Current Affairs – February, 2019

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Mahesh Elkunchwar to be honoured with META Lifetime Achievement Award

Eminent Indian playwright Mahesh Elkunchwar has been chosen for META Lifetime Achievement Award 2019. The award would be conferred on March 12 during the Mahindra Theater Festival.

Mahesh Elkunchwar

Mahesh Elkunchwar is regarded as one of the progressive playwrights of the country and is critically-acclaimed and widely-known for having experimented with a wide range of drama and is considered a powerful force in both Indian and Marathi theatre scene.

Mahesh Elkunchwar is also a recipient of the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship. He has over 30 plays and essays to his credit including works like ‘Sultan’, ‘Holi’, ‘Garbo’, ‘Yatanaghar’, and ‘Atmakatha’.

META Awards

The Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards (META) is aimed at applauding the finest in theatre. The META awards were instituted by the Mahindra Group with the objective of becoming a significant platform for celebrating this art.

META recognizes theatre’s varied elements like playwriting, set, costume and light designing, direction and performance. Over the 14 years since its inception, META has succeeded in setting a stage that represents the diverse interpretations of this art form as understood in various regions of the country.

India hosts Global Digital Health Partnership Summit

The 4th Global Digital Health Partnership Summit being held at New Delhi was inaugurated by the Union Health Minister J P Nadda in the presence of Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad Union Minister of Law & Justice and Electronics & Information Technology.

The summit provides an opportunity to support governments and health system reformers in improving the health and well-being of their citizens through digital technologies.

The Global Digital Health Partnership Summit is being hosted by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Global Digital Health Partnership (GDHP).

Global Digital Health Partnership

The Global Digital Health Partnership (GDHP) is a collaboration of governments and territories, government agencies and the World Health Organization aimed at supporting the effective implementation of digital health services.

The GDHP was established in February 2018 to provide an international platform for global collaboration and sharing of evidence to guide the delivery of better digital health services within participant countries.

The GDHP also provides an opportunity for transformational engagement between its participants, who are striving to learn and share best practice and policy that can support their digital health systems.

The secretariat services for the GDHP are provided by  Australian Digital Health Agency for the initial 18 months.

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