30 Sep 2023: PIB Summary for UPSC

30 September 2023 PIB
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1. SIMBEX 23
2. World Heart Day
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1. ​​SIMBEX 23

Syllabus: GS-2, International relations 

Prelims: SIMBEX 23 

Context: Indian Naval Ships Ranvijay (guided-missile Destroyer), Kavaratti (ASW Corvette), submarine Sindhukesari and a long range Maritime Patrol Aircraft P8I participated in the 30th edition of Singapore India Maritime Bilateral Exercise (SIMBEX) in Singapore.

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  • SIMBEX 23 was first held in 1994, the three-decade-old annual exercise kicked off with an opening ceremony on 21 September 2023, which was attended by personnel from both the navies. 
  • The ceremony saw the unveiling of the SIMBEX 30th Edition Logo. 
  • The Harbour Phase witnessed a wide range of professional interactions, Subject Matter Expert Exchanges, conduct of combined aviation and firefighting/ damage control exercises, and the signing of a Joint Standard Operating Procedure (JSOP) on Submarine Rescue between India and Singapore.
  • The Commanding Officers of the Indian Navy contingent also paid homage at the Kranji War Memorial in a solemn wreath laying ceremony.

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2. World Heart Day

Syllabus: GS-2, Social justice

Prelims: World Heart Day

Context: Union Health Secretary chairs webinar on World Heart Day to accelerate people’s movement for Healthy Heart in India.


  • The aim of the webinar was to accelerate people’s Movement for Healthy Heart in India.
  • Experts from the Medical Fraternity and  in the field of Cardiology along with public health experts participated in the webinar.
  • He urged the medical doctors to pay little more attention to patients who are coming to the health facilities and encourage them for lifestyle modifications for the patients of heart diseases. 
  • He stressed upon the health policy shift from curative to preventive & promotive health, where more focus is given on prevention of the occurrence of the diseases.

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