Weekly Current Affairs Mains (13th to 20th November, 2018)
Topic: The Brexit question: Britain on the edge
Topic in Syllabus: GS Paper 2 : International Affairs
Over the past week, a 2015 tweet by former British Prime Minister David Cameron has been widely reshared online. “Britain faces a simple and inescapable choice — stability and strong Government with me, or chaos with Ed Miliband,” he wrote on May 4, before the general election. Mr. Cameron won that election decisively, but the rest of his prediction has been looking darkly comic as Britain continues to stumble from one political crisis to another.
Topic: Black hole of silence on demonetization
Topic in Syllabus: GS Paper 3 : Indian Economy
There is one “surgical strike” from two years ago that will not be celebrated this year the 8 November 2016 demonetization of ₹500 and ₹1,000 currency notes. Two years on, the economy and its institutions continue to experience the negative after-effects of the processes and the events surrounding demonetization.
Topic: Dangerous tactics: on recent Maoist attacks
Topic in Syllabus: GS Paper 3 : Security Issues
There has been an uptick in attacks by Maoists, indicating that their ability to strike remains strong. Last week, in two attacks in Chhattisgarh, five persons were killed in a blast in Dantewada district, and one BSF sub-inspector was killed in Kanker district.
Topic: Maratha reservation: The issue is far from over
Topic in Syllabus: GS Paper 2 : Indian Polity
The Maharashtra government has accepted the State Backward Class Commission’s report and decided to give quota in jobs, and educational institutes to the Maratha community, Chief Minister said.
Topic: The impact of World War I on India
Topic in Syllabus: GS Paper 1 : Indian History
First World War (World War I) is considered as one of the largest wars in history. The world’s great powers assembled in two opposing alliances: the Allies (British Empire, France and the Russian Empire) versus the Central Powers (Germany and Austria-Hungary). WWI lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.
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