YASH Programme—By NCSTC and DST

Published on May 02, 2020
Current Context: National Council for Science & Technology Communication (NCSTC) and Department of Science & Technology (DST) launched 'Year of Awareness on Science & Health (YASH)'.
YASH Programme—By NCSTC and DST
  • YASH is a programme on health and risk communication with a focus on COVID-19.
  • It is a comprehensive and effective science and health communication effort for promoting grass-root level appreciation and response on health and would help to save and shaping the lives of people at large and build confidence, inculcate a scientific temper, and promote health consciousness among them.
  • To aims to promote practices to cut down spreading of novel coronavirus.
  • Under the programme, strategies have been worked out to involve academic, research, media, and voluntary organizations to facilitate necessary actions and emergency preparedness of society to address the challenge.
  • The programme is aimed at minimizing risks at all levels with the help of public communication and outreach activities, promoting public understanding of common minimum science for community care and health safety measures like personal sanitation and hygiene, physical distancing, maintaining desired collective behavior, and so on.

Question:

Q.1 Name the programme launched by the National Council for Science & Technology Communication (NCSTC) and Department of Science & Technology (DST), for mitigating the spread of COVID-19?
a.YASH
b. ATULYA
c. AYURAKSHA
d. JEEVAN

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