daily-news-prescription-9-september-2020

GS2: Land reforms in India

  • Larger and better(IE) Rural debt waivers, farmers’ agitations, farmers’ suicides, migration and reverse migration in the wake of COVID-19 are some of its manifestations. At the root of these lies the issues of fragmented and uneven distribution of landholdings

GS2: Social issues

GS2: International Relations

  • What is in a NAM and India’s alignment(TH) In the wake of the current stand-off with China, there have been calls for India’s foreign policy to shed its inhibitions and make a decisive shift towards the United States, as the only viable option to counter China.
  • Jaishankar meets Iran counterpart,discusses Chabahar,Afghanistan(IE) Jaishankar will be attending the meeting of Council of Foreign Ministers of Shanghai Cooperation Organization to be held in Moscow on September 9-10. Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi will also attend the meeting, being hosted by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

GS2: Governance

  • 40% children not fully vaccinated: NSO report(TH) Across the country, only 59.2% of children under five years are fully immunised, according to the NSO report. This contradicts the Centre’s Health Management Information System portal data, which claimed that full immunisation coverage for 2017-18 stood at 86.7%.

GS3: Economy

GS3: Cybersecurity

GS3: Science and Technology

  • How steroids act in Covid cases(IE) Corticosteroids are low-cost anti-inflammatory drugs that closely mimic cortisol, the hormone naturally produced by the adrenal glands in humans.

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