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Today’s important articles/news in various newspapers (8th June)

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1-  WHO revises antibiotics protocol

In an effort to curb antibiotic resistance, the World Health Organization (WHO) has divided the drugs into three categories — access, watch and reserve — specifying which are to be used for common ailments and which are to be kept for complicated diseases.

Q- “The rise in antibiotic resistance stems from how we are using — and misusing — these medicines,”. Comment

2- RBI holds rates to retain ‘credibility’

Watchful monetary policy committee makes the right call

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday kept the policy repo rate unchanged at 6.25% and asserted that the current state of the economy did not warrant “premature” policy action that could risk “the loss of credibility.”

3- The neutrino opportunity

India’s wait to join the elite club of countries undertaking neutrino research suffered a procedural delay in March this year when the National Green Tribunal (NGT) suspended the environmental clearance (EC) granted to the India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO), and ordered it to file a fresh application for clearance.

Q- What is neutrino ? Write down the significance of India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) project.

Link it with GS Paper 3 (S&T)

4- Retrieving ground in Afghanistan

Link it with GS Paper 2 (International organisation)

5- Terror and the Metropolitan Police

Q- Crime is on the rise, if not statistically, at least in public perception in metro city. Enumerate causes and solutions.

6- Beware of Beijing

In Astana, Kazakhstan, this week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will tick off a box that has long been on India’s wishlist — full membership of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).

Q- What is Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) and critically examine the geo-strategic importance of SCO in India’s perspective.

7- Their Westminster, and ours

Q- Despite the same electoral model, there are marked differences in how polls are conducted in Britain and in India. Explain.

Link it with GS Paper 2 (comparison of Constitution)

8- The push Indian healthcare needs

One of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) articulated by the United Nations in 2015 is to “Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages”. India is among the countries that agreed to this sustainable development agenda.

Q- What is sustainable development goals? How intellectual property rights (IPR) helps in promoting one goal of “Health for ALL” in Sustainable development goals?

9-Poverty and diabetes, twin burdens

The most worrying aspect of the new research findings on diabetes is that the epidemic is now spreading to those who can least afford to pay for its management, doctors said.

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