Drugs Technical Advisory Board: The Drugs Technical Advisory Board (DTAB) recommended banning the manufacture, sale and distribution of two non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) Ketoprofen and Aceclofenac. It is the highest statutory decision-making body on technical matters related to drugs in India. It is established as per the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, of 1940. It is part of the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO).Nodal Ministry: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. It advises the Central Government and the State Governments on technical matters arising out of the administration of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, of 1940 and to carry out the other functions assigned to it by this Act.
Non-steroid Anti-inflammatory Drugs:These are medicines that are widely used to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and bring down a high temperature. These drugs block the production of certain body chemicals that cause inflammation.
INS Vagir: It is a Kalvari-class submarine, which includes vessels, such as the INS Kalvari, INS Khanderi, INS Karanj, INS Vela and INS Vagsheer.It is the fifth Scorpène-class submarine. It is built under Project-75 by Mazgaon Docks Ltd, under technology transfer from the Naval Group of France signed in 2005. It is capable of undertaking diverse missions including anti-surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare, intelligence gathering, mine laying and surveillance missions. It has advanced stealth features and is also equipped with both long-range guided torpedoes and anti-ship missiles. It is having “superior stealth features” like advanced acoustic absorption techniques.
LEED Certification: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design is the world’s most widely used green building rating system in the world. It is available for virtually all building types. This certification provides a framework for healthy, highly efficient, and cost-saving green buildings, which offer environmental, social and governance benefits. It is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement and leadership. To achieve LEED certification, a project earns points by adhering to prerequisites and credits that address carbon, energy, water, waste, transportation, materials, health and indoor environmental quality. Projects go through a verification and review process by GBCI and are awarded points that correspond to a level of LEED certification: Certified (40-49 points), Silver (50-59 points), Gold (60-79 points) and Platinum (80+ points). This rating system is developed by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).
UN High Seas Treaty: The world’s first international treaty to protect the high seas was recently adopted by the United Nations. Nearly 200 nations signed the document, officially known as the Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction Treaty, after agreeing to its terms in March following roughly 15 years. It is the first-ever treaty to protect the world’s oceans that lie outside national boundaries. It is also known as the ‘Paris Agreement for the Ocean.’ It is a legally binding treaty that aims at protecting, caring for, and ensuring the responsible use of the marine environment, maintaining the integrity of ocean ecosystems, and conserving the inherent value of marine biological diversity.
The treaty is built on the legacy of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), which is the last international agreement on ocean protection, signed 40 years ago in 1982. UNCLOS established an area called the high seas.