Monday January 21, 2019

TB has worst affect on India : US ambassador

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Gurgaon: US ambassador to India Richard R. Verma on Friday said India is worst effected by tuberculosis (TB) and needs more efforts to fight the disease.

Verma said TB was grabbing and finishing India.

He said every year 2.2 million people were becoming the victim of TB.

The US envoy was speaking on the launching of ‘Tuberculosis (TB) Free Haryana’ drive here.

The drive was undertaken by Medanta in collaboration with the Haryana government, the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung diseases (The Union) and the Central TB Division of the ministry of health and family welfare.

Supporting the initiative of eradicating tuberculosis, Verma said India’s success rate was 66 percent in fighting the disease as per the statistical data of 2013.

Emphasizing the need for a multi-sectoral approach in the fight TB, Verma said: “TB control is a cause worth fighting for, which is why we are asking more companies and citizens to join the growing movement to end TB.

“We are also very grateful to Amitabh Bachchan for joining with us in this campaign. Bachchan’s personal story as a TB survivor and his public commitment to this cause will help to lift the social stigma surrounding this disease.”

USAID has provided $100 million to fight tuberculosis.

(IANS)

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Nepal’s Central Bank Announces Ban of Indian Notes Above Rs 100

Currently, only the notes with a denomination of Rs 100 and below are freely exchangeable in Nepal

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Nepal’s central bank has announced the ban of Indian currency notes with denominations above Rs 100.

The Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) on Sunday issued a circular for the institutions licensed by it notifying them about the ban, reports Xinhua news agency.

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Nepal’s cabinet in December had decided to ban the use of these currency notes.

The decision to ban these notes has come a time when the NRB has requested the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) arequesting the latter to allow Nepal to use currency notes with all denominations.

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Currently, only the notes with a denomination of Rs 100 and below are freely exchangeable in Nepal. (IANS)