16 Apr, 2020

  • Outdated data keep 10 crore out of PDS: Economists (Outdated Census Data and National Food Security Act) (Economy)
  • Trump under fire for attacking WHO, Disastrous decision, India Steers clear of WHO row (WHO & World Health Assembly) (International Organizations)
  • Of the places you will go (Pahari Painting Style) (Art and Culture)
  • How pandemics changed the world (Spanish Flu, Black Death, Justinian Plague) (Biology)
  • Thissur Pooram Festival (Art and Culture)
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    OUTDATED CENSUS DATA DEPRIVES OVER 10 CRORE OF PDS: ECONOMISTS

    Economists Jean Dreze and Reetika Khera have highlighted that over 10 crore people have been excluded from the Public Distribution System because outdated 2011 census data is being used to calculate State-wise National Food Security Act coverage. 

    • Coverage under National Food Security Act
    • Exclusion of people from PDS
    • Loss of livelihood and PDS Support
    • Exclusion error in PDS
    • Exclusion error in PDS to continue in future
    • Article 25(1) of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
    • Right to Food

     

    TRUMP UNDER FIRE FOR ATTACKING WHO, DISASTROUS DECISION, INDIA STAY CLEAR OF WHO ROW

    US President Mr. Donald Trump has announced that the U.S. will suspend WHO funding. That could leave another global initiative under China’s influence.

    • World Health Organisation (WHO)
    • US to halt funding of WHO
    • US pulling back from world leadership during pandemic
    • China can take place to fill void left by US
    • World Health Assembly

     

    OF THE PLACES YOU WILL GO (PAHARI PAINTING STYLE)

    Pahari painting (literally meaning a painting from the mountainous regions: pahar means a mountain in Hindi) is an umbrella term used for a form of Indian painting, done mostly in miniature forms, originating from Himalayan hill kingdoms of North India, during 17th-19th century, notably Basohli, Mankot, Nurpur, Chamba, Kangra, Guler, Mandi, and Garhwal.

    • Pahari painting
    • Himalayan hill kingdoms of North India
    • Nainsukh - famous master of the mid-18th century
    • Basholi - earliest centre of painting in the Pahari region
    • Themes - Ras manjari, Gita Govind
    • Guler Style
    • Kangra style

     

    HOW PANDEMICS CHANGED THE WORLD (SPANISH FLU, BLACK DEATH, JUSTINIAN PLAGUE)

    Pandemics across history have changed the course of life in different realms including social, political, economic etc. This article is a list of most important pandemics in history and their impact on human societies.

    • Pandemics and their impact
    • Justinian Plague and impact
    • Black Death and impact
    • Spanish Flu and its Impact
    • COVID-19 and its impact

     

    THRISSUR POORAM FESTIVAL  

    The festival in Kerala is referred as Mother of all Festivals. It dates back to late 18th century and was started by SakthanThampuran, the Maharaja of the erstwhile Kochi state.  The Maharaja organised the festival with the participation of 10 temples.

    • Thrissur Pooram Festival
    • Celebrated in Malayalam month of Medam
    • Festival events take place at the Vadakkumnathan temple
    • vibrantly decked up elephants marked by the kudamattom ceremony
    • traditional orchestra called panchavadyam
    • Ilanjitharamelam is a performance of traditional instruments.
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