06 Nov, 2019

  • A Victory for Dairy Sector-Economic Development
  • Gujarat Anti Terror Bill-Polity and Governance
  • US begins Formal Pull-out from the Paris Deal
  • Indian Lungs Under Extreme Stress-Science
  • Ban Proposed on Sale of Ads of Junk Food-Social Issues
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    Gujarat anti-terror Bill gets President’s nod

    The ‘Gujarat Control of Terrorism and Organised Crime (GCTOC) Bill’ has finally got the nod from the President. The bill has been returned by the president thrice since its inception in 2004 on account of some controversial provisions.

    • Gujarat Control of Terrorism and Organised Crime (GCTOC) Bill’
    • Background
    • Controversial provisions of the bill
    • Other Provisions of the bill
    • Criticism
    • Federalism vis-à-vis Counter Terrorism


    Ban proposed on sale, ads of junk food in school

    Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has released draft regulations titled Food Safety and Standards (Safe Food and healthy diets for School Children) Regulations, 2019, with the aim to inculcate healthy eating habits among children.

    • Uncontrolled diet in children
    • Need for such regulation
    • Important features of the Regulations
    • Dietary Guidelines – NIN


    Indian lungs under extreme stress

    Acute respiratory infection is a serious infection that prevents normal breathing function. It usually begins as a viral infection in the nose, trachea (windpipe), or lungs. If the infection is not treated, it can spread to the entire respiratory system.

    • Acute respiratory infection
    • Symptoms of Acute Respiratory Infection
    • Causes of Acute Respiratory Infection
    • Diagnosis of Acute Respiratory Infection
    • Potential Complications of Acute Respiratory Infection
    • Prevention of Acute Respiratory Infection


    A victory for the dairy sector (Article)

    Recently, India has decided not to join the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement on the grounds that it does not address India's outstanding issues and concerns.

    • Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)
    • Importance of Diary Sector in India
    • RCEP Proposals with respect to Diary Industry
    • Problems with the RCEP's Proposals


    US begins formal pullout from Paris deal

    The US has begun the process of withdrawing from the Paris Agreement by notifying the UN of its intention to leave.  The notification begins a one-year process of exiting the global climate change accord, culminating the day after the 2020 US election.

    • Why USA withdrew from Paris deal?
    • Implications on Paris deal
    • Impact on India