16 August, 2020

  • Govt. may review the age of marriage: PM (Social Justice)
  • Digital Health Mission will liberate Citizens (Social Justice)
  • T-Cell immunity prevents recurrent severe COVID-19 disease (Science & Technology)
  • The milk puzzle (Science & Technology)
  • Hurdles to Naga Peace - FAQ (Security)
  • Question for the Day

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    GOVT. MAY REVIEW THE AGE OF MARRIAGE: PM

    On the eve of Independence Day, Prime Minister of India announced that the government may take a relook at the age of marriage of women in its bid to fight malnutrition.

    • Laws on Age of Marriage
    • Committee Formed by Ministry for Women and Child Development
    • Problems in Children due to early marriage of Mothers
    • Challenges in increasing marriage age for girls

     

    ‘DIGITAL HEALTH MISSION WILL LIBERATE CITIZENS’ 

    As part of Independence Day Speech, Prime Minister unveiled the National Digital Health Mission (NDHM) where every Indian will get a Health ID card which will have health details of all Indians. 

    • Vision for NDHM
    • Idea of NDHM based on NITI Aayog’s report on National Health Stack
    • Testing of NDHM
    • Nature of NDHM

     

    T CELL IMMUNITY PREVENTS RECURRENT SEVERE COVID-19 DISEASE

    A recent study has claimed that natural exposure or infection with the novel coronavirus may “prevent recurrent episodes of severe COVID-19”.

    • Details about T cells
    • Do all infected people develop T cells immunity?

     

    MILK PUZZLE

    A recent study in PLOS Biology suggests that Central Asians adapted either by fermenting milk or by selecting bifidobacteria as part of their gut microbiota.

    • Details about Bifidobacteria 
    • Details about Lactase

     

    HURDLES TO NAGA PEACE

    This article discusses various challenges in ensuring implementation of Naga Framework agreement signed between the Government andIsak-Muivah faction of the National Socialist Council of Nagalim, or the NSCN (I-M)

    • What was the Naga Framework Agreement?
    • What are the challenges in implementing the Framework agreement?
    Comments

    Snehil 3 months ago

    Kindly correct Question 3 as the answer should be (b). The definition of wasting in the question is incorrect and hence as per the question, it should be (b). Wasting is indicative of acute malnutrition and characterised when the weight is below the average weight for that height (not age).

    Ram Kumar Kulriya 3 months ago

    Correct Q 3