GS 2 Nepal to skip BIMSTEC military drill in India The Nepal Army has withdrawn from the first BIMSTEC military exercise to be held in India following a political row in the country over the participation in the event, a media report said on Saturday. LEMOA already fully operational he India-U.S. foundational agreement for mutual logistics support, the Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA), has been fully operationalised over the past few months, official sources said. Debate on Uniform Civil Code What next? How did it come about? What is it? Why does it matter? A decree of hope After the Section 377 ruling, HIV+ patients and health workers can look forward to better access to medical interventions GS 3 Maneka Gandhi bypassed; nutrition norms cleared This debate has been going on for 10 years. What is needed is to overlay what the uptake of food is vis-à-vis the models within the ICDS. Policy decisions should be based on data, what is the uptake and the quality of food with the different kinds of models that exist. ‘25% of all accidental deaths in India are weather-related’ Weather-related deaths are on the rise globally and figures in India stand at a staggering 25%, noted a study conducted across the country from 2001-2014 by research-based organisation Population Council. India awaits longest road-rail bridge Sited about 17 km downstream of Dibrugarh town, the bridge will facilitate road and rail connectivity between the north and south banks of the Brahmaputra in the eastern part of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. Why is outbreak of fever a worry in Kerala? Public health officials had warned of the likelihood of outbreak of infectious diseases in the aftermath of the Kerala floods, and the State is battling a disease called leptospirosis, commonly known as ‘rat fever.’ Officials have confirmed 143 cases, with six deaths in the first four days of September.