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National crisis management committee: A National Crisis Management Committee is a temporary committee. It was set up by the Government of India in the wake of a natural calamity for effective coordination and implementation of relief measures and operations. It is headed by Cabinet Secretary. On the constitution of such a committee, the Agriculture Secretary shall provide all necessary information to and seek directions. Labour’s day: […]

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UNSC Reform : Need And Challenges

Context: India has been at the forefront of efforts at the UN to push for an urgent long-pending reform of the Security Council, emphasizing that it rightly deserves a place at the UN high table as a permanent member. About UNSC The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is one of the six principal organs of […]

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Masood Azhar listed as Global Terrorist

The United Nations Security Council has designated JeM Chief, Masood Azhar as a global terrorist after China lifted its technical hold on his listing under the UNSC 1267 sanctions committee. In 2009, India moved a proposal by itself to designate Azhar as a global terrorist. In 2016 again India moved the proposal with the P3 – the United States, the United […]

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India – US GSP Conflict

GSP stands for Generalized System of Preferences. It is an U.S. trade preference program that provides opportunities for many of the world’s developing countries to use trade to grow their economies and climb out of poverty.  The U.S. plans to end preferential trade status for India, under a scheme which allows certain products to enter […]

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CSO and NSSO Merger

On 23rd May 2019, in a major restructuring move, the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation has decided to merge the Central Statistics Office (CSO) and the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) into National Statistical Office (NSO) The merger to create an entity called the National Statistical Organisation (NSO) is to streamline and strengthen the […]

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Need for Abortion Law in India

Recently, it has been enquired by the Delhi High Court from the Centre about a petition seeking to raise the time period for termination of pregnancy in case of any health risks either to the mother or the fetus, from 20 weeks to 24-26 weeks. Key Facts Related to Abortion According to a study report […]

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Teenage Pregnancies Increase Chance of Child Malnutrition By 10%-WHO Report

Recently, Global Childhood Report 2019 released by UK-based NGO Save the Children has stated that India has been gradually improving its performance in preventing child marriage and related health indicators. According to the report, India has strived to bring down the number of married girls in the age group of 15-19 years by 51% in […]

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