 per cent, and prompt repayers will get it at 4 per cent as the government was extended the subsidy to banks for 2017-18.

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Ireland's New prime minister

Leo Varadkar was elected Irish Prime Minister on 14 June 2017, making the 38-year-old son of an Indian immigrant the once-staunchly Catholic country's first gay premier and the youngest person to hold the office.

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