22 Dec, 2019

  • What connects NPR, NRIC and the Census - Polity & Governance
  • Why is it taking so long to label fast food? - General Science
  • ICC to probe war crimes in Palestinian territories since 2014 - International Organisations
  • Manual Scavenging left 282 dead since 2016 - Social Justice
  • Practice Questions

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    Manual Scavenging left 282 dead since 2016

    282 people have died while cleaning sewers and septic tanks in the country between 2016 and November 2019, the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment said in a response to a question in Rajya Sabha.

    • State wise figures
    • Law on Manual scavenging
    • What needs to be done?


    What connects the NPR, NRIC and Census

    In a recent address, Home Minister of India has floated the idea of “One Nation, One Card” and asserted that the National Register of Citizens (NRC) would be implemented across the country. In the same address he also highlighted about the idea to resurrect National Population Register (NPR) all over again despite successful implementation of Aadhaar Card. So let us understand about National Population Register and how is it different from National Register of Citizens (NRC) and Aadhaar Card.

    • About National Population register (NPR)
    • How to Register for NPR
    • Connection between NPR & Aadhaar
    • Census


    ICC to probe ‘ War Crimes’ in Palestinian territories since 2014    

    The International Criminal Court (ICC)’s chief prosecutor has said that she wanted to open a full investigation into alleged war crimes in the Palestinian territories.

    • International Criminal court
    • Jurisdiction
    • ICC and UN
    • Indian and ICC


    Why is it taking so long to label fast food?                                                                                            

    Recently, a study conducted by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has shown that the total amount of salts, fat, trans-fat and carbohydrates in various fast foods such as pizzas, burgers, chips, instant noodles etc. is well-above the recommended dietary allowance (RDA).

    • Understanding the Issue
    • Present law on disclosing Nutritional Components and its flaws
    • Highlights of the Draft Food Safety and Standards (Labelling and Display) Regulations, 2019
    • Certain flaws in the Draft Regulations
    • Why the draft regulations are opposed by the Food Processing Industries?