02 May, 2020

  • Trends in tax receipts (ECONOMY) (Trends in government revenues)
  • Food nutrition and livelihood security : COVID impact (Economy)- (09:49) (Social impact of lockdown)
  • Index of eight core industries (Economy) (Measuring industrial growth)
  • BCG Vaccine for COVID-19 Prevention (Science & technology)
  • Summary
  • Question for the day

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    It’s about food, nutrition and livelihood security

    In this article the author, an eminent food scientist, brings to fore various issues around

    1. Food and nutritional security and
    2. Livelihood security of those dependent on agriculture
    • Threat to Food and Nutritional Security
    • Way Forward

    WHO raises concern over use of BCG 

    There is no evidence that the Bacille Calmette-Guerin vaccine (BCG) protects people against infection with COVID-19 virus.

    • Clinical trials
    • Issue with the Usage of BCG for COVID -19
    • Present Usage of BCG

    Direct taxes revenues defy lockdown, jump 36.6% in April

    Important Observations

    • Gross Tax Revenue in FY 2019-20:
    • Decreasing order of Tax Revenue in FY 2019-20
    • Decreasing order of GST Collection
    • Share of Direct Taxes
    • Tax Buoyancy


     Ominous contraction   

    The growth of eight core industries has dropped to 0.2% in June mainly due to a contraction in oil-related sectors as well as in cement production.


    So Jao 7 months ago

    Please clarify ques no 4, statement a says "It is an inter-governmental organizations of Indian Ocean countries in Africa" are all the members from Africa?

    Sai Sravan N 7 months ago

    yes all members countries situated in eastern coast of africa in west indian ocean