Global fight on malaria stalled: WHO

Global fight on malaria stalled: WHO News: As per the WHO World Malaria Report 2018, India is the only high-burden country moving in a positive direction, with Odisha emerging as the best performing state in its fight against Malaria. Important Facts: Findings of the report: The report reveals a plateauing trend in the number of… Continue reading Global fight on malaria stalled: WHO

Literacy levels in rural India suffer due to migration, finds UNESCO study

Literacy levels in rural India suffer due to migration, finds UNESCO study News: The new 2019 Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report by UNESCO, entitled ‘Building bridges not walls’, draws attention to the impact of internal migration on education, highlighting the steps India has taken to address it, and the challenges that remain. Important Facts: About… Continue reading Literacy levels in rural India suffer due to migration, finds UNESCO study

India steps up agro-diplomacy with China

India steps up agro-diplomacy with China News: The article discusses about the new possibilities of enhancing Sino-India trade ties in lieu of trade war between US and China. Important Facts: Background about trade war: 3. Areas of pushing Sino-India trade ties: Agri-products:This area is crucial since China would look first at its food security and… Continue reading India steps up agro-diplomacy with China

SBI sells over ₹400 cr. electoral bonds

SBI sells over ₹400 cr. electoral bonds News: More than ₹400 crore worth of electoral bonds were sold by the State Bank of India (SBI) in the 10-day window of October, a sharp rise from the ₹32 crore worth of bonds sold in the July tranche, according to data the bank released under the Right… Continue reading SBI sells over ₹400 cr. electoral bonds

India’s Act East policy can meet OBOR: Chinese envoy

India’s Act East policy can meet OBOR: Chinese envoy News: Days ahead of a likely meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping along the sidelines of the G20 summit in Argentina, Chinese Ambassador Luo Zhaohui in the 1st India-China Youth Dialogue held recently batted for the ‘One Belt One Road’ project.… Continue reading India’s Act East policy can meet OBOR: Chinese envoy

A.P., West Bengal withdraw ‘general consent’ for CBI investigations

A.P., West Bengal withdraw ‘general consent’ for CBI investigations News: Andhra Pradesh withdrew the “general consent” granted to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), and West Bengal followed the course, thereby effectively curtailing the agency’s powers in the State without prior permission. Important Facts: About General Consent: According to Andhra Pradesh Home Ministry, the general… Continue reading A.P., West Bengal withdraw ‘general consent’ for CBI investigations

A research hub for antibiotics resistance

A research hub for antibiotics resistance News: Denmark has announced to create an international research centre focused on the fight against resistance to antibiotics. Important Facts: Denmark signed a memorandum of understanding in Seattle, US, with the international network of research centres CGIAR, to establish the centre. The International Centre for Interdisciplinary Solutions on AMR… Continue reading A research hub for antibiotics resistance

Jharkhand is now ODF, says CM

Jharkhand is now ODF, says CM News: Chief minister Raghubar Das has declared Jharkhand open defecation free (ODF) on its 18th statehood day. The state has achieved its target a year ahead of the ODF deadline. Important Facts: The state has constructed of more than 33 lakh toilets in rural Jharkhand against the requirement of… Continue reading Jharkhand is now ODF, says CM