19 June, 2020

  • India coasts to win in Security Council polls (International Relations)
  • At the high table (International Relations)
  • Can India decouple itself from Chinese manufacturing? (Economy)
  • Rapid antigen testing starts in city (Science and Tech)
  • Galwan: Postscript to a tragedy (Internal Security)
  • Umifenovir to undergo clinical trial (Science and Technology)
  • Groups for reforms
  • India-Nepal
  • AGR
  • QOD

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    INDIA COASTS TO WIN IN SECURITY COUNCIL POLLS

    This article discusses various aspects related to reforms in the UNSC.

    • How Current UNSC Structure does not represent the contemporary global realities
    • How Veto gives undue advantage to P5 Countries
    • Failure of peacekeeping mandate

     

    INDIA’S ENTRY INTO UNSC AS NON-PERMANENT MEMBER

    The article has made reference to UNSC and India’s case for a permanent membership.

    • What is UNSC?
    • What is the Security Council’s structure?
    • How are non-permanent members elected?
    • On what basis does India claim permanent position at UNSC?

     

    CAN INDIA DECOUPLE ITSELF FROM CHINESE MANUFACTURING?

    The recent border clashes along LAC and growing health and economic catastrophe in India caused due to Wuhan Virus has led to upsurge in strong anti-china sentiments across the country.  It is against this background, the article focusses on the following dimensions:

    • Formal/ Informal Strategies adopted by India to Economically boycott China
    • Challenges associated with such strategies

     

    RAPID ANTIGEN TESTING

    The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has recommended the use of Standard Q COVID-19 Ag antigen detection test in containment zones and healthcare settings in combination with the RT-PCR test.

    • What is an anti-body test?
    • What is an RT-PCR test?
    • What is the rapid antigen detection test for Covid-19?
    • How is rapid antigen detection test different from RT-PCR test?

     

    GALWAN: POSTSCRIPT TO A TRAGEDY

    The authors of this article suggest some strategic options vis-a-via China that India may consider in days to come.

    • How should India deal with China post Border dispute?

     

    UMIFENOVIR TO UNDERGO CLINICAL TRIAL

    The Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI), Lucknow, a constituent lab of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), has received permission for carrying out Phase III trials for the use of Umifenovir against coronavirus (COVID-19).

    • How Umifenovir work?
    Comments

    NARESH 2 weeks ago

    Excellent and thank you so much 😊