daily-news-prescription-23-september-2020

GS2: Polity

GS2: Governance

  • Panic,overuse:Centre Pinpoint Oxygen Issues(IE) According to the clinical management protocol, the moment a patient reaches a saturation level of 95, they should be taken off oxygen. It doesn’t make a difference if the patient’s saturation level is the range of 95-99.
  • WHAT LABOUR NEEDS(IE) However, doing away with standing orders for firms with less than 300 workers, which will essentially cover most firms, is tantamount to watering down the basic rights of workers in most organisations, affecting their bargaining power.
  • Monitoring net neutrality:Trai Suggest Multi-stakeholder body to assist TelecomDep(IE) The MSB should be a forum which would contain representatives and stakeholders from all telecom and internet service providers, content providers, researchers from the academic and technical community, as well as the government, Trai suggested.

GS2: International Relations

  • A new world order(TH) The permanent members of the UNSC must support the reform process of the UN
  • Without comprehensive reforms, UN faces crisis of confidence: PM Modi Speaking in a video address to the high-level meeting of the UN General Assembly to begin the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, Modi said, “We cannot fight today’s challenges with outdated structures. Without comprehensive reforms, the UN faces a crisis of confidence.”

GS3: Agriculture related issues

  • The farmer—a field report(IE) At the time of Independence, about 70% of India’s workforce (a little less than 100 million) was employed in the agriculture sector. Even at that time, agriculture and allied activities accounted for around 54% of India’s national income. Over the years, agriculture’s contribution to national output declined sharply. As of 2019-20, it was less than 17% (in gross value added terms).

GS3: Security

GS3: Science and Tech

  • Successful Flight Test of ABHYAS Designed and developed by the Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE) of DRDO, Abhyas is capable of fully-autonomous flight and runs on a gas turbine engine. Its inertial navigation system is based on micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and it uses a flight control computer for guidance and control, the DRDO said.

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