Day November 21, 2020

Safaimitra Suraksha Challenge

• Under the challenge, all states/UTs pledged to make sewer-cleaning mechanised by April 2021, promote citizen awareness and prevent Flazardous Cleaning of Sewers and Septic Tanks. About: • 243 cities will be awarded under three sub-categories based on population: up…

Antimalaria drug resistance growing fast

• Malaria is caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through infected female Anopheles mosquitoes. There are 5 parasite species that cause malaria in humans. • 2 species- Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax- pose the greatest threat. About: •…

Small farmers deprived of climate finance

• International Fund Agriculture Development report is an international financial institution and a specialised agency of United Nations dedicated to eradicating poverty and hunger in rural areas of developing countries. Key Findings: • Small-scale farmers operating on less than 5…

[Editorial Analysis] Another bailout

Mains Paper 3: Economy Prelims level: Lakshmi Vilas Bank Mains level: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment Context: • RBI decided to recommend the imposition of a one-month moratorium on Lakshmi Vilas…