Q1-Consider the following statements about Fixed Dose Combinations 1.FDC may result in anti-microbial resistance 2.Under the powers given in the Drugs and Cosmetics Act 1940, the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization(CDSco) recently banned the manufacture and sales of many FDCs Which of the statement(s) is/ are true? A)1 only B)2 only C)Both D)None
Q2- The overall objective of the Capacity Development Scheme is a. To augment existing scientific, human capabilities to bring in entrepreneurship b. To augment infrastructural, technical as well as manpower resources for making available credible and timely Official Statistics for policy makers and public at large. C. To improve the lives of minorities through digital literacy d. To enhance the research ecosystem in Scientific and Technical institutions through Central Government Funding
Justice Gogoi to be next CJI (GS-2) (Page-9) The President has appointed Justice Ranjan Gogoi as the 46th Chief Justice of India. Justice Gogoi will assume office on October 3. He is the first Chief Justice of India from Assam. The warrant of appointment comes less than 10 days after incumbent Chief Justice Dipak Misra recommended Justice Gogoi as his successor. The Press Information Bureau released a statement about the appointment. 13-month tenure As Chief Justice of India, Justice Gogoi will have a tenure of about 13 months till his retirement on November 17, 2019. Chief Justice Misra followed convention by recommending the next senior-most Supreme Court judge as his successor. Justice Gogoi, born on November 18, 1954, joined the Bar in 1978 and practised mainly in the Gauhati High Court. He was appointed a permanent judge of the High Court in February 2001, He was transferred to the Punjab and Haryana High Court in 2010 and appointed its Chief Justice in 2011. He was elevated to the Supreme Court on April 23, 2012.
* Justice Gogoi is the son of Keshab Chandra Gogoi, a former Assam Chief Minister during the Congress regime in 1982. * Justice Gogoi was one of the four senior-most Supreme Court judges who held a press conference on January 12, 2018 bringing up the issue of selective assignment of sensitive cases by recent CJls to certain judges in the Supreme Court. Chief Justice Misra subsequently published a subject-wise roster of cases assigned to judges in the Supreme Court. * In a recent lecture, Justice Gogoi said the country needs independent journalists andd "noisy judges" Justice Gogoi is heading the Bench monitoring the sensitive Assam NRC case. The Benches led by Justice Gogoi have dealt largely with the issue of corruption in politics and public life.
Rising Hindu nationalism is eroding India's secular culture: U.S. report (GS-1/2) (Page-10) * Hindu nationalism has been a rising political force in India in recent decades, "eroding" its secular nature, a U.S. Congressional report has claimed, as it warned that social media platforms provide "both tacit and overt sanction" for rising incidents of "majoritarian violence" in the country. In its report, the Congressional Research Service (CRS)-an independent and bipartisan research wing of U.S. Congress- mentioned specific areas of alleged religiously- motivated repression and violence. including cow protection vigilantism and perceived assaults on freedom of expression The report, titled 'India: Religious Freedom issues, said: "Religious freedom is explicitly protected under its Constitution. Hindus account for a vast majority (nearly four-fifths) of the country's populace. Hindu nationalism has been a rising political force in recent decades, by many accounts eroding India's secular nature and leading to new assaults on the country's religious freedom."
Florence makes landfall in N. Carolina (GS-3) (Page-10) Hurricane Florence, weakened but still dangerous, crashed into the Carolinas on Friday as a giant, slow-moving storm that stranded residents with floodwaters and swamped part of the town of New Bern at the beginning of what could be a days-long deluge. The centre of the hurricane's eye came ashore at about 7.15 a.m. EDT (1115 GMT) near Wrightsville Beach close to Wilmington, North Carolina, with sustained winds of 90 miles per hour (150 kmph) the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said. 150 awaiting rescue North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper said Florence was set to cover almost all of the State in several feet of water. On the mainland in New Bern, authorities said more than 100 people had to be saved from floods and that the downtown area was underwater. The town's public information officer, Colleen Roberts, told CNN that 150 more people were awaiting rescue and that citizens were going out in their boats to help. * There were no immediate reports of storm-related deaths or serious injuries but more than 60 people, including many children and pets, had to be evacuated from a hotel in Jacksonville, North Carolina
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