Current Affairs - October - 2018

What are the major findings of the WHO report on air pollution and child health?

October 30, 2018

The WHO has released a report on air pollution and Child health on the eve of the WHO’s first ever global conference on Air Pollution and Health. WHO findings on Air pollution 93% of the world’s children under the age of 15 which is about 1.8 billion children breathe polluted air that puts their health

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How the Early Warning Dissemination System (EWDS) in Odisha can aid in averting the harmful impacts of the cyclones?

October 30, 2018

Odisha being the coastal state is prone to cyclones that cause huge loss of life and property. The Odisha government has launched the Early Warning Dissemination System which is a first-of-its-kind technology in India. The system can simultaneously warn coastal communities and fisherfolk about impending cyclone and tsunami through siren towers. The Early Warning Dissemination System

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What was the contribution of Sardar Patel in Dairy Sector of India?

October 29, 2018

Sardar Patel has not only been a unifying factor of a divided country but also his devotion to the cause of farmers was unmatchable. As India inaugurates the statue of unity, the statue of Sardar Patel it would be interesting to recollect Patel’s contribution to Indian dairy farmers. Patel’s contribution to dairy sector In 1942,

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What was the Supreme Court verdict in the case of Nagaraj and Others v/s Union of India? What is significance of this verdict?

October 29, 2018

The case of Nagaraj and others v/s Union of India is a landmark case. In the case the court had dealt with a challenge to constitutional amendments aimed at nullifying the impact of judgments including that in the famous Mandal case, on reservations in promotions for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe employees. Questions before the

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What are the major criticisms against the Supreme Court verdict on reservation in promotions?

October 29, 2018

The 5 bench constitutional bench of SC has by and large upheld the judgment in the Nagraj case of 2006 and has refused to refer it to larger bench. The Nagraj judgment had imposed restrictions on reservation in promotions. Criticism against the SC verdict The judgment states that the equality principle demands that “unequals” within

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