Weekly Current Affairs Mains (11th to 18th NOVEMBER, 2019)

BRICS Summit Why it matters for India

Weekly Current Affairs Mains (11th  to 18th NOVEMBER, 2019)

Topic : BRICS Summit: Why it matters for India

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 3: International Affairs

BRICS Summit Why it matters for India

Context:

11th BRICS Summit, an international relations conference to be attended by the heads of state or heads of government of the five-member states Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. The chosen theme for the 11th summit is “BRICS: Economic Growth for an Innovative Future”.

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Topic : Child Labour: An Indian Perspective

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 3: Indian Society

Child Labour An Indian Perspective

Context:

A new report by UN indicates that a significant share of child labour and human trafficking in global supply chains occurs at their lower tiers, in activities such as raw material extraction and agriculture, making due diligence, visibility and traceability challenges.

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Topic : CJI’s Office to Come Under RTI

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 2: Indian Polity

CJI’s Office to Come Under RTI

Context

A five-judge Constitution Bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi have ruled that the office of the Chief Justice of India (CJI) is a public authority under the Right to Information (RTI) Act and upheld a Delhi High Court ruling of 2010.

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Topic : Revival of Traditional Medicine

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 3: Science & Technology

Revival of Traditional Medicine

Context:

The traditional Indian system of medicine, which comprises of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and Homeopathy (AYUSH), is a perennially neglected alternative medicine sector. It played an important role against the imperialistic British reign by the cultural nationalistic reassertion but is losing its significance in modern times.

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Topic :Wealth from the stubble

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 3: Ecology & Environment

Wealth from the stubble

Introduction:

the Air Quality Index (AQI) touched emergency levels in the National Capital Region, the Supreme Court came down heavily on the chief secretaries of four states — Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi. They were berated for their failure to “give clean air to Delhi residents”.

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Topic :Threats of Sea Level Rising

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 3: Ecology & Environment

Threats of Sea Level Rising

Introduction:

Climate change is often called ‘threat multiplier’ which tends to worsen the poverty, conflict and adverse effects of globalization. There are multiple effects of climate change and its entanglement with other natural and man-made problems make it a bigger challenge.

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