Cabinet approves MoU between India and UK on “Global Innovation Partnership”

What is the News? The Union Cabinet has given an ex-post facto approval for an agreement signed between India with the United Kingdom on Global Innovation Partnership. About Global Innovation Partnership: Firstly, Global Innovation Partnership has been launched by the Government of India and the UK. Secondly, the purpose of the GIP is to support Indian… Continue reading Cabinet approves MoU between India and UK on “Global Innovation Partnership”

Project MediCAB: Augmentation of Hospital Infrastructure

What is the News? IIT Madras supported start-up Modulus Housing has developed a portable hospital unit called ‘MediCAB’. About Project MediCAB: Project MediCAB is an initiative of the Office of principal scientific advisor and IIT Madras. Purpose: It is a portable hospital unit that has been developed to boost healthcare infrastructure by assisting states to set… Continue reading Project MediCAB: Augmentation of Hospital Infrastructure

Ayush Ministry launches nationwide campaign for “AYUSH 64” & “Kabasura Kudineer”

What is the News? The Ministry of Ayush has launched a massive nationwide campaign to distribute two key products. One is the Ayurvedic drug AYUSH 64. The other is the Sidha drug Kabasura Kudineer. Both will provide benefit to the vast majority of out of hospital Covid-19 patients. About Ayush 64: Firstly, Ayush-64 is a… Continue reading Ayush Ministry launches nationwide campaign for “AYUSH 64” & “Kabasura Kudineer”

SEBI technical group submits report on “Social Stock Exchanges(SSE)”

What is the News? A technical group on Social Stock Exchanges (SSEs), constituted by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has submitted its report.  About Social Stock Exchange(SSE): Social Stock Exchange(SSE) is a platform that allows investors to invest in select social enterprises or social initiatives. Social Enterprise is a revenue-generating business. The… Continue reading SEBI technical group submits report on “Social Stock Exchanges(SSE)”

Interpol’s “ID-Art App” to help protect cultural property

What is the News? INTERPOL has launched an app called ‘ID-Art’ to protect cultural heritage better. About ‘ID-Art’ App: ‘ID-Art’ App aims to help identify the stolen cultural property, and reduce smuggling. The app will also increase the possibility of recovering stolen works and artefacts. Key Features of the App: INTERPOL’s database: The app enables… Continue reading Interpol’s “ID-Art App” to help protect cultural property

What is Social Murder and How to Ensure Accountability in Patrimonial state?

Synopsis: The lack of political attention to social determinants and inequities that exacerbate the pandemic in India is a classic case of ‘Social Murder’. What is Social Murder? Friedrich Engels, used this phrase to describe the death of the worker population in England during the Industrial revolution era. Lack of access to basic necessities of… Continue reading What is Social Murder and How to Ensure Accountability in Patrimonial state?

Recent Communal Riots in Northern Ireland have Lessons For India

Synopsis:  Recently communal riots broke out in Ireland. India can take a few lessons from that. A committed political leadership should take responsibility for peoples’ social and economic problems and should make efforts to alleviate their miseries. Background Recently communal clashes broke out in Ireland between the Protestant pro-British loyalist unionists and the Catholic pro-Irish… Continue reading Recent Communal Riots in Northern Ireland have Lessons For India

SC struck down the Maharashtra State Reservation for SEBC Act 2018

Synopsis: The SC has struck down the Maharashtra State Reservation for Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) Act, 2018. The judgment would prevent realization of unjust benefits by the reservation. It would also encourage states to work on core supply-side issues in education and public employment which would curtail unnecessary demand for reservation. Background: The… Continue reading SC struck down the Maharashtra State Reservation for SEBC Act 2018

IPR Waiver For Covid 19 Vaccines

Synopsis: The US is now supporting the plea of developing countries for granting an IPR waiver to Covid-19 vaccines. The waiver would allow the countries to speed up the production process without the permission of manufacturing company. However, significant roadblocks exist that may prevent the grant of waiver. Background: The US has shown its willingness… Continue reading IPR Waiver For Covid 19 Vaccines

9 PM Daily Current Affairs Brief – May 7, 2021

  Good evening dear reader Here is our 9pm current affairs brief for you today IPR Waiver For Covid 19 Vaccines Source: Click Here  Syllabus: GS 3 – Issues relating to Intellectual Property Rights. Synopsis: The US is now supporting the plea of developing countries for granting an IPR waiver to Covid-19 vaccines. The waiver… Continue reading 9 PM Daily Current Affairs Brief – May 7, 2021