PRELIMS &  MAINS- 11/10/18


China to sell 48 armed drones to Pakistan:

Part of: GS Prelims and Mains II and III – India and its neighbours; International Relations; Defence and Security

In news:

  • China to sell 48 high-end armed drones to its “all-weather ally” Pakistan
  • Drone name – Wing Loong II
  • It is a high-end reconnaissance, strike and multi-role endurance unmanned aerial system, capable of being fitted with air-to-surface weapons.
  • It is roughly equivalent to the American MQ-9 Reaper drone.

Do you know?

  • China is the largest supplier of weapon system to the Pakistan Army.
  • Both countries also jointly manufacture JF-Thunder a single engine multi-role combat aircraft.
  • The Trump administration has agreed to sell sell 22 Sea Guardian drones to India.
  • India has received 10 advanced Heron drones from Israel as well.

India-Italy ties: India-Italy Technology Summit 2018:

Part of: GS Prelims and Mains II – International Relations; India and the World

In news:

  • Prime Minister of Italy Prof. Giuseppe Conte to visit India
  • He will participate in the 24th edition of the DST-CII India-Italy Technology Summit 2018.
  • The Technology Summit is organized by the Department of Science and Technology (DST).
  • This edition of the Summit will focus on seven areas—Clean tech, Renewable, ICT, Healthcare, Aerospace, Education and Cultural Heritage.
  • The objective of the Summit is to facilitate technology transfers, joint ventures, Research and Development, and market access between industry and research institutions in India and Italy.

17th CHG meeting of SCO to be held Tajikistan:

Part of: GS Prelims and Mains II – International Relations; India and the World

In news:

  • 17th Council of Heads of Government (CHG) meeting of SCO to be held Dushanbe, Tajikistan.
  • This will be the second CHG meeting since India became a full member of SCO in June 2017. Last year, CHG meeting was held in Sochi, Russia.
  • The SCO CHG meeting is a forum that enables India to engage with SCO member countries and Observer states of Afghanistan, Belarus, Iran and Mongolia. It is the first major meeting since Kyrgyzstan took over as chair of the Organisation.
  • The leaders will be discussing prospects for further development of SCO and will exchange in-depth views on current international and regional issues.

National Nutrition Mission soon to become mass movement in India:

Part of: GS Prelims and Mains II – National/Health issue; Govt policies and schemes

In news:

  • NITI Aayog member, Dr Vinod Kumar Paul expressed the hope that the National Nutrition Mission will soon become a mass movement in the country.
  • September 2018 was celebrated as Rashtriya Poshan Maah under POSHAN Abhiyaan.
  • POSHAN Abhiyaan is India’s flagship programme to improve nutritional outcomes for children, adolescents, pregnant women and lactating mothers by leveraging technology, a targeted approach and convergence.
  • The Ministry of Women and Child Development is the concerned ministry.

Do you know?

  • POSHAN Abhiyaan was launched on 8th March 2018 by the Prime Minister.
  • The Abhiyaan targets to reduce stunting, under-nutrition, anemia (among young children, women and adolescent girls) and reduce low birth weight by 2%, 2%, 3% and 2% per annum respectively.
  • The target of the mission is to bring down stunting among children in the age group 0-6 years from 38.4% to 25% by 2022.

Today’s Editorial

India and Russia: Salvaging a strategic partnership (THE HINDU)

 We need a pro-liberty judicial approach

The Hindu 

When a woman is harassed at work

Indian Express

 Herstory

Indian Express

The right to mental health

Indian Express

 The uncaring state

Indian Express

A minimum wage raise’s effect on employment

Livemint 


 

 

 

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