Daily News Prescription | 8 February 2020

Daily News Prescription - 8 February 2020

Updated on 10 February, 2020

Target 2020 Current Affairs
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GS2: Governance

Policy Measures to Double the Income of Farmers and Farm Labourers (PIB) Policy Measures to Double the Income of Farmers and Farm Labourers. Government of India supplements the efforts of the State Governments

Coal India Subsidiary NCL (Northern Coalfields Limited)sets up ‘SARAS’ to promote innovation & R&D (PIB) Coal India Subsidiary NCL (Northern Coalfields Limited)sets up 'SARAS' to promote innovation & R&D.

‘Only 82 trafficking survivors awarded relief in the last 8 years’ (TH) Highlighting the poor status of compensation awarded to survivors of human trafficking in the country, the response obtained through RTI

Victim justice is two steps forward, one step back (TH) Victim participation needs to be strengthened by providing private counsels with a greater say in the trial conduct.

Seeking a more progressive abortion law (TH) The Medical Termination of Pregnancy Bill doesn't do enough to secure women's choices and interests.

SC says can’t issue mandamus for job promotions quota: What is mandamus? (IE) Under Article 361, mandamus cannot be granted against the President or Governor of a State.

Reservation in promotion in public posts, not a fundamental right: SC (TH) Apex court says quota cannot be claimed as a fundamental right

Explained: Why it’s a good idea to have police commissioners in the bigger cities (IE) Police in India are subject to dual control — although their administration under The Police Act, 1861 is vested in the police hierarchy, the District Magistrate exercises general control within his jurisdiction.

Explained: Why emergency response units are needed to ensure the safety of sanitation workers (IE)   The civic body will also have to set up a dedicated toll-free number for the ERSU. The unit will impart training to sanitation workers. Only workers trained and certified by an ERSU will be able to clean sewers
 

GS3: Science and Technology

New study maps how much energy, nutrients and water are locked in the world’s wastewater (DTE) New study maps how much energy, nutrients and water are locked in ... The world generates about 380 trillion litres (tl) wastewater every year.

Explained: What is genome mapping? (IE) One of the most comprehensive genome mapping projects in the world is the Human Genome Project (HGP), which began in 1990 and reached completion in 2003.

West Bengal growing arsenic-resistant rice (TH) Arsenic-resistant rice cultivated in West Bengal ... to make the seeds available for cultivation came after successful trials in both the wet season.

How bats harbour several harmful viruses without falling sick (TH) Even as these viruses cause harm in humans, they rarely if at all cause any ... The reason why bats can harbour these viruses
 

GS3: Economy

LIC stake sale (TH) What does the government's plan to sell a part of its holding in Life


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