WILL THE AVIATION INDUSTRY RECOVER FROM THE PANDEMIC?

Why in news? The aviation industry, like several other sectors, is facing a crisis in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. With travel restrictions, grounded fleets, benched staff, schedule uncertainties, ticket liabilities and cash burn, questions are being raised on whether the civil aviation sector can survive the epidemic. Crisis in the Indian Aviation Industry […]

TELEMEDICINE CAN REACH PATIENTS WHERE ACCESS TO MEDICAL CARE IS DIFFICULT

Significance of technology in the COVID-19 Crisis The world has very few devices left to fight COVID-19 with, but technology remains one of them. Whether it is the employ of state-of-the-art technology in the discovery of cures or vaccines, or traditional technology services to enhance health care and consultations, or even tools that keep people […]

INDIA MUST DO ALL IT CAN TO HELP THE MIGRANT WORKERS STRANDED IN WEST ASIA

Why in news? Around eight million people in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries constitute a unique cohort among Indian diaspora communities around the world. Significance of Indian workers in West Asia Around 50% of them are unskilled and another 30% are semi-skilled. Only a small minority of 20% of them are skilled and lucratively […]

EXPLAINED: HOW COVID-19 CAN HELP DEAL WITH THE SILENT TUBERCULOSIS CRISIS

What exactly has WHO said for TB patients during COVID-19? There is a need to maintain TB services during effective response to COVID-19. It is important that the progress made in TB prevention and care is not reversed by the COVID19 pandemic. TB patients who have lung damage or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease may suffer […]

MASKS, FINES FOR SPITTING: WINDOW TO NEW NORMAL

What are the changes that we see following COVID-19 guidelines? Among the guidelines for COVID-19 management issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs on 15th April 2020 are: Face covers are to be worn at all times at work or public spaces Those found spitting in public spaces will be fined All workplaces will have […]

Indian Missile Systems for UPSC

Notable Missile Systems in India and their details Missile Type   Range Astra air-to-air   80 km Trishul surface-to-air   9 km Akash     30 km Prithvi Air Defence (PAD)     2000 km Nag surface-to-surface Anti-tank missile   4 km Prahaar surface-to-surface SRBM 150 km BrahMos land, naval, air Supersonic Cruise Missile 300 […]

CEASE THE DISTRACTIONS, SEIZE THE MOMENT

Why in news? The government has issued two ordinances, Parliament has modified its rules to reduce the salary and allowances of Members of Parliament and Ministers, and the Union Cabinet has decided to cancel the Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) for two years. These measures are purportedly to save costs as the […]

END THE HARASSMENT OF FARMERS NOW

Why in news? An order dated March 28 said all agricultural, horticultural activities and those relating to harvesting, transportation, procurement, mandis, farming operations and the like are exempted from the lockdown. The order was made so that “harvesting would continue uninterrupted”. The exempted categories included “agencies engaged in procurement of agriculture products, including MSP operations; […]