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07 December 2016
The World Health Organization has recently issued guidelines on HIV self-testing. Discuss the significance of this move. Though HIV testing has been made accessible and free of cost, many infected persons remain unaware of their status. Lack of an HIV diagnosis is a major obstacle to implementing the World Health Organization’s recommendation that everyone with HIV should be offered antiretroviral therapy (ART). Threats that HIV poses: Nearly 40 per cent of people with HIV are unaware of their infection. There is a strong chance of transmitting the infection. Early diagnosis help in the treatment and enable the infected to live…
07 December 2016
Relevance and use of the article in UPSC prelims and mains examination: This article is descriptive about the energy scenario in india, and the power grid system in india, it discuss about the Indian Power system for planning and operational purposes is divided into five regional grids. The integration of regional grids, and thereby establishment of National Grid, was conceptualised in early nineties. The integration of regional grids which began with asynchronous HVDC back-to-back inter-regional links facilitating limited exchange of regulated power was subsequently graduated to high capacity synchronous links between the regions. What is an electrical grid? A grid…
06 December 2016
Unified Payments Interface (UPI) is a system that powers multiple bank accounts (of participating banks), several banking services features like fund transfer (P2P), and merchant payments in a single mobile application. To manage liquidity in the current situation and move to a cashless era, it makes sense to make payments using online gateways. UPI was launched by National Payments Corp. of India (NPCI) to further RBI’s vision of migrating towards a “less-cash” and more digital society. UPI platform can be used for: Immediate money transfer through mobile device Single mobile application for accessing different bank accounts Single Click 2 Factor…
06 December 2016
Question: “Recently the decision given by supreme court on National Anthem, is at one sight seen as the example of judicial overreach. Although it is a very unusual practice in a transitional democracy It is expanding its role of judiciary which is not a lawmaker but only moral guardian”. In the lights of above statement Discuss about Judicial Review or Judicial Activism vs Judicial Overreach. Intro: The Supreme Court’s ruling that the national anthem should be played in all cinema halls and that everyone should stand up to show respect to it is wrong in many ways. In the first…
06 December 2016
Relevance and use of the article in UPSC prelims and mains examination: This article is about indian and NATO parttnership where Since the end of Cold War, India and NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) have been on trajectories that will likely converge in the not-too-distant future. Scholars and strategists argue for India and NATO to come out of their respective shells and openly partner to deal with issues of common interest and concern. This article looks into the present undercurrents relating to an India-NATO partnership, and argues that the process has already begun but needs to come out in…
05 December 2016
You are the District Magistrate of a district in some State. Recently, a tragedy happened in a Government school in which around 20 children died after consuming the mid day meal. Around 30 children also fell seriously ill and were immediately sent to the hospital. Just after the incident, the headmaster of the school and also the head cook, fled and are missing. An angry mob of the parents are protesting outside the school premises. There is a serious law and order situation. What will be your immediate course of action? How will you cope up with the situation? How…
05 December 2016
The Government aims to provide affordable and safe healthcare facilities to people through traditional medicine. The 7th World Ayurveda Congress and Arogya Expo this year is held in Science City, Kolkata. This mega event is being organized by the World Ayurveda Foundation with support of Ministry of AYUSH, and the State Government of West Bengal. The Ministry of AYUSH is also organizing AROGYA Expo at Science City, Kolkata. The focus of this 7th World Ayurveda Congress is – ‘Strengthening the Ayurveda Ecosystem’. And AROGYA EXPO will showcase the best that Ayurveda sector has to offer in products and services to…
05 December 2016
Relevance and use of the article in UPSC prelims and mains examination: This article is about the Supreme Court’s ruling that the national anthem should be played in all cinema halls and that everyone should stand up to show respect to it is wrong in many ways. In the first place, the court should not have preoccupied itself with a matter like the singing of the anthem and laid down rules about the conduct of people. It went beyond its jurisdiction and powers in issuing the directive, and the order will be seen as an ill-considered example of judicial legislation.…
03 December 2016
Relevance and use of the article in UPSC prelims and mains examination: This article is about the upcoming Heart of Asia (HoA) conference which is going to be held in Amritsar this week. It is aimed at speeding up reconstruction in war-torn Afghanistan and bringing peace and normalcy to the nation. It will see participation from 14 states: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, China, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan and the United Arab Emirates. The HoA process, supported by the wider international community, originated under the aegis of the Istanbul Conference in November 2011, which underscored…
02 December 2016
Relevance and use of the article in UPSC prelims and mains examination: This article is about The recently held climate summit ie: COP22 in which More focus needs to be given to pre 2020 rather than post 2020 actions, through ratification of the Doha Amendment, it was stressed during a roundtable discussion on ‘From Paris to Marrakech: Indian Expectations from COP22’ organised at Observer Research Foundation on September 12, 2016. As Many articles we summerize on the environmental issues help us to get the data for prelims as well as we can be able to build a mind set to…