Day May 11, 2020

AspirantWorld One liners : 11th May

( This video is available in video also – ) • The Registration Committee (RC) under the Central Insecticides Board and Registration Committee (CIBRC) recommended a complete ban on the use of antibiotics streptomycin and tetracycline on crops with…

[Editorial Analysis] What’s in a NAM?

Mains Paper 2: International Prelims level: Non-aligned movement Mains level: Reasons behind to renewed the engagement Context: • Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s video address to a summit of the non-aligned nations last week has generated criticism as well as commendation.…

[Editorial Analysis] Coming to terms

Mains Paper 2: Governance Prelims level: Sentinel surveillance Mains level: Responsibilities for Centre and States to enforce virus containment measures Context: • As early as March 28, the Health Ministry acknowledged that there was “limited community transmission” of the novel…

40th anniversary of eradication of smallpox

• World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN’s postal agency released a commemorative postage stamp on the 40th anniversary of the eradication of smallpox. About: • Smallpox was an infectious disease caused by one of two virus variants, Variola major…