Respiratory Syncytial Virus

Respiratory Syncytial Virus: Lower respiratory infection attributable to respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) was responsible for more than 1,00,000 deaths in children under five worldwide in 2019, according to a new estimate published in The Lancet The study is the first to examine RSV disease burden in narrow age brackets. According to the report the incidence […]

New Development Bank (NDB) New Regional Office

New Development Bank (NDB) New Regional Office: New Development Bank (NDB) is setting up a regional office in Gujarat, India for funding and monitoring infrastructure projects in that country and Bangladesh. NDB is a multilateral development bank operated by the BRICS states (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa). It was agreed to by BRICS […]

Shri Ram Nath Kovind Visit To Saint Vincent And The Grenadines

Shri Ram Nath Kovind Visit To Saint Vincent And The Grenadines: After completing the state visit to Jamaica, President Ram Nath Kovind arrived in Kingstown, the capital city of Saint Vincent and Grenadines. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is an island country in the Caribbean. It is located in the southeast Windward Islands of the […]

Is Recommendation of GST Council Binding?

GST Council’s Proposals: The Supreme Court, in a judgment championing the importance of “cooperative federalism”, held that Union and State legislatures have “equal, simultaneous and unique powers” to make laws on Goods and Services Tax (GST) and the recommendations of the GST Council are not binding on them. The apex court’s decision came while confirming […]

China – Tibet Issue: Recent Developments

China – Tibet Issue: U.S. Special Coordinator on Tibet Uzra Zeya met with the ‘Sikyong’ or leader of the self-styled Central Tibetan Administration Penpa Tsering and other officials and representatives of the Tibetan community on a public visit to Dharamshala (Himachal Pradesh). The visit is being seen as a strong message from the Indian government […]