Current Affairs - October - 2018

What are the hits and misses in the implementation of the Swachh Bharat Mission so far?

October 21, 2018

Swachh Bharat Mission is a nationwide cleanliness campaign which aims to make India “open-defecation free” (ODF) India by 2 October 2019, the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi. The mission aims to clean up the streets, roads and infrastructure of India’s cities, towns, and rural areas. Swachh Bharat Mission: Hits and Misses Hits Cleanliness

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Why India needs to strengthen its regulatory mechanisms to prevent the antibiotic misuse?

October 20, 2018

Lack of robust regulatory regime has resulted in the manipulations by the manufacturers to satisfy their business agendas. This overuse and abuse of the antibiotics in India will result in long term ramifications. Instances of abuse by the manufacturers It was observed that the world’s largest veterinary drug-maker Zoetis was selling antibiotics as growth promoters

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