1. Operation ‘Clean Art’ to crack down on illegal trade in mongoose hair : (GS-2) & CSAT-1
UPSC Syllabus : General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity
All mongoose species found in India are protected under Schedule II (Part II) of the Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, which prohibits all trade of animals listed in it. Violation may lead to imprisonment up to seven years and/or a hefty fine. The species are also covered under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), an international agreement between governments, with a complete ban on its commercial trade.
UPSC Syllabus : Economic growth
An analysis of the Gross Value Added (GVA) reveals that six of the eight sectors posted decelerations from the fiscal first quarter. And even though agriculture, forestry and fishing grew by 2.1% in the second quarter, nudging up from 2% in the April-June period, the pace was underwhelming when seen both in the context of the 5.1% pace posted a year earlier and the above average monsoon rains in 2019. .
3. Making Air India’s disinvestment work (GS-3)
UPSC Syllabus : PSUs
4. Battling anti-microbial resistance : (GS-3)
UPSC Syllabus : Health
Organ donation day is observed with the primary objective of promoting organ donation and transplantation so that a number of persons suffering from organ failure, such as the kidneys and liver, can get a new lease of life using organs gifted by others who have lost their lives (such as in road accidents or other reasons).
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