Vajiram & Ravi Coaching Current Affairs Quick Revision UPSC Prelim 2017
Current Affairs Prelims Quick Revision Part 1 (Jun to Aug 2016)
1. Social Issues
2. Polity Issues
3. Economy Issues
4. International Relations
6. Science & Technology
Quick Revision Prelims 2017
Part 1 - June, July & August 2016
Part 2 – September, October & November 2016
Part 3 – December 2016, January & February 2017 (would be available by 18th April 2017)
Part 4 – March, April & May 2017 (would be available by 25th May 2017)
1- Union Government launches POCSO e-box
- Launched by the Minister for Women and Child Development.
- Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO), e-Box, is an online complaint management system for easy and direct reporting of sexual offences against children and timely action against the offenders under the POCSO Act, 2012. E-Box is very simple to operate and will help to maintain the confidentiality of the complaint.
- The e-Box is incorporated prominently in the home page of National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) website http://ncpcr.gov.in/ where a user has to simply push a button named POSCO e-Box.
2- India certified Yaws, Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus free by WHO
- The World Health Organisation (WHO) officially certified India as free of maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT) and Yaws.
- Neonatal (in the first 28 days of birth) deaths annually. The elimination reflects improved institutional deliveries (now 75 per cent for India) and clean umbilical cord practices.
- MNT occurs in new borns through infection of the unhealed umbilical stump when it is cut with a
- non-sterile instrument.
- India being certified as the first yaws-free nation. Yaws is a chronic bacterial infection that affects the skin, bones and cartilages. India has achieved this important milestone in May this year much before the WHO global target year of 2020.
- MNT validation was started by the WHO in 1989 but India’s first MNT-free state was Andhra in 2003. By April 17, 2015, all states were declared MNT-free, ahead of WHO's global MNT-free target deadline of December 2015.
Current Affairs Prelims Quick Revision Part 2 (Sep to Nov 2016)
1. 2016 BRICS Convention on Tourism begins in Madhya Pradesh The 2016 BRICS Convention on Tourism has begun at UNESCO World heritage site Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh to promote intra-regional tourism.
Key Facts :
- The event comprised of inter-governmental exchange of views and ideas and panel discussions on different subjects including cooperation between the BRICS countries for promoting intraregional tourism.
- Business to Business meetings between the India Travel Trade and their counterparts from the BRICS countries was organized.
- The convention has been organized as a precursor to the BRICS Summit to be held at Goa in October 2016.
Khajuraho Temple: It is a group of Hindu and Jain Temples in Madhya Pradesh build by Chandela Dynasty between 950 and 1050 AD. It is an UNESCO World heritage Site.
2. MARRAKESH TREATY COMES INTO FORCE
- Marrakesh Treaty came into force, after 22 countries ratified the treaty adopted in 2013 by members of World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
- Marrakesh Treaty or Marrakesh VIP Treaty is formally known as Marrakesh treaty to facilitate Access to Published works by Visually Impaired Persons and Persons with Print Disabilities. It is also called “Books for Blind” treaty.
- The treaty allows for copyright exceptions to help for the creation, export and import, sharing, translation of the books in any format for accessible versions of copyrighted books and other works for the people with impaired visibility.
Current Affairs Quick Revision Dec to Feb 2017 Part 3
1. Saanjhi Saanjh
- Under aegis of Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment.
- National Newspaper dedicated to Senior Citizen, 'Saanjhi Saanjh'.
- This newspaper carries important and useful news pertaining to elderly persons besides inspirational stories. It serves as a bridge between old and new generations.
- This bilingual newspaper has got 8 pages which will be published from Delhi by Harikrit publishers.
2. Swasthya Raksha Programme
- Programme launched by the AYUSH Ministry to promote health and health education in villages
- Initiated through Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS), Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine (CCRUM), Central Council for
- Research in Homoeopathy (CCRH) and Central Council for Research in Siddha (CCRS) in selected districts/ villages.
Current Affairs Quick Revision Mar to May 2017 Part 4
1. UN appoints David Beasley to head World Food Programme
- United Nations General Secretary Antonio Guterres has appointed David Beasley as head of the Rome-based World Food Programme (WFP).
- The WFP is the food-assistance branch of the United Nations. It is the world’s largest humanitarian organization addressing hunger and promoting food security.
- It is a member of the United Nations Development Group (UNDG) and part of its Executive Committee.
2. Government to redefine blindness to meet WHO stipulation
- As defined under the National Programme for Control of Blindness (NPCB), a person unable to count fingers from a distance of six metres is categorised as “blind” in India, against the WHO’s stipulation of three metres.
- The Union Government has decided to change a four-decade-old definition of blindness to bring it in line with the World Health Organisation (WHO) criteria and ensure the Indian data on blindness meets the global estimates.
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