19 Sep, 2019

  • Cabinet approves ban on e-cigarrates - (Science and Technology)
  • Nigeria free from wild polio virus (Article) - (Science and Technology)
  • The Taliban Problem (Editorial) - (International Relations)
  • US Maximum Pressure Policy fails (Article) - (International Relations)
  • 2 of 3 child deaths due to malnutrition - (Social Issue)
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    THE TALIBAN PROBLEM

    The editorial highlights the security challenges faced by Afghanistan government in the wake of upcoming Presidential election as Taliban has asked civilians to stay away from political gatherings and rallies. Taliban has cautioned for more attacks in Afghanistan especially after the collapse of US-Taliban talks.

    • About Taliban
    • Problem with US-Taliban talks
    • Way Forward

     

    NIGERIA’S WAR AGAINST WILD POLIOVIRUS

    Nigeria has crossed an important milestone in the eradication of polio when it successfully completed three successive years without a single case of wild poliovirus.

    • About wild poliovirus
    • Global scenario of poliovirus
    • How Nigeria has been able to handle the crisis?

     

    INDIA STATE-LEVEL DISEASE BURDEN INITIATIVE

    Under the India State-Level Disease Burden Initiative, first comprehensive estimate of disease burden due to child and maternal malnutrition and the trends of its indicators in every State from 1990 has been released.

    • Determinants of Malnutrition
    • Status of malnutrition in India
    • National Nutrition Mission 2022 targets
    • Steps needed for improvement.

     

    CABINET APPROVES BAN ON E-CIGARETTES

    In a major health and wellness initiative for the country, the Union Cabinet has approved the Promulgation of the Prohibition of Electronic Cigarettes (production, manufacture, import, export, transport, sale, distribution, storage and advertisement) Ordinance, 2019.

    • What are Electronic Cigarettes?
    • BACKGROUND
    • Implementation
    • MAJOR IMPACT

     

    CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF US POLICY TOWARDS IRAN

    This article highlights the failures of Donald Trump’s “Maximum Pressure” Policy on Iran resulting in extreme backlash by Iran which US could not anticipate.

    • About Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)
    • Expectation of US on pulling out of JCPOA
    • Steps taken by Iran in desperation
    • Pulling out of US from the deal
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