21 December 2019: PIB Summary & Analysis

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1. National Programme for Health Care of the Elderly (NPHCE)
2. 66th National Film Awards

National Programme for Health Care of the Elderly (NPHCE)


  • The Vice President of India releases a book on Health and Wellbeing of the elderly and addressed the gathering. He stated that strengthening the family system is the need of the hour.
  • The Vice President appreciated the government of India for implementing the National Programme for Health Care of the Elderly (NPHCE).


The National Programme for the Health Care for the Elderly (NPHCE) is an articulation of the International and national commitments of the Government as envisaged under the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD).


  • To provide easy access to promotional, preventive, curative and rehabilitative services to the elderly through community based primary health care approach
  • To identify health problems in the elderly and provide appropriate health interventions in the community with strong referral backup support.
  • To build the capacity of the medical and paramedical professionals as well as the care-takers within the family for providing health care to the elderly.
  • To provide referral services to elderly patients through district hospitals, regional medical institutions
  • Convergence with National Rural Health Mission, AYUSH and other line departments like Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.

66th National Film Awards


  • The 66th National Film Awards for 2018 is all set to take place in New Delhi. The Vice President of India will give away the awards.
  • Shri Amitabh Bachchan is being awarded the prestigious 50th Dadasaheb Phalke Award.

About Dadasaheb Phalke Award

  • Dadasaheb Phalke award is conferred for “outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Indian cinema”.
  • It was introduced by the government in 1969 to commemorate the “father of Indian cinema” who directed Raja Harischandra (1913), India’s first feature film.
  • The Dadasaheb Phalke award comprises a Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus), a shawl and a cash prize of 1,000,000.

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