Following a WHO warning about cough syrups made in India, the Drugs Board orders an investigation

The Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) has launched an investigation after the World Health Organization issued a warning regarding four Indian-made cold and cough medications that have been “potentially linked” to acute kidney injuries and 66 child fatalities in The Gambia, an African country.

According to reports, CDSCO has taken up the matter and ordered a thorough investigation into the cough and cold syrups produced and exported to The Gambia by Maiden Pharmaceuticals Limited, which is based in Sonepat, Haryana, on the basis of the information made available and shared by WHO.


In response to the WHO, the Indian government issued a statement that said, “The CDSCO, while responding to WHO, took the matter up right away with the concerned State Regulatory Authority, under whose jurisdiction the drug manufacturing unit is located. In order to ascertain the facts or specifics in the case, I also jointly launched a thorough investigation with the State Drugs Controller, Haryana (the relevant State Drug Control Authority).

The primary investigation found that M/s Maiden Pharmaceutical Limited was the company that produced the products in question, was authorized to do so by the State Drug Controller, and held a manufacturing license. The company had only created and shipped these products to the Gambia, the statement claimed.


According to sources’ estimates based on WHO’s preliminary findings, diethylene glycol or ethylene glycol were present in four of the 23 samples tested. According to official sources, WHO has also been informed that the analysis certificate will soon be given to India.

They asserted that WHO had been requested to disseminate the report regarding the identification of a connection between the in question medical products and death, preferably with pictures of the labels.

Countries that have a population imbalance need population control policies, according to Mohan Bhagwat

Mohan Bhagwat, the head of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), has emphasized the need for a “comprehensive population control policy” that applies to everyone “equally” and added that monitoring “population imbalance” was in the interest of the country. He also referred to Hindu-Muslim unity when he said, “We have to stay together,” in reference to attempts to split society.

Bhagwat said during his annual Vijayadashmi speech at the RSS headquarters in Nagpur on Wednesday that there should be a comprehensive population control policy that should apply to everyone equally and that once it is in place, no one should get any concessions.

The main cause of the population imbalance that led to the division of countries. “We experienced serious consequences when there was a (population) imbalance 50 or so years ago. Not just us have experienced it. New nations like East Timor, South Sudan, and Kosovo were established in the modern era. Therefore, new countries are formed when there is a population imbalance. Nations are divided, he declared.

The birth rate is only one of many contributing factors to this imbalance; the main one, according to him, is “conversion by force and allurement,” with “infiltration from across the border” playing a role as well. Bhagwat stated that it is essential to monitor this imbalance for the sake of the country.

“The population control policy must be introduced firmly in order for society to accept it. The policy won’t be effective if society rejects it, Bhagwat continued.

Bhagwat did, however, issue a warning against extreme population control measures akin to those China used. “A few years ago, we devised a population control strategy. It was 2.1, the fertility rate. We performed better than anticipated, and we are now down to two. However, going lower might be harmful. In order for children to learn social behavior, there must be enough family members. You need people your own age, as well as those who are older and younger than you. He claimed that languages and societies vanish when the population stops growing.


  1. Who is the head of the RSS?

Ans. Mohan Bhagwat 

  1. What is the full form of RSS?

Ans. Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh

  1. Where is the headquarter of RSS?

Ans. Nagpur 

Terrorist group PAFF claims responsibility for the death of the DGP of the J&K prisons

The People’s Anti-Fascist Force (PAFF), an Indian affiliate of Lashkar-e-Taiba, has taken credit for the murder of Jammu and Kashmir DGP (Prisons Department) Hemant Kumar Lohia.

The 57-year-old Lohia was discovered dead on Monday, October 3, at his house outside of Jammu. According to the police, he had burn injuries all over his body, including a slit throat.

Yasir, Lohia’s domestic help, is believed to be the primary offender, according to the police. In search of the suspect, a manhunt has been started. According to police sources, CCTV footage found at the scene of the crime shows the suspect fleeing shortly after the murder.

The main developments in this case are as follows:

  • The terrorist organization PAFF stated in a press release that “our special squad carried out an intelligence-based operation in Udaiwala, Jammu, eliminating DG of police, Prisons Department HK Lohia, a high-value target.”
  • The PAFF has taken responsibility for all recent terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir, including assaults on foreigners. The terror organization threatened to carry out additional high-profile operations and issued a warning that it could “strike anytime and anywhere with precision.”
  • When referring to Amit Shah, who is on a three-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, the PAFF said, “This is a small gift to their visiting Home Minister amid such a security grid.”
  • Hemant Kumar Lohia, an IPS officer from the 1992 batch, was discovered dead with his throat cut at his home in the Jammu suburb of Udaiwala. In August, he was appointed as the DGP for prisons. His body also had burn wounds on it.

The new combat chopper Prachand, according to Indian Air Force pilots, “flies like a butterfly and stings like a bee.”

The Light Combat Helicopter (LCH), produced in India, was delivered to the IAF on Monday. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh officially welcomed the helicopters in Jodhpur.

The newest addition to the Indian Air Force, the LCH, was given the name Prachand. The LCH, a specialized combat helicopter, was developed and produced for the first time in India. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh also flew a sortie in a chopper with Group Captain Deepak Vishnoi as the commanding officer.

The 143 Helicopter Unit, also known as the Dhanush Squadron, had a positive attitude. Young pilots were thrilled to join the squadron flying the brand-new helicopters.

Wing Commander Saurabh Sharma, who is also the Flight Commander of Dhanush Squadron 143 Helicopter Unit, described flying the LCH as “flying like a butterfly and stinging like a bee,” to borrow a famous boxer, Mohammed Ali.

It is a very nimble, agile machine that can be moved around incredibly well thanks to its rotor system. Its ability to fly in any weather, day or night, is the result of careful planning, he continued.

One of the young pilots, Squadron Leader Anuj, mentioned the benefit of using a display mounted on the helmet.

“In plain English, a helmet-mounted display means that no matter where I look, my gun will point in that direction.” Consequently, aiming is simple. Squadron Leader Anuj stated that the weapon was a 20 mm turret gun with a 400-round capacity.


  1. What is the full form of LCH?

Ans. Light Combat Helicopter

  1. What is Dhanush Squadron?

Ans. 143 Helicopter Unit known as the Dhanush Squadron

  1. A total number of rounds?

Ans. 400 rounds

Shashi Tharoor argues for the position of party leader because Mallikarjun Kharge can’t change Congress

Shashi Tharoor, a Congressman who has declared his candidacy for party president, claimed that individuals like Mallikarjun Kharge are incapable of bringing about change in the party and will maintain the current structure. Shashi Tharoor argued for the position of Congress leader by stating that, if chosen, he would implement changes in line with party members’ expectations.

“This isn’t war, and we’re not at war.” This survey is for the future of our party. Kharge Ji is among the top three Congress party leaders. He and other similar leaders are unable to effect change and will uphold the status quo. According to what party members expect, I’ll bring about change, as Shashi Tharoor promised in Nagpur.

In a statement made earlier today, Mallikarjun Kharge, the presidential candidate for the Congress party, said that he is not standing against anyone but is instead doing so to support the party. Kharge claimed that both senior and younger leaders had urged him to run for office. After K N Tripathi, a former minister of Jharkhand, had his nomination for the Congress presidency rejected on Saturday, only Mallikarjun Kharge and Shashi Tharoor remained in the race.

Ashok Gehlot, who withdrew from the race for Congress chief after the party’s Rajasthan unit fell into disarray, supported Mallikarjun Kharge instead. “Therefore, it will naturally be a one-sided contest for Kharge,” the Rajasthan chief minister was quoted as saying by PTI.

The final list of candidates is scheduled to be released at 5 p.m. on October 8; the deadline for withdrawal of nominations for the Congress presidential election is October 7. The election will take place on October 17 if necessary. The voting will take place on October 19 and the results will be made public on that day.