Context- Outgoing Army chief General Bipin Rawat has been appointed the country’s first Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), effective December 31. Lt Gen Naravane will be the next Army chief as he is the senior-most officer in the Army after Gen Rawat. The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister had approved to create the post of Chief of Defence Staff in the rank of a four-star General with salary and benefits equivalent to a Service Chief. ... .
Updated on 11 January, 2020
Infant Mortality - As outrage continues over the deaths of babies in Rajasthan and Gujarat, the fact remains that India has the most child deaths in the world. In 2017, UNICEF estimated 8,02,000 babies had died in India. The death toll of children dying from Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur crossed 100. Over 70 children had died in a matter of days at Uttar Pradesh’s Gorakhpur. Background facts: ... .
Updated on 10 January, 2020
This article is about the critical findings observed under the National health profile 2019 published by CBHI (Central Bureau of Health Intelligence). This information is essential for the health system, policy development, governance, health research, human resource development, and health education and training. About Central Bureau of Health Intelligence Central Bureau of Health Intelligence (CBHI) is the National Nodal agency for Health Intellig... .
Updated on 6 January, 2020
USA - Iran Conflict - US President Donald Trump's decision to authorize a drone strike that killed Iran's most powerful military commander has seen tensions between the two nations escalate. The strike against Mr. Soleimani and several Iraqi Shia militia members when they were leaving the airport, was apparently in retaliation for the storming of the American Embassy in Baghdad by protesters earlier this week. About US... .
Updated on 6 January, 2020
The Delhi Police has written a letter to the Delhi High Court seeking the appointment of a Claims Commissioner to assess the damage caused to public property during the Anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (Anti-CAA) protest in the city. In Uttar Pradesh, which witnessed violence during the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protests, the administration has issued notices to over 130 people accused of rioting to pay up around Rs 50 lakh in damages. Cases ... .
Updated on 4 January, 2020
Context- Recently, The Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change released the biennial “India State of Forest Report (ISFR)” 2019. The report is published by the Forest Survey of India(FSI) which has been mandated to assess the forest and tree resources of the country including wall-to-wall forest cover mapping. The ISFR 2019 is the 16th report in the series, the first being the report of 1987. Up to the year 1999, the f... .
Updated on 3 January, 2020