Daily News Prescription | 15 January 2020

Daily News Prescription - 15 January 2020

Updated on 15 January, 2020

Target 2020 Current Affairs
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GS1: Art & culture

Vice President greets the nation on the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti and Pongal (TH) The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has greeted the nation on the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti and Pongal.

 

GS2: International Relations

Iran nuclear deal: EU launches dispute mechanism (TH) Britain, France and Germany charge Tehran over 'transgressions' that could ultimately lead to reimposition of UN sanctions.

 

GS2: Governance

SC rejects curative pleas of 2 Nirbhaya death row convicts (TH) The Supreme Court Tuesday refused to stay the execution of two of the four death row convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case while dismissing their curative petitions against their conviction and capital punishment.

Kerala govt. challenges CAA in Supreme Court (TH) The petitioner has sought directions from the Supreme Court for the Act

Explained: Article 131, on which Kerala has based its challenge to the CAA (IE) Explained: Article 131, on which Kerala has based its challenge

To ease burden on rehabilitation centres, govt to give free OPD access to addicts (Mint) govt to give free OPD access to addicts

Explained: How is a language declared ‘classical’ in India, what benefits it enjoys (IE) How is a language declared 'classical' in India, what benefits it enjoys .

A regime that chooses its critics (TH) NGOs need to tread carefully when they criticise the regime, knowing that too ... No government should ever be able to choose its own critics.

The long wait for empowered mayors (TH) Mayors in many global cities go on to lead their country; in India it is the opposite story, with politics to be blamed.

Hallmarking made must for gold jewellery (TH) No jeweller will be allowed to sell gold jewellery or artefacts without hallmark from the Bureau of Indian Standards from January 15, 2021,

Union Consumer Affairs Minister Shri Ram Vilas Paswan asserts Gold hallmarking being made mandatory to ensure consumers are not cheated, are better informed about purity and corruption is removed (PIB) Union Consumer Affairs Minister Shri Ram Vilas Paswan asserts Gold hallmarking being made mandatory to ensure consumers are not cheated

 

GS2: Social issues

‘Policy on rare diseases another piece of paper (TH) Calling it just another piece of paper that is far from reality, groups working in the area of rare diseases in India have said that the National

Explained: What is the Centre’s recent policy for treatment of rare diseases? (IE) Under the policy, there are three categories of rare diseases

ASER flags poor learning outcomes in rural schools (TH) nly 16% of children in Class 1 in 26 surveyed rural districts can read text at the prescribed level, while almost 40?nnot even recognise

How mother’s education correlates with child’s school and ability (IE) Around 25 year ago, when the project began, it took off quickly because “parents, especially mothers, wanted their children to go to pre-schools just like the children of the middle-class families in the apartments where they worked”. 

 

GS3: Science and Technology

Explained: Why eruption of a tiny, ‘complex’ volcano is causing concern (IE) Explained: Why eruption of a tiny, 'complex' volcano is causing concern

 

GS3: Environment

CRZ rules eased for ‘Blue Flag’ beaches (TH) Centre eases CRZ rules for 'Blue Flag' beaches

 

GS3: Economy

Why the CCI is getting worried about e-tail wags (Mint) The CCI on Monday ordered a probe against Amazon


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