For a world free of chemical weapons Article: 1. Krishnadas Rajgopal, legal correspondant with The Hindu dicusses about the provisions of Chemical Weapons Convention Act,2000. Important facts: 2. About the Chemical Weapons Convention The Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) is a multilateral treaty that bans chemical weapons and requires their destruction within a specified… Continue reading For a world free of chemical weapons
Pieces of land News: 1. South Africa puts the contentious legislative proposals on land redistribution for debate. Important facts: 2. Background: The natives of the country were dispossessed of their land holdings during colonial period. Land ownership pattern in South Africa remains skewed against the black majority, even 24 years after the end of apartheid.… Continue reading Pieces of land
Odisha House nod for Legislative Council News: 1. A resolution seeking creation of a Legislative Council in Odisha was passed in the State Assembly on Thursday. Important Facts: 2. The proposed Council will have 49 members, which is one-third of the total members of the State Assembly. 3. A committee under the chairmanship of Nrusingha… Continue reading Odisha House nod for Legislative Council
India signs landmark defence pact with U.S. News: 1. India and the United States signed the landmark Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement (COMCASA) on tuesday. Important Facts: 2. With COMCASA, till now, India has concluded three of the four foundational agreements with U.S.: General Security Of Military Information Agreement (GSOMIA) in 2002 The Logistics Exchange… Continue reading India signs landmark defence pact with U.S.
Giving quality healthcare can help save 3 out of 5 lives per year: Study News 1. “The Lancet” Report raised serious concerns over poor quality of public healthcare Important Facts: 2. According to the report, giving quality healthcare can help save 3 out of 5 lives per year. 3. Issue Providing health… Continue reading Giving quality healthcare can help save 3 out of 5 lives per year: Study
EVs, CNG vehicles don’t need permits News: Government has exempted the vehicle running on CNG, ethanol and EVs from road permit. Important Facts: 2. Ministry of Road Transport and Highway said Vehicle running on CNG, ethanol and EVs, will not require road permit. 3. Government plan Provide 100 % exemption on Electric vehicles, Auto-Rickshaws, Buses,… Continue reading EVs, CNG vehicles don’t need permits
Ending TB News: U.N. will conduct the first-ever high-level meeting (HLM) on tuberculosis (TB) on 23rd september 2018, under the theme “United to end tuberculosis: An urgent global response to a global epidemic”. 2. Important facts: World Health Organisation( WHO)’s adopted “End TB Strategy” in 2014 aims to eliminate TB worldwide by 2035. Elimination of… Continue reading Ending TB
‘Industry must lift PSLV output’ News: ISRO conducting biennial Space Expo BSX-2018, to engage Indian industry in space drive production and satellite production. Important Facts: 2. ISRO Plans to launch 59 satellites over the next three years. 3. India has 45 satellites in space right now. 4. Currently ISRO is launching 6 or 7 satellites… Continue reading ‘Industry must lift PSLV output’