Daily Current Affairs for UPSC Civil Services Exam – 20 July 2020

Daily Current Affairs for UPSC Civil Services Exam – 20 July 2020

In Today’s News:

  1. DCGI notice to Glenmark over claim on the drug.
  2. China has crossed its 1960 claims along the LAC.

1. DCGI notice to Glenmark over claim on the drug

News Summary

The Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) sent a notice to Glenmark Pharmaceuticals and asked it to respond to allegations of overpricing. Also, DCGI sought a response from Glenmark over the claim that its antiviral drug Fabiflu was effective in COVID-19 patients with co-morbidities.

(Note: Drug Controller General of India DCGI is often in news. Very important for UPSC Prelims and Mains

Prelims GS – Polity/Governance

Refer to the prelims content of DCGI on 22nd June 2020.

Mini Insights

Mains GS2 – Polity/Governance

Refer Mains content of Functions of DCGI on 22nd June 2020.

2. China has crossed its 1960 claims along the LAC

News Summary

During boundary negotiations in 1960 between India and China, China spelled out its territorial claims in the area. Now, the Chinese PLA troops at Pangong Tso and Galwan Valley are now beyond Beijing’s own territorial claims. The 1960 records contradict China’s current claims of where the Line of Actual Control (LAC) runs. The record is available in the “Report of the Officials of the Government of India and the People’s Republic of China on the Boundary Question”, published by the Ministry of External Affairs.

Prelims GS – International Relations

LAC:

Refer to the Prelims content of LAC on 8th June 2020.

 

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