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Shigella: The intestinal infection is not deadly in most cases

Shigella InfectionApprox Read Time: 2 min Shigella Infection In News: Health officials in Kozhikode district of Kerala recently conducted emergency meetings after six cases of shigella infection and nearly two dozen suspected cases were detected.The first suspected case of the infection was a 11-year-old child, whose condition worsened resulting in his death. About: Shigella infection Shigellosis, or shigella infection, is a contagious intestinal infection caused by a bacteria known as shigella.The bacteria, after entering the body…


Who are the Tharu tribals of the UP terai whose home and land the govt wants to open to tourists

Tharu Tribals of UP teraiApprox Read Time: 4 min Tharu Tribals of UP terai In News: The Uttar Pradesh government is working on a scheme to take the unique culture of its ethnic Tharu tribe across the world. News Summary: Tharus are the biggest tribe in the state of Uttar Pradesh (UP).Recently, the UP government also launched a "Tharu Arts and Crafts Complex" in Dudhwa, Lakhimpur district with a museum…


Global Concerns: Where Rohingya are being sent

Rohingyas being shifted to Bhasan CharApprox Read Time: 5 min In News: Rohingyas being shifted to Bhasan Char Bangladesh has begun sending Rohingya refugees from the overcrowded camps on its port town, to Bhasan Char, a remote island formed by sedimentation (char is Bengali for sediment) close to the coast. News Summary: Most of the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are currently in camps in Cox's Bazar, a port town close to…


How much of India’s population lives with disabilities?

International Day for Persons with Disabilities (PwD)Approx Read Time: 6 min International Day for Persons with Disabilities (PwD) In News: December 3 is marked by the United Nations as the International Day for Persons with Disabilities (PwD), to promote a more inclusive and accessible world for the differently-abled and to raise awareness for their rights.The day is also observed in India, under which various events are conducted by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.…


In a mirror of economy, agricultural exports grow amid overall decline

India's Agricultural ExportApprox Read Time: 3 min India's Agricultural Export In News: India’s agricultural exports are up 4.6% year-on-year in dollar terms during April-September, even while the overall goods exports saw a decline. News Summary: In the first 6 months of this financial year, from April to September 2020, India’s agricultural exports grew 4.6% year-on-year in dollar terms.This comes even as the country’s overall merchandise exports for the same period have…


Editorial Analysis: Nutritional security: Getting it right in the first 1,000 days

First 1000 days of human existenceApprox Read Time: 6 min Importance for the first 1000 days of human life: The first 1,000 days of human existence are an amazing journey.It begins with conception as a single cell and continues through the embryonic, foetal, and postnatal periods, including infancy and toddlerhood, through a process of rapid, complex and dramatic development & differentiation.A complex, multi-organ system develops with fundamental acquisition of all…


Steady dip in urban unemployment rate before lockdown, finds survey

Periodic Labour Force SurveyApprox Read Time: 5 min In News: The quarterly Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) released by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) showed there was a steady dip in urban unemployment rate in October-December 2019, before nationwide lockdowns began. News Summary: The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) has released the quarterly Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) data for the quarter ending December 2019.Note: Unemployment…


NITI Aayog releases draft Act, rules for states on land titling

Land Titling RulesApprox Read Time: 2 min Land Titling In News: The Niti Aayog has released a draft model Act and rules for States for regulation on conclusive land titling.Land Titling is the procedure followed for providing Title over any type of immovable property.In a conclusive titling system, the government provides guaranteed titles for the land, and compensation in case of any ownership disputes.The aim of the draft model Act is to reduce a large…