19 July, 2019
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|GS-II||Threat of Ebola|
|GS-III||Indian Forest Act Amendment|
GS-II Paper: Threat of Ebola
The health emergency declared by the WHO can counter the risk of a global
Even when a handful of Ebola cases were confirmed in Uganda, all the infected people had travelled from Congo and there had been no local transmission or spread within Uganda — one of the criteria used by the WHO to assess if an outbreak is a global emergency.
Shortage of Vaccine
GS-III: Indian Forest Act Amendment
Across India, activists for tribal rights have said the proposed Indian forest act amendments will divest tribals and other forest-dwelling communities of their rights over forest land and resources.
Highlights of the amendments:
Indian Forest Act, 1927:
Concerns with regard to the present Draft Bill:
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