11th January – Editorials/Opinions Analyses

Contents Eloquently Reticent A Health Emergency : Polio Taking a Holistic Approach to Dengue ELOQUENTLY RETICENT Why in news? SC mandated government to review the curbs on internet in JK, following the abrogation of article 370. What did SC tell ? An indefinite ban on the Internet is impermissible, but fails to direct the restoration […]

TAKING A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO DENGUE

Why in news? Tetravalent vaccine has been discovered to treat dengue. This offers 80% protection to children vaccinated between 4-16 years. More about Dengue Dengue is essentially a tropical disease that occurs in the countries around the Equator, hot weather and intermittent rainfall favour the sustenance of Aedes aegypti the vector transmitting the dengue virus […]

A HEALTH EMERGENCY : POLIO

Why in news? Based on the risk of poliovirus, WHO said that polio will continue to remain a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) for three months starting 2020 There were 156 cases of wild polio type­1 cases in 2019 compared with 28 in 2018. besides causing polio in children, it was also found […]

ELOQUENTLY RETICENT

Why in news? SC mandated government to review the curbs on internet in JK, following the abrogation of article 370. What did SC tell ? An indefinite ban on the Internet is impermissible, but fails to direct the restoration of services. When it says Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure “cannot be used […]

Current Affairs for UPSC IAS Exam – 11 January 2020

Contents: SC tell Govt. to review orders curbing basic rights in J&K Steel Mesh to replace Barbed Wire Fences on Borders All set for water bird Census in A.P. MoD approves rules of business for DMA Centre gets notice on plea for population control Section 144 not a tool to suppress opinion: SC IIP reverses […]

INS VIKRAMADITYA DEPLOYED IN THE ARABIAN SEA

Why in news? India has deployed its aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya in the Arabian Sea at a time China and Pakistan are holding a nine-day mega naval exercise in the region. Details Pakistan and China on Monday launched a major drill in the north Arabian Sea called “Sea Guardians”. Aim is to increase interoperability and […]

NCRB : WEST BENGAL TOPS IN 2018 ACID ATTACK CASES

Why in news? In relation to Acid Attack on Women: West Bengal accounted for the highest number of acid attack cases, according to the National Crime Records Bureau (NRCB) report released in January 2020. Details There has been a marginal decline in the incidents of acid attacks in the country in 2018 compared to the […]

IIP REVERSES SLUMP, GROWS BY 1.8% IN NOVEMBER

Why in news? Having contracted for three months in a row, the Index of Industrial Production (IIP) recorded a growth of 1.8% in November 2019, mainly on account of an improvement in the manufacturing sector, official data showed on 10th January 2020. The IIP growth in November 2018 was 0.2%. Details According to the National […]

SECTION 144 IS NOT A TOOL TO SUPPRESS OPINION: SC

Why in news? The orders of restriction issued under Section 144 of the Code of Criminal procedure (Cr.PC) could not be used as a tool to suppress legitimate expression, opinion and grievances in a democracy, the Supreme Court ruled on 10th January. Details Referring to the submissions by petitioners that the police were still restricting […]

CENTRE GETS NOTIFICATION ON PLEA FOR POPULATION CONTROL

Why in news? The Supreme Court on 10th January 2020, sought a response from the government to a petition for population control measures, including a two-child norm. Background Delhi High Court dismissed a PIL (Public Interest Litigation) petition seeking urgent steps to control the country’s rising population. Petition was filed in Supreme Court by the […]