Australia apologises for thalidomide tragedy

Content for Mains Enrichment   Source: The Guardian  Context: The Australian government has announced a formal apology to individuals impacted by the thalidomide tragedy, a drug prescribed for morning sickness during the 1950s and 1960s that led to severe birth defects.   What happened? Thalidomide is a sedative drug prescribed to pregnant women in order …

Examples of Ethics (Australia: Indigenous “Voice to Parliament”, Abortion at 26 weeks of pregnancy)

GS Paper 4  Syllabus: Applications of Ethics   Source: IE, IE Example 1: Australia: Indigenous “Voice to Parliament” Australia is currently conducting a referendum that will determine whether the country’s indigenous peoples should have a formal voice in the law-making process. The referendum aims to alter the Constitution to recognize the Aboriginal and Torres Strait …

Australia

Mapping   Source: TH On October 14, Australians will vote in a referendum regarding the establishment of an Indigenous Voice to Parliament, aiming to give Indigenous people a say in government policies that affect their lives. The referendum seeks to enshrine this mechanism in the Constitution, but there are concerns about how the Voice’s powers …

India and Australia Relations

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: Bilateral Relations   Source: TH, PIB Context: Australian Prime Minister’s visit to India for India-Australia Summit concluded recently Issues in the relation: India-Australia relations face several challenges, including the controversy over the Adani coal mine project, which caused tensions due to protests by activists. Visa restrictions for Indian students and professionals seeking …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 11 February 2023

InstaLinks :  help you think beyond the issue but relevant to the issue from UPSC prelims and Mains exam point of view. These linkages provided in this ‘hint’ format help you frame possible questions ina your mind that might arise(or an examiner might imagine) from each current event. InstaLinks also connect every issue to their …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 2 February 2023

InstaLinks :  help you think beyond the issue but relevant to the issue from UPSC prelims and Mains exam point of view. These linkages provided in this ‘hint’ format help you frame possible questions ina your mind that might arise(or an examiner might imagine) from each current event. InstaLinks also connect every issue to their …

SANSAD TV: PERSPECTIVE- QUAD FOR FREE INDO-PACIFIC

  Introduction: The foreign ministers of the Quad grouping of India, the US, Australia and Japan vowed to work vigorously to achieve the grouping’s shared vision of a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific and collectively deal with common threats such as terrorism. At the Quad Foreign Ministers’ meeting in Melbourne, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, …