FSSAI’s Star Rating:

GS Paper 3: Topics Covered: Issues related to food security.   Context: The “health star rating” system that the Food Safety Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) plans to adopt in order to help consumers reduce their intake of unhealthy foods has been opposed by close to a dozen consumer and health advocacy groups.   About …

Israel upholds expulsion order against West Bank hamlets:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Effects of policies of developed nations.   Context: Israel’s Supreme Court has upheld a long-standing expulsion order against eight Palestinian hamlets in the occupied West Bank, potentially leaving at least 1,000 people homeless.   Background: The military declared the area a firing and training zone in the early 1980s. Israeli …

World Food Programme:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Food security related issues.   Context: The United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) has said that it is in discussions with India on procurement of wheat as several countries face food security challenges amid the Ukraine war.   Background: India, in February 2022, signed an agreement with the United Nations …