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Time to Care report: released by Oxfam International

●Time to Care report: released by Oxfam International•The report Focuses on the alleviation of global poverty.•The world had 2,153 billionaires in the world in 2019. [The number of billionaires has doubled in the last decade]•World’s richest 1% have more than twice as much wealth as 6.9 billion people•Globally, extreme poverty rates are 4% higher for women than men•Globally, 42% of working-age women are outside the paid labour force, compared with… Read More »Time to Care report: released by Oxfam International

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National Agriculture Market(e-NAM)

●National Agriculture Market(e-NAM)•It is an online trading platform for agriculture produce aiming to help farmers, traders, and buyers with online trading and getting a better price by smooth marketing.•It was launched by the Centre in 2015 and the government had to extend it in a phased manner across the 585 mandis of the country by December 31, 2019•The NAM will also facilitate the emergence of value chains in major agricultural… Read More »National Agriculture Market(e-NAM)

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India V/s Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT)

●Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT)•The NPT is a multilateral treaty aimed at limiting the spread of nuclear weapons including three elements:1. non-proliferation,2. disarmament, and3. peaceful use of nuclear energy.•The treaty was signed in 1968 and entered into force in 1970. Presently, it has 190 member states•Iran has warned to withdraw from the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) if the European Nations refer the dispute over its atomic programme to the United Nation Security Council.•The… Read More »India V/s Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT)

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India’s rank in WEF’s Global social mobility report

●1st Global social mobility report: Released by‘World Economic Forum’•It is a change in social status relative to one’s current social location(in relation to those of their parents) within a given society•The report has ranked India a lowly 76 out of the 82 countries profiled•As useual The Nordic nations hold the top five spots, led by Denmark in the first place (scoring 85 points),followed by Norway, Finland and Sweden (all above 83 points)and… Read More »India’s rank in WEF’s Global social mobility report

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UAE has been declared ‘reciprocating territory’ by India

●UAE has been declared ‘reciprocating territory’ by India•“Reciprocating territory” means any country or territory outside India which the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, declare to be a reciprocating territory [under Section 44A of the Civil Procedure Code, 1908.]•The notification also declared a list of courts in the UAE to be “superior Courts” under the same section•The decision is believed to help bring down the time required… Read More »UAE has been declared ‘reciprocating territory’ by India

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China’s one-child policy

●China’s one-child policy•It was adopted out of the Malthusian fears that unchecked population growth would lead to economic and environmental catastrophe◽Malthusian theory•He argued that if left unchecked, a population will outgrow its resources, leading to a host of problems•Birth rate in 2019 was at 10.48 per 1,000, the lowest since 1949.(The number of babies born in 2019 fell by over 580,000 to 14.65 million.)•Now, China is facing a huge demographic… Read More »China’s one-child policy

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Pulse Polio Programme

●Pulse Polio Programme•India launched the Pulse Polio immunisation programme in 1995[after a resolution for a global initiative of polio eradication was adopted by the World Health Assembly (WHA) in 1988]•The WHO on February 24, 2012, removed India from the list of countries with active endemic wild polio virus transmission•Initial symptoms of polio include fever, fatigue, headache, vomiting, stiffness in the neck, and pain in the limbs etc.[There is no cure… Read More »Pulse Polio Programme

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Australian Bushfires

●Australian BushfiresHide — uploads.disquscdn.com •Australia was recently ravaged by the worst wildfires seen in decades•There have been fires in every Australian state, but New South Wales has been hardest hit.•Each year there is a fire season during the Australian summer, with hot, dry weather making it easy for blazes to start and spread. [January – February]•Experts say climate change has worsened the scope and impact of natural disasters like fires and… Read More »Australian Bushfires

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Block Chain Technology

●Block Chain Technology•blockchain is literally just a chain of blocks, [When we say the words “block” and “chain” in this context, we are actually talking about digital information (the “block”) stored in a public database (the “chain”)]•“Blocks” on the blockchain are made up of digital pieces of information◽National Informatics Centre (NIC) has set up a Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Blockchain Technology in Bengaluru,( which will provide Blockchain as a… Read More »Block Chain Technology

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K-4 :Submarine-launched ballistic missile

●Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India (DFCCIL):•It is a corporation run by the Ministry of Railways (India) to undertake planning & development, mobilisation of financial resources and construction, maintenance and operation of the Dedicated Freight Corridors●ELECRAMA 2020:•It is a platform for knowledge-sharing with a strong focus on electric vehicles, Internet of Things (IoT), storage solutions and renewable energy•It is the flagship showcase of the Indian electrical industry and a platform… Read More »K-4 :Submarine-launched ballistic missile

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