17 August, 2020

  • Issues faced during implementation of RTI Act (Polity and Governance)
  • Discussion on Aviation Sector (economy and Infrastructure)
  • Elected Autocracy (Polity and Governance)
  • U.S. FDA nod for rapid, inexpensive saliva test (Science and Technology)
  • Prelims Pointer
  • QOD

Prelims Quiz

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    PMO DENIES RTI PLEA SEEKING INFO ON PM-CARES  

    The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has denied a Right to Information (RTI) request related to the PM-CARES Fund on the grounds that providing it would “disproportionately divert the resources of the office”. Other issues have also emerged in the way RTI act functions.

    • Supply Side issues (Applicants side)
    • Demand Side Issues (PIO)
    • Adjudicator Side (SIC/CIC
    • The Right to Information Act
    • What is Information According to RTI?
    • What Does Right to Information Mean?
    • Appellate Authorities
    • Penalty Provisions
    • Grounds for denying information

     

    AIRLINES FIGHTING TO STAY AIRBORNE

    From dipping into reserves and using cargo flights as a source of revenue, Indian airlines have struggled to stay afloat as COVID-19 fears continue to haunt travellers across the country.

    • History of Civil Aviation Industry
    • Growth of Civil Aviation Industry
    • Growth Drivers
    • National Civil Aviation Policy 2016
    • UDAN Scheme
    • Challenges before the Aviation Industry
    • Government Intervention
    • Rising Fuel Prices
    • High Airport (aeronautical) Charges

     

    INDIA IS MOVING TOWARDS A FORM OF ELECTED AUTOCRACY

    According to Justice Shah, dilution of accountability mechanisms during the pandemic is the continuation of a dangerous trend, moving India towards “a form of elected autocracy”

    • Elected Autocracy
    • Non-functioning Parliament
    • Failing Judiciary
    • Dilution of Executive’s accountability

     

    U.S. FDA NOD FOR RAPID, INEXPENSIVE SALIVA TEST  

    On August 16, 2020, the United States Food and Drugs Administration authorised the emergency use of saliva based diagnostic test for COVID-19. This is to be a game changer as it provides the results rapidly. The testing method has been named “SALIVA DIRECT”

    ·        About Saliva Testing

    ·        When can Saliva Testing used?

    ·        Success Rate of Saliva Testing

    ·        LAMP Testing

    ·        LAMP as Testing tool for COVID-19 in India

    N1 STOP LAMP

    Comments

    Jayant Dev 3 months ago

    Answer for Q.2 should be "1,2 and 3".

    Anuraag Bhowmick 3 months ago

    ANSWER FOR QUES 2 SHOULD BE 1,2 & 3

    Asthha Baid 3 months ago

    Answer of Ques.2. should be all. Option not present.