Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 27 December 2022
- Ban on the Agri-commodities Trading
- Zero Covid policy
SEBI recently extended the ban on futures trading in seven agricultural commodities, including derivatives of two crops, which had been in effect since December 20, 2021.
GS Paper-3: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment; Commodity Market in India.
What exactly is commodity trading? Also, what are the advantages and disadvantages of commodity trading? (250 Words)
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Since the initial outbreak in Wuhan, China, in 2019, the world has seen multiple repeated waves of COVID-19 infections.
This was largely driven by emerging variants of concern (VOCs) of the causative virus, SARS-CoV-2.
However, China remained successful in containing the disease’s spread until recently due to its zealous “zero-COVID” policy.
As a result of the abrupt repeal of the policy, the country is now experiencing an increase in COVID-19 cases.
GS Paper – 2: Health, Government Policies & Interventions
The COVID-19 pandemic has called into question WHO’s authority to issue challenges to states during major outbreaks. In light of this statement, critically examine WHO’s role as a global health leader. (250 Words)
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