20 September, 2019
13 Min Read
|GS-II||Access to Internet is a basic right, says Kerala High Court|
|PoK and Gilgit Baltistan, parts of J&K under Pakistan occupation|
|India unlikely to meet ‘Poshan Abhiyan’ targets ,finds study|
|GS-IV||Issues in debate around setting an age limit for IVF||Miscellaneous|
GS-II: Access to Internet is a basic right, says Kerala High Court
The Kerala High Court held that the right to have access to the Internet is part of the fundamental right to education as well as the right to privacy under Article 21 of the Constitution.
Right to access Internet
Restrictions on Art. 19(1)(a)
GS-II: PoK and Gilgit Baltistan, parts of J&K under Pakistan occupation
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said this week that “we expect one day we will have physical jurisdiction” over Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK).
And what is Gilgit Baltistan?
What is the administrative status in Gilgit Baltistan?
GS-II: India unlikely to meet ‘Poshan Abhiyan’ targets ,finds study
India is unlikely to meet targets under the ambitious Poshan Abhiyan or National nutrition Mission for reduction in prevalence of stunting , underweight , low birth and anaemia in women a and children by 2022.
Malnutrition is a medical condition caused due to an unbalanced diet that is deficiencies, excesses or imbalance in a person’s intake of one or more vital nutrients. Malnutrition is broadly classified into two categories – under nutrition and obesity. Mal means bad therefore malnutrition means bad nutrition. Earlier malnutrition implied undernutrition, but over the years the meaning has changed. It also includes obesity and being overweight.
India ranked 103 out of 119 countries in the Global Hunger Index 2018. India slipped by three positions as compared to 100th rank in 2017. With a score of 31.3, India suffers from a level of hunger that is serious. The Global Hunger Index (GHI) is a tool that comprehensively measures and tracks hunger at global, regional, and national levels, while taking into account undernourishment, child wasting, child stunting, and child mortality. All the four parameters are directly related to lack of food and malnutrition, which was the leading cause of death and disability in India in 2017, states the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 prepared by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME).
Health and nutrition are the priority areas of our government. Health remains one of the key areas in our quest of building an inclusive and new India. An integral part of our vision is achieving ‘kuposhan mukt bharat’ (malnutrition-free India) by 2022. Balanced and nutritious food is essential for all of us, more so for women and the new-born, since these two categories are the foundation of the future of our society. Under the ‘Poshan Abhiyaan’ campaign, nutrition made available with the help of modern scientific methods is being converted into a mass movement all over the country.
GS-IV: Issues in debate around setting an age limit for IVF
A 74-year-old woman from AP was recently recorded as the oldest in the world to give birth to twins through in-vitro fertilization or IVF. The medical community has expressed ethical and medical concerns over conception at such an advanced age.
Why this is a concern?
Can a doctor face action?
The Assisted Reproductive Technologies (Regulation) Bill, 2010
Laws in other countries
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