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

Climate change emergency

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

 

Topic: CTBTO invites India to be an observer at meetings

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 2: International Affairs

 

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CTBTO invites India to be an observer at meetings

The executive secretary of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), LassinaZerbo, has invited India to be an observer in the CTBT.

 

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TOPIC : Supreme Court Order on Reservation Law

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 2: Indian Polity

 

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Supreme Court Order on Reservation Law

The order by a two-Judge bench of Justices D Y Chandrachud and U U Lalit held that a Karnataka statue allowing for reservation in promotions of SCs/STs is valid — the court had, in September 2018, held there was no need to revisit the M Nagaraj case (2006) which spoke of quantifiable data being necessary to decide on reservation.

 

 

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TOPIC : Climate change emergency

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

 

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Climate change emergency

national climate emergency has been declared by the UK Parliament. The UK is the first national government to declare such an emergency.

A recent paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the U.S.A.shows that global warming during the past half century has contributed to a differential change in income across countries.

 

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Climate change emergency Info graph

 


 

TOPIC : Human Atlas Initiative : MANAV

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

 

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Human Atlas Initiative MANAV

For the first time, Indian scientists will be mapping every single tissue of the human body to have deeper understanding of the roles of tissues and cells linked to various diseases.Department of Biotechnology (DBT) launched MANAV: Human Atlas Initiative towards improving knowledge on human physiology.

 

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Human Atlas Initiative _MANAV info graphic

 


 

TOPIC : Project ‘SPARROW-CBIC’

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 3: Indian Economy

 

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Project ‘SPARROW-CBIC’

Project ‘SPARROW-CBIC’ for online writing of Annual Performance Appraisal Report (APAR) in SPARROW (Smart Performance Appraisal Report Recording Online Window) for Group ‘B’ and ‘C’ Officers of Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs (CBIC) implemented.

 

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Project ‘SPARROW-CBIC’ info graph

 


 

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