What is Female Genital Mutilation?

Context Every year, February 6 is observed as the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). As per the World Health Organization (WHO), globally, over 200 million girls alive today have suffered FGM in over 30 countries. The economic costs of treating health complications arising out of FGM amount Read More …

Remdesivir

Context The Wuhan Institute of Virology, China Academy of Sciences, has filed for a patent on Remdesivir, an antiviral experimental drug from US biotechnology firm Gilead Sciences, which may help treat the novel coronavirus (nCoV-2019). Scientists are also testing the drug chloroquine as part of a drug discovery approach, where existing antiviral Read More …

Must Read News Articles-February-06-2020

Course correction for the speaker’s office Rajya Sabha Select Committee report on Surrogacy Bill tabled in parliament SC appointed Committee on Prison Reforms submits report Fashioning the framework of a New India Cooperatives Bank to come under Reserve bank purview Direct Tax Vivad se Vishwas Bill tabled in LokSabha PM Read More …

Must Read News Articles-February-04-2020

nCoV outbreak declared a state calamity in Kerala. SC to frame issues for 9 judge bench hearing religious rights Operation Vanilla brings Islands closer What Brexit means for the EU and its partners Towards cooperative federalism Old faultlines, new west Asia What the 15th Finance commission has said

Must Read News Articles-February-03-2020

An unequal future Money earned in India by NRI’s will be taxed, says Nirmala UK to seek Canada-style free trade deal with EU Study on bat-hunters of Nagaland under scanner Removal of DDT will boost investments: CBDT Centre rejects advice on special grants for states Falling short of aspirations The Read More …

Must Read News Articles-February-01-2020

Foreign Secretary takes up major revamp at MEA Death Penalty cases: SC admits govt. plea CEA sees growth rebounding to 6% Thinking beyond Farm sops There’s more scope for intervention on the monetary front than the fiscal front. No evidence of wrong estimation of growth Privatization: Survey suggests a new Read More …