Weekly Current Affairs Mains (13th to 19th Aug, 2019)

Water Governance

Weekly Current Affairs Mains (13th to 19th Aug, 2019)

Topic : Space Activities Bill

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 2: Indian Governance

 

Context:

Space Activities Bill

  • India has successfully demonstrated its space prowess for a while now. However, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has monopolized this sector for a very long time.
  • For India to become a global space power, it is essential to bring in the private players on board for a higher success rate.
  • Currently, the new start-ups are emerging in the space sector for undertaking ambitious projects like launching palm-sized satellites and propulsion of satellites using cleaner fuels.
  • With the promise of high returns of the investment in this sector, there is an increased inflow of investments into these start-ups.
  • For the success of these new companies, it is essential for the Indian Government to provide a law that assures ease of doing business and faster promotion of these aspiring projects.
  • The Space Activities Bill, 2017 is a major leap forward in this direction.

 

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Space Activities Bill infograph

 


 

Topic : Seed Certification

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 3: Indian Agriculture

 

Context:

Seed Certification

The Centre is planning to mandate uniform certification of seed by amending the Seeds Act, 1966.

 

 

 

 

 

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Seed Certification infograph

 


 

Topic : KUSUM scheme

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 2: Schemes & Programs

 

Context:

KUSUM scheme

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) recently rolled out a massive solar-pump programme called the PM-KUSUM scheme.Here is an overview of the implications of the scheme and the necessary changes to be made.

 

 

 

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KUSUM scheme infograph

 

 


 

Topic : AI in ethics

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 4: Ethics

 

Context:

AI in ethics

A technology should be evaluated both on the basis of its utility and the intention of its creator.

We can intuitively recognise whether an action is ethical or not.

Example:

A cigarette company wants to decide on launching a new product, whose primary feature is reduced tar. It plans to tell customers that the lower tar content is a ‘healthier’ option. This is only half true. In reality, a smoker may have to inhale more frequently from a cigarette with lower tar to get the flavour of a regular cigarette.

 

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AI in ethics infograph

 


 

Topic : Water Governance

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

 

Context:

Water Governance

Individual States need to assume the responsibility for managing water resources in their territories

 

 

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Water Governance infograph

 


 

Topic : Chief of Defence Staff

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 3: Security Issues

 

Context:

Chief of Defence Staff

Prime Minister announced appointing a Chief of Defence Staff (CDS). This could have a far-reaching impact on the management of defence in India.

 

 

 

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Chief of Defence Staff infograph

 


 

Topic : Sabki Yojana Sabka Vikas

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 2: Indian Governance

 

Context:

Sabki Yojana Sabka Vikas

The central government has decided to launch the People’s Plan Campaign, also known as “Sabki Yojana Sabka Vikas” from September 2019.

 

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Sabki Yojana Sabka Vikas infograph


 

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