Contents

  1. DETENTION CENTERS IN INDIA
  2. DELHI CABINET APPROVES ELECTRIC VEHICLE POLICY
  3. BAR-HEADED GOOSE SPOTTED IN PANDALAM – KERALA
  4. MENTAL DISORDER IN INDIA
  5. RUSSIA IS HOPEFUL OF INDIA’S FREE TRADE PACT WITH EAEU

DETENTION CENTERS IN INDIA

The MHA has been instructing the state governments since 2009 to set up detention centres to “restrict the movements of foreign nationals staying illegally so that they are physically available at all times for expeditious repatriation”


DELHI CABINET APPROVES ELECTRIC VEHICLE POLICY

Why in News? 

The Delhi Cabinet  passed an Electric Vehicle Policy to help reduce air pollution 

Details:

  • Under the policy, the government aims to make electric vehicles take  25% share of all new vehicles registered in the city by 2024.
  • 250 charging stations expected to be built
  • The government will develop public charging infrastructure, install charging stations every three km and give subsidies to people buying electric vehicles, among others 

BAR-HEADED GOOSE SPOTTED IN PANDALAM – KERALA

Bar-headed Geese are found in central China and Mongolia and they breed there. They start migration  to the Indian sub­continent during the winter and stay here till the end of the season


MENTAL DISORDER IN INDIA

Why in News?

  • Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Telangana, Karnataka and Andhra  Pradesh account for a higher prevalence of mental disorders
  • It manifests primarily during adulthood in depression and anxiety
  • This is according to the first comprehensive estimates of disease burden attributable to mental health from 1990
    The report has been prepared by the India State ­Level Disease Burden Initiative and published in the Lancet Psychiatry.

Findings of report 

  • The study finds that roughly one in seven Indians, or 197 million persons, suffered  from mental disorders of varying severity in 2017
  • These include depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar disorders,  idiopathic developmental intellectual disability, conduct disorders, and autism

RUSSIA IS HOPEFUL OF INDIA’S FREE TRADE PACT WITH EAEU

Why in News?

  • Russia is looking forward to India concluding a new Free Trade Agreement with the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU)
  • Moscow and Delhi were going to reach a new level of security partnership by increasing oil and natural gas supplies through “long­ term arrangements”.
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