Weekly Current Affairs Mains (14th to 20th February, 2019)
Topic: Cabinet approves new National Electronics Policy
Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 2: Indian Governance
Why in in news?
The Union Cabinet recently approved the National Electronics Policy 2019 aimed at achieving a turnover of $400 billion (about ₹26 lakh crore) for the electronics system design and manufacturing (ESDM) sector by 2025, while generating employment opportunities for one crore people.
Topic: India–Saudi Arabia relations
Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 2: International Affairs
The Saudi Crown Prince, Muhammad bin Salman, made a visit to India during his journey to many Asian countries in February, 2019. The crown prince met the Indian prime minister as well as a number of high officials in India.
Topic: India revokes Most Favoured Nation status granted to Pakistan
Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 3: Security Issues
Less than 24 hours after the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, India withdrew the Most Favoured Nation (MNF) status accorded to Pakistan. While the withdrawal of the MFN status by India is negative in sentiment terms for the bilateral relations, the impact on trade is unlikely to be substantial given that volumes of merchandise trade are low.
Topic: Decoding Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-dhan pension plan
Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 3: Indian Economy
Why in news?
The new pension scheme, Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-dhan (PM-SYM), announced in the interim budget for unorganised workers has now been rolled out.
Topic: Cabinet approves Introduction of Registration of Marriage of NRI Bill 2019
Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 1: Indian Society
The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister has approved the introduction of Registration of Marriage of Non-Resident Indian (NRI) Bill, 2019, for creating more accountability and offering more protection against exploitation of Indian citizens, mostly women by their NRI spouses.
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