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    Nagaland seeks AFSPA repeal, scraps ongoing Hornbill Festival

     

    (Internal Security )

    Why there is a demand to repeal the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958, from the Nagaland, About the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), Provisions, Significance, Criticism, Way Forward, learn facts related to Hornbill Festival. 

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    Omicron wave may be milder, report suggests

     

    (Health)

    The emergence of the Omicron variant in the Gauteng province of South Africa, observations, what prompted the World Health Organization (WHO) to rapidly declare it as a ‘Variant of Concern.

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    CAQM orders closure of industries

     

    (Environmental Pollution)

     

    Know about The Commission for Air Quality Management, its functions, objectives and recent directions for “immediate closure” of all industries in areas where PNG infrastructure and supply are available.

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    Maharashtra EC stays polls for OBC seats in local bodies

     

    (Governance)

    Why Supreme Court scrapped the Maharashtra Government ordinance giving 27% reservation to OBCs in the local body polls, Reservation in India, history, provisions, significance, concerns and a way forward

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    ‘Hydrogen sulphide suppresses HIV’ 

     

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    What is the key role played by hydrogen sulfide (H2S) gas in suppressing the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)? A recent study in this context, learn facts related to HIV infection

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    A monumental mistake fomented by impunity 

     

    (Internal Security)

    Recent  outrage and grief over the killing of 14 civilians (the toll so far) in Mon district of Nagaland, its implications, ceasefire agreement’ with the Government of India and engaged in peace talks  with Nagaland, know about the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) 1958

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    Health account numbers that require closer scrutiny

     

    (Health)

    Why there is low public spending on health in India? caste-based divides in access to health care, its implications, In this context, the National Health Accounts (NHA) report for 2017-18, total public spending on health as a percentage of GDP, what are the initiatives in the health sector, issues linked to them, key analysis and way forward 

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    A robust friendship

     

    (IR)

    Key highlighting of the “all-weather” partnership between India-Russia, recent meetings,deals and agreements ,issues and what lies ahead.

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    Mediation Bill: Not getting the Act together 

     

    (Polity and Governance)

    Know about the dispute resolution landscape in India, dimensions of the mediation process, major highlights of the Draft Mediation Bill 2021, objectives and need 

     

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    Being free of old waste

     

    (Health)

    Features of the recently released Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) 2.0 guidelines, know about Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM), components, what are the main reasons for the partial success of SBM in solid waste management? What needs to be done in this context 

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    AK­203 rifles to roll out of U.P. facility in a few months

     

    (Defense) 

    Significance of recent announcement of Russia for full-scale production of the AK-203 assault rifles in India within two to three years, learn facts related to AK-203 rifles, What is the status of the defense sales between Russia and India? Apart from sales, what other forms of military, What cooperation have the two countries agreed to?

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    The India-Russia military alliance

     

    (Defense) 

     

    What is the status of the defense sales between Russia and India? Apart from sales, what other forms of military

    What cooperation have the two countries agreed to?