01 Apr, 2020

  • The cost of cure for COVID-19 (Medicines, IPR and Compulsory License) (Science and Technology)
  • Supreme court upholds the right to discuss COVID-19 (Right to discuss and Media) (Polity and Governance)
  • China clashes with Indonesia's fishing fleets (South China Sea Conflict) (International Relation)
  • China-India celebrate 70 years of diplomatic association (India China Relations) (International Relations)
  • Three quasi-subspecies of virus in circulation in India (COVID-19 VIRUS and India) (General Science)
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    THE COST OF A CURE FOR COVID-19 - ARTICLE  

    The author tries to put IPR into perspective of the current outbreak of COVID specially related to Compulsory Licensing of drugs for COVID-19

    • Compulsory Licensing of drugs for COVID-19
    • COVID-19 and the Orphan Drug Act
    • Impact on such licences on drugs
    • Ensuring public access for such drugs
    • TRIPS – India
    • Global Perspective on Compulsory Licensing
    • Major challenges for India in Compulsory Licensing

     

    SC UPHOLDS RIGHT TO DISCUSS COVID-19

    The Supreme Court has upheld the “right to free discussion about COVID-19”, and directed the media to refer to and publish the official version of the developments in order to avoid inaccuracies and large-scale panic. Accordingly, Supreme Court has ordered the government to start a Daily Bulletin on COVID-19 developments through all media avenues in the next 24 hours.   

    • Daily Bulletin on COVID-19
    • Freedom of Press
    • Creating Panic punishable under Disaster Management Act, 2005
    • Supreme Court’s response on Central Government’s view
    • A Separate Unit to handle queries of Public

     

    CHINA’S AGGRESSIVE CLAIM TO SOUTH CHINA SEA  

    China has backed its expansive claims with island-building and naval patrols. The US says it does not take sides in territorial disputes, but has sent military ships and planes near disputed islands, calling them "freedom of navigation" operations to ensure access to key shipping and air routes. Both sides have accused each other of "militarising" the South China Sea. There are fears that the area is becoming a flashpoint, with potentially serious global consequences.

    • Militarisation of South China Sea
    • Paracels and the Spratlys Islands
    • Scarborough Shoal
    • United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea
    • Recent Flashpoints

    Negotiation with ASEAN

     

    70 YEARS OF DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS BETWEEN INDIA AND CHINA

    On 1 April 2020, India and China are celebrating their 70th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations. The relationship between India and China is quite dynamic and shaped by a number of internal and external forces. There are certain areas of convergences and similarly there are certain areas of divergences.

    • India-China Relations
    • Reform of Global Governance Architecture Climate Change Talks
    • WTO Trade Negotiation
    • Volatile Security Situation in Afghanistan
    • Common membership of International Platforms
    • Economic Competition
    • Indian Ocean Region
    • Engagement with neighbourhood
    • Engagement in Indo-Pacific Region
    • Border Dispute: 
    • CPEC Corridor: 
    • China's support to Pakistan: 
    • US Support to India: 
    • India's membership to International Organisations

     

    THREE QUASI-SUBSPECIES OF VIRUS IN CIRCULATION, SAYS ICMR

    As per Indian Medical Council Research (ICMR), A mixture of three quasi-subspecies of SARS-CoV-2 is in circulation in India.

    • three quasi-subspecies of SARS-CoV-2
    • ICMR’s Epidemiology and Communicable Diseases-I Division
    Comments

    Kavita Singha 8 months ago

    I am not getting the quiz, it is showing blank. 

    How to get access to it.? 

    upscwaala 8 months ago

    thanks rau ias

    Dastgeer Khan 8 months ago

    There is not showing any quiz. How can i get it?

    ishwarya 8 months ago

     indonesia doesnt borders south china sea..is it?

    SANDEEP KUMAR 8 months ago

    THANK YOU

    Krishna chand 8 months ago

    thank you

    cool

    Ambethkar S 8 months ago

    Thank you

    E Rajender 8 months ago

    video explanation is much relevant to the upsc pattern

     

    avanish kumar 8 months ago

    thank you raus

    ABHISHEK KUMAR 7 months ago

    Thanks a lot