EFFECT OF ‘MAKE IN INDIA’ ON LIFE-SAVING MEDICINES

Focus: GS-II Indian Economy Why in news? The Ministry of Railways has written to the Department for Promotion of Industry & Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, seeking exemption for procuring certain medical items manufactured outside India, particularly medicines used in the treatment of COVID-19, cancer, etc. Background The issue was first flagged in […]

ELURU MYSTERY ILLNESS

Focus: GS-III Science and Technology Why in news? At least 550 people have fallen sick in Eluru town of Andhra Pradesh had fallen sick following an undiagnosed illness. Officials of the other teams which collected from the patients in Eluru found the presence of nickel and lead elements in the blood samples. More investigations should […]

NGT ON STRENGTHENING ELEPHANT CORRIDORS

Focus: GS-III Environment and Ecology Why in news? The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Odisha government to prepare an action plan on 14 identified elephant corridors for providing stress-free migration to jumbos from one habitation to another in the State. Details The Odisha State government had proposed 14 corridors, however, despite the passing […]

‘HAVANA SYNDROME’ EXPLAINED

Focus: GS-III Science and Technology Why in news? Nearly four years after a mysterious neurological illness, referred to as “Havana syndrome”, started to afflict American diplomats and intelligence operatives in Cuba, China, and other countries, a report by the National Academies of Sciences (NAS) has found “directed” microwave radiation to be its “plausible” cause. Introduction […]

THARU TRIBALS AND TOURISM

Focus: GS-I Indian Society Why in news? The Uttar Pradesh government has recently embarked upon a scheme to take the unique culture of its ethnic Tharu tribe across the world. The intention is to put Tharu villages on the tourism map, and to create jobs and bring economic independence to the tribal population. More about […]

10th December 2020 – Editorials/Opinions Analyses

Contents Who wants federalism Thousand days of nutrition, and a billion dreams WHO WANTS FEDERALISM Context: It is true that the Centre disproportionately controls resources in India; but very few states have shown a zeal to increase their own financial headroom by utilising whatever powers they might have on taxation. Relevance: GS Paper 2: Functions […]

Current Affairs 10 December 2020 for UPSC Exam

Contents Cabinet on wage subsidy scheme via EPFO U.S. designates countries of particular concern SC on Centre’s power to acquire land for Highway Indus Valley civilisation diet: Dominance of Meat Submarine optical fibre cable for Lakshadweep CABINET ON WAGE SUBSIDY SCHEME VIA EPFO Focus: GS-III Indian Economy Why in news? The Cabinet approved an expenditure […]