Today’s News Updates – 17.January.2015

GS paper II

Pulse polio drive: focus on children of migrant workers in the city – Ques. Critically analyze the initiatives by the government in order to make India a polio free nation. also discuss major achievements and challenges faced in this context.

Private hospitals ‘cash in’ on swine flu alarm – Ques. “Swine flu had become endemic in Telangana after 2009, Every year this happens. This year was no different. Government should have started IEC (Information, Education and Communication) activities from the beginning of winter season”, Critically comment.

GS paper III

‘City Challenge’ to select ‘smart cities’ – Ques. Critically comment on the criteria adopted by the government for selection of cities for Central aid under flagship programmes such as the “smart city” initiative.

Centre revises buffer norms for foodgrains – Ques. Discuss about the recently revised buffer norms by the central government for foodgrains reserves. What would be its likely implications?

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