India is making great efforts to make quality healthcare available and affordable to all. In this direction, the government has fast track its efforts by setting up more Jan Aushadhi Kendras by the Bureau of Pharma PSUs of India (BPPI). BPPI is also responsible for monitoring the quality of drugs that are sold at these stores

Bhutan's Prime Minister Lotay Tshering. in his first public comment on Doklam issue, said "no side" should do anything near the trijunction point between India, China and Bhutan "unilaterally", so as to maintain peace and tranquility in the region. 

17 June 2019

PT 2020 Special

By Aspire IAS

This is a new initiative by AspireIAS in which we will be updating current affairs relevant specifically for Prelims GS Paper-1.

The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) is a permanent intergovernmental international organization which was preceded by the Shanghai Five mechanism (China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan). With the membership of India and Pakistan in 2017 at Astana, the total members of SCO has increased to eight.

Iran said that it would surpass its uranium stockpile limit of 300 kg , set under the 2015 nuclear deal, from 27th June 2019. But it will reverse its decision if other parties to the nuclear deal live up to their commitments.