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National Current Affairs January 1st Week 2017

 1.Chandrababu Naidu Launches ArogyaRaksha Scheme to Cover APL Families.

Chandrababu Naidu, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradfesh launched a new health scheme,  ArogyaRaksham Scheme on January 1, 2017 at TummalapallliKalakshetram in Vijayawada to provide the medical treatment ot the people of the above Poverty line at Rs. 1200 premium per annum.

Aim: To achieve the ambitious target of making the state among top three best developed state in the country by 2020 and first best developed state by 2050.


The arogyaRaksha Scheme would proved health insurance coverage to about 35 Lakh Above Poverty lin families in the state.

Understand the scheme, an end to end cashless service would be rendered to a total of 1044 diseases covered under the scheme. Unlike other insurance schemes per existing diseases will be considered.

To avail the Arogyaraksha Scheme benefits, every individual of the family would be required to pay Rs. 100 per month or Rs. 1200 per annum as policy premium.

A total of  432 hospitals including 80 government general hospitals have been enrolled for the implementing of the scheme.

The scheme would provide an insurance coverage of up to Rs. 2 lakh per annum and free treatment in any 432 corporate hospitals in the state.

The scheme is estimated to cost Rs 160.56 crore and the government would sanction the necessary allocations for the scheme in the budget session 2017-18.


Awards Current Affairs January 1st Week 2017

1. Chandrababu Naidu Announces Rs. 100 Crore reward for Nobel Prize winners from Andhra Pradesh.

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N.Chandra Babu Naidu has announced a reward of Rs. 100 Crore to anybody who becomes a Nobel Prize Winner from the state.

A huge monetary bonanza awaits the first Nobel laureate from the State. Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, during the inaugural ceremony of the Children Science Congress at Sri Padmavati Mahila Viswa Vidyalayam (SPMVV), announced a cash prize of Rs.100 crore for the young scientist (or any other) who would win the prize.