Prelims Current Affairs (Social Issues)

According to the study by the Lancet, India’s population is forecasted to peak in 2048 at 1.6 bn, to decline to 1.09 bn in 2100.

Tech for Tribals

30th Mar, 2020

TRIFED has launched transformational “Tech For Tribals” program in partnership with Institutes of National Importance (INIs) to develop Tribal entrepreneurship.

The Lok Sabha has passed the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Bill, to ensure safety and well-being of women.

The Nairobi Summit of International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD25) wrapped up in Nairobi with more than 9,500 delegates from 170 countries, adopting 12 resolutions to promote reproductive health for women and girls.

Climate change poses an unprecedented health risk to children and is already having “persistent and pervasive” effects that will last throughout their lives, a major new study has warned.

  • The U.S. State Department has released the Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report for 2019 by using International Labour Organisation (ILO) data.
  • India continued to be placed in Tier-2 on the country trafficking scale.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has selected the Rajasthan government’s Medical & Health Department, only government body in the country which will be awarded for its tobacco-free initiatives.

  • The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has warned of a potential public health disaster if action was not taken to completely prohibit and dissuade the use of Electronic Nicotine. Delivery Systems (ENDS) or e-cigarettes given that the nicotine delivered by these devices adversely affect almost all systems in a human body.
  • Youth are using e-cigarettes (also known as vaping devices) at a rapidly increasing rate.
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