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Daily Current Affairs Answer & Explanation : 16 Oct 2019
90:90:90 Strategy: It is a HIV treatment narrative of UNAIDS programme which has set targets of
90% of all people living with HIV will know their HIV status (90% diagnosed),
90% of all people with diagnosed HIV infection will receive sustained antiretroviral therapy (90% on HIV treatment) and
90% of all people receiving antiretroviral therapy will have viral suppression (90% suppressed)
India’s industrial sector production (IIP) has contracted by 1% in August when compared to the production in the same month in 2018. The Index of Industrial Production (IIP) is a composite indicator that measures changes in the volume of production of a basket of industrial products.
The index is compiled and published monthly by the Central Statistical Organization (CSO), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation. It is implemented six weeks after the reference month ends, i.e a lag of six weeks.
The Base Year of the Index of Eight Core Industries has been revised from the year 2004-05 to 2011-12 from April, 2017.
The 10th edition of the joint military exercise ‘Vajra Prahar’ between India and the US will be held at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) in Seattle from October 13-28, 2019. Vajra Prahar is a Special Forces joint military training exercise conducted alternately in India and the US since 2010.
The exercise enables sharing of best practices and experience in areas such as joint mission planning capabilities and operational tactics.
The Patent Cooperation Treaty is an international patent law treaty, concluded in 1970. It provides a unified procedure for filing patent applications to protect inventions in each of its contracting states. A patent application filed under the PCT is called an international application, or PCT application.
It is administered by WIPO
Turkey’s military launched a cross-border operation against Kurdish-led forces in Syria in early October, after US troops who had been allied to the Kurds withdrew.
Turkey named the military incursion as “Operation Peace Spring” which aims to create a ‘safe zone’ that is 480 km wide and upto 35 km deep inside Syria.
It wants to push back members of the YPG, which it views as an extension of a Kurdish rebel group that has been fighting in Turkey for decades and is designated a terrorist organisation – the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). Turkey also hopes to resettle, in the zone, up to two million of the 3.6 million Syrian refugees it is hosting.