◆Social Media Platforms Present Voluntary Code of Ethics

Social Media Platforms Present Voluntary Code of Ethics
~The code aims to identify measures that the social platforms can take to increase confidence in the electoral process to safeguard against misuse that vitiates the free and fair character.
•Participants including BIGO, ByteDance, Facebook, Google, Sharechat and Twitter have agreed to take action on the content reported by the nodal officer
World Water Day- 22 March
~The celebrations to mark world water day started from the year 1993. The aim of the day is to increase awareness among people about the importance, need and conservation of water.
•theme ~>‘Leaving no one behind
International Day of Forests- 21 March
~On each International Day of Forests, countries are encouraged to undertake local, national and international efforts to organize activities involving forests and trees, such as tree planting campaigns.
•The theme for 2019: ‘Forests and Education: Learn to Love Forests’.
Integrate TB services with primary health system: Lancet
~Compared with 2015 data, 57% reduction in incidence and 72% reduction in mortality will been seen only by 2035 in three countries including India.
•India has set an ambitious goal of eliminating TB by 2025, but integration of TB services with the primary health system to reduce diagnostic delays is not happening.
Issues related to stubble burning
~Stubble burning is a common practice followed by farmers in the neighboring states Haryana and Punjab to prepare fields for sowing of wheat in November as there is little time left between the harvesting of paddy and sowing of wheat.
•Only educating farmers about the monetary costs of burning stubble can address the environmental crisis triggered every year in Punjab, says a team of Swiss and Indian researchers who interviewed 600 farmers over two years.

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