Weekly Current Affairs Mains (10th to 16th January, 2019)
Topic: Child Trafficking
Topic in Syllabus: GS Paper 1 : Social Issues
According to estimates, every day 3000 children are victims of child trafficking. The profits from human trafficking, particularly that of women and children, reaches up to 10 billion US dollars year according to estimates made by the International Organization for Migration. These victims, reduced to silence and treated like slaves, become objects of an illicit and immoral commerce.
Topic: Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission
Topic in Syllabus: GS Paper 3 : Indian Economy – Schemes
Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana- National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM) seeks to reach out to 8-9 crore rural poor households and organize one woman member from each household into affinity-based women SHGs and federations at village level and at higher levels.
Topic: Universal Basic Income
Topic in Syllabus: GS Paper 3 : Indian Economy
Sikkim is set to become the first state in India to roll out Universal Basic Income (UBI), an idea that is, like many rights, both unconditional and universal — one that requires that every person should have a right to a basic income to cover their needs, just by virtue of being citizens.
Topic: National Clean Air Programme (NCAP)
Topic in Syllabus: GS Paper 3 : Ecology & Environment
Why in news?
Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, recently launched the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) that aims to reduce toxic particulate matter by 2024, taking 2017 as the base year.
Topic: What ASER says about quality of learning in India?
Topic in Syllabus: GS Paper 3: Indian Society
The Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2018 published by education non-profit Pratham shows the prevalence of learning deficit and the poverty of basic reading and arithmetic skills among students in Indian schools.
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