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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Daily current affairs| 21 January 2020

●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 »Daily current affairs| 21 January 2020

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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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Daily current affairs| 20 January 2020

●Tougher law against sexual harassment at work•Group of Ministers (GoM) headed by Home Minister Amit Shah, which was constituted to strengthen the legal framework to prevent sexual harassment at the workplace [GoM was constituted aftermath of the #MeToo movement]◽Definition of sexual harassment•It includes “any one or more” of the following “unwelcome acts or behaviour”committed directly or by implication: like Physical contact and advances, Sexually coloured remarks, Showing pornography, A demand… Read More »Daily current affairs| 20 January 2020

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Daily Current affairs| 18 January 2020

●Coronavirus•Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV).•Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people.•Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties•[More cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the Chinese city of Wuhan and a… Read More »Daily Current affairs| 18 January 2020

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